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Blog: The Power of Positivity

Blog: The Power of Positivity

Evan Bewersdorf, Business Manager

October 17, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Staff Blogs

Ironically enough, this blog was originally going to be pessimistic - that is, about pet peeves and things I do not enjoy. Instead, I want to take this in a more positive direction, and talk about things which make life fun. For some in high school, their lives are not too peachy. This comes from a...

A garden of opportunity

A garden of opportunity

Haylee Haxton, Staff Writer

April 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion

For years, counselors have pondered ideas to better the education of students in a way that promotes mental health. The most natural way to allow a peaceful environment for students in the workplace is to encompass outdoor classroom opportunities. School gardens have been implemented in places like...

It’s not time for pay to play

It’s not time for pay to play

Evan Bewersdorf, Staff Writer

February 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion

  Meeting rooms with Maserati leather decorate the chairs. Hydrotherapy jacuzzis, flat-screen plasma televisions can be found in almost every room. No, this is not Trump Tower or a congressional retreat-- it is the John E. Jaqua Academic Center for Student Athletics at the University of Oregon, wh...

Opinion: Feeding frenzy

Opinion: Feeding frenzy

Ronak Desai, Staff Writer

February 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Students have recently expressed concerns due to overcrowding and longer lines in the cafeteria. For the second year in a row, Lindale is dividing student lunchtimes into three periods rather than four. All cafeteria seating should be opened up to students, and each class should be 45 minutes in lengt...

A reflection on American privilege

A reflection on American privilege

Haylee Haxton, Staff Writer

January 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The sun peeks through the cracks of their one room hut. Their bellies grumble, begging for nourishment. Their young bodies ache from the labor of yesterday, and in just a few hours, the same strenuous work awaits them. This is their life, yet they are not always sad or depressed.  In America today, ...

Against the status quo

Against the status quo

Kaitlyn Barrington, Staff Writer

November 24, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Since the time that we started school, we have put labels on each other that could potentially  define us for the rest of our academic career. We may not necessarily fall under the labels that we are given but that is how our peers see us. However, the problem doesn’t start with our friends, it begi...

Meet the presidential candidates

Evan Bewersdorf, Staff Writer

September 25, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Candidates and their platforms are listed in alphabetical order. Photo Credits (Clinton-Jim Young, Reuters; Trump-Getty Images; Johnson-KEVIN KOLCZYNSKI / REUTERS; Stein-WashingtonsBlog) HIllary Clinton Democrat Abortion - Pro-Choice for funding of Planned Parenthood supports Medicaid funding for abor...

Assistant editor reflects on families and illness

Assistant editor reflects on families and illness

Kelsey Crews, Assistant Editor

March 22, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

My childhood was easy compared to most other people’s. My parents weren’t divorced, there had been no deaths in the family, and most of my family lived close so I always saw them. I essentially had a picture perfect life, until one day when I was in junior high. That is when everything changed. ...

Don’t just stand by

Don’t just stand by

Sydney Smith, Staff Writer

February 19, 2016


Filed under Opinion

We have heard since grade school that bullying is a serious problem, yet everyday we see people being mistreated by their fellow students while others stand by and watch.  It is this spectator mentality that is also a serious problem that we joke about and ignore. In modern times, society is increa...

Keep it private

Keep it private

Kamryn Stacks, Social Officer

October 21, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

  Walking down the hallway, one will see couple after couple lined against the walls during passing periods. The holding of hands, kissing, and excessively long and tight hugs are everywhere.    Wanting to be a part of a couple is understandable. Four years of a student’s life is spent ...

The Creativity Crisis

Kate Adams, Staff Writer

September 17, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Kyung Hee Kim, professor of education at the College of William and Mary, conducted an experiment that analyzed creativity in children. The children were told to do something creative with several stimuli in order to see how well the children included originality, meaningfulness and humor. According...

Tick-tock, what’s up with that clock?

Lily Hering, Staff Writer

April 13, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Students are required to make the difficult conversion every year from waking up far past noon to rising practically at the crack of dawn. At least, that’s how it feels when adjusting one’s schedule to early school start times. As the year wears on, students don’t truly become accustomed to the early...

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