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No peaking

Sydney Kaehler, Opinions Editor

September 22, 2017


Filed under Opinion

High school is the only thing that’s on most of our minds, because it’s happening right now. Only seniors are worrying about what is to come next. No matter what everyone is thinking about, by senior year most of us have found our niche- the place you fit in. Everyone knows where everyone else st...

Fake digital image

September 22, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

When scrolling through your Instagram feed or watching Snapchat stories, it’s rare that the pictures aren’t posed or that the videos aren’t staged. Everyone knows that the person you see on social media almost always isn’t the same person you’ll see walking through the halls. If everyone underst...

Activity restrictions

September 22, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

At school, students are encouraged to get involved in activities. Participating in and contributing to a variety of clubs and teams makes for well-rounded students, creates larger networks of friends, and provides an overall healthy and positive experience. It does not make sense, then, that students ...

Limited NC parking

September 22, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Alongside a new campus and the status of upperclassmen, NC brings the sweet bliss of not having to ride the bus anymore and of not needing to arrive to school hot and sweaty from a lengthy walk. Whether carpooling with friends or driving solo, the luxury of being able to get oneself to and from school...

Let’s talk about it

Maddy Cohen, Art Director

September 22, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Point/Counterpoint

There are three things you should never talk about in polite company: money, religion and politics. Luckily, I’m not polite. It has always been a principle for teachers to conceal their political views in the classroom. While this has made the school environment much more tepid, not discussing these...

Private is professional

Greg Smith, Assistant Opinions Editor

September 22, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Point/Counterpoint

We learn a great deal from our teachers. Beyond rote knowledge, a good teacher can teach how to process information, how to reason, and how to arrive at logical conclusions. Good teachers can teach their students how to think. But a teacher does a disservice when he or she tries to teach what to t...

Embrace your culture

Spiro Kass, Editor-in-Chief

September 22, 2017


Filed under Guest Columns, Opinion

Whether it was the turquoise-blue ocean illuminated by the bright sun, the tall, evergreen mountains that outlined the horizon, or simply the overwhelming sense of being at home, my trip to Greece this past summer was filled with experiences and emotions that allowed me to have the time of my life. ...

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,...

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