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Move it or Lose it

Move it or Lose it

Emma Russello, Staff Writer
April 19, 2017
Filed under Opinion

The average walking speed for younger people is 4.95 feet per second. So, when walking through the campus, I often wonder why some students walk slower than a tortoise. Not all of the slower-paced people just plain out walk slow, some are too busy turned around screaming to their friends about what ...

Battle of the Bathrooms

Battle of the Bathrooms

Lauren Haggar and Annalee Barnett
April 19, 2017
Filed under Opinion

A new battleground has emerged on school campuses all around the nation: the bathroom. During the Obama presidency, transgender bathrooms were made legal, however, just recently President Donald Trump rescinded some of these protections. Having transgender bathrooms in schools would hurt more than he...

The Heat is On

The Heat is On

Megan Walker, Staff Writer
April 19, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Global warming is an extreme threat to the planet, and too many people are ignoring the problem. The planet is heating up at a drastic rate, due to the amount of carbon dioxide produced by humans. Under the Obama administration, the EPA created many policies to help deal with this issue, and now, the c...

No Need to Get Heated

No Need to Get Heated

Emma Russello, Staff Writer
April 19, 2017
Filed under Opinion

The issue of global warming and climate change is always a high-attention topic with politicians and the media. Some say it's a pressing topic that needs to be dealt with right away, and others say it is just completely a hoax. Climate change is a natural occurring process that humans can have almost lit...

Respect Our Troops

Respect Our Troops

Faith Hasher, Staff Writer
April 19, 2017
Filed under Archive, Opinion

Everyday, Americans in the military make sacrifices to protect and serve their country. Often referred to as “troops,” these people are, in fact, someone’s brother, sister, mother, father -- a loved one. Unfortunately, today there are many people who are disrespectful towards the military. For ...

How To: Opinion

April 19, 2017
Filed under Opinion

One of the most basic human rights is freedom of speech. The majority of people use and abuse that privilege, throwing words at each other like knives. Even though a  common phrase is I’m entitled to my opinion, most people don’t know how to effectively and clearly state their opinion. In this p...

Horoscope or Horo-hoax?

Emma Russello, Staff Writer
February 15, 2017
Filed under Archive, Opinion

Astrology and horoscopes pop up in magazines, newspapers, and social media, trying to convince readers how they should live their lives based off their zodiac sign. Many people disregard these readings as rubbish, but there is scientific backing to them. For thousands of years, beginning with Ancien...

Strong women send strong messages

Mia Gilling, Creeker Editor
February 15, 2017
Filed under Opinion

With painted signs in their hands and strength in their words, over two million people gathered in peaceful protest at Women’s Marches on January 21. The original Women’s March was held in Washington, D.C., but over 600 additional ‘sister’ marches took place not only across the United States, ...

Demonization of the Press

Lauren Haggar, News Editor
February 15, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Journalism. The profession for the curious, the independent, and those who wish to provoke thought and question into others. But while doing so, the concept of honesty is all too often lost. It is a journalist's job and responsibility to provide truthful, honest, and factual news. As a nation where one ...

Pro-Bamacare

Kiera Riley, Opinion Editor
February 15, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Everyone deserves access to proper medical care, regardless of financial standings. With the help of Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act (ACA), this goal has been possible as it has been a system that has supported the right to health care for all Americans.    Based on recent news reports, it is evident ...

No-Bamacare

Annalee Barnett, Sports Editor
February 15, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Everyone wants free stuff, whether it be a car, a house, or food. Those things are harmless to give away. Free health insurance however, has wrecked America. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) otherwise known as Obamacare, was first proposed in 2009 and it passed Congress in 2010. Obamacare promised to...

Teachers are worth more

Kiera Riley, Opinion Editor
February 15, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Teaching is one of the most rewarding, frustrating, important, demanding jobs out there. Educators create the future. They mold the next generation of change, one student at a time. So why are teachers, the leaders of tomorrow, paid so little? According to AZCentral, Arizona ranks dead last in median teache...

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