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Why Students Don’t Read Anymore

Why Students Don’t Read Anymore

Selaam Dollisso and Lisa Cochran

November 16, 2017


Filed under Archives, Opinion, Showcase

Senior Caroline Paxton eagerly flips to the next page of her classic novel. A single light flickers above her, intermittently dancing onto the pages. Paxton, a bibliophile, is already invested in the plot of this novel and disregards the light. Sadly, Paxton and her love of the written word are both an...

I don’t cheat anymore

Queen Victoria, Opinion Editor

October 18, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

I suppose it all started years ago when I was a freshman at Ames High School. The perils of my personal life were nothing compared to the consequences for cheating. I won’t go into much depth, but it was a difficult time for me. I can’t quite remember the first time I cheated  on something. It wa...

The conclusion of the matter

The conclusion of the matter

Skip Stevens, The Reporter

May 22, 2017


Filed under Archives, Opinion, Showcase

  I will start by stating that it is in my very nature to rejoice and be glad. I need not elaborate the cause for these sentiments other than to simply say that life is, in itself, very good.   However, it is apparent to me, and those closest to me, that my continued bliss has been pitif...

The real reason people dislike Donald Trump

Sam Stuve, Reporter

May 3, 2017


Filed under Archives, Opinion, Showcase

There are many reasons why people may or may not hate Donald Trump. That is why 54% of americans disapprove of what he is doing (according to NBC News and The Wall Street Journal). There are many reasons why people may hate one another. This should go without saying, but both of the presidential ca...

How ordering food online has changed my life

How ordering food online has changed my life

Tifany Chu, Opinion Editor

April 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion

In today’s very irritating world, you already start the day off feeling like god is testing you. You have to get to class on time (the horror), turn homework in on time (the horror) and then deal with many underclassmen who don’t seem to understand that school hallway is not a runway. Finally, you w...

Are Bagels Bread?

Are Bagels Bread?

Achala Thippeswamy, Reporter

April 25, 2017


Filed under Archives, Opinion, Showcase

As you take a bite of a bagel, does it feel and taste like bread or something completely different? This issue surrounding whether bagels are considered bread is a hot topic that has been constantly debated about. Let’s start by comparing and contrasting a typical loaf of bread and a bagel. Brea...

Why I should have attended more high school musicals

Why I should have attended more high school musicals

Sam Stuve, Reporter

April 19, 2017


Filed under Archives, Opinion, Showcase

No, I'm not talking about the "High School Musical" movies (although they are awesome, judge me I dare you), I’m talking about the musicals that happen at our high school. I have been in this high school for 2 and half years now, and until I attended the amazing Guys and Dolls musical, I had never...

Tomi, Toni, Tomato

Jourdan-Ashle Barnes, Reporter

March 23, 2017


Filed under Opinion

If you consider yourself politically aware and an active social media user then you have probably seen or heard about Tomi “Toyota Lasagna” Lahren. Lahren is known for her menacing rants expressing her opinions on major events that she usually is in disagreement with. Tammy has been the voice for yo...

OJ didn’t do it.

OJ didn’t do it.

Tifany Chu, Opinion Editor

March 22, 2017


Filed under Archives, Opinion, Showcase

Recently, we celebrated the 20th anniversary of the infamous O.J. Simpson Murder Trial. In Oct 1995, the jury of the “Trial of the Century” acquitted Simpson of murdering his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her “friend” Ron Goldman. With the permission of Judge Lance Ito (the presiding judge), the media was allowed to broadcast ...

Bernie Sanders Is Too Good For America

Bernie Sanders Is Too Good For America

McKenzie Reimer, Co-Editor In Chief

March 22, 2017


Filed under Opinion

America, we are wrong. We voted for a man who young children have nightmares about. We vote for a man who makes the Statue Of Liberty look like a joke. How? How did America fall so far from grace? Was he our only option for a change? Was he the only way to get what we needed? No. We were wrong. There...

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