Eagle Eye

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...

To eat meat or not to eat meat–that is the question

To eat meat or not to eat meat–that is the question

Emma Johnsen, Staff Writer

March 5, 2014


Filed under Opinion

What comes to mind when you think of a vegan?  A vegan is a strict vegetarian, or someone who eats no animal or dairy products at all.  Being a vegan myself, I’m constantly asked questions along the lines of “How do you live without all those foods?” Well here’s the secret: When you care about...

Was what Edward Snowden did for the good of the country?

Was what Edward Snowden did for the good of the country?

Drew Austin, Staff Writer

February 12, 2014


Filed under Opinion

On June 5, daily British newspaper The Guardian released the first of many sets of documents based off the National Security Agency files gathered by whistleblower Edward Snowden. On June 14 the US government charged Snowden with espionage. Snowden, around 6 months later, claimed victory. He managed t...

Should students attend college?

Should students attend college?

Michaela Blanchard, Staff Writer

January 24, 2014


Filed under Opinion

  From Kindergarten to Senior year, the importance of attending college is greatly advertised. During this time of year, many juniors and seniors are currently making their final choices and applying to the school of their dreams. However, in modern times, there are new opinions as to whether attending co...

Staffer shares opinion on new tanning bed law

Michaela Blanchard, Staff Writer

November 13, 2013


Filed under Opinion

After Texas doctors voiced their concern for tanning teenagers’ skin health, a new set of laws were developed that went into effect September 1. Under the new law, anyone under 18 will not be allowed in a tanning bed, even if they have parental permission. This law should be reevaluated by the Texas g...

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