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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...

Arming Teachers Does Not Solve the Problem

Julia Knies, Opinion Editor

March 22, 2018


Filed under Online Only, Opinion

Because of the recent increase in school shootings, the proposal to arm teachers has surfaced and is highly controversial.  While increased security on campuses is probably necessary, it should not be teachers who carry guns. Teachers should be focused on the education of their students, and nothing ...

5 Step to Succeed on Your Benchmarks

Jo Breese, Staff Writer

March 19, 2018


Filed under Online Only, Opinion

Benchmarks are coming up and y’all need to know how to succeed. Listen up Cactus Shadowers. Get off your diddly-darn phones, those snappy-chats, and them intsagrammies and pay attention to this informative article on how to not fail the most important tests of your life, the benchmarks. I, Jo “Jo...

Walkouts

Walkouts

Julia Knies, Online Opinion Editor

March 18, 2018


Filed under Online Only, Opinion

To honor the 17 fallen students of the Florida shooting, thousands of students and teachers across the country walked out of their classrooms at 10 am on March 14. They stood in silence for 17 minutes, one minute for each student. Walkouts are a good way for students to bring awareness to problems the...

Gun Control

Brendan Donaldson, Staff

March 5, 2018


Filed under Online Only, Opinion

With the recent school shooting in Florida there were many survivors that are urging for better gun laws or to ban guns overall. The movement, while I am sure their hearts and minds are in the right place, I feel is flawed. The NRA (National Rifle Association) is under fire currently because peopl...

Policies at Cactus Shadows

Sarah Hardin, Staff Writer

March 5, 2018


Filed under Online Only, Opinion

As a result of recent school shootings, the district intensified school policies by checking IDs at the front gates and locking doors and gates to increase safety. Certain practices, such as locking or monitoring doors and gates, are intended to limit or control access to school campuses, while othe...

Effective Marches

Effective Marches

Julia Knies, Opinion Editor

March 5, 2018


Filed under Online Only, Opinion

After the shooting in Florida, the students have been taking control to try to lock down gun control laws and increasing safety in schools by organizing marches. Protests are effective when executed properly and not violently. The students involved in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High Sch...

Con: Modern Feminsim

Lauren Haggar, News Editor

February 16, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Feminism, a term used by many, but understood by little. Feminists march through streets and cheer vulgar sayings, all in the name of supporting women and their rights. However, if you are a pro-life woman, count yourself out; overzealous feminists will deem you unfit. Likewise, utter the word Trump,...

Pro: Modern Feminsim

Katelyn Reinhart, Spotlight Editor

February 16, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Banners call for change as women march through streets in protest. Celebrities wear all black in calm solidarity at the Golden Globes to speak out against sexual assault. Feminism has become one of the most emotionally charged issues of the decade. Many people claim that women’s problems have been so...

Destructive Diets

Destructive Diets

Kassidy Wheeler, Staff Writer

February 16, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. Preventing diabetes is very important, and schools around The United States should take the necessary steps to ensure they are doing their part to help kids with improving their own personal health. Type One diabetes is usually diagnosed in ch...

Dope Consequences

Dope Consequences

Griffin Goldstein, Staff Writers

February 16, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Russia is in disbelief as their Olympic team was justly and rightfully banned from all competition in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea due to a doping scandal that was supported by the Russian government itself. The International Olympic Committee, or IOC, finalized their dec...

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