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Standardized Tests, Broken Dreams

Standardized Tests, Broken Dreams

by Staff Editorial

October 12, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Slider

Every year, millions of high school students decide to further their education by applying to college. The average college application asks students to submit several documents: transcripts, letters of recommendation, an essay and SAT and/or ACT scores. The standardized test scores that students submi...

Controversy Behind Cosmetics

Controversy Behind Cosmetics

by Evanna Momtaj, Reporter

October 10, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns, Opinion

The American cosmetics industry is one of the largest and most influential in the world. Nonetheless, the average American spends quite a bit to improve their appearance. After asking 2,000 Americans the amount of money they spend on their appearance, a survey done by The New York Post found that the average American woman spends $3,756 on her appearance every year, 22 percent more than the $2,928 the ...

“The Click (Deluxe Edition)”

“The Click (Deluxe Edition)”

by Elena Hamlin, Reporter

October 5, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Top Stories

In AJR’s most recent album, “The Click (Deluxe Edition)” the band takes an honest tone in their music, emphasizing their personal, but relatable, insecurities and the not-so-aesthetic parts of their lives. While their most recent songs may not be as popular as their hits, such as “Weak” and ...

Cultural Appropriation Behind “Arabian Nights”

Cultural Appropriation Behind “Arabian Nights”

by Evanna Momtaj, Reporter

October 1, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The theme for homecoming this year is Arabian Nights and while it might seem fun and exotic, the word “Arabian” is not just a theme, but a word that many different cultures identify with. I do not believe that this year’s homecoming didn't accurately depict the Arab culture and by having this them...

IDs Make Students Safer, Just Slightly

IDs Make Students Safer, Just Slightly

by Staff Editorial

September 25, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

All students and staff are now required to wear an ID while on campus and utilizing district transportation to increase campus security and prevent outside threats. Although there are flaws in this new system, the ID badges still make the school safer. The role of the IDs extends beyond a simple ...

Reserved Parking Spots

Reserved Parking Spots

by Baysia Herron, Creative Director

September 21, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

The number of senior reserved parking spaces increased this year from 93 to 253, allowing more seniors to purchase and paint a spot in one of the three student lots. The new tradition to decorate the campus began last year and provides scholarships for seniors. Although senior parking spots can be a fun t...

Sexualization Through Dress Code

Sexualization Through Dress Code

by Sarah Dolder, Copy Editor

September 18, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

On Aug. 17, Marcus High School in Flower Mound, Texas released a video explaining their dress code guidelines. This video was meant to educate the student body on their dress code policy and how to avoid violating it. Instead, it directly sexualized the teenage girls in the video and appeared extremely sexis...

My Time in the Minnesota Boundary Waters

My Time in the Minnesota Boundary Waters

by Luke Miller, Reporter

September 14, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

In July 2017, my friend Parker and I took a trip to Ely, Minn. to explore the Boundary Waters with the Order of the Arrow, an extension of the Boy Scouts of America. Our first flight ever chaperoned us to Minneapolis, where a van carrying the other participants picked us up and drove us to Ely. Upon...

How Kaepernick ad helps Nike

How Kaepernick ad helps Nike

by Hayden Schrauff, Reporter

September 11, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Sports, Sports Top Stories

Nike made Colin Kaepernick the face of their iconic “Just Do It” campaign. Kaepernick, a former NFL quarterback, created controversy in 2016 after he began kneeling during the National Anthem in protest to what he perceived as police brutality in the killing of several unarmed African-American men by...

Juliette’s Declassified School Survival Guide: September

Juliette’s Declassified School Survival Guide: September

by Juliette Roberts, Copy Editor

September 10, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

When parents or teachers remind their kids “Don’t forget to get some sleep tonight” the students roll their eyes and think “Yeah, right.” In both sarcasm and in practice, health comes second to school. “Healthy studying” sounds like an oxymoron, but, contrary to popular opinion, it doesn’...

Expression, not Oppression

Expression, not Oppression

by Saifiyah Zaki, Digital Media Editor

September 7, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

To most people, clothes are a fashion statement. To me, they are a statement of my beliefs. Means of expression varies from person to person. In December 2016, I decided to start wearing a rida—the traditional dress of my religion—because that is how I choose to express myself and fight for ...

To the Graduating Class of 2018

To the Graduating Class of 2018

by Mr. Charles Henderson

May 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Slider

To the Graduating Class of 2018, It has been forty-five years since I graduated from high school in 1973. A lot has changed. Cell phones did not exist; my family had a single phone in the living room, which made those 11th grade conversations with girls very difficult. No cell phones meant no text mess...