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Students Uncomfortable Grading Each Others Work

Students Uncomfortable Grading Each Others Work

Jessica Jordan, Reporter

December 18, 2015

In any sort of educational environment, there is an unspoken dominance of the instructor over the student. They have the control and they make the decisions. When it comes to a student’s grade, a teacher shouldn’t pass that task on to a student’s peer. A student grading another student’s work...

Are School Sports More Successful Because of Club Sports?

Are School Sports More Successful Because of Club Sports?

Maddy Benda, Reporter

December 18, 2015

Many athletes specialize in one sport.  They have only focused on this one sport their whole life, so they are already ahead of other athletes and have the chances to make a more advanced school team at a younger age.  Staley has many students who are involved in their sport more than just one season. The...

Positive Mindset can Lead to Success

Positive Mindset can Lead to Success

Hafsa Hussein, Reporter

December 2, 2015

Have you ever been told no, over and over again? No matter what you did, it was all you’d been told? Hearing that can make a difference in someone’s life, good or bad. However, that rejection and feeling of under achievement can be held onto for a long time. It may be years later but the bitterness...

Blankets Unfold Conflict

Emilie Kerr and English Language Arts Teacher John Minnick

December 2, 2015

STUDENT DEFENDS BLANKET USE Written by Emilie Ker Blankets are a hot commodity around the school. Girls and even guys use them during the school day because the temperature in the school is often equivalent to a meat locker. So yeah, I need blankets. Read More »...

Losing Summer

Abbi Atwell, Editor-in-Chief

May 19, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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