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Fatima Kammona, Iowa City West High School

January 12, 2018


Filed under Opinions

Dear reader, I am no longer a teenager, no longer a human, no longer a child of my parents, but instead a machine of society running on a 24-hour clock. I am no longer taught how to be a good person but instead how to sit at a desk and nod my head for seven hours a day, five days a week, four weeks...

Phone pouches only push ‘pause’ on growing problem

Phone pouches only push ‘pause’ on growing problem

Saijleen Chawla, Starr's Mill High School

January 4, 2018


Filed under Opinions

When students enter each classroom, they put their phones in a designated red phone pouch labeled with an assigned number. Many teachers take attendance with the phone count, and it has successfully controlled the issue of distraction in class. Lately, security of cell phones has been tightened due...

Handing country music back to the pros

Handing country music back to the pros

Andrew Gardner, Oxford High School

January 2, 2018


Filed under Opinions

Let’s conduct a social experiment. You game? Don’t worry – it’s nothing hard. In fact, it’s probably a little too easy (and that’s essentially the problem). But, we can talk semantics in the body paragraphs. For now, our experiment. Go into your car. Don’t feel the need to buckle; instead,...

Trump robbed of ‘Person of the Year’ award

Trump robbed of ‘Person of the Year’ award

Yianni Sarris, Mayfield High School

December 28, 2017


Filed under Opinions

On Dec. 6, TIME Magazine gave its person of the year award to the #metoo movement. Instead, it should have been given to our Commander-in-chief. First, I should be clear when I say I mean no disrespect to the #metoo movement. The women (and men) who have come out have demonstrated incredible courage,...

I Wore the Ugliest Outfit for a Day

I Wore the Ugliest Outfit for a Day

Emily Keown, The Villages Charter High School

December 26, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

High school — scratch that — life is full of judgement. Everyone tries to impress others to get the opinion they want. Clothes can often cause people to form impressions and opinions. Clothes can define a person and I’ve definitely learned that from my experience. From clashing colors, to odd patterns,...

The future is stressful – school should help

The future is stressful – school should help

Anthony Cesario, Coppell High School

December 21, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Have you ever felt unprepared for college or life in the “real world”? It is not a comforting feeling, especially when we spend so much time in school, a place designed to help us for our futures. What happened to the home economics or personal finance classes my parents took when they were in...

Studying to the sound of music

Studying to the sound of music

Sierra Wamsley, South Forsyth High School

December 15, 2017


Filed under Opinions

With midterms quickly approaching, many are looking for a productive way to study. Some turn to study groups and others to parents and teachers for early morning help, but the majority of teens at South turn to music. Depending on the type of music, it encourages the mind to relax and students to focus...

Junior recounts her experience as an ESOL student who spoke no English

Junior recounts her experience as an ESOL student who spoke no English

Soreya Adeline Djemene, Watkins Mill High School

December 5, 2017


Filed under Opinions

As I walked into class, I felt the “who the heck is this?" look from them. I made my way to a random seat in the back and listened as the teacher spoke a language I didn't understand. Whoever said starting school on another continent was easy lied to you. Terribly. Coming here from France at the...