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  • May 22Underclassmen exams start on Tuesday, June 12 and go until Friday, June 16.

  • May 22The last full day of school is Monday, June 11.

  • May 22Prom will be held on Saturday, June 9, at 7 pm.

  • May 22There will be no school on Monday, May 28 in honor of Memorial Day.

Letters to the editor: What can we do to prevent school shootings?

Audrey McGovern, Editor-In-Chief

April 6, 2018

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, I completely agree with every single opinion you placed in this editorial. I believe it is so unreasonable that today's society looks at school shootings as a normal occurrence. Like you stated in your article, no shooting situation should be normal. As I was reading this, my heart skipped a beat when I saw that...

Letters to the editor: Alexa, friend or foe?

Audrey McGovern, Editor-In-Chief

February 14, 2018

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, I disagree, I understand people being uncomfortable with the recordings, but their going to a server like you said.   It's not like an agent is going to listen in on your conversation about how work was.  I'd say if your the small percentage of the population who is a criminal or a politician you should be...

Letters to the Editor: Juuling

Audrey McGovern and Ryanne Davidson

December 14, 2017

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Dear editor, I agree with the editorial. I believe it highlights the harmful effects of frequent juuling and spreads awareness of the new, potentially harmful drug. I think it’s too early to see the effects of juuls and if they are anything like cigarettes they can be devastating towards young, developing brains. Although...

Letters to the Editor: DACA

Audrey McGovern, Editor-In-Chief

September 26, 2017

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, I strongly agree with the claim that President Trump should not end the DACA program, which is expressed by the author of this article. Children under the age of 15 cannot even make their own decisions. Many children were brought here illegally, yes, but by their parents. They did not make the decision to immigrate...

Letters to the Editor: Betsy DeVos

March 21, 2017

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, I think that Betsy DeVos does not have what it takes to be the Secretary of Education. She does not have what it takes because she doesn't know what its like to be in a public school. She does not know what it is like to be in a middle-lower class family and not have enough money to send your children to public...

Letters to the Editor: drunkorexia

December 14, 2016

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, Although “Drunkorexia” may seem to be a legitimate reason as to why people are getting drunk faster, it shouldn’t be pinpointed as the only reason why this is happening to people. So many other things play into it. These are choices that able bodied people make. The decision to go out on an empty stomach...

Letters to the Editor: creativity, killed by educational standards

Staff

November 2, 2016

Filed under Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, The argument that public schools and standardized testing are shoving students in a box has been discussed increasingly throughout the years. However, public school is the minimum amount of knowledge people need to fit into society and SOLs are the lowest standard of learning to determine whether a student...

Letters to the Editor: technological twists and turns

Staff

June 13, 2016

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, Although incorporating technology into the classroom is important, completely centering education around it is unnecessary. The more technology that we have, the more likely students are to get distracted. Having technology in the classroom doesn’t help prepare us since we are already exposed to it. ~senior...

Letters to the Editor: Students unplugged

Staff

February 4, 2016

Filed under Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Viewing our grades is very important to us as students. We enjoy knowing exactly how we are doing in a particular class, which helps us keep up with our assignments and schedules. Therefore, the information revealed in the article was very disturbing. Being able to track students while they are on the school...

Letters to the Editor: “Official” failures

Hope Weaver, Opinion Writer

December 17, 2015

Filed under Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, I do not agree with the “No-Zero” policy. Why should you get points for assignments that you didn’t do? Some people actually try on assignments and they deserve good grades. But, if a student doesn’t apply themselves at all, then they shouldn’t be given a good grade. When they go into the world and tr...

Letters to the Editor: “Planners versus passes, controversy continues”

Students

October 6, 2015

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, We are in high school; we shouldn’t be watched, color-coded, and disciplined through unsanitary bathroom passes. The planners were so helpful last year, but this year I had to go buy my own. If the school is trying to save money for other school activities, what are they using the money for? So many people are...

Letters to the Editor: to tan or not to tan

Staff

May 17, 2015

Filed under Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Even though tanning causes major damage to the skin, girls and some boys are still doing it. As a redhead, I tend to burn because of my fair skin, but when I tan indoors I don’t burn. Yes, I am guilty of indoor tanning, but I only do it to be accepted. People tell me I look like a ghost or invisible, so I tan....

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