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Mental health curriculum needs to address issues

Parker Rosdahl, Assistant News

December 22, 2018


Filed under 2018-2019, Opinion

In July 2018, New York and Virginia became the first and only two states to pose a requirement for a class focused on mental health in their state’s secondary schools. The new law was formulated by Virginia senator, Creigh Deeds, as well as Virginia high school students who pitched the idea to him....

Why Die Hard is a Christmas movie

Mason Giustino, Executive Producer

December 19, 2018


Filed under 2018-2019, A&E, Features, Opinion

The holidays are a time for family, friends and taking time to be grateful for what you have. All of these things are represented in popular Christmas movies such as Elf, The Polar Express, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and so on. But my favorite one by far is the one and only 1988 classic Die Hard. T...

Creative writing, is there a write way?

Autumn Scriven, Staff

December 19, 2018


Filed under 2018-2019, Opinion

When I write I try to always let my imagination take me to where I want to go next. Sometimes I worry if what I’m writing is okay -- will others like it and am I writing it the right way? Online and in print, there are thousands of sources that will tell you tips on how to get better at writing and...

Why 2018 has been so long

Why 2018 has been so long

Mariah Perez, Staff

December 17, 2018


Filed under 2018-2019, Opinion

As the new year approaches, it is only natural to reflect on the year we will be leaving behind. When I myself recently thought back on the year, I came to the sudden realization that I didn't actually remember much of it. Sure, I remembered living through the Winter Olympics, the Tide Pod epidemic and that ...

Controversy in Music

Gavin Herrington, Staff

December 17, 2018


Filed under 2018-2019, Opinion

Every generation seemingly boasts notorious celebrity figures, particularly musicians, often driven by a social conscious or intentions of disrupting the status quo. When people discuss these controversial musicians usually recognizable names such as Elvis Presley, Slayer, Marilyn Manson or Eminem are fi...

Mental illness needs to be discussed

Sophia Spoja, Staff

December 17, 2018


Filed under 2018-2019, Opinion, Print Publication

When talking about mental health and more specifically mental illness, it is most common for individuals to start looking to something familiar that they know, something they can draw on from experience. Which happens to be themselves. Even though the conversation is growing, I still believe that ...

Split Christmas

Split Christmas

Jacob Wyatt, Staff

December 11, 2018


Filed under 2018-2019, Opinion

My nephew runs through the house waking everyone up, letting everyone know what day it is. It’s Christmas. The sun has barely risen but everyone is awake and ready to open up presents. We turn on the lights and begin opening gifts, starting to enjoying our day as a family. From the reall...

Why You Should Have Voted Yes on Initiative 1634

Gavin Herrington, Staff

November 29, 2018


Filed under 2018-2019, Opinion

As political turmoil was reignited with the recently passed mid-term elections which included a multitude of impactful initiatives to be considered, a state of renewal was ushered in bringing forth a future the people of Washington designed with their votes. There were various problematic issues many o...

What Thanksgiving means to us

Mariah Perez, Jaime Hernandez-Goldberg, and Jacob Wyatt

November 29, 2018


Filed under 2018-2019, Opinion, Uncategorized

Jaime Hernandez-Goldberg It's Thanksgiving and I’m just getting home from my uncle’s yearly Thanksgiving flag football game,as the smell of freshly-cut apples fills the air. The smell of my grandma's reminds me of what it's like to be home while my dad prepares his fruit salad and my uncle mak...

Kanye West diagnosis, excusable?

Parker Rosdahl and Jasmyne Smith

November 27, 2018


Filed under 2018-2019, Opinion, Uncategorized

  Excusable Kanye West has always done or said something that renders us speechless. Infamous events, such as interrupting Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech at the VMAs, the countless times that he refers to himself as a God or when he stated that the institution of slavery was a choice. All...

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