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Pokemon Go or no?

Pokemon Go or no?

Hannah Rosman, Opinion Editor

September 20, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Top Stories, Uncategorized

Card games like war, bridge and poker are all famous rainy day activities, but now there is a card game that has turned into an outdoor phenomenon. Pokémon Go is a free-to-play reality game developed by Niantic. The goal of the game is to, as the motto of the game says, “catch ’em all” and adva...

Combatting student stress

Combatting student stress

Jordi Kassa, News Editor

July 7, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Top Stories

“High school is supposed to help students prepare for college,” seems to be a common sentiment among adults in modern society. However, the pressure and expectations are constantly put on students may increase amount of stress students already currently experience. In recent years, there has been...

Looking up instead of down

Yousra Errami, Staff Writer

June 30, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Cell phone addiction is a growing issue portrayed to affect mostly teens everywhere. Although, Time Magazine found that 84 percent of adults failed to go an entire day without their phones. Walk the halls of any school or enter a classroom and you will find thousands of kids on their cellphones. Accor...

Proximity control: Does your location have an effect on your acceptance to college?

Proximity control: Does your location have an effect on your acceptance to college?

Yousra Errami, Staff Writer

June 28, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Top Stories

High schoolers have been shaped by a variety of experiences, including academic studies, volunteer work and extracurricular activities in preparation for college. According to U.S. News, America has some of the best colleges in the world and a 66 percent rate of students attending. Chances are at the end of e...

Get with the program

Olivia Sklenka, Lifestyles Editor

June 23, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) classes are put into place to challenge exceptional students. It can be noted students at the school are strongly encouraged to take at least one AP or IB course during their time in high school. However, are these types of classes really ...

Laugh more, stress less

Jordi Kassa, News Editor

June 21, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The common belief among adults is that high school is supposed to help students prepare for the rigorous studies of college. While this may be true, the pressure and expectations, constantly put on students increase the amount of stress students experience. With my junior year finally coming to a...

College Board cartel

College Board cartel

Matthew Herrity, Online Editor

June 14, 2016


Filed under Opinion

John F. Kennedy once said in a speech on the American Press, “the very word ‘secrecy’ is repugnant in a free and open society, and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings.” When I heard this quote in freshman year it ...

Community takes aim at new gun store

Community takes aim at new gun store

Matthew Herrity, Online Editor

May 16, 2016


Filed under Opinion

There’s a heated debate going on in the “People’s Republic of Arlington” a name given our county for it’s overwhelmingly liberal citizenry. On one side, there is the gun-selling father daughter management team of Lauren and Dennis Pratte; on the other, a petition-wielding community of activists from Lyo...

Crippling stress of the high school student

Crippling stress of the high school student

Jordi Kassa, News Editor

May 2, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

“High school is supposed to help students prepare for college, not hurt them!” Goes the saying in modern society. However, it seems as though the pressure and expectations that are constantly put on students hurt more them than help. From my experience, school can become so overwhelming to the point...

Hit snooze, it’s healthier: The controversy over AM classes

Hit snooze, it’s healthier: The controversy over AM classes

Alice Bell, Features Editor

April 27, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

The majority of students’ days extend from 8:19 a.m. to 3:01 p.m. However, four classes, known as A.M. classes, meet beginning at 7:30 a.m., and allow their students out a full period early every other day. Those students make a trade off, promising to secure their own transportation and arrive at...

God’s not dead. Or is He?

God’s not dead. Or is He?

Hannah Rosman, Staff Reporter

April 27, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

A sequel to the 2014 film God's Not Dead has aired a sequel. God's Not Dead 2 came to theaters on April 1. The earlier movie invoked a lot of controversy because of its anti-Islam, anti-Atheist and very pro-Christian messages. The second movie created the same buzz as well. Both films were headed by dire...

CIA torture program under debate

CIA torture program under debate

Matthew Herrity

April 13, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Pulled fingernails, cuts with acid, tooth wrenching, when discussing torture, many of these infamous methods come to mind. For many Americans, torture is not something that should be debated about. However, like many other things that people have objected to torture is now back into debate among the ...

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