Dealing with grief in high school

Abby Karlin, Business Manager, Opinions Editor

November 7, 2016

Everyone has some stuff that they’re dealing with in High School. Recently people started passing around health surveys about stress, and the top things that caused people stress were academics, extracurriculars, and family...

Dear Jokesters, keep your insensitivity to yourself

Kristine Le, Blogs Editor, A&E Editor

November 1, 2016

Normally I write about pretty light-hearted things that involve dating, food, or my cat. However, something occurred today that I HAD to write about. This week at my high school was Spirit Week for Homecoming on this week's Saturda...

Slip Into Routine

Kristine Le, Blogs/A&E editor

October 27, 2016

it’s hard for me, personally, to do something out of routine. i need some sort of routine or else i feel confused. my routine usually involves being at home. doing homework and doing chores. if i do something ...

State fair

Alaina Vega, social media director

October 26, 2016

This weekend was my first time to go to the state fair. It was such a great experience. The best time to go is at night, all the flashing lights and the loud music. The fair is much expensive but well worth it. There are so many...

PE standards vary from sports to summer school

Abby Karlin, Business Manager, Opinions Editor

October 24, 2016

Last year, I wrote a piece on PE, and how it was unfair that students who participated in school sports still had to get a PE Credit. The general argument was that PE and Sports are different because PE has a curriculum and required...

Are brand name schools better?

Mitchell Wenger, News Editor

October 24, 2016

Harvard. Stanford. MIT. Yale. All colleges that every American strives to attend. The pinnacle of academic achievement. The most elite colleges in the country. But are they really worth it? Every single senior stresses about how they...

Fight for Ignorance

September 30, 2016

Alex Hifler- Online media editor The need to escape is inherent in all of us. Escape from our thoughts and crowd out the thoughts through interaction with others, escape from problems, escape from self inflicted torment, and ...

Face Off: Spirit Stick Becomes Controversial (Senior)

Mitchell Wenger, News Editor

September 14, 2016

The most recent pep rally was an affront to the integrity of this school. The violation of tradition has enraged many seniors against the abomination that is the sophomore class.  For over 15 years the Spirit Stick has been given...

Face Off: Spirit stick becomes controversial (Sophomore)

Kristine Le, Blogs Editor, A&E Editor

September 14, 2016

I don’t intend on having a major conflict nor do I have much of an opinion on the recent pep rally’s results, however it’s been getting out of hand. One issue is the fact that it’s a McClintock tradition to give the...

Russian Olympic team spotlights issue of state sponsored doping

Mitchell Wenger, Reporter

August 16, 2016

With the Olympics games in full swing, there has been a lot of hype for the athletes, but also a bit of scandal. The Olympics have a long history of doping and use of performance enhancing drugs, and this year is no exception. The...

Out of the Nest: What They Don’t Tell You About Living On Your Own

Alexis Kunke, Social Media Director

April 20, 2016

The average teenager is expected to follow the suburban plan of moving out. This plan means that you stay with your family throughout high school, pack your bags on the day of graduation, and head off to live on your own in a...

Coming out versus being outed

Alex Rand, Editor in Chief

March 28, 2016

Coming out is the act of telling other people that you’re LGBT+. Because I’m transgender, coming out is something that’s really hard to avoid. People tend to assume I’m a girl and that they should refer to me with ‘she...