November 21, 2017

Gordon Hayward Injured -

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Mrs. Tribuzi, Dance Teacher Extraordinaire -

Monday, October 30, 2017

theSkimm: The Millennial Generation of News -

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Cross Country Runs into the 2017 Season -

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Should You Attend the Women’s Marches? -

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Bearcats Blown Away by Chalk Fest -

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The New Tardy Policy Pilot Is Over -

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

SMHS Chalk Fest is an Instant Successes -

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Chalk Fest is Shaping Up Well This Year -

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Boys Volleyball Season Comes to a Close -

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Bearcat Chefs Compete in Nacho Contest -

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Bearcat Invitational Track Meet a Huge Success -

Monday, May 8, 2017

Concert Band Prepares for Spring Concert -

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Students: “Beware the Banality of a Busy Life” -

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Roger Federer Proves he is the GOAT -

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Coach John Tells Us About Boys Tennis -

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Olaiha Fonua and His Friend Perform at Green Week -

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Eureka, We Built It! -

Thursday, April 20, 2017

International Week Celebrates Diversity -

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

International Week Shines -

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

How Old is Too Old to Believe in Santa Claus?

As children, everyone is brought up differently. After all, we are all different people. Setting up cookies and milk on Christmas Eve or waking up in the morning for presents make up some of my happiest childhood memories. Whether or not you celebrate Christmas, believing in Santa Claus is a source of hope for children all over the world. According to a poll on CBS News, “A whopping 84 percent of grown-ups were once children trusted in Santa’s magic, and lots cling to it still.”  With the 2016 holidays coming up, children are already beginning to write their letters to…

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Climate Change is a Heated Topic

It is possible that we have already gone past the point of return, before some of us have even realized that climate change isn’t a hoax. But, global warming? How absurd― obviously “the concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.” If this sounds familiar, then you may recognize the tweet of your future president, Donald Trump. I would beg to differ with this statement. Personally, I believe the estimated 97% of climate scientists (according to NASA) who do recognize the effects of global warming, over the news broadcasters that…

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Time to Turn Off the Holiday Music

Holiday music; some play it all year round, and some get annoyed by it even during the holiday season. Many, like Emely Morales, believe that holiday music can be played all year round, and July would be the appropriate time to start listening and start celebrating.  Others, like Jarrett Nelson, feel that holiday music does not belong until December 1st and must be stopped playing by December 31st leaving the celebrating solely to that one month. Even though most songs during the holidays are over played, some classics never get old.  At the top of the list, from the Odyssey…

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Students Are Drowning in Homework

Disclaimer: Personally, I am an advocate of hard work and practice; I believe classwork and homework, when done with the intention of learning (and not merely getting it done), is advantageous and necessary for a student. However, I also firmly believe that the general workload for high school students is quite far from advantageous and necessary– in fact, it is the opposite. We are teenagers, not work machines. We are humans, not robots who can sacrifice their lives for a good grade. We are adolescents, and we should not be drowning in mental breakdowns, stress, and sleep deprivation. Perhaps if…

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Trump’s Family will NOT be Living in the White House

     What were once rumors about Trump and his family’s living situation are now confirmed. In January when Trump is sworn into office, his family will not be joining him in the White House. Trump’s wife, Melania, and his ten year old son, Barron, will remain living in Trump’s penthouse in downtown Manhattan. The secret service is considering renting a floor in Trump Tower in order to protect the family while Trump is gone, bringing up a potential conflict of interest since Trump, as the landlord, would benefit financially from the arrangement, according to a CNN article titled “Donald…

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Black Lives Matter Over All Lives Matter

The debate between the All Lives Matter and Black Lives Matter movements is familiar to many, and although the fact that this debate even exists is entirely controversial, the one thing people seem to agree on is how hard it is to talk about. This is especially true for friends or loved ones who may have opinions that you don’t understand or that trouble you. Many people choose not to ever talk about this topic. After all, it is much easier to just ignore problems in the world that do not affect you, in an effort to avoid confrontation and…

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Western Feminism Has Outgrown It’s Use

Feminism has been around since the 1830s and has since become more and more entrenched in everyone’s lives. Though the movement has accomplished great things in the past, this does not make it immune to questions in the modern day. This is what I will be looking at in this article. For the purposes of this article, however, I will not be looking at any kind of perceived rape culture due to the backlash it received in my last article and may be saved for another article in the future. So for this article, I will be examining the validity…

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Teachers Should be able to Share their Political Beliefs

As well as being educators, teachers are also humans. They have opinions, ideas, beliefs– and that leads to bias, no matter who you are or how hard you try to remain neutral. People question whether or not teachers should be allowed to share their political views to their students. Right now, the law is that, although teachers can discuss political topics, they cannot explicitly state their own beliefs. Even if they haven’t explicitly told you their beliefs, I’m sure you could guess your teacher’s political beliefs. Why? “It’s impossible to teach without bias,” said Martin Ortega, history teacher. “Bias is…

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Ethical Choice: Save Animals or End Hunger

Many people have a soft spot for animals in need. These suffering domestic creatures can seem defenseless, innocent and desperate to become best friend. The desire to care for animals has driven two thirds of Americans to own a pet, according to ASPCA. Our passion for domestic animals ties a bond between humans, canines and felines. They make us feel closer to nature and living creatures. Animals form new friendships that are based off of trust and loyalty. Pets become part of the family, many times replacing family members and children. Although having a pet in the family has its…

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BLM Causes Far More Problems Than It Solves

America has had its problems in the past, and it has done some horrendous things, but now in 2016 there are people who claim that black people, and other minorities, are still oppressed based on nothing more than their melanin levels. One organization that claims this is none other than the infamous Black Lives Matter (BLM). From the Ferguson, Mo. riots to the much more recent Charl otte, N.C. riots, there is definitely something worthwhile to look at here. In the summer of 2013, George Zimmerman was acquitted for the shooting of Trayvon Martin. This was the inspiration for the…

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