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Why don’t you support gay marriage?

Why don’t you support gay marriage?

Ian Madden, Kirkwood HS, Kirkwood, Mo.

November 19, 2013


Filed under Opinions

I can’t remember the moment I realized I was gay. There wasn’t an explosion of rainbows, confetti and unicorns. It was just a gradual, terrifying realization. I say “terrifying” not only because my parents are Baptist ministers, but because America is a scary place to live when you’re gay....

Beverage ban is all wet

Taylor Wieneke, Civic Memorial High School, Bethalto, Ill.

October 29, 2013


Filed under Opinions

Starting this school year, Civic Memorial students have not been allowed to bring outside drinks into the building or drink beverages in the classroom, a change that could be harmful to students’ health. Many of these students are outraged; some need their coffee to start off the morning before...

Too young for R?

Too young for R?

Zion Douglass, Catonsville HS, Catonsville, Md.

October 15, 2013


Filed under Movies, Opinions

With the recent release of movies catering to “young adults” such as "The Hunger Games," "Beautiful Creatures," and "The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones," Hollywood has been steadily roping in a teenage audience. That being said, there has been an ongoing controversy in the industry over movies...

Sidelined by Sexism

Sidelined by Sexism

Andy Brown and Olivia Kight, Westlake HS, Austin, Texas

September 24, 2013


Filed under Opinions

“Behind every great man is a great Senior Girl.” That was the Senior Girls’ slogan for the 2010 football season. Harmless, right? The football player goes out and does the dirty work on the field while his doting female attendants stay back in the kitchen, baking and making signs for him...

Think twice on weighted class schedules

Zak Jones, Carlsbad HS, Carlsbad, Calif.

September 10, 2013


Filed under Opinions

AP. These two letters make quite a difference in a student’s life for an entire year. It’s no wonder why such mania surrounds the idea of advanced placement from March to the end of the year. It is an intriguing concept. Scribble down a little more homework, breeze through a few more tests ...

Smart phones go underutilized in classrooms

Jarod Golub, Annandale HS, Annandale, Va.

September 9, 2013


Filed under Opinions

From Twitter to Instagram, most students at AHS rely on their smartphones to get through the school day. With the rise of technology, in this day and age students of all ages are more likely to respond better with the use of gadgets in the classroom. “My phone is really important in helping me get thr...

E-cigarettes should not be allowed in school

E-cigarettes should not be allowed in school

JagWire Staff, Mill Valley HS, Shawnee, Kan.

September 5, 2013


Filed under Opinions

Glancing over in class, you see vapor emerge from someone’s mouth, and what appears to be a cigarette in his hand. However, it’s actually an electronic cigarette, and the use of it is becoming a problem during the school day. While it seems it’s common knowledge not to smoke in school, ...

Take a vacation from social media

Take a vacation from social media

Ellen Heaghney, Kirkwood HS, Kirkwood, Mo.

September 3, 2013


Filed under Opinions

The most pressing philosophical question of our summer era: if someone goes on a trip and fails to Instagram it, did they really go at all? June, July and August never fail to deliver an overload of photography cliches. On an average day, my Instagram and Twitter feeds feature anywhere from 3-2...