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Reclaiming Character

Reclaiming Character

Lea Despotis, Staff Writer

April 2, 2019

What a sad moment our society has witnessed when corruption, deceit, and fraud surge through the distinguished campuses of America, forcing people to ask the troubling question: who got in where—and how? Last week, a nation-wide college-admissions scandal dominated news headlines, ensnaring CEOs,...

The Fall of Feminisim

The Fall of Feminisim

Isabella Francois, Editor In Chief

April 2, 2019

To say that the word “feminism” is a controversial word, in 21st century America, would be an understatement. In fact, the debate over what feminism is or is not has become a topic of debate among people of all ages, especially within high school students. Students often take a stand for one side...

In the Blink of An Eye

In the Blink of An Eye

Lea Despotis, Staff Writer

March 22, 2019

Every conscious moment the human mind confronts a perpetual stream of decision-making processes with infinite possibilities and outcomes. In fact, an individual is tasked to make 33,000 decisions throughout the course of a day. That equates to roughly 2,000 decisions every hour—and one decision every...

Ella Polski: The Drama Queen

Ella Polski: The Drama Queen

Grace Skiljan, Staff Writer

March 19, 2019

Ella Polski, junior, steals the show in her recent production, Twelfth Night, and continues to pursue her love for theatre. The adrenaline pumps through the veins of the performers as they wait, standing behind the curtain. Ella Polski, junior, waits for the lights to come up and the show to start....

10 Ways to Survive Second Semester (Post Spirit Week)

10 Ways to Survive Second Semester (Post Spirit Week)

Ava Bidner, In-Depth Editor

March 19, 2019

Christmas and New Year’s are long past gone. Spirit Week has sadly come to an abrupt close. The rain and constant flurries struggle to break up the incessantly cloudy skies. But no snow days. Spring break is a distant hope in the future. Nothing to look forward to — no long vacations, no holidays,...

The True Benefit to School

The True Benefit to School

Ashley Mollenhoff, Opinion Editor

March 18, 2019

Sitting in bed at 11 am working on math homework would be a lot better than sitting in an uncomfortable chair trying to understand at a pace that the teacher likes. Many argue that online school is better than going to class, but is online schooling the best way to learn? Online classes are based...

High-School Romance

High-School Romance

Ava Hollmann, Opinions Editor

March 18, 2019

We all know parents who are high school sweethearts, recent grads that stuck it out together after graduation, and the impossibly mature senior couple who seem to have been born married to each other. These couples are the end goals of many teenage relationships, and to many, high school is the pearly...

Leadership Changes

Leadership Changes

Isabella Francois, Editor In Chief

March 11, 2019

There are few things that high school students hate more than change. Whether it be the walls in the hallway being painted a slightly different shade of beige or even worse, classes being 51 minutes long instead of 50 minutes (and for those students who are currently freaking out a little bit after reading...

Kiley Mckee Makes 1000 Points Look Easy

Kiley Mckee Makes 1000 Points Look Easy

Amanda Espy, Feature Editor

February 26, 2019

Kiley McKee has been a top player on Varsity Girls Basketball since her Freshman year, averaging about 12 points per game for the last four years. Throughout her high school basketball career, she’s been working towards her goal of scoring 1000 points, and on Senior Night against Lutheran South, she...

What Princess Leia and I have in Common

What Princess Leia and I have in Common

Rebekah Sems, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019

Personality types describe how different people interact in situations and what makes them have those unique traits. Personalities are a unique part of each person’s life and impact major areas in relationships. In my own life, I have taken personality tests such as the Myers Briggs 16 Personalities....

The Death of The Freedom of Speech

The Death of The Freedom of Speech

Bennie Anderson, Online Editor

February 12, 2019

The society that we live in has become so focused on making sure that we appease the masses. We’ve come to try and accept and make everyone feel safe, which is a good practice.But at what cost? While our society attempts to appease everyone, it actually appeases no one. In this world, it’s...

The Finals Feud

Ava Bidner, In-Depth Editor

February 1, 2019

Pure exhaustion. Anxiety. Stress. Worry. Caffeine. Sleep-deprived brains. Study guides and notes galore. And test after test after test. The worst week(s) of the year, but you power through with the knowledge that if you just get through your finals you will be compensated with a much-needed break, whether...

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