The Wildcat Roar

The Elephant in the Room

Christian Davis - Opinions Editor

November 3, 2009


Filed under Opinion

“Respect your Elders” and “Respect This,” were the mottos that adorned the 2009 powder puff jerseys. While the slogans are meant to be harmless fun, they form an interesting backdrop upon which the competition between the junior and senior class is played. Every year around Wildcat Pride Night...

Fear is Real

Cheyenne Bartlett - Features Editor

October 30, 2009


Filed under Opinion

“There is nothing to fear but fear itself.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt. Roosevelt said this in his first inaugural address during the Great Depression. Although this famous quote was spoken during a national crisis, I believe that it is relevant to almost every aspect of life. Children, adults,...

Letter to the Editor

Andy Kerckhoff and Andy Kerckhoff

October 2, 2009


Filed under Opinion

Thank you, Anne Rebbe. You give a very thoughtful, important commentary. We, the teachers, certainly struggle with our devotions, and we need this encouragement to lead "further up, further in." Thanks for the gentle, respectful admonishment.

Letter to the Editor

Craig Dunham and Craig Dunham

October 2, 2009


Filed under Opinion

Just a note to tell you both how glad I am for your staff editorial on the Obama school speech, and the articles on race and teacher devotionals as well. I'm glad to see you engaging real issues and handling them in a way that includes both content and civility. Keep up the good work.

Little Things Matter Too

Melinda Oliver - staff writer

September 30, 2009


Filed under Opinion

Thanks to America’s democratic government and the peer pressure to conform to what’s ‘normal’ the average United States citizen firmly believes in the saying, ‘Majority rules’ which is acceptable when dealing with fashion trends or even elections but when it comes to genuine life situations...

Foxsports Proves to be a Mere 4th Round Pick

Cameron Smith - staff writer

September 30, 2009


Filed under Opinion

Right when I drafted Steven Jackson with the 7th overall pick, I knew it would be a good season. People all across America are making great picks like I did in the phenomenon that is fantasy football. Fantasy football has evolved from a casual hobby that few people participate in, to an important activity...

Power of Opinions

Christian Davis - Opinions Editor

September 28, 2009


Filed under Opinion

At first, the thought of having a column seemed quite easy. Writing about issues that are important to me and giving my opinion have never been a problem. However, thinking twice about my responsibility in writing this column has challenged me to think of all the opportunities I can create with my...

An Unjustified Uproar

Staff editorial

September 9, 2009


Filed under Opinion

Conservatives throughout the country are again in uproar over the actions of President Barack Obama, and not because of anything to do with health care. On September 8 at eleven AM, Obama addressed students ranging in ages from first to twelfth grade in a nationwide speech. In schools and communities...

What if Labor Day Really was the Official End of Summer?

Laura Tarantino - Staff writer

September 8, 2009


Filed under Opinion

I stood staring sadly at sets of golden door handles that opened to bustling halls. This was not on my agenda on a nice day that, seasonally, qualifies as “summer”. Why was I dreading school when kids in Kenya are longing to learn to read? Was it my own naïve selfishness? Probably. But...

Newspaper Staff 2010-2011

August 19, 2009


Filed under Staff Editorial

Editor-in-Chief - Danielle Cicka Design Editors: Kelsy Cline and Margaret Moore Opinions Editor: Mari Knehans News Editor: Parker Briden Features Editor: Abby Becker Sports Editor: Cameron Smith Photographers: Corbin Shelton and Brittany Fellows Staff Members: Melinda Oliver Tiffany...

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