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Caster Semenya’s struggle to compete

Joey Glos, Staff Writer

May 24, 2019

A world-class track and field runner who has won two gold Olympic medals was threatened with not being able to run anymore. The reason is not injury or a drug scandal. The issue is with the runner’s unchangeable biology. Specifica...

@PaigeWillAlwaysLaugh’s Meme of the Month (May)

Paige Smith, Business Editor & Columnist

May 21, 2019

Hey guys, its @PaigeWillAlwaysLaugh here ready to fill you in on the meme of the month. I assume none of you find this as a surprise because this has been everywhere, but the meme of the month is the biggest clown on the intern...

The United States’ policies on maternity leave are insufficient

Alya Khan, Editor-in-Chief

May 20, 2019

During this academic year, there were 18 Neuqua Valley teachers who had a baby. Under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA), employees are given 12 weeks off. Luckily, as District 204 employees, these teacher's...

Room for more

Ella Estopare, Online Editor & Columnist

May 17, 2019

With about 7.7 billion people, the Earth suffers everyday at the hands of every single person that inhabits this planet. As our population continues to grow exponentially, the Earth has to deal with the greatest threat to the...

Hollywood Romanticizing Killers

Ella Estopare, Online Editor & Columnist

April 22, 2019

Over the course of 2018 and 2019, Hollywood seems to have focused much of its efforts on creating movies that delve into the insanity of killers. Classic horror flicks such as “Silence of the Lambs,” “The Shining” and...

Commentary: Anti-Vaxxers Bring Back Measles

Ella Estopare, Online Editor & Columnist

April 3, 2019

On Feb. 18, the ministry of health in Costa Rica reported its first case of measles in over five years. A five year old French boy and his family were vacationing to Costa Rica when his mother noticed her son had broken out in a ras...

Squid Teeth is the New Plastic

Ella Estopare, Online Editor & Columnist

April 3, 2019

Plastics kill over 100,000 marine animals per year, according to Ocean Crusaders. For decades, humankind has been polluting the fertile earth we live on with harsh substances such as lead, carbon monoxide and harmful chemicals t...

Column: Between A Sideline and A Hard Place

Madeline James, Sports Editor & Columnist

March 19, 2019

On March 11, the Oklahoma City Thunder were in Salt Lake City to play a game against their Northwest-division competitors, the Jazz. Towards the end of the second quarter, Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook was sitting on the be...

“The Umbrella Academy” Stands Out

Ella Estopare, Online Editor & Columnist

March 16, 2019

On February 15th, Netflix released The Umbrella Academy. Originally  created as a comic book series, the comics have been adapted to fit the big screens and have captivated the attention on thousands. With one season already out...

“Woke Culture” bringing a new meaning to online toxicity

Rianna Panergalin, Entertainment Editor

February 22, 2019

Compared to our parent’s generation or decades before, teens have been more vocal about issues in our country and world. The method of how respect should be shown, culture is presented, and opinions differ from person to person,...

Privatization hurts students and schools

Orion Elrod, News & Copy Editor

February 20, 2019

Despite the protests of parents, students and teachers across New Orleans, the New Orleans Parish school board has recently voted to force all of its public schools to be run by charter organizations, making New Orleans the first ci...

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