October 21, 2019

Bearcats Strike for Climate -

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

A Personal Account On Vaping -

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Girls Water Polo Resumes Winning Ways -

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Running into the 2019 season -

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

How Media Affects The Mind -

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Matilda Provides Hope -

Monday, October 14, 2019

Mock Trial: Murder Trials, New Captains, and Autonomous Vehicle Accidents -

Monday, October 14, 2019

SMHS Starts the Year Cellphone Free -

Monday, October 14, 2019

SMHS’ Boomwhacker Club -

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Questioning the Ethics of Unconventional Childbearing -

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Don’t Blame Video Games -

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Why Disney Won’t Stop Remaking Movies -

Thursday, October 10, 2019

The Versatility of Virtual Reality -

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Pondering Yondr -

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Mr. Shea: The Meme King -

Thursday, October 3, 2019

#AHistoryofBadBoycotts -

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Increased Regulation is Necessary for Homeschooling -

Thursday, August 29, 2019

An amazing year for the wrestling team -

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

My Experience at the Women’s March -

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

El Regreso Del Racismo -

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

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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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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Are AP Classes Bad for Students?

AP classes are difficult. Clearly there is a reason: the classes are supposed to resemble college level classes, at least in theory. More and more students enroll in AP classes each year, with some students taking up to six APs during their senior year. Other students never take an AP class. But some students take APs for the wrong reason. As a junior, I have spoken with many students over 3 years and I’ve had long conversations specifically about AP classes with older students who are now in college. One common theme from those conversations was the social clout that…

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Profanity is Used Excessively

We all slip out an occasional swear word when we drop things, forget something, whatever–but really, do we need to swear every five seconds in a normal teenage conversation? I would be a trillionare if I earned a dollar for every time I heard a person swear just by walking down the halls. Seriously, we teenagers could swear ten times just by describing the weather–and unless you are either very angry or passionate about the weather, I don’t think that’s necessary. “Among friends, swearing has a crucial social function: sharing a lexicon of words, and breaking societal taboos, bonds people…

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NBA Season Predictions: Golden State and Cavaliers are once again at the Top

The NBA Season has finally arrived and it is more anticipated than ever. Many people, especially Warriors fans, are very curious and wondering the same thing: What are the top three seeds of the NBA Western and Eastern Conference going to look like this season? Who will win MVP? Who will win Defensive Player of the Year? Who will be Coach of the Year? Who will win the Most Improved Player of the Year? Rookie of the Year? I was also curious and made a lot of educated guesses and finally came up with a prediction. First, I will go…

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