Blue Prints

Guest Column: Unified Sports IS a sports team

Madison Ehle, Staff Writers

December 10, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinion

For those who may not know, Unified Sports is a team that allows for young people with disabilities to partake in sports as athletes along with other student partners to guide them. The reason I say “for those who may not know”...

Schools should have gender neutral bathrooms

Jade Levy, OpEd Editor

December 10, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The topic of whether or not gender-neutral bathrooms should be made available is a widespread controversy. On one hand, people fear gender-neutral bathrooms will put them at risk for sexual assault and other dangers. On the other...

School is lacking school spirit

December 10, 2018

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

All too often we overlook the importance of school spirit within the student body. School spirit helps foster an inclusive and cohesive environment for students, which improves the overall school climate and brings students...

School needs better bathroom maintenance

December 10, 2018

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The multiple stalled bathrooms at the school get a lot of use throughout the day. Hundreds of students use them daily and conditions become notably dirty within a short amount of time. However, students are noticing that some...

Freshmen failing in honors classes

December 10, 2018

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

This school year, many more freshmen have been placed in honors classes in an attempt to make higher level classes more representative of the diversity in our school. This was done with good intentions; however, the outcome is...

STDs are on the Rise

December 8, 2018

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Members of the health center are eligible to be tested for sexually transmitted diseases and STIs, a helpful and convenient service for students who are sexually active. Many people within the school are not aware that STDs...

Scheduling of the Senior Trip in the Fall Causes Controversy

December 8, 2018

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

It is a tradition that seniors can look forward to celebrating their hard work with events such as the senior trip at the end of the year. This year, however, the senior trip is scheduled for October 18, which is much earlier...

Blue Prints mourns the loss of Jim Bransfield

March 6, 2018

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The Middletown community lost an incredible man in Jim Bransfield, who passed away last Saturday. Bransfield was a long time social studies teacher and aide at the school, sports writer and columnist at the Middletown Press,...

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