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OPINION: My experience as an only child

OPINION: My experience as an only child

Kayla Carpenter, Sports Editor

November 27, 2018


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During a college admission interview last summer, the admissions officer asked me what my favorite thing about my brother is. I jokingly said it was that we have a telepathic connection. Although my response was initially a joke, I began to realize the true special bond that my brother, Cameron, and...

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...

Photo Op: What would you do if you won the lottery?

Photo Op: What would you do if you won the lottery?

Jasmin Kim, Ad Manager

November 1, 2018


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On Oct. 24, the Mega Millions lottery announced the winner of the $1.537 billion jackpot, a South Carolina native. For a few weeks prior to the announcement, the school was filled with the imagination of what to do if they won the lottery. As we observed this national lottery fervor, we asked Laf...

MOVIE MANIAC reviews Halloween (2018)

MOVIE MANIAC reviews Halloween (2018)

Jacob Ward, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018


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I’m senior Jacob Ward and I am a bit of a movie buff. I have loved movies since I was born, it was just one of the things I’ve been raised on. It wasn’t until I was about 11 years old that I realized movies are something that a large team of people make, and I wanted to be part of that process one...

OPINION: Introverts still make great leaders

OPINION: Introverts still make great leaders

Chloe Baker, 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...

MOVIE MANIAC reviews Night School

MOVIE MANIAC reviews Night School

Jacob Ward, Staff Writer

October 2, 2018


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I'm senior Jacob Ward and I am a bit of a movie buff. I have loved movies since I was born, it was just one of the things I've been raised on. It wasn’t until I was about 11 years old that I realized movies are something that a large team of people make, and I wanted to be part of that process one day....

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: Freshman Survival Guide – Homecoming Edition

OPINION: Freshman Survival Guide – Homecoming Edition

Amisha Paul and Delaney Stulce

September 26, 2018


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Homecoming week is upon us. For us seniors, juniors and sophomores, we’ve been through this week before.  It’s certainly one of the best weeks of the year, but that’s not to say it’s an easy week to survive. With events almost every single day and night, there’s a lot to remember and do. So we...

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...

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