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New curriculum causes confusion

Claire Geare, staff writer

November 19, 2019

The newly introduced Pre-AP program is intended to assist students in future AP classes and streamline writing styles, however, the curriculum’s transition into Cactus Shadows has caused confusion for many incoming freshmen, is costly, and has been poorly implemented by the school. In past years, the f...

Assemblies take away class time

Michael Kaegi, staff writer

November 19, 2019

The purpose of assemblies is to hype students up for big events and encourage school spirit, but many students do not and instead result in being bored and uninterested. Assemblies should not be required because it makes students who do not like them feel like they are wasting their time when they cou...

Politics should not be on social media

Emma Weaver, staff writer

November 19, 2019

Politics in social media have corrupted our system. Social media is commonly used as a way to connect with friends, family, and allows people to voice their opinion on a global scale. Only now, social media has become overwhelmed with political ads, opinions, and hateful comments or posts. Within every social ...

Politics should be on social media

Ryan Bartholomew, spotlight editor

November 19, 2019

When talking about social media and politics, it is hard to not mention names like Donald Trump or Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez. These people, among others, use social media as a means of communicating their own politics and ideas to a larger audience. This is not limited to people with copious amounts of mo...

Remembering the meaning of THANKSgiving

Julia Knies, opinion editor

November 19, 2019

Thanksgiving is supposed to be a time for being grateful—originally conceived as a huge feast after the harvest—for the bounty of nature. However, in today’s world, other activities such as Black Friday seem to be more important than taking time to express gratitude. Traditionally, Thanksgiving has been a time fo...

Ghosting Halloween on weekdays

Paul Wernes, Staff writer

October 28, 2019

The Halloween and Costume Association launched a petition to change the date of Halloween to always be on a Saturday. Instead of completely changing the date of Halloween, creating a designated day for trick-or-treating the Saturday before Halloween would make it safer for kids who are trick-or-trea...

No (E)CAP: is it worth the time?

Jo Breese, Creeker editor

October 28, 2019

ECAP should be offered but not required for graduation. Students who care about it should be able to do it at their own discretion instead of the state requiring it for graduation. The money spent on it could be spent on more useful things like teachers or bathrooms. ECAP stands for Education and Career...

PS4

Philip Tate, Staff writer

October 28, 2019

The PlayStation 4 is superior to the Xbox One. The console’s audience, exclusive games, interface, controller, graphics, and other options make it the finest gaming console. According to a study done by YouGov and Gutcheck, teenagers and a younger demographic preferred Xbox to PS4, whereas the core g...

Xbox One

Dylan Lies, Staff writer

October 28, 2019

The debate on whether Xbox One or PlayStation 4 is the superior console has been going on for years. When it comes down to it, Xbox is the best choice because the PS4 lacks in many spots. One of the big reasons that make Xbox One the better console is that it has backward compatibility. Backward compati...

Banning vaping does not solve the problem

Julia Knies, Opinion editor

October 28, 2019

With the recent vaping-related illness outbreak, lawmakers have urged the FDA to ban vaping devices, specifically targeted at the flavored ones. Banning them will not get rid of the disease and will only make the devices seem more appealing, especially to the younger crowd. Throughout history, banning does not tend ...

Two lunches versus one

Jo Breese, creeker editor

October 2, 2019

Two lunches are better than one, right? Wrong. Having two lunches seems like a great idea until it is realized. Even though there is an increase of students at the school this year, having one lunch is easier for teachers and students to communicate, and it also lets students get together for lunch. H...

Closing earlier

Emma Weaver, staff writer

October 2, 2019

The library now closes at 2:15 instead of 3:00 like previous years. Having the library no longer open after school causes difficulties among students. This problem needs to be resolved so students can regain their place to work on homework, group projects, or rent textbooks after school. Students have obliga...

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