‘Checking in’ on Facebook makes users susceptible to harm

Elizabeth Hankins, Editor

November 2, 2011

Facebook has always been a social network where others can look at one's statuses, pictures, and friends. But the ever-changing forum has developed throughout the years to include "checking in." This allows people to see where you are and with whom. Personally I hate it. I see why a person would like "checking in" on Facebook....

Let us get our cookies

John Kirchner, Reporter

November 2, 2011

How is it that everyday we get our food in line on our own, but when we reach for a cookie, our hands are slapped away like flies. I can't comprehend the diffference between grabbing for a piece of pizza versus a cookie. All this process does is create more work for the cafeteria workers. As a freshman at Southwest,...

Mililtary should not be recruiting at school

Anna Moore, Reporter

November 1, 2011

Some students feel strongly about joining the military whether they had previous family members in a branch or they have actually done research into how the military can aid them in the future. Those who enlist and fulfill their obligation receive benefits, such as paid education and health care, vacation time, support groups,...

Wall Street…. Really?

Joshua Carroll, Opinion Editor

November 1, 2011

Wall Street is a famous street, which runs through lower Manhattan. Wall Street is also a major symbol of commerce and economy in the United States and is famous for its banks and financial institutions. But recently a major movement has begun to take place.  This movement is known as the “Occupy Wall Street” movement. ...

‘Temple Run’ challenges users to slide, jump over obstacles

Justin Dhaliwal, Reporter

November 1, 2011

"Temple Run" is the crazy addicting game that everyone has been playing, talking about, and tweeting about. Made by Imangi Studios, this game has got kids getting in trouble, throwing phones, and punching desks. "Temple Run" is basically just a endless running game on a temple wall, but as you go further and further, the...

Large sweet teas, other beverages banned from building

Spencer Jones

November 1, 2011

School is slowly becoming a form of punishment. It feels like our freedoms are all being stripped away, the few things that make the students still enjoy school. First the sales of "un-healthy" beverages was banned. Now an old rule is being enforced for the first time that bans students from bringing in any outside drinks...

Paying for parking is wrong

November 1, 2011

Why should students have to pay for parking tags?  It's not fair to the students who drive cars to school to have to buy a parking tag.  Who wants to pay just to drive to school? Students who don't want to pay have few alternatives.  They could get a ride, but whomever drives has to have a parking tag on his or her car....

Block schedule mirrors college schedule

Lindsay Will

November 1, 2011

The goal of educators is to prepare students for the real world.  As high schoolers, students want to learn while having as much free time as possible.  Switching to a four period a day block schedule would not only give students more time to study and understand individual subects, but it would prepare them for the future...

Banks got bailed out; we got sold out

Trevor Proctor

October 20, 2011

Protests have swept the United States. The Protesters are calling themselves “The 99%.” In the past few years 99% of the population’s annual income dropped. Yet the “1%”s income rose by the same amount the others lost. 1% of the population of the United States of America, according to a report by ABC News, makes an...

Mobile labs are portable waste

Joshua Carroll, Opinion Editor

October 19, 2011

Today’s technology never seems to cease with improvements and continues to advance at a pace that's almost tough for users to keep up with. The computers at the school should be no exception.  Well, actually they are.  For the past few years the school has invested in a computer lab that is completely portable. The...

NHL Predictions

October 19, 2011

The National Hockey League (NHL) season began Oct. 6 checking off its 95th season. Everyone has high expectations for their teams, but what team has the highest? The Boston Bruins won the Stanley Cup last season against the Vancouver Canucks in a breathtaking game seven on Vancouver ice. This season should be a very good ...

2011 MLB Playoff Predictions

Tyler Hohenstein, Sports Editor

October 10, 2011

With the end of the Major League Baseball regular season coming to a close, the playoffs are upon us. From the American League I see the New York Yankees redeeming their AL crown from two years ago. Last year, Cliff Lee dominated the American League, going 2-0 versus Tampa Bay and 1-0 versus New York. This season, Lee signed...

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