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Are teen driving laws too restrictive?

March 1, 2017

Filed under Opinion, Taking Sides

Prohibitive and complex laws are unnecessary As we approach our later years in high school and begin the path to adulthood, the day our parents dread is becoming inevitable. That moment when we teenagers pass our license t...

Social media ban unnecessary, ineffective

March 1, 2017

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

As mostly each and every student who owns a phone or has a social media account at know, most social media has been blocked on the WiFi. This helps the teachers to gain the focus of many students who would otherwise be distracted...

Point of NWEA needs to be more clear to students

March 1, 2017

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Each season, all students are required to take a computerized multiple choice test, usually between 40 and 50 questions, in each of their core classes. These tests are given by an organization called NWEA (Northwest Evaluation...

Lack of delays could prove dangerous

March 1, 2017

Filed under Editorials

The winter season has long been upon us here, however, the winter weather has not. Aside from a few inches here or there, this year has been kind to us so far. Many students want these storms to come in hope of a delay or a snow...

Sexual education must be consistently taught

Katie Marx, Sports Editor

March 1, 2017

Filed under Opinion

In my four years here, I never once had a sex education class. Now that I’ve just finished my last semester of physical education, my chances of taking sex ed have dropped to zero. My sex education started and ended in 7th grade, where we le...

Electoral College must be abolished or reformed

Richard Nakatsuka, Features Editor

March 1, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Arguably the most iconic hallmark of the United States is our commitment to the ideal of democracy. As a country, we pride ourselves on being the worldwide advocates of representation and freedom. We hold strong to our beli...

Letter to the Editor

Ryan Lau

January 28, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Editor: In the editorial section of last month’s paper, an article was written concerning gender equality. The article tries to prove how gender inequality is still an issue in modern-day America. After researching the issue...

Trump presidency bad news for free press

Trump presidency bad news for free press

Danny Flynn, Editor-in-Chief

January 28, 2017

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

No cards allowed, but Dragon Dollar “gambling” encouraged?

January 28, 2017

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Many students have played cards in the past, and some may have made the unfortunate mistake of playing cards at school. However, how many of these students have gotten in trouble for gambling. Playing harmless card games, such...

Easy going teachers harm students at every level

January 28, 2017

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

If asked about their classes, almost every student would say that they have at least one class that’s easier than their others. They would say that this class may be fun and easy going. But in the long run, this hurts the students...

Inconsistency of Dragon Dollars system confuses students

January 28, 2017

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Dragon Dollars are in their second year of existence this school year. They are a school currency, which are given to students by teachers who think that student has deserved it because they did a good deed. Students can then...

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