In the midst of it all, I believe in humanity.

Holland Primm, Editor in Chief

December 8, 2016

Filed under Opinion

I believe that people will always have a bit of truth within them that tugs their hearts in the right direction. No matter what, people have the ability to stop and listen, even if they do not believe in the argument of the other person. That ability to listen is founded in an innate respect that humans should feel for their fe...

Trump gets Trumped

Kirsi Grafton, Reporter

December 5, 2016

Filed under Opinion

The recent allegations that are surrounding Donald Trump and his sex scandal have been wavering the voters’ decisions so close to the election. Two women accusing Trump of sexual harassment decided to bring these instances to the public eye. The allegations were from several years ago, so it is inapt that they are just com...

Spirit week

Payton Primm, News Editor

December 5, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Curly afro wigs, sports jerseys, and Hawaiian leis fill the hallways as students pause to snap pictures with their friends. Spirit week is here once again, and this time, it is to prepare for Friday night’s rivalry game against last year’s state playoff opponent, Fayetteville High School. Spirit week is a brilliant ...

Save your skin from the frost of winter

Nathan Plowman, Copy Editor

December 5, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Summer is gone, and so are the days of constantly having to reach for my oil blotting sheets every hour. Fall is here, and my skin is now controllable due to the cooler weather, but not for long. Winter looms ahead of us with visions of dry, cracked skin that cries out for moisture and relief, and chapped lips that peel like...

Fall brings flavorful drinks

Malorie Wiederkehr, Opinion Editor

October 20, 2016

Filed under Opinion

When fall comes around, we all become the highest level of basic. No one can deny it. The moment August turns to September, we start slipping on our long sweaters and scarfs, and start whipping out pumpkin spiced everything. But, the one thing fall can’t go without is seasonally themed drinks. First up to bat is Onyx’...

SLC Opinion

Kirsi Grafton, Reporter

October 20, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Opinion on Student led conferences Student Led Conferences, or SLCs, are a conference at the end of a quarter providing a way for the student to share what they have accomplished and what they hope to accomplish this school year and in years to come. In preparation for the conference, each student has been making a slid...

Editorial: Black lives do matter

Ashton Moreland, Managing Editor

October 19, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Fresh blood stains bright white. Black steel glints ominously and is unable to feel remorse for the child crying in the backseat. “Please Lord, don’t tell me he’s gone. Please officer, don’t tell me you just did this to him.” A hashtag is put in the place of action, and justification is absent where ignorance is pr...

More Days For High GPA

Riley Neil, Reporter

September 27, 2016

Filed under Opinion

“The only source of knowledge is experience.” It’s an Albert Einstein quote that I have seen on posters in various classrooms throughout my academic career. This is a quote that is easy to hang in the corner of the classroom and easy to say, but so rarely actually put to use in education today.  Today, classrooms are set ...

Police officer fights girl in school

Ashton Moreland, Copy Editor

December 2, 2015

Filed under Opinion

2015 so far is beginning to resemble the 1950’s in white people’s attitudes towards people of color. According to the Washington Post, 40% of the 60 unarmed deaths caused by police officers this year have been black men. Racial discrimination is becoming more and more prevalent in cities all across the nation, and this is...

Gun laws in America

Ashton Moreland, Copy Editor

December 2, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Whispered prayers, tear stained cheeks, eyes squeezed shut to block out the reality of the situation. Shots echo around the room, striking paralyzing fear into the very core of every person in the room except one. The one with the gun. Unfortunately, for too many innocent people, reading that sentence would incite horri...

Advisory steals time

Jordan Setser, Opinion Editor

December 2, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Advisory is known for many things- connecting students to teachers, preparing students for college and the rest of their life, and providing homework time. This seminar period has been put in place to better our high school career and provide support for students when it is time to advance into the real world. Even though...

Signs at Games

Sydney Moore, Social Media Director

December 2, 2015

Filed under Opinion

The feeling of excitement floods my senses as I walk through the gate to the game. The student section has not quite filled up yet, but I can already predict that the crowd will be large. I look around, noticing the signs in the hands of the fans. They range from clever ridicule of the other team to positive encouragement for o...

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