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...

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...

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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