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What Makes an Effective Teacher?

Written by Kiernan Brannan, Staff Writer

December 5, 2016


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Teaching is not as easy as it sounds. With lesson plans, testing, grading, and keeping kids in check, teachers have their work cut out for them. And, let's face it, some people can't take the heat. Not everybody is capable of being an effective teacher. But, the ones that are show that by making great...

Pros and Cons of Social Media

Pros and Cons of Social Media

Written by Kiernan Brannan, Staff Writer

December 5, 2016


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Social media is everywhere. From the computers in our homes to the phones in our pockets, it's hard to not see social media wherever you go. Adults and children all around the globe use social media, and it's seems to be just the normal thing to do. But, depending on who you talk to, social media...

The Importance of Keeping Your Grades Up

The Importance of Keeping Your Grades Up

Written by Kyra Stepney, Staff Writer

November 7, 2016


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I know most students are tired of hearing about how important it is to keep your grades up, but it is so important that you do so. Good grades will give you a good chance of getting in to the top colleges that would be a dream come true to most people, even if college may seem like it'll take forever...

Don’t Be An Idiot: Would You Like Fries With That?

Don’t Be An Idiot: Would You Like Fries With That?

Written by Olivia Ewton, Staff Writer

May 31, 2016


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Ah, fast food. One of the most frequently acquired jobs for people 15-20 seems to be one of the most perused environments of people who don’t know what they want or how general kindness works. You’d think that after 43 years of life and 15 years of eating at the same south-eastern chain, Soccer-Mom...

Affects of a Social Media Presence

Affects of a Social Media Presence

Written by Lauren Bannister, Staff Writer

May 26, 2016


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In the past years, students’ social media presence has increased into being apart of the college recruiting process. Back in 2014, recruiting coach Jemal Singleton tweeted his opinion about a student athlete he was looking into, but changed his mind after he took a look at certain tweets. “Had to...

Are You Self-Conscious?

Written by Peyton Hendrickson, Staff Writer

May 24, 2016


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Many teenagers have a bad habit of being extremely self-conscious and worrying about what other people think. This problem runs through our society and pretty much all of the companies that are based off of human appearance. Society continuously wants to make young people believe that they are not good...

Take Me “Home”

Take Me “Home”

Written by Larissa Randall, Staff Writer

April 30, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Opinions, Reviews

Home was a movie meant for the masses - the masses of children ages five and up. Animation wise this movie was a joy to watch, but fell far short where the story and character development was concerned. The movie starts off with the invasion of Earth by a race called the Boov, who are on the run fr...

5 of the Best Promposals

5 of the Best Promposals

Written by Briana King, Senior Staff Writer

April 28, 2015


Filed under Opinions, Student Life

With all the social media frenzy going on for prom, it is time to get pumped up for the high school's prom this Saturday and what other way to get enthusiastic about prom other than seeing some famously entertaining promposals from the internet? In the past few years, promposals (prom proposal) have...

iZombie: Unique Yet Familiar

iZombie: Unique Yet Familiar

Written by Larissa Randall, Staff Writer

March 26, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Opinions, Reviews

iZombie, the new show from producer Rob Thomas, creator of TV sensation and movie revelation Veronica Mars, was certainly interesting to behold. The show took a whole new approach to what zombies are, taking them from the mindless, ever-hungry, terrifying monsters from The Walking Dead, to intelligent,...

Gender Discrimination

Gender Discrimination

Written by Larissa Randall, Staff Writer

March 20, 2015


Filed under Opinions

When you hear the word discrimination, what do you think of? The most common things that pop into people’s minds would be racial discrimination, or more recently, discrimination against homosexuals. But there is another kind of discrimination that is just as important and as much of a problem as those...

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