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Editorial: Disney is for All Ages

Editorial: Disney is for All Ages

Allie Robbins, Reporter
May 8, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

I strongly agree that people are never too old to be a Disney fan. Disney movies are amazing because they teach people about loving one another, bring back childhood memories and are easy to relate to. They make for the best marathons. The songs featured in the films are amazing and the chara...

Editorial: Top 4 Summer Trips in Colorado

Editorial: Top 4 Summer Trips in Colorado

Chloe Cupit, Reporter
May 4, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

It's almost summer, now it is time to start looking for the best and cheapest places for vacation. These are some of the best places to go to during the summer for cheap. The good place to visit for little to no money is the Rocky Mountain National Forest. It is in Divide, and there are 415 miles...

Editorial: Betsy DeVos’ Education Plans Will Negatively Affect Public School Students

Editorial: Betsy DeVos’ Education Plans Will Negatively Affect Public School Students

Lily Reavis, Editor-in-Chief
February 8, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

On Tuesday, Feb. 7, Betsy DeVos was confirmed as the United States Education Secretary, with a senate vote of 51-50. As a Colorado public high school student, this affects my peers and I greatly. Not only is DeVos wildly unqualified for the job via her lack of experience with public education or studen...

Editorial: Vice Presidential Debate

Editorial: Vice Presidential Debate

October 18, 2016
Filed under Opinions

The Vice Presidential debate last Tuesday brought many questions to the table. Who should be the next VPOTUS? What type of Vice President do we need? According to most, GOP candidate Mike Pence won the debate. But why? Some claim that he lied more times than Tim Kaine. But Pence was poised and collec...

Editorial: American Education is Mainly Sports

Editorial: American Education is Mainly Sports

Chloe Armstrong, Reporter
October 11, 2016
Filed under Reviews

My math teacher mentioned this book, "The Smartest Kids in the World." He was talking about how in the end of it, the author went to this school tour that they were going to enroll their kids in, and on the end of the tour they asked a question: "What do you not want us parents to know about this school?"...

Editorial: Transgender Bathroom Law is Unconstitutional

Editorial: Transgender Bathroom Law is Unconstitutional

Chloe Armstrong, Reporter
October 10, 2016
Filed under Opinions

A law has been passed recently in North Carolina, and South Dakota, where transgender people cannot go into the bathroom that coincides with the gender they identify as. This is completely ridiculous; this will only insight violence against transgender individuals and only make matters worse. Some individuals...

Editorial: Teenage Male Perfection Pressure

Editorial: Teenage Male Perfection Pressure

Eryn McQueen, Reporter
October 4, 2016
Filed under Opinions

It's commonly known and talked about how much pressure is rested upon girls, typically in their teenage years, to be virtually perfect. They're expected to have an hourglass figure, clear skin, long hair, etc. What isn't addressed often, is the expectations aimed towards males. Whether we notice it...

Editorial: Colin Kaepernick Takes a Stand in His Own Way

Editorial: Colin Kaepernick Takes a Stand in His Own Way

Chloe Armstrong, Reporter
September 16, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

On September 2, Colin Kaepernick, quarterback of the San Fransisco 49ers, sat during the pledge of allegiance before a preseason game against the Green Bay Packers. "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color," Kaepernick said in an...

Editorial: The War on Modern Science

Editorial: The War on Modern Science

Kaitlyn Davidson, Reporter
May 20, 2016
Filed under Opinions

It's the end of the year, and that means more and more surveys are bombarding students. Everyone wants to know what drugs you’re doing, what you thought about your English teacher, or what your tax bracket is. All these questions are then funneled into scientific-looking test results that deliver cr...

Editorial: Title IX State Laws

Editorial: Title IX State Laws

Kaitlyn Cashdollar, Reporter
May 19, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Title IX is a federal law that states: "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance." Basically, it is just ...

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