Blue Prints

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,...

Extra space in library should be utilized

March 6, 2018

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

In a school with over twelve hundred students, it should not be as difficult as it is to find space to work during free periods and study halls. The first four periods of the day consist of study halls jammed into the large...

Security advancements made after various school shootings

March 6, 2018

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

It is no secret that the security and staff has quickly become less lenient when it comes to after school activities and the supervision of students. Although the extra security and rules applied to after school life is rather...

Student government still needs improvement

Dylan Drescher, Graphics Editor

March 6, 2018

Filed under Editorials, Features

The past few weeks have included some controversy surrounding class elections that I believe will be avoidable in the future. Let’s assume the purpose of student government is comparable to that of ‘real’ government. I...

Guest Column

Nasharie Davis, Guest Columnist

March 6, 2018

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

On January 17, our school had a very uncomfortable atmosphere due to the actions of one student. The reactions varied between racial and socio-economic background. Tears, yelling, anger, and shock was what was displayed...

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...

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