Martin Luther King's memorial statue stands tall and strong in the West Potomac Park in Washington D.C. The Statue is named

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...

Wrestlers warm up before their dual at El Dorado Jan. 10. The Orioles went home with a win of 52 to 22.

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...

The counselors' offices are room 310. Throughout both semesters, students can be found meeting with their specified counselor.

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...

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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...

Photo by Paige Harrington

Las Vegas too crazy for Thanksgiving

November 30, 2018

Bright lights, showgirls with gaudy peacock feathers, the iconic nightly fountain show and casinos as far as the eye can see. Welcome to Las Vegas, Nevada. For Thanksgiving, I traveled on a 2-hour flight to Nevada with my family. Since Las Vegas is a party city filled with large crowds, I was not ha...

Speeding in Residential Areas can cause danger

Sydnee Kuhn, Reporter

November 19, 2018

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...

Teachers influence students more than technology

Sydnee Kuhn, Reporter

November 19, 2018

Teachers help students in many ways with kindness and as a resource. They can be there for students when they need to talk to someone and will not judge. Having teachers care enough to propose new ideas to students. Yes, sometimes when teachers instruct new lessons, it can be hard to understand. Students have the opportunity to get more help from another teacher or classmate. When teachers are accessible every minute of the day, it benefits so the students can get the help they need. Asking questions is a big part of ...

Daylight Saving Time comes to a close

Jonathan Doss, Reporter

November 13, 2018

Daylight saving time (DST), which began March 11 and ended November fourth, marked the end of the 100th annual DST observation in America. Sunday morning, most of the nation, except for Hawaii and most of Arizona, fell back an hour and gained an hour of morning sunlight  as DST came to a close. First used as a way to preserve energy and fuel in Ontario, Canada in 1908, DST has been observed every year since and has been observed in many other countries including Europe and Brazil and has many positive outcomes. As I see i...

Lack of student participation in student section

Gracie Johnston, Reporter

October 11, 2018

It is the fourth quarter of the football game, the O’s are down by six. The student section is up on its feet cheering at the top of its lungs. The football boys are tired, but the cheering from the student section hypes them up. Touchdown. The Orioles score and win the game. That would be a great story to tell; however not a reality. When the Orioles are down the student section is quiet. If students are going to dress up and stand in the student section, they should cheer as well. I am not sure when the idea...

Oriole newspaper goes digital

Oriole newspaper goes digital

September 10, 2018

“Modern life demands, and is waiting for a new kind of plan,” - Le Corbusier As the modern world changes around us, we must morph alongside the transition. Which is exactly what The Oriole is going to be about for the 2018-2019 school year. The Oriole staff members pride themselves in thei...

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