Freshman Journalist reflects on first week

Garrett Allen, Reporter

August 13, 2015

Filed under Blogs

Being a freshman is difficult for most people, but for me adjusting to school life was not as hard as some people made it out to be. I can certainly, however, see how it would be very difficult for some people to adjust to going...

What I learned in high school… besides how to write a Taylor polynomial

Alice Pratt, Copy Editor

May 7, 2015

Filed under Blogs, Campus Life

For me, life is largely about growth. Not physical growth (I am still under 5 feet and will probably never get there), but emotional and mental growth. High school is… well, where do I even start? High school is a change....

Seniors are “standing on the precipice of adulthood”

Connor Boyles, Blog Editor

May 7, 2015

Filed under Blogs, Campus Life

Now, I’m what might be called a big and tall kid. In seventh grade, that’s a name no one would’ve given me. Small and shrimpy made a much more appropriate nickname then. Which makes it all the more curious that that was...

10 quick tips for the college application process

Hayley Gorman, Editor-in-Chief

May 7, 2015

Filed under Blogs, Campus Life

The college process can be daunting and takes up most of your senior year. Here are my 10 tips for the college process. 1.Numbers: GPA, test scores, and class rank matter. Sure, there are exceptions, but that’s how you wi...

Early start time contrasts with teen’s natural sleep cycle

Kayla Rand, Features Editor

May 7, 2015

Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Kayla Rand recently attended the National Journalism Education Association Convention in Denver, CO.  She competed in a national write-off competition and was recognized for the following commentary article. No matter where ...

Face Off: Should cell phone limits be changed to protect students?

May 7, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Pro Victoria Vital Having a phone out in a classroom is usually prohibited at schools upon the teacher’s request. But should students be able to use them for their own “self-defense”? Students’ ability to use their cel...

Tattoos and body piercings can create unprofessional work environment

Kassandra Perez, Managing Editor

March 28, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Tattoos and body piercings have become increasingly popular over the years, and as these styles grow in popularity, so does the controversy over them. What is considered professional dress?  Should tattoos and piercings be...

Graduation double standards need to stop

Kayla Rand, Features Editor

March 28, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Counselors are one of students’ biggest assets when it comes to creating their schedules for their remaining years of high school. Many students think one of the best things they could hear while they are making that schedule...

Faceoff: Texting while driving bill fails to pass

Kassandra Perez & Stephanie Yang

March 28, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Pro By Kassandra Perez Arizona is one of only two states that has not implemented a law banning texting and driving. For the  ninth year, state legilators voted down the bill. This is insane. How many more deaths and ...

District “free breakfast” program leaves students with empty stomach

Connor Boyles, Blogs Editor

February 11, 2015

Filed under Opinion

The district’s free breakfast program is failing to keep its commitment to provide a nutritious breakfast to students who qualified for the reduced lunch program. Girls need at least 1,800 calories and boys need over 2,000...

Hunting or killing: That is the real question

Hayley Gorman, Editor-in-Chief

February 11, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Hunting animals has always been part of human life. Animals are food. For me personally, I don’t have to go out and shoot livestock, I can just buy meat. However, there are people all over the world who have to go out and hunt...

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