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[Opinion] “Let Them Eat Crap”

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Paxton Decker

October 21, 2019

The Past and Present of School Lunch “It kind of tastes like plastic,” senior Aimee Wolf said. “I refuse to eat it… like I go out to lunch because I can’t, I just can't.”  School lunch is often as common a complaint as our nightmare of a parking lot and swarms of people clogging the ha...

[Opinion] Teaching Is Much More Than a Fallback

[Opinion] Teaching Is Much More Than a Fallback

Emma Wilson

May 15, 2019

Why do teachers teach? “Teaching, for those who love it, gives us purpose,” said French teacher, Madame Farrier. Many view teaching as easy, and quite sub-par of a “dream job”. They do not see the value in becoming a teacher and undermine it as something for those sub-par in life. Teaching...

[Opinion] #BlackGirlMagic

[Opinion] #BlackGirlMagic

Rayne Ware

May 15, 2019

#blackgirlmagic Throughout history, black women have been through hell and back. Even then we were warriors, but were still treated like we were worthless. Today, black women have now seen and spoken up why they are beautiful, amazing, and brilliant. “Black girl magic is mainly a superpo...

[Opinion] Book Your Next Summer Flight to the Library

[Opinion] Book Your Next Summer Flight to the Library

May 13, 2019

By Celina Raymond Let’s be real for a minute. Summer reading is not the end of the world. You are given three months to complete a task that you would have easily completed in three weeks of school. You have access to audiobooks, ebooks, book stores, and even libraries--yes those still exist....

Climate Change or Climate Collapse?

Climate Change or Climate Collapse?

Isabel Dalmer

May 13, 2019

Every year on Earth Day I see my social media overrun with photos of kids sorority squatting on tropical beaches, caption extolling the poster’s love for the earth (and the #303!). While it’s great to appreciate the natural beauty of the world around us, these vacant posts draw attention from the s...

[Opinion] Teachers Don’t Hate You

[Opinion] Teachers Don't Hate You

Mia Nguyen

May 9, 2019

High school is hard. We’re busy, feel like we’re dying, and in a constant state of distress. And yes, sometimes the faculty in our school don’t help to relieve that stress. But this is no excuse for the poor treatment we pay to the people who serve us lunch, who clean up after our mess, who...

[Opinion] Mental Health: A Festering Wound

[Opinion] Mental Health: A Festering Wound

May 1, 2019

By Jori O'Grady According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Colorado ranked ninth in the country for suicide rates. In 2017, Colorado recorded 1,175 suicide-related deaths--the highest number in the state’s history. Between 2015 and 2017, 533 suicides, were committed by those aged 10 to...

[Opinion] Shattered By School’s Stress

[Opinion] Shattered By School’s Stress

April 25, 2019

By Celina Raymond 7:30. My alarm buzzes. Finalizing my fifth five-minute snooze, my eyes droop and burn, weighed down by exhaustion. I spent until 2 am cramming for a crucial exam. It will only take a couple more minutes of lethargy until I’m into fight or flight mode. All I can think is, ...

[Opinion] The Time I Found Out I was Adopted

[Opinion] The Time I Found Out I was Adopted

Emma Wilson

April 24, 2019

When people say they’re a mistake they’re usually joking. I am not joking when I say I was a mistake. Okay so yes, I am adopted. It isn’t a secret, and I am proud of it. At sixteen months old, I was adopted from China by the lovely woman whom I call my mother. She is the only parent I have...

[Opinion] This is Serious, Are You?

[Opinion] This is Serious, Are You?

Caleigh Daugherty

April 18, 2019

April 20,1999. December 14, 2012. February 14, 2018. These mark only a few of the infamous school shootings to impact American students, families, and communities in the last 20 years. The term “school shooting” has rapidly become known simply as “something that happens”. But on Tuesday Apri...

[Opinion] Never Again, Until Next Time

[Opinion] Never Again, Until Next Time

Jori O'Grady

April 18, 2019

The United States prides itself as the greatest nation in the world, yet no other first world country fears their kids getting shot up at school. In Colorado, the month of April is final countdown month, as well as the month of prom, SAT and ACT, play performances, art shows, music galas, soccer, and ...

[Opinion] Standardized Tests do not Measure Intelligence

[Opinion] Standardized Tests do not Measure Intelligence

Jori O'Grady

April 8, 2019

Standardized tests were established in the mid-1800s as a “fair” way to assess students’ intelligence and abilities across the country. Though it wasn't till the early 2000s when standardized testing was popularized under the guise as a legitimate measure of student, teacher, school, principal, dis...

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