Blue Prints

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 9, 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 9, 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,...

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, Opinion

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...

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...

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