Staley News

Losing Summer

Abbi Atwell, Editor-in-Chief

May 19, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Summer is meant to be full of long, hot days spent poolside with friends. Summer is when kids and teens learn to love recreation all over again. Summer is for travel and finally getting to decide one’s own schedule.  Summer is for a break from the stress of AP tests, homework and expectations from...

Chasing a Dream

Hafsa Hussein, Reporter

May 19, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Failure isn’t just a problem of taking care of your child. It’s also not wanting to see them hurt. So parents cast away their dreams for a safer alternative. Kill the dream early, so they won’t get hurt later on when they don’t or can’t attain it. The hopes of attending a college or university...

My Brother, Adam

Hafsa Hussein, Reporter

February 9, 2015


Filed under Lifestyles, Opinion

In the many years I knew my brother, one thing he had always been was bright and happy. Always smiling when he walked into a room, always excited about life and always just so exuberant. It is not the fact that he has passed away that has us mourning, because we will all, some day, return to our creator...

Love Who You Have

Marissa Hubbard, Copy Editor

February 9, 2015


Filed under Opinion

On Dec. 28, 2014,17-year-old transgender Leelah Alcorn committed suicide after her parent’s rejected her decision to undergo transition treatment, according to her suicide note posted online. This incident sparked a controversy about how teens who identify as transgendered, gay, lesbian, bi or other...

Body Shaming

Adrianna McLean, Writer

December 2, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Recently, a new phenomenon has sprung about in pop-culture: skinny shaming. Songs like Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” and Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass” are catchy, but the lyrics defame skinny women. This is not an uncommon thing. Body shaming is becoming popular throughout all aspects...

Test or Graduation

Marissa Hubbard, Copy Editor

December 2, 2014


Filed under Opinion

As my, and many other’s, high school life comes to a close after four years, the impatience to finish exams and classes is making students eager for the day we can walk across the stage as a united class. This day, however, will not only be filled with congratulations and jade-colored caps thrown into...

Staff Editorial

Talon Staff

December 2, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Dear Staley Stealers, Stealing is wrong. This principle, and law in case you hadn’t heard, has been passed down through civilizations for centuries. Read More »...

The Fairytale Effect

Destiny Wilborn, Design Editor

February 18, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Children are easily influenced by what they see and hear, which is probably why most people blame Disney for giving young kids “high standards” of what a relationship should be. I don’t think that we should be so quick to put all of the blame on Disney. We are exposed to the stereotypical Disney...

It’s Not the End of The World

Quiana Reliford, Reporter

February 18, 2014


Filed under Opinion

From all the back-and-forth Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and text messages, to the endless phone conversations that come along with insults, accusations and name calling, teenagers go through hardships just to maintain a temporary relationship. Teens put too much pressure, time and energy into relationships. Relationships...

Keep Your Mind Wide Open

Mistie Morgan, Reporter

February 18, 2014


Filed under Opinion

What you gain from a relationship doesn’t have to be a deep inner meaning to life or about what you want from a relationship, but it helps you realize that there’s more to love than there may appear. Though contrary to some people’s belief, there are some people who prefer to be single. They...

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