Cinema alters novel plots

Vera Samolyenko, guest reporter
December 17, 2014

When you read a book, and hear that there is also a movie on the same exact book, you get pretty excited, don’t you? You go to the theater to watch it, and leave the theater disappointed. Why? Because the movie missed so much detail, the characters were far too different, and the whole plot was changed. I... Read more »

Passing period causes stampede

Jesse Eisenbacher, guest reporter
December 17, 2014

The school hallways are a serious issue here. You have five minutes to make it to your classes but there are a ton of issues that make that five minutes feel like only one or two. I actually like how the hallways are run. I can see why people show up late to class, but I still believe that the five minute... Read more »

Same sex couples acknowledged

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Erykah Johnson, guest reporter
December 17, 2014

For many high school students, our adolescence is the prime time for us to be finding our identities, trying new styles and maybe even new relationships. As we are shifting into new times, same sex couples are a more common sight for people our age.  I feel like being in a same sex relationship is no... Read more »

Chromebooks taking away students’ drive to work

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Aaron Baker, guest reporter
December 17, 2014

Since the tech levy passed in early 2014, a horde of new technologies have found their way into our school. While these gadgets may be new and shiny, not all of them enhance the learning experience. With the adoption of nearly everything Google in our school, students have been subjected to inefficient... Read more »

Managing stress proves vexing, complicated

Jude Hanno, staff reporter
December 17, 2014

After sleeping for only four hours the night before, the snooze alarm is your companion as you press it over and over in an effort to get just a few more minutes of precious sleep. Lacking any and all motivation, you wake up groggy and start another long and stressful day attending your own personal... Read more »

Body piercings, modifications appealing

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Alyssa Ferry, guest reporter
December 17, 2014

From gauges to tattoos, many students and staff are expressing themselves by altering their appearance out of school, and graciously flaunting it in school. Personally, I don’t believe that any change one makes to themselves impacts others directly. Many people are just far too touchy with their feelings... Read more »

Convenience will end the film industry

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Cameron Fairchild, Staff Reporter
December 17, 2014

The film industry is not what it used to be. Lower box office returns of a myriad genres that were once film’s very foundation have led to an increased push for big, heavily-marketed catch-all products, preferably with a built-in fanbase. Transformers and Marvel movies and a dangerous excess of the... Read more »

Students prepare for Merry Birthdays

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Jessica Perez, Staff Reporter
December 16, 2014

Winter birthdays: they can be the time of your life or a depressing day of doing nothing. If you choose to spend your day complaining about how it’s cold, chances are you won’t enjoy yourself very much. If you actually make the most of what you have to work with, your winter birthday will be a night... Read more »

Winter breaking hearts of students

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Dylan Johnston, Staff Reporter
December 16, 2014

Oh! Why hello there, I didn’t see you walk in. Welcome to this week’s episode of How to Survive Winter Break. On today’s episode, we will be covering the following: how to stay away from dull activities, how to get an abundance of sleep and even how to get a plethora of homework done all in one... Read more »

Students fail to R-E-S-P-E-C-T parents

Jude Hanno, Staff Reporter
November 21, 2014

For the first 18 years of our lives, our parents try to raise us, feed us, give us shelter, and provide us with enough financial support to live our lives freely and happily. Most students are very appreciative of their parents, and they try their hardest to show that they care. Although this is true,... Read more »

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