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May Columns: Reflecting on necessity of passes, track season wrap-up

May Columns: Reflecting on necessity of passes, track season wrap-up

Allyson Bonhaus and Maddi Saunders
May 25, 2017
Filed under Columns

OPINION: The wave of teachers giving out passes has surprised me. We should have them when we go somewhere, however, I remember longing for the independence of SHS. That dream seems to have more conditions now. The freedom to be responsible felt like my chance to prove I am ready to be out on my ...

May Staff Editorial: Saying goodbye and looking forward to new changes next year

May Staff Editorial: Saying goodbye and looking forward to new changes next year

May 25, 2017
Filed under Staff Editorial

Change is a ubiquitous aspect of life, but it perhaps occurs in high school even more than it does in the years to come. After all, with a whole quarter of the student body leaving and another coming in each year along with the changes that come with each grade's experience, no year of high school is...

Arrive Alive demonstration

Arrive Alive demonstration

Sydney Evans, Leaflet Co-Editor
May 12, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

On May 12, 2017, Officer Paul Payne and many other law enforcement agents and firemen volunteered their time to put on a demonstration of a car crash. The demonstration occurred on the eve of Prom and was meant to be a way to disway students from drinking and or driving. The demonstration was well put...

April Columns: Airline overbooking, winning streak

April Columns: Airline overbooking, winning streak

Allyson Bonhaus and Maddi Saunders
April 28, 2017
Filed under Columns

OPINION: The recent controversy over one United flight has caught my attention. I saw the video of a bloody man being dragged out of the seat he paid for, and I could not help but wonder if United really had the right to do this. Regardless of who is in the right, based on how the circumstance...

April Staff Editorial: Immigration is about people

April Staff Editorial: Immigration is about people

April 28, 2017
Filed under Staff Editorial

As of the 2015-2016 school year, SHS was home to students from 52 different countries. Both our community and our country are rooted in diversity, the quintessential melting pot, and this is largely attributed to immigration. Some students may wonder why they ought to care about this issue. After...

Stressing over stress

Stressing over stress

Lydia Masset, Staff Writer
April 21, 2017
Filed under Opinion

One balls too hard

One balls too hard

Lauren Kurtzer, Creative Projects Director
April 3, 2017
Filed under Opinion

There has always been a stigma against parents of athletes: the soccer moms and their mini vans, dance moms, and parents always in the stands screaming as they root on their kids. I have a lot of respect for these parents; I have experienced it with my parents driving me to and from practice, going...

March Columns: Senioritis, March Madness, Lakers management

March Columns: Senioritis, March Madness, Lakers management

Max Torem, Joshua Patterson, and Lauren Kurtzer
March 29, 2017
Filed under Columns

OPINION: With fourth quarter set to begin right after spring break, students will be looking forward to finishing their final exams and enjoying summer break. Although all students should feel the need to make one final push, some, specifically seniors, simply do not have that desire. Commonly referred to as s...

March Staff Editorial: Taking action to combat climate change

March Staff Editorial: Taking action to combat climate change

March 29, 2017
Filed under Staff Editorial

It is important for each of us to look at our daily lives and think about what we can do to make our world a better place. This was once meant just in the emotional sense, but now we have to deal with the actual physical world. The scientists have weighed in, and the vast majority of scientists do...

Earth’s food deficits impact everyone

Earth’s food deficits impact everyone

Eddie Wade, Staff Writer
March 13, 2017
Filed under Opinion

By 2040 the world that we know as full of food, may be low in essential protein that keeps our muscles and bodies healthy and happy. We live in a world with animal-based proteins such as meat, poultry, and fish. But, there are also the proteins that come from plants such as soy and wheat. The pro...

Students sleep through mornings

Students sleep through mornings

Allyson Bonhaus, Feature Chief
March 13, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Beep! There goes the alarm, time to go back to the everyday schedule. Dress, brush teeth, breakfast, get in the car. Most of time, I find myself half-asleep during this routine. The monotonous steps to get to school could make me fall asleep without even having to wake up early. “The problem: Teenagers...

East side story

East side story

Jessica Lu, Staff Writer
March 13, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

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