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Thanksgiving breaks are too short

Thanksgiving breaks are too short

November 22, 2019

Thanksgiving break is a time where families are able to join together and be thankful for those around them. Being close to family during the holiday is a special moment where memories, that can last a lifetime, can be made. The break is a good way to be with those we love, but since it is a short t...

Teenagers need sleep to obtain good grades

Teenagers need sleep to obtain good grades

November 20, 2019

On average, teenagers get 7 to 7.5 hours of sleep according to the Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH), which leaves them fatigued when having to get up early; however, the NCH has shown that most teens need exactly 9.25 hours of sleep each night.  As a student who is involved in extracurricu...

Social media causes narcissism

Social media causes narcissism

November 1, 2019

Social Media plays a big role in society nowadays. Apps like Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter are very popular, but they are affecting their users and not for the better. Popular social media apps are making their more narcissistic. Narcissism is the gratification from the admiration of one’s self-im...

Inktober celebrates the importance of developing art skills

Inktober celebrates the importance of developing art skills

October 30, 2019

In the middle of 2016, I discovered an annual event that happens every October leading up to Halloween. The event, called Inktober, provides artists with a prompt for every day of October. Each prompt consists of one randomly selected word that may or may not have some relevance to Halloween. Artists...

Children trick or treating at an appropriate age

Children trick or treating at an appropriate age

October 30, 2019

Trick or treating is meant for little children that enjoy dressing up and getting candy with their parents. I believe that by the time someone reaches high school, they are too old to go trick or treating, with the exception of them taking their younger siblings around. Even when walking younger sibli...

Trending teen pregnancy shows influencing teenagers

Trending teen pregnancy shows influencing teenagers

October 21, 2019

Teen pregnancy is more accepted in society than it is frowned upon. When MTV’s Teen Mom first came out in 2009, teen pregnancy started to become more popular. It was all of a sudden cool to have a kid at a young age. It does not help that these “stars” that are teenage parents get paid half of...

Homework causes unnecessary stress for students

Homework causes unnecessary stress for students

October 17, 2019

For most students, a normal day is filled with hours of sports practices followed by an even longer period of homework. By the time they’re done, it’s time to eat, shower, and go to sleep. Where is the time set aside to experience what are supposed to be the most enjoyable years of a teen’s life? As...

Human activities cause global warming

Human activities cause global warming

October 15, 2019

Whether you are a student, teacher or parent, I can guarantee you have heard about climate change/global warming.  Humans on this planet (especially in the most recent years) have made a large impact on global warming. We take our one and only home for granted.  “Scientists attribute the gl...

School offers fewer foreign language classes

School offers fewer foreign language classes

September 4, 2019

6,500 languages are spoken all around the world. Only one foreign language is offered at the school: Spanish. Two teachers teach Spanish: Frank Espinoza and Mandy Walker. About 10 years ago, the school offered Spanish, German and French.  The German teacher's name was Richard Butler and the French teac...

Students suspended due to media content

Students suspended due to media content

May 13, 2019

The 24 hour rule: Do not act upon your anger until after a full day. Acting upon this anger could result in stupidity and suspension. This rule, even though it is hard to follow, can help people make smarter decisions, especially when posting on social media. “When, angry the brain makes it ha...

Bump Stocks should not be restricted

Bump Stocks should not be restricted

April 25, 2019

After the Las Vegas shooting in October 2017, in which a gunman, who was later identified as Stephen Paddock, used a bump stock to rain gunfire down from a hotel room, killing 58 people and injuring more at a country music festival, the Washington post reported that the Trump administration would be r...

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...

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