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OPINION: Trump administration’s new definition of gender highlights ignorance

OPINION: Trump administration’s new definition of gender highlights ignorance

Shelby Darnell, Staff Writer

November 6, 2018


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The concept of gender has recently begun to change to be more accepting of LGBTQ people, specifically transgender people. However, the Trump administration wants to change that by defining gender by genitalia at birth, specifically in Title IX. Title IX protects people in educational institutions...

OPINION: Introverts still make great leaders

OPINION: Introverts still make great leaders

Chloe Baker, Assistant Web Editor

October 23, 2018


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Today's culture is biased against introverts. An outgoing, loud and bold personality is idolized, especially in the workplace. Oftentimes, an introverted personality is looked down upon, especially for leadership positions. The common misconception that only outgoing individuals make good leaders is understandable. Intro...

OPINION: Why the death penalty is necessary

OPINION: Why the death penalty is necessary

Naomi Saegusa, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018


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When capital punishment is brought up as a topic for debate, whether focusing on the legality or morality of the issue, someone is bound to get offended. It’s a sensitive subject, with a variety of volatile emotions attached to it. Here in the United States, we tend to reserve the death penalty...

OPINION: Why I am a feminist

OPINION: Why I am a feminist

Melina Hudak, Staff Writer

October 9, 2018


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In school, I was always taught that the way I dressed affect a boy’s education. I was taught that the slight peek of my shoulder was enough to get me sent to the head office. It was much too distracting, because, after all, a boy’s education had to be more important than a girl’s. At least, that...

OPINION: Complaints about “Stop The Bop” are futile

OPINION: Complaints about “Stop The Bop” are futile

Jack Weaver, Digital Media Editor

September 30, 2018


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“Stop The Bop” began on Mon. Sept. 24 to continue Student Council’s (STUCO) fundraiser, which started with the St. Jude’s Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer the Saturday before. The fundraiser named "Stop The Bop" consisted of the song "MMMBop" by Hanson being played before school, after schoo...

OPINION: The Hate U Give, a book that shouldn’t be banned

OPINION: The Hate U Give, a book that shouldn’t be banned

Abigail Wadlington

September 26, 2018


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The week of Sept. 23 through 29 is National Banned Books Week. In libraries across the United States, books are banned for being "unorthodox or unpopular" according to the Banned Books Week's website. The theme for 2018's National Banned Books Week is "Banning Books Silences Stories" and it aims to f...

OPINION: How running unexpectedly changed my life

OPINION: How running unexpectedly changed my life

Grace Kirtley, Web Editor

September 18, 2018


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I was proudly wearing my Green Pines track uniform, not fully knowing how embarrassed I would be moments later. For some unknown reason I, a chubby fifth grader with a personal mile record of around 10 minutes, was chosen as the alternate for the mile at the annual track meet. One thing led to anot...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Why Lafayette needs journalists

STAFF EDITORIAL: Why Lafayette needs journalists

September 4, 2018


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Every week day, 1,874 students walk the halls of Lafayette. Among those students are the student journalists who call Room 137A their office. The daunting task of telling the stories that would otherwise not be told continuously challenges  student journalists everyday. It is the duty of the three pub...

The Lancer Feed offers new guest column feature

The Lancer Feed offers new guest column feature

Addie Watson, Assistant Sports Editor

August 28, 2018


Filed under News, Opinions, Opinions, School News, Top Stories

This year, we are introducing a guest column to the Lancer Feed website. As a publication, we want the student body to feel as though they have a voice. A creative outlet such as the guest column will allow students to express themselves in a different way and make sure opinions are heard. Eac...

OPINION: Back to school stress lasts longer than the first day

OPINION: Back to school stress lasts longer than the first day

Shelby Darnell, Staff Writer

August 21, 2018


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Coming back to school is stressful for both staff and students. As students, we are busy trying to keep up with a sudden burst of homework. School counselors are also arguably just as busy trying to rearrange students schedules who didn’t receive the classes they requested or changed their minds. However,...

Catcher in the Rye: a beautiful tale unjustly hated

Catcher in the Rye: a beautiful tale unjustly hated

Clare Mulherin, Opinions Editor

April 25, 2018


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Many juniors across the Rockwood school district pick up a copy of widely-banned book Catcher in the Rye. Most parents dislike the book for its crude language, occasional sexual themes and the whole notion of Holden Caulfield's quest. Despite many parents' objections, Catcher in the Rye is a classic...

Teen suicide: A frightening statistic

Teen suicide: A frightening statistic

Natalie Karlsson, Lifestyle Editor

April 17, 2018


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The leading cause of death for teens is suicide. According to the If Parent Resource Program, more teens die from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia, influenza and chronic lung disease, combined.  But why do teens do it? There is no real answer. ...

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