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Transgender Military Ban

Transgender Military Ban

Alexa Blaise Chandler, News Editor

February 20, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Ruling 5-4 on Tuesday, January 22, the Supreme Court has effectively reinstated the policy barring transgender citizens and soldiers from serving their country. This ban allows those citizens to serve if they only disregard who they are and do so according to the gender assigned to them at birth.

What It Means to be Butch

What It Means to be Butch

Lindsay Cook, A&E Editor

February 19, 2019


Filed under Opinion

The LGBTQ+ community has many slang terms for the various identities within the community, which encompass sexuality and gender identity. These terms are most frequently used to denote an individual’s sexual orientation and physical presentation. A butch, for example, is a lesbian who dresses and presents in a masculine-of-center manner.

The Importance of senior year

The Importance of senior year

Nevaeh Olmedo, Reporter

February 19, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Taking the right classes is very important. It determines when or if you graduate if you will succeed with high grades, and if you can earn college credit. Counselors and teachers shove this information in our brains from the second we reach the seventh grade until graduation.

Offending the offended

Offending the offended

Benjamin Hood, Reporter

February 19, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Eat, sleep, offend, repeat. Being offensive to one another seems to be something everyone does, whether it is on purpose or by accident. We have all been offended by someone or insulted a person in some way.  Wars, lawsuits, murder, and worse all have at some point sprouted from someone feeling wronged by another. Why though, why are people offended so easily?

True Feminism

True Feminism

Cameron Bessette, Reporter

February 19, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Partially influenced and driven by the #metoo movement, feminist movements have both grown and decreased in popularity. However, as is well acknowledged by many, fame is not everything. While feminism has seen a rise in popularity among pop stars, celebrities, and in our culture in general, the term “feminist” still has a negative connotation for many people. Why?

History is rewritten for white comfort

History is rewritten for white comfort

Hillary Teixeira, Reporter

February 19, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Martin Luther King Jr and Rosa Parks are irrefutably the faces of the American Civil Rights Movement. Despite their prominent role in elementary and high school education, the history of these well-known activists are whitewashed and shaped according to the comfort of white Americans. Contrary to popular belief, Rosa Parks never sat in the “Whites-Only Section” but instead refused to move further back for the new white passengers to take her seat. Rosa Parks was an avid Civil Rights activist, not “some black person who just got tired of racism.”  

SNARKNADO: Height Stereotypes

SNARKNADO: Height Stereotypes

Rayven Cann, Sports Editor

February 14, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Weather?! Do you want to know how the weather is down here?! It’s freaking cold so move out of the sun’s way you towering giant!    But really. We get it we’re smaller than you, trust us we have eyes. But please, go ahead and continue joking about our height. I mean, really, does your ego have to be the same size as you. I may be a tiny bundle of anger and cold, but you are filled with ‘unique’ jokes.

Confronting Toxicity in the Workplace

Confronting Toxicity in the Workplace

Sierra Yost, Photo Editor

February 12, 2019


Filed under Opinion

You walk into the local fast food joint and slide the cashier your application. This is a big moment-- the day that you become a working individual. It comes with a new kind of confidence and feeling of maturity. At sixteen years old, eight dollars an hour sounds like a pretty good offer. Most, ...

Growing out of Friendships

Growing out of Friendships

Rayven Cann, Sports Editor

December 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion

As people grow old, so do their passions and their interests. Losing friends will always cause lots of pain, but it is inevitable. Losing friends is devastating, for some it is worse than others. “During high school I have grown away from a lot of people I used to call best friends. It kind of made...

Gift Giving

Gift Giving

Diego Torres, Reporter

December 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The end of Thanksgiving not only brings lots of leftovers but also black Friday shopping, and with it gift giving. The constant struggle of ‘Oh no! What’s their sweater size?’ and ‘Is this their favorite color?’ to your wallet screaming from emptiness. Until the unspeakable happens, Becca,...

How Leadership Roles Positively Influence Students

How Leadership Roles Positively Influence Students

Rayven Cann, Sports Editor

December 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Jobs, clubs, home, no matter where you are, being in charge would be better than having no say. It’s those in charge that choose what to do, and only they have authority. Leaders are what hold the aspects of society together. Being a leader allows for many opportunities and influences on who you are. ...

Awkward Encounters

Awkward Encounters

Madilynn Gonzalez, Reporter

December 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion

So...you just broke up with your significant other who was in three of your classes, had all the same friends as you and now you have to go to those same classes with those same friends tomorrow...what now? This happens more often than not where a couple is together for a period of time; they spend e...

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