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The black gate should not be locked

The black gate should not be locked

Lauren Komar

November 4, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Within the last two years, the gate that opens to allow kids to get in and out from the bus ramp and senior lot, also known as the “back gate” remains locked even when school just starts. I understand that we need to keep the gate locked for security reasons, but locking this gate also means that a...

The government needs to protect the environment

The government needs to protect the environment

Asher Montgomery

November 1, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Under our current state government, there is very little enforcement of environmental protection laws and no prosecution of the many individuals and corporate polluters in Florida. Not only are laws not being enforced, but our government has degraded our environmental protection system by shutting down...

Kanye West is the Kanye best

Kanye West is the Kanye best

November 1, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Steve Jobs, Tupac, Bill Gates, Van Gogh, Howard Hughes, Donald Trump, Floyd Mayweather, Michael Jackson, Hitler, David Bowie, Superman, Picasso, Jesus Christ, Walt Disney, Andy Warhol, Kris Jenner, Shakespeare, Willy Wonka and God. What do the people listed above have in common? They are all people...

We need to stop buying racist Halloween costumes

We need to stop buying racist Halloween costumes

Ria Dey

October 31, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Dressing up for Halloween is supposed to be exciting. Halloween is a holiday meant for everyone to participate in. But how is possible for those of different ethnicities and backgrounds to enjoy parties and trick-or-treating when the costumes around them are constantly making a mockery of everything...

Our prison system is inhumane

Our prison system is inhumane

Ria Dey

October 1, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It’s no secret that America’s prison system is brutal, inhumane, and downright disrespectful. Those unlucky enough to fall into the hands of our prison system- this happens to be over 25 percent of the United States population - often suffer from the negative results of mass incarceratio...

3D printed guns are a click away

3D printed guns are a click away

Josh Morrison

September 3, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The debate over gun control takes a new turn: 3D printed firearms. With the release of the blueprints by Defense Distributed earlier this month, the possibility of printed weapons changes from a hypothetical to reality.   The issue itself began in 2013, when the organization in question developed the world’s first printed gun, then publishing the bluepri...

Students: start saving for college

Students: start saving for college

Madison Forbis

May 30, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Higher education is becoming an increasingly more competitive market. Schools that were once commonly considered safety schools have become reach schools for many. As a college degree becomes increasingly expected in the workforce, more and more people are considering college for their post-graduate...

We need gun control policy change and action

We need gun control policy change and action

Katie Delk

February 20, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

After 19-year-old, depressed Nikolas Cruz murdered 17 students and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, President Donald Trump offered "prayers and condolences." But with 30 mass shootings just this year as of Feb. 14, according to the Gun Violence Archive, we need more than j...

COLUMN: Community Service

COLUMN: Community Service

Madison Forbis

February 15, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

“I met a homeless person at my one and only time at the local food pantry and it made me realize that my life is great and theirs isn’t.” Sound familiar? It must to college admissions officers. With the rise of mandatory community service hours in American high schools, community service...

Halloween just isn’t the same anymore

Halloween just isn’t the same anymore

Lauren Komar

October 31, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Halloween was my favorite holiday. Since I can remember, Halloween was my favorite day. I would spend hours figuring out which costume to wear each year. Was I going to be one of the many Disney princesses or opt for a scarier look like Ghostface from Scream, or Jason Voorhees from Friday The 13th? The...

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