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Not all deserve pinching

Not all deserve pinching

March 20, 2019

Those who do not celebrate St. Patrick’s Day should not get pinched for not wearing green. Participants of the holiday, but do not wear green, most certainly should get pinched. The holiday involves wearing green, attending parades, or attending feasts. Although the holiday is mostly celebrate...

Honoring America through song, pledge

Honoring America through song, pledge

February 28, 2019

“O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave,” and “...one nation under God, indivisible…” are just a few lines from the National Anthem and the Pledge of Allegiance most people believe bring our country together. Reasons why we stand during this significant song and pledge inc...

Spring activity participants deprived of homecoming opportunities

Bailey Pennycuff, Editor-in-Chief

February 13, 2019

Filed under Opinions

Imagine all the way back to October at the fall homecoming parade. All eyes on four cars in a row. A boy and a girl riding in each car with their bright smile shining out to all the community while waving their confident hand to the bystanders on the side of State Street. The parade, however, is not the only memorable aspect to being a homecoming candidate. Dressing up and standing in front of the whole home game crowd is one the best confidence boosters a high schooler can receive. Not only that, but the whole week lea...

Super bowl commercials worsen

Super bowl commercials worsen

February 13, 2019

Growing up, I always loved watching the Super Bowl, but not for what people think. At that point in my life, I did not understand football (I still basically do not). I watched it for the hilarious commercials. Super Bowl commercials are not near as good as they used to be. They are more about showing o...

Student-led conferences hosted by CAPPS

Michaela Lord, Reporter

February 6, 2019

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Student-led conferences are pointless, and will have a poor attendance number. They are led by the students instead of the teacher. For the conference, a guide paper is provided to help the students know what to address during the conference. During these conferences, students may talk about their grades, strengths and weaknesses in the classroom and many more broad topics. The majority of parents do not come to parent-teacher conferences, so the outcome could be the same for the student-led conferences. Pare...

School provides outlets for kindness amongst peers

School provides outlets for kindness amongst peers

February 6, 2019

Kindness week took place Jan. 28 through Feb. 1, meaning students strived to perform as many kind acts as possible. The school provided multiple ways to participate in the Great Kindness Challenge. Activities such as the Great Wall of Oriole Kindness, the Oriole Kindness Photo Booth, and mailboxe...

Homecoming results display popularity contest

Homecoming results display popularity contest

February 4, 2019

The homecoming court announcements came over the school's intercom and every senior's ears turned toward the speaker as they waited for the names to be read, but sadly most of the seniors were disappointed when their names were not called. The process of voting for homecoming court has been a popularity...

Schools should focus more on pivotal moments in history

Schools should focus more on pivotal moments in history

February 1, 2019

The third Monday of every January, federal offices, banks and some schools close to observe the day in honor of Martin Luther King Jr (MLK). The day is to not only honor him but his birthday, his life and his work with Civil Rights. I feel the Civil Rights movement would not have gotten as far as...

Unhealthy weight loss methods can cause harm to athletes

Unhealthy weight loss methods can cause harm to athletes

January 31, 2019

Wrestling is an intense and demanding sport. It requires strenuous mental and physical effort from its participants. Weight plays a major role in keeping the game safe and evenly matched. Wrestlers may compete in 14 weight classes, each with a maximum weight. If a wrestler does not meet the weight...

Schedule changes cause unnecessary stress

Schedule changes cause unnecessary stress

January 14, 2019

The second full week of school has begun, and students finally got their schedules set Jan. 9. This causes stress for not only the students, but the faculty as well, which is completely unnecessary. Understandably, students are frustrated because they have been waiting for days to get into the cou...

Criticism of classic holiday songs unnecessary

Criticism of classic holiday songs unnecessary

December 18, 2018

This holiday season, people have taken to social media to talk about Christmas songs such as “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “Baby, it's Cold Outside” promoting offensive topics. The Indianapolis Star newspaper website published an article explaining each song that can be deemed offensive...

Speeding in Residential Areas can cause danger

Sydnee Kuhn, Reporter

November 19, 2018

Filed under Opinions

Driving is a privilege, not a right, speeding is a serious crime and some people do not take it serious. Children and others can be injured or killed with reckless driving, elderly people driving slowly can get they can be rear ended because they are on their morning drive going 15 miles per hour, and someone is speeding behind them and hits them. Many problems can occur when someone is speeding. “I see people speeding all the time down my street, and when I know the person, I stop them and tell them to stop sp...

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