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Dances Should Be A Right, Not A Privilege

Staff Editorial

February 18, 2014


Filed under Opinion

The new rule that says students must have 90-percent attendance to go to school dances is pretty silly. It makes sense that students are getting upset about the rule. School dances should be more of a right than a privilege. The purpose of prom, homecoming and court warming is to create memories and...

Classroom Struggles

Sierra McCullom, Reporter

December 20, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Learning is a necessity when it comes to school, and with some teachers handing out guided notes and worksheet packets, it makes it harder to understand the material, and me less likely to remember. According to CLASS: College Learning and Study Skills by Debbie G. Longman and Rhonda Holt Atkinson, if som...

“Catching Fire” Kindles Hunger Games Saga

Marissa Hubbard, Reporter

December 20, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Starting out this review, I would like to point out that I have read the books. This is based only on what is seen in the movie. For those unfamiliar with the franchise, “Catching Fire” is a movie based on the book by Suzanne Collins and sequel to the “Hunger Games.” Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer...

“Frozen” Warms the Heart

“Frozen” Warms the Heart

Adrianna McLean, Reporter

December 18, 2013


Filed under Opinion

“Frozen” is an enchanting fairy tale that shows loyalty and bravery. With Broadway music and not only one but two princesses, the movie is a throwback to Disney cartoons your mom may remember. Elsa (Idina Menzel), a royal heir, was born with a power that’s also a curse: Everything she touches turns...

From Rock To Country

From Rock To Country

Tiffani Rosenberg, Reporter

December 18, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Republic Records released “Frame By Frame,” Cassadee Pope’s new CD, on Oct. 23. Cassadee Pope was originally the lead singer of Hey Monday; she was also the first female to win “The Voice” in season 3, with Blake Shelton as her coach. “Frame By Frame” is her first solo album and I think...

Letter To Editor On Truancy

Brynn Williamson, Staley Alumni, Class of 2011

October 24, 2013


Filed under Opinion

As alumni of Staley High School, it’s with appreciation and aspiration that I write this letter to you. I would like you to post an article in your newspaper regarding the truancy policy at Staley High. I believe that the policy needs further review and if the policy stands, the wording in the Staley...

Opinion: Falcon Hour Fails To Serve

Mistie Morgan, Reporter

October 18, 2013


Filed under Opinion

            For the 2013-2014 school year, the administration proposed a new bell schedule to central office and was approved. That decision affected both students and teachers as a whole. This year, the bell to dismiss students to their classrooms...

Letter To Editor: Washington Navy Yard Attack

Traéshell Bowden

September 30, 2013


Filed under Opinion

On Sept. 16, a gunman opened fire in the Washington Navy yard, killing 12 people. Our hearts go out to the families of the victims. I'm so blessed to be an American because our soldiers fight for our country. I'm praying for their families that they can forgive the man even though he put a hole in ...

Currents

Megan Hynek, Editor-In-Chief

May 22, 2013


Filed under Opinion

“Be a twig,” my middle school principal encouraged the class of 2013 at the beginning of our eighth grade year. It’s one of my clearest memories I have of eighth grade is sitting in the auditorium and listening to a half-baked speech. The class of 2013’s reputation preceded us, and now we...

Choosing A Mindset

Julie Hewitt, Co-Editor

May 22, 2013


Filed under Opinion

People say that "high school is the greatest time of your life,” but I feel like if that’s true then some people are going to have a really pitiful time for the next 50 years or so. I sincerely hope that my high school years are not the best that I’ll ever have; I mean, high school is okay and...

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