Being a human is hard

Holland Primm, Opinion Editor

February 5, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Here’s the thing: being a human is hard. It’s hard to get out of bed sometimes. It’s hard to wear decent clothes Mondays and Fridays. It’s hard to smile at people when you’re definitely not smiling on the inside. It’s hard to hold a million things inside your small little being. It’s...

Freedom of Speech?

Joanna Keck, Reporter

February 5, 2015


Filed under Opinion

“I’d rather die standing than live standing on my knees.” Jan. 7 became a day that will now live on in infamy. Early that morning, two Muslim men entered the Charlie Hebdo building to seek revenge for the controversial illustrations of Muhammad they created. Charlie Hebdo is a French satirical...

Patriots drop the ball

Sarah Strickland, Reporter

February 5, 2015


Filed under Opinion

The New England Patriots were accused of deflating their footballs against the Indianapolis Colts on Jan 18. In every NFL game, each team brings 12 balls and every team uses their own balls while on offense. Each ball can have between 12.5 and 13.5lbs of pressure. Some quarterbacks prefer 12.4lbs...

Dream career starting to become reality

Kerrigan Reading, Features Editor

February 5, 2015


Filed under Opinion

At the end of my junior year, I came to the conclusion that I wanted to be a veterinarian. I had always had an intense love for animals, but I was never sure how to pursue this passion in the form of school and a career. Several phone calls and hours of research later, I learned that at least 2,000...

Taylor Swift’s 1989 album breaks records

Caty Langston, A&E editor

February 5, 2015


Filed under A&E, Opinion

Platinum. Taylor Swift’s new album “1989” is the first album of the year to go platinum, and it’s November. It sold 1.287 million copies in the first week of sales. Her first song that was released, “Shake it Off”, immediately became number one on the billboards  and maintained that spot...

Ebola breaks out

Gabriella Maestri, News editor

February 5, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

In today’s current events, one of the main focal points has been on an extremely frightening, yet very real topic. The ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa has had everyone anxiously on their toes yearning for answers. Over the past few weeks I have repeatedly watched the news, and every day I...

Booties become high school fad

Caty Langston, A&E editor

February 5, 2015


Filed under Opinion

“Booties are life,” said senior Xiomara Caldera “I like them because I’m not as tall as I wish I was so wearing them makes me feel good.” According to Google, a shoe is a covering for the foot, typically made of leather, with a sturdy sole and not reaching above the ankle. This footwear...

Black Friday comes a day early

Mollie Ownbey, Sports Editor

February 5, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Black Friday is noted as the first day of traditional Christmas shopping of the season. Usually all stores open at twelve a.m. starting the day after Thanksgiving, but as years have passed, this intense day of trying to catch the hottest deals have begun as early as five p.m. on Thanksgiving night. People...

NFL handles criminal behavior

Mollie Ownbey, Sports Editor

February 5, 2015


Filed under Opinion

America’s most powerful sports league, the NFL, faces growing criticism over its handling of players off the field. Domestic violence and related incidents rank among NFL’s biggest off-the-field issues, 87 arrest involving 80 players over the last 14 years. The league has struggled to balance justice,...

All About That Bass

Holland Primm, Opinion

February 5, 2015


Filed under Opinion

The ideal figure of a woman has certainly changed throughout history. Society has gone from women desiring to be larger to show their wealth, to women squeezing themselves into corsets to the point of passing out to achieve a tiny waist, to everything in between. The current trend, however, is somewhat...

Chicken Pox outbreak creates controversy for vaccinations

Mollie Ownbey, Sports Editor

February 5, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Chickenpox is highly contagious to people who have not been vaccinated or exposed to this disease which causes cheery red, itchy, blister-like splotches to cover every crevice of your body. This disease was exposed to students throughout the school ,which called for an immediate incubation period...

Poor wifi connection creates technological difficulties

Mollie Ownbey, Sports Editor

February 5, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Technology rapidly increasing daily in everyone's life whether we like it or not. The use of technology is helpful but for sure has its cons. Teachers want us to explore and use technology everyday in class as a resource to help complete assignments. Which I believe is great, and is needed. Recently...

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