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Does tech in the classroom benefit students? Con

Lauryn Stornelli, Staff Writer

November 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion

In recent years, the world around us has evolved drastically, introducing wave after wave of technology. Many schools embrace new technologies, feeling that they are beneficial to students’ learning. But, in fact, the negatives outweigh the positives, and schools should limit student exposure to techn...

Does tech in the classroom benefit students? Pro

Connor Green, Staff Writer

November 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion

With the world changing around us every day and new technology coming out overnight, one of the biggest questions being asked is whether or not technology needs to be in classrooms.  While many would say technology does nothing but distract kids, there are other sides to the story they are not seein...

Teaching without certification is acceptable

Brendan Donaldson, Staff Writer

November 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion

A current hot topic in education is whether or not teachers need to be certified to teach. In Arizona, it is not necessary to be certified in order to get hired, and there are teachers at Cactus Shadows who are not certified. These teachers seem to be more than capable of teaching the classes that th...

Blowing away students’ future

Grant Richardson, Staff Writer

November 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion

E-cigarettes are very addictive to teens all around the country. The Food and Drug Administration is considering banning them if the companies that sell them don’t show a decrease in teen usage. E-cigarettes should be banned because of how it is affecting teens these days. First of all, accordin...

White House visit should not be mandatory

Avianna Hoppes, Sports Editor

November 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Normally, when an American sports team wins a championship, the President of the United States invites them to the White House, and they accept the invitation. With a controversial president like Trump in office, that tradition is in jeopardy. Teams first began visiting the White House in 1865 and, although...

Does Tech In The Classroom Benefit Students? Pro

Connor Green, sports writer

November 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion

With the world changing around us every day and new technology coming out overnight, one of the biggest questions being asked is whether or not technology needs to be in classrooms.  While many would say technology does nothing but distract kids, there are other sides to the story they are not seein...

Teaching Without Certification Is Acceptable

Brendan Donaldson, staff writer

November 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion

A current hot topic in education is whether or not teachers need to be certified to teach. In Arizona, it is not necessary to be certified in order to get hired, and there are teachers at Cactus Shadows who are not certified. These teachers seem to be more than capable of teaching the classes that th...

Blowing Away Students’ Future

Grant Richardson, staff writer

November 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion

E-cigarettes are very addictive to teens all around the country. The Food and Drug Administration is considering banning them if the companies that sell them don’t show a decrease in teen usage. E-cigarettes should be banned because of how it is affecting teens these days. First of all, accordin...

White House Visit Should Not Be Mandatory

Avianna Hoppes, sports writer

November 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Normally, when an American sports team wins a championship, the President of the United States invites them to the White House, and they accept the invitation. With a controversial president like Trump in office, that tradition is in jeopardy. Teams first began visiting the White House in 1865 and, although...

Silencing The Truth

The Editorial, The Editorial represents the consensus view of the members of the Editorial Board

November 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Knowing the truth in a political climate where so many things are deemed as false is a very important thing. Being able to decipher what is legitimate from what is satire is a critical skill in today’s non-stop world of information. Censoring any type of media just because it reveals how a person, policy...

Drugs and alcohol, Finland vs. United States

Tyyra Vahajylkka, staff writer

April 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Every country, including Finland and US have people who have alcohol and drug problems. Both alcohol and drugs can kill even on the first try, if taken too strong or too much. The use of alcohol has increased greatly in Finland. Age limit for alcohol is 18. In 2008, the alcohol consumption of alcoh...

After High School Finland vs. United States

Svante Vahajylkka, staff writer

April 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion

It is pretty obvious what you can do or what options you have after high school, but it can be very different in different countries. United States and Finland elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools have some similarities, but are also very different. In both countries, teens must decide what...

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