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Absences for threats should be excused

May 29, 2019

The fact that certain schools will not provide an excused absence in response to violent threats is, for lack of a better term, inexcusable. One such high school is Harding High School in Ohio’s Marion...

There are many paths to success

There are many paths to success
May 2, 2019

As the end of the year draws ever closer, seniors are faced with a choice. For some of us, it’s the most important choice we’ve had to make in our lives. It’s the decision of our futures.  Many...

Texas abortion bill sparks controversy

May 2, 2019

Ever since abortions became a plausible “plan c” for unexpected pregnancies, the debate regarding Pro-Life vs Pro-Choice has been a hot-button issue. More recently, the controversial debate has reached...

The real cost of Senior Ball

The real cost of Senior Ball
May 2, 2019

Senior Ball has just ended for Cal High. The wild dancing and loud singing last Saturday night was all fun and games until some girls got home and realized they had just spent nearly $500 for one three-hour...

The bystander effect starts in high school

The bystander effect starts in high school
May 2, 2019

The bystander effect is when individuals fail to act during an emergency situation because of the presence of others.  While this occurs during extreme situations, such as sexual assault and murder,...

Homework policy still ignored

Homework policy still ignored
May 2, 2019

Stress levels are rapidly increasing in high school students, so it begs the question: Is the district’s homework policy really as effective as it’s meant to be?  As an attempt to reduce stress...

There is hope for Venezuela

April 30, 2019

  Beautiful beaches, mountains that are full of life, warm bread with coffee, cheese on everything, intense card games, awfully translated TV shows, and the sweetest mangoes. If I told a stranger...

Bribes undermine hard-working students

March 26, 2019

The month of March means one thing for seniors: college decisions.  At any given moment students can be found either crying tears of joy or pain as the rejection and acceptance emails roll in.  But...

Potential 2020 presidential candidates emerge

Potential 2020 presidential candidates emerge
March 26, 2019

Our nation’s presidential election will be coming up fast, and this race is shaping up to be quite the stunner...or not. The current field is shaping up to be largely Democratic, a move that could...

Doors open for gender equality in sports

March 26, 2019

High school football standout Toni Harris is breaking down gender barriers in an era where women have become more prominent in the sports industry.  Harris announced on Feb. 26 her decision to...

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