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Braggers begone

Sydney Kaehler, Assistant opinions editor
May 25, 2017
Filed under Editorials, May 25, Opinion, Print Issues (archive)

Our Position: Students shouldn’t press their peers for school information or feel like they need to be vocal about their grades, test scores or GPA to anyone. In every single class, there's the one student who complains upon receiving a 90 percent on the test. Do not be that kid. School is difficult,...

CounterPoint: Going global

Charlie Stelnicki, Managing Editor
May 25, 2017
Filed under May 25, Opinion, Point/Counterpoint, Print Issues (archive)

The year is 2017. We are in an age where one can click a button and send information across the world through the internet, or book a plane ticket and be anywhere, doing anything, in person, in less than a day. Our world is global and is interconnected in more ways than are imaginable. Pursuing nationalistic...

Point: Make Nationalism Great Again

Henry Groya, Reporter
May 25, 2017
Filed under May 25, Opinion, Point/Counterpoint, Print Issues (archive)

Donald Trump being elected, the United Kingdom leaving the European Union and Marine Le Pen being a serious contender in the 2017 French elections all have something significant in common: nationalism is on the rise. When one hears the word “nationalism” one often associates it with something nega...

’13 Reasons Why,’ welcome to your tape

Tim Mikulski, Art Director
May 25, 2017
Filed under Guest Columns, May 25, Opinion, Print Issues (archive)

Because you are reading this high school newspaper, I can safely assume that you spend a good deal of time around teenagers. If that assumption is true, I can even more safely assume that you have heard about “13 Reasons Why”, the recent Netflix mini-series of Jay Asher’s novel telling the stor...

A place like No(la) other

A place like No(la) other

Adam Janicki, Sports editor
May 12, 2017
Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion, Top Stories

Located in the southernmost region of the state of Louisiana, New Orleans (NOLA) is a place like no other. Spread throughout the city you will find incredible ethnic diversity encompassed by antique, French architecture. From sunrise to sunset, live-street performances of Jazz and Blues melodiously fill...

Robert Siegel departs from NPR

Robert Siegel departs from NPR

Lars Lonnroth, freelance writer
May 1, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Student Submissions

Robert Siegel announced that he will be leaving his post at NPR’s “All Things Considered,” one of the networks flagship drive-time newsmagazine. But with his departure, which isn’t set to take place until January of next year, a big question arises: who is going to be added to the NPR’s news...

Supreme Court debate divides nation

Supreme Court debate divides nation

Danny Kilrea, Copy Editor
April 24, 2017
Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion, Uncategorized

On April 10, Neil Gorsuch was confirmed to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. There was a long battle over this nomination since former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death on Feb. 13, 2016. Both Republicans and Democrats were eager to claim the seat. For...

Don’t trust the DNA

Don’t trust the DNA

Brandt Siegfried, Reporter
April 17, 2017
Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion

As a history buff, my family history is important to me. I’ve always been curious about my roots, and I’ve always intended to discover more about them. Last year, I finally decided to start searching for more. I used my living relatives, available records and Google to try to discover where my...

AP Test + Final = Overkill

Danny Kilrea, Copy editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under April 13, Editorials, Opinion, Print Issues (archive)

The beginning of May is a stressful time for students because it marks the beginning of AP exams. It is the culmination of all the material learned over the past two semesters. A lot of hard work and late nights goes into these exams to reach the score of a precious “5.” After the tests are over,...

Brand name diploma?

Sheridan Spiess, Pulse editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under April 13, Editorials, Opinion, Print Issues (archive)

If you speak to any high school student preparing to apply to or choosing a college, you will hear the “horror” they endure applying to eight-plus schools while having no idea where they want to go. Some even admit to not really caring whether or not they are accepted into many of the schools they...

Policy before party

Thomas Atseff, Opinions Editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under April 13, Opinion, Print Issues (archive)

During his farewell address, the first president of the United States George Washington warned against the formation of two opposing political parties. Of course, the country did not heed his warning, and instead did the exact opposite, forming two major political parties that we now know as the Democratic...

‘Dis Generation’

Thomas Atseff, Opinions editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under April 13, Opinion, Point/Counterpoint

When we are kids, we are careless, happy-go-lucky and innocent. We spend our days without worry, living in a Hakuna-Matata way. By the time we reach middle school or high school, we are then bombarded by the fact that the world will soon cave in on us and become a horrible place unlike the place we’...

Tied to the policy

Hallie Coleman, Online
April 12, 2017
Filed under April 13, Opinion, Print Issues (archive), Uncategorized

The worst feeling occurs during the last weeks of school with finals coming up. It occurs when you receive the one white piece of paper among the colored papers notifying you that you do not get to exempt a final either due to your absences or poor grades. In my case, it was due to many absences. I am...

Why Nationalism is on the Rise

Henry Groya, Reporter
April 4, 2017
Filed under Editorials, Online Exclusives, Opinion

When Donald Trump won the presidency on Nov. 8, not only did it become apparent that Americans were in shock, but the world as well. Trump ran on an anti-establishment platform advocating for the implementation of nationalistic policies such as building a wall along the American-Mexican border, stopping...

Katie Palermo, Photo editor
March 3, 2017
Filed under Editorials, Online Exclusives, Opinion

Starting on Feb. 4, I embarked on a Utah ski trip with 28 fellow cancer survivors from Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan and Illinois. The program is held by Children’s Oncology Services (COSI), which provides pediatric cancer patients and survivors programs such as summer camps, dude ranches, whitewater...

Streaks for weeks

Sarah Grier, Assistant online/social media editor
March 2, 2017
Filed under March 3, Opinion, Print Issues (archive)

Snapchat has completely dictated my life for the past five years. The instant communication of photos allows the potential documentation of every new experience, making it impossible to miss out. While this privilege is often abused with mundane daily dog filter stories, it offers the opportunity for...

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