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Ocasio-Cortez proposes Green New Deal

Ocasio-Cortez proposes Green New Deal

Lindsay Cook, A&E Editor

April 26, 2019

New York’s 14th District Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has sent shockwaves through the House and Senate following the release of her Green New Deal. The Green New Deal, proposed on February 7th on the House floor, is a commitment to a series of investments in “clean” energy with the ...

Shutdown affects citizens

Shutdown affects citizens

Allyson Royall, Reporter

April 26, 2019

The shutdown began on December 21, 2018. It became the longest shutdown in U.S. history on January 12, 2019, when it surpassed 22 days

Students shed light on what it means to be non-binary

Students shed light on what it means to be non-binary

Jordan Harvey and Lia Lynn

April 26, 2019

The non-binary gender identity is not common knowledge, but more and more people are identifying with it, and as of 2016, those who identify as non-binary make up about 25-35% of the transgender population. Studies show that about 700,000 to 1,000,000 people make up the transgender community, leavin...

The image that social media has on students

The image that social media has on students

Paige Smith, Reporter

April 26, 2019

Social Media is part of every student’s life, whether they have an account or not. In a survey of 130 randomly selected students, 94% voted that society is addicted to social media. Yet only 38% felt they personally are addicted to social media. 83% of these students voted that they have more than ...

The conversion therapy bill

The conversion therapy bill

Cameron Bessette, Reporter

April 26, 2019

Conversion or reparative therapy is a treatment that aims to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. It is considered a pseudoscientific practice. A pseudoscience is a practice that claims to be scientific and factual but lacks support from most scientists. Conversion therapy uses a v...

Teachers strike for more resources and higher pay

Teachers strike for more resources and higher pay

Sierra Yost, Photo Editor

April 26, 2019

Recently, teachers from across America have been going on strike. Starting with California, expanding to Denver, and rippling to Virginia--educators are demanding higher wages and smaller class sizes. Some states are just considering walking the picket line, but others have already taken action and g...

The male-only draft deemed unconstitutional

The male-only draft deemed unconstitutional

Isabella Ashton, Editor-in-Chief

April 26, 2019

On February 22, a Texas federal judge ruled that the male-only draft is unconstitutional. Currently, males ages 18-25 must register for the Selective Service in case the need for a draft arises. Females are not required to register. The Supreme Court first upheld the legitimacy of a male-only draft...

Measles threaten public health

Measles threaten public health

Alexa Blaise Chandler, News Editor

April 24, 2019

Early January 2019, approximately 33 cases of the measles have been reported in Washington and Oregon, with another 11 suspected. Utah is one of 18 states to allow students to attend schools without receiving their vaccinations because of parents opting out for personal reasons including moral, pe...

Spotlight: Tech Department

Spotlight: Tech Department

Rayven Cann, Sports Editor

April 24, 2019

The Tech Dept. or Stage Tech is a class for students interested in many different aspects of production through the theater. When people talk about Stage Tech, many get the impression that it’s only building, lights, sound, and moving sets when really there is so much more. In fact, other than the b...

Women’s health is growing more political

Women’s health is growing more political

Cameron Bessette, Reporter

April 24, 2019

According to Dr. Kristen Mattheson, of the University of Arizona, the average woman has her period from three to seven days per month from age thirteen to age fifty-one. That means that the average woman will have 456 periods over 38 years. That is an average of 2,535 days of her life, or 6.25 years...

Nature documentaries connect us to the natural world

Nature documentaries connect us to the natural world

Isabella Ashton, Editor-in-Chief

April 24, 2019

A male jaguar prowls through the rainforest, searching for his potential prey. This animal is easily three hundred pounds of svelte muscle. And with glistening, rosette-spotted fur and probing green eyes, it’s easy to see why jaguars and other big cats have long been respected and mythologized by c...

California biohazards: true or false?

California biohazards: true or false?

Robert Loose, Reporter

April 24, 2019

“WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. (California law requires this warning to be given to customers in the State of California).” California’s Proposition 65 states, “Any product with chemi...

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