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New Year, New You

Megan Walker, Staff Writer
December 20, 2016
Filed under Opinion

New Years Eve prompts the vast majority of people to try and change something about themselves. This usually involves the impeccable delivery of the ‘pre-game hype up speech’ in the mirror and a mass pinning of easy workouts on the ‘New Year, New Me’ pinterest board. However, the reality is ... Read more »

Build-A-Baby

Build-A-Baby

Keely Doran, Staff Writer
December 20, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Survivalists by nature, human beings’ first instinct is to preserve life. Changing newborns on a nuclear level to stop diseases from developing seems like an easy choice. However, once it’s started, where do we draw the line? It is a simple decisions to fix a fetus’s DNA, but what’s to stop us fr... Read more »

Trump it up

Lauren Haggar, Staff Writer
December 20, 2016
Filed under Opinion

“Make America Great Again,” a profound slogan that carried the Trump campaign from the beginning to the very end. Not only is it a slogan, but it is a beacon of hope for millions of Americans nationwide. It restored faith in those who thought they would never see America rise to its fullest potential a... Read more »

Dump Trump

Alex Laggren, Editor in Chief
December 20, 2016
Filed under Opinion

On November 8, Donald Trump was elected president, marking the beginning of the end. His demeaning comments, severe lack of experience, and overall hotheaded personality has the majority of progressive Americans terrified. They have every right to be scared. A Trump presidency means going back 50 years. His ... Read more »

College Education Required

Faith Hasher, Staff Writer
December 20, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Schooling is only a requirement until the age of 16, but dropping out early or calling it quits after high school is not doing anyone any favors. To be successful in a new and competitive work environment, a college education is a must. For one thing, people who attend college get paid more money tha... Read more »

Traffic Surrounding School Causes Frustration

Editors
December 20, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Moving five feet every five minutes, the new traffic situation is a hassle for students and parents alike. The combination of the new West Lot, the lack of entrances to the school, and the overall stupidity of both parent and student drivers could drive anyone to vehicular homicide. That may be a bit of ... Read more »

Bare It All

Katelyn Reinhart, Features Editor
December 12, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Education has many successes, and many students rely on school environments to learn life lessons. However, one lesson that cannot be ignored is sex education. By teaching abstinence only, students everywhere are missing out on the information needed to avoid pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseas... Read more »

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

Alex Laggren, Editor in Chief
December 12, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Abstinence-only education is taught in Arizona, which has been an effective method for the school system so far. It teaches not to have sex outside of marriage. It works well and gives parents the option to teach sex education to their children themselves. It is most important for parents to teach their chil... Read more »

Too Cool For Juul

Too Cool For Juul

Louise Jagus, Staff Writer
December 12, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Juuls are newly popular, and highly addictive, versions of E-cigarettes that have become notorious among teenagers nationwide. Juuls should not be allowed for underaged children. The Juul itself looks like a small black rectangle and can be easily disguised as a USB device or pencil lead refill container... Read more »

Confidential

Confidential

Olivia Stickel, Food Editor
December 12, 2016
Filed under Opinion

High school. When said to a middle schooler, their eyes light up, when said to an adult, they cringe. The ninth through twelfth grades are hard for a lot of students because of a large lack of self-confidence. When someone is thrown from middle school—a school they have grown mature in and have made a... Read more »

Group Editorial

November 8, 2016
Filed under Archive, Opinion

‘Treat others how you want to be treated’ is a phrase that continues to ring true but is seldom followed, especially in politics. With the increasing tensions in the upcoming election, people are finding it more and more difficult to be civil when discussing current issues. Democrat, Republica... Read more »

The Report Card

Emma Russello
November 7, 2016
Filed under Archive, Opinion

Weather (B-): Fall has come, but in Arizona sometimes it is hard to tell. The past couple weeks, the mornings have cooled down to around 75 degrees, but by the time most people leave school, it heats up to around 95 degrees and cars are still burning hot. This weather calls for hot coffee in the m... Read more »

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