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Absent minded

Michael Kaegi, staff writer

October 2, 2019

A change in the absence policy has led to a more difficult time to complete missing work if a student was absent, and it was counted as unexcused. This change will negatively affect students by making them unable to make up work if their absence was unexcused and will inevitably cause their grade to lowe...

Social media affects the spread of news

Julia Knies, opinion editor

October 2, 2019

Social media allows information to travel more quickly than ever before. While access to information is a good thing, it has also led to the rise of fake news by creating a world where people think that what they are reading and seeing is factual news when, in fact, much of it is unverified. Millions of people p...

Violent video games do not make people violent

Ryan Bartholomew, spotlight editor

October 2, 2019

Violent video games have recently come under fire for promoting malicious or violent action, with the main idea being shootings. The mainstream media loves to push this idea of the two being linked when they really are not. The biggest claim people make is that violent video games cause these sorts o...

Violent video games make people violent

Raven Ramirez, travel editor

October 2, 2019

More than half of the 50 top-selling video games contain violence, according to Crystal Ayres, the chief editor of the Vittana blog. Violent video games are to blame for increasing violence in the real world. As many as 97 percent of U.S. kids play video games, and many of these games contain violence...

Should schools require uniforms? – Con

Grace Carey, style editor

April 24, 2019

In an era where youth are open to fashion risks, accepting differences, and expressing their uniqueness, mandatory school uniforms prohibits students from truly being themselves. While some argue that it is easier for students to get dressed in the morning and fit in, the freedom to express themselv...

Should schools require uniforms? – Pro

Karli Kinsey, staff writer

April 24, 2019

For students, school uniforms are a primary topic when it comes to the difference between private and public schools. Some of the biggest complaints have been that they will not be able to express themselves or show off their own styles when wearing a uniform. Fortunately, there are ways that students ca...

Women should be required to register for draft

Avianna Hoppes, sports editor

April 24, 2019

In February of 2019, a federal judge in Houston ruled that the exclusion of women from the Selective Service Act  is unconstitutional. This sparked a debate on whether or not women should be drafted into the military. The answer: it is long overdue. This is not just a military argument, but also an argument for w...

Arizona State Senate made correct decision with unconstitutional bill

Mia Brito, staff writer

April 24, 2019

Minimum wage in the state of Arizona was recently disputed for workers under the age of 22. The Arizona House of Representatives passed bill HB 2523 which would of allowed employers to pay full-time students the national minimum wage of $7.25, and not the state minimum wage of $11. However, the Arizo...

The price of practicing online business

editorial

April 24, 2019

Amazon has become the most convenient online shopping service in the world, and makes $11.5 million every hour, according to SEC filings. This year, 50 percent of all online shopping began at Amazon, and Forbes shows that the CEO, Jeff Bezos, is the richest man on Earth. However, along with all this su...

The power of peaceful protest

The power of peaceful protest

Editorial staff

March 14, 2019

Recently, an 11-year-old student in Florida was arrested for sitting during the Pledge of Allegiance. The arrest was justified on the grounds of disrupting school function and resisting arrest without violence. Refusing to participate in the Pledge of Allegiance should be an option at all public and ...

Technology harms social skills

Brendan Donaldson, staff writer

March 14, 2019

Technology has been added to people’s lives, and it has been taking a serious effect on people. How technology changes the way we interact with other people is increasingly cause for concern. It is important to come up with a way to prevent people from losing vital social skills needed to succeed in the...

Marijuana – Pro

Marijuana – Pro

Connor Green, staff writer

March 14, 2019

With today’s opioid epidemic spreading to the youth, and leaving some addicted for life, it leaves many wondering what other options there are. A growing opinion is the idea of medical marijuana to treat minor to terminal illnesses. Opioid abuse in the U.S. is accounting for nearly 50,000 deaths a year...

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