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Supporting/Opposing: Freedom of Speech

Supporting/Opposing: Freedom of Speech

Ava Bidner, Content Editor in Chief

November 28, 2019

The Suppression of Creative Expression

The Suppression of Creative Expression

Emma Harris, Staff Writer

November 24, 2019

At Westminster Christian Academy, hair colors that aren’t naturally occuring are banned. This means no bubblegum pink hair, no bright teal hair, and no emerald green hair — if your hair is dyed any color of the rainbow, you will be issued a detention. Not even dip-dyed hair is allowed at WCA. Here is...

The Road to Success

The Road to Success

Ava Hollmann, Opinions Editor

November 19, 2019

For months, seniors are focused on standardized testing, writing, and then, once everything is submitted, waiting. In every class, “Where are you applying?” and “Did you get in?” are questions that make regular appearances in conversation. And every day, nay, every hour, e-mail inboxes are impulsively...

Bob Dylan is Disappearing: Here’s Why He Shouldn’t Be

Bob Dylan is Disappearing: Here’s Why He Shouldn’t Be

Emma Harris, Staff Writer

November 13, 2019

There is one person who has dominated the music industry like no other, and his name is Bob Dylan. A folk artist, rock artist, and even a folk-rock artist, this Nobel Prize in Literature winner is insightful and tells important lessons through his lyrics. His lyrics should be a fundamental part of any...

Descent into Madness

Descent into Madness

Grace Skiljan, News Editor

November 2, 2019

Everyone knows and loves the malevolent character that is the Joker. The antagonist to Batman, Joker’s insanity has not had an explanation until today. Making his first debut in Detective Comics in 1951, Joker earned his name from his disfigurement after jumping into a vat of chemicals because of his r...

The Beige Cycle

The Beige Cycle

Ava Hollmann, Opinions Editor

November 2, 2019

  From 7:55 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., we are zombies on steroids. We walk around the beige hallways in a lifeless haze, chugging coffee for a semblance of alertness, and buzzing about the stress of the test calendar. In this time frame, work for one class is done in another unrelated class, and tests...

Old School

Old School

Ava Hollmann, Opinions Editor

October 23, 2019

Polishing Up Your Paper

Polishing Up Your Paper

Emma Harris, Staff Writer

October 22, 2019

I get it: sometimes you’re just not happy with your paper. You can’t trace this feeling back to anything in particular, you just don’t like it. And here’s the cherry on top: it’s due tomorrow. Panic ensues because it is simply too late to rewrite whole chunks, but you need a good grade, whet...

Study Hall: Hard Work or Hindrance?

Study Hall: Hard Work or Hindrance?

Lauryn Rhodes, Staff Writer

October 20, 2019

It’s no secret that the average teenager is under a lot of pressure. After spending hours shifting from class to class at school, students are expected to go home and dedicate even more of their time to school-related work - which takes up three and a half hours on average according to the Los Angeles...

Into the Woods

Into the Woods

Ava Hollmann, Opinions Editor

October 14, 2019

It’s Monday morning, and as YouTuber Cody Ko says in his “Epic Morning Routine” video, “Rise and Grind.” At 5:00 a.m. sharp, I wake up ready to run. After devouring some energy gels, lacing up my bulky trail running shoes, and strapping on my headlight, I head out the door to do my easy earl...

Book Review: Peace Like a River, by Leif Enger

Book Review: Peace Like a River, by Leif Enger

Emma Harris, Staff Writer

October 11, 2019

One of the beautiful things about life is the millions of books at disposal. The downside of this, however, is that some of the most important books disappear amongst the sea of published stories. Fortunately, I have been lucky enough to discover one of the most provocative and elegantly written books...

Tackle Your Problems: Take a Hike

Tackle Your Problems: Take a Hike

Ava Hollmann, Opinions Editor

October 7, 2019

Anxious thoughts about school, sports, and college ricocheted around in my head, transforming my conscious into a pinball machine. After a month and a half of my senior year, I was already more stressed than I thought possible. And as an introvert, my way of processing it is to internalize, which the...

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