My America stands on its own

Katherine Carson, Online Editor

September 11, 2018

Filed under Opinion

At 10 a.m. head football coach Chris Wood’s voice booms throughout the halls. He tells students of upcoming tryouts for various teams and academic opportunities. With students only vaguely listening, the time ticks on. However when his words instruct that all students stand for the pledge of allegiance to honor those who h...

Red faces in a sea of blue shirts

Red faces in a sea of blue shirts

September 4, 2018

I look westward to the colosseum of football and I am nearly blinded, falling to my knees onto the we...

Safety Rocks!

Maggie McDonald, Editor

March 30, 2018

Filed under Opinion

A recent addition to classrooms in the Blue Mountain School District in  Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania was implemented by superintendent David Helsel. Each classroom in the district now has a five-gallon bucket filled to the brim with hefty river stones. These will be used in self-defense against potential intruders, armed or n...

Digital ID’s?

Chase Strickland, Sports Editor

March 30, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Did you know that if you’re pulled over while on the street by an officer of the law, if you do not have your license with you then all you have to  do is display to the officer a picture of your license that clearly states who you are and that you are driving legally? This digital copy can serve as a convenient substitut...

See Something, Say Something

Heidi Phanvogkham, Reporter

March 30, 2018

Filed under Opinion

The police was given a notice about Nikolas Cruz 39 times over a 7 year period. The FBI was tipped off twice. On February 14th, Nikolas Cruz killed 17 staff and students in Parkland, Florida while authorities were tipped off on January 5th by a woman who was worried he was able to slip into the school with the weapons he had....

Can One be “Good” Without God?

Jackson Williams, Reporter

March 5, 2018

Filed under A&E, Opinion

The only reason people believe in any form of sovereign omnipotent being is to gain a false sense of moral objectivity. The idea of a God aids people who cant handle the fact that objective morals don’t exist. Even if one was to claim that there are objective morals entailed in the bible, one must pass through the inevitabl...

Love Yourself

Chase Strickland, Sports

February 8, 2018

Filed under A&E, Opinion

As Valentine’s Day approaches, many individuals find themselves facing the same dilemma. Many people find themselves single around this time of the year. To some it’s no big deal, however, to others it creates this feeling of loneliness. A feeling of neglect, desertion, or possibly even rejection. And for those few that do feel ...

Baker Mayfield on a disappointing path

Halle Roberts, Features Editor

February 5, 2018

Filed under Opinion

With a total of 4,627 total passing yards, 43 passing touchdowns, and winner of the Heisman this past college football season, Oklahoma Sooner quarterback Baker Mayfield has made quite the name for himself. Leading the Sooners to the college playoffs, Mayfield went through a series of controversy. As a star on one of the best co...

Makeup

February 5, 2018

Filed under Opinion

The most common connotation about makeup is that all girls only wear it because they’re insecure and don’t like how they look. I know there’s probably many differing opinions regarding makeup, whether that’s thinking it’s bad because it makes you look fake, or that it’s something that’s always a part of every girl’s...

Authenticity

Maggie McDonald, Editor

February 5, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Lately, I  feel like there’s so much pressure to have your life together. To make sure that no one sees the broken mosaic inside of you that you have no idea how to fix. When people ask how your day is going, you smile and respond “Good, how’s yours?” without giving it a second thought. There can be a deeper meaning b...

View from the Cloud

Hunter Cloud, Sports Editor

May 10, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Each day I glance over at the clock, the minutes tick off faster than before, and there is absolutely nothing I can do to stop it. My career as a highschool student started with the clock as I raced against it each day trying to improve my running abilities. I traveled to Dallas, St. Louis, Memphis, and Colorado to compete in race...

Growing up, moving on

Payton Primm, News Editor

May 10, 2017

Filed under Opinion

It is a warm Saturday afternoon in May and we sit on a log by the lake, watching the water swirl into loose waves at the mercy of the wind. Your short blonde curls surrender to the rhythm of the wind as well, and the bow in your hair matches your outfit perfectly. In fact, your bow matches my clothes too. We are dressed ident...

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