The Problem With Missed Class Time

Delaney Ohman and Jackson Zyskowski

December 6, 2018

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Students are scared to miss class, knowing that their grades will plummet, and their stress levels will rise. Most students have always been afraid to miss school, even when they were ill, because it is a struggle to catch up on...

Warm Water: An Investment In Student Health

José Valdivia, Op-Ed Editor

December 6, 2018

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It’s zero period in the middle of winter. I just jogged to the bathroom in order to escape the wintry air threatening to pierce every inch of my body. After using the bathroom, I can wash my hands and walk into the cold weather;...

The True Meaning of No Shave November

Jackson Zyskowski, Op-Ed Writer

December 6, 2018

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Students have a skewed opinion of No Shave November: Many participate as a contest between friends but don’t donate to the actual charity. No-Shave.org defines the goal of No Shave November as “growing awareness by embraci...

The Importance Of The First Amendment

Alison Perkins, Online Editor

December 6, 2018

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Without the First Amendment: the right given to every citizen to use their voice freely, America would not be the land of the free. The United States would be a country in which members of minority groups would not be safe, nobod...

The Vote Has Spoken

Ava Rognlien, Print Editor

December 6, 2018

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    Everyone is talking about the 2018 midterms! From teenagers to the Golden State Warriors to celebrities… the midterms are the action of democracy.    Due to the 113 million voters in the polls the Democrats ...

Religious Intolerance Shatters First Amendment Rights

Antonette Summerville, Op-Ed Writer

December 6, 2018

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  America, a land of religious freedom, had its deadliest anti-Semitic attack in its history, according to the Anti-Defamation League. There are 11 confirmed deaths and 6 injuries, police included.   The Tree of Life shooting on Oct. 27, 2...

Trans Lives Under Trump

Antonette Summerville and José Valdivia

December 6, 2018

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Across the nation, thousands of LGBTQ+ supporters are protesting an executive order that attempts to establish a new, more stringent definition of gender identity: “a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth...

Homecoming: Safety Hazard – Dance Relocation Sparks Controversey

José Valdivia, Op-Ed Editor

October 22, 2018

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Bodies pressed together, the smell of putrid sweat in the air, hardly any space to inhale: this was the common sight of SVHS’ Homecoming at the Boys and Girls Club (BGC) last year.   Leadership student Kaishalee Baez, seni...

Too Old For Halloween

Ava Rognlien & Jackson Zyskowski, Print Editor & Op-Ed Writer

October 22, 2018

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As the spooky month of October creeps in, many teens undergo childhood flashbacks of trick or treating, dressing up, and school festivities. However, once you come to high school, Halloween becomes taboo and infrequently celebrat...

Why Voting Should Matter to You

Delaney Ohman & Ava Rognlien, Op/Ed Writer & Print Editor

October 22, 2018

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To those people who say, “I like to stay out of politics”: this article is for you. Our democratic republic runs on politics—the cost of groceries, your health care, retirement finds, education. These are all surrounded by pol...

College Applications: The Fear Factor

Alison Perkins, Online Editor

October 22, 2018

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Senior year is supposedly the best year of our high school careers.  With insane amounts of homework piled on top of Senior Project and trying to hold our part time jobs, we are expected to still find time to go to our final ho...

Kavanaugh: Putting #MeToo Movement To The Test

Ava Rognlien, Print Editor

October 22, 2018

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Just hearing the name Brett Kavanagh instantly causes opinions and controversy. Now that name will be heard in the Supreme Court for as long as he lives.   In the heart of the #MeToo movement, the nation was shocked to hea...

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