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“IT Chapter Two” review

Anika Haridas, Editor

September 16, 2019

The highly anticipated sequel to Andrés Muschietti movie adaptation of Stephen King’s IT series was released on Sept. 6, 2019. The film did well in the box office, earning $91 million domestic and $185 million worldwide wide. I...

“Woke Culture” bringing a new meaning to online toxicity

Rianna Panergalin, Editor-in-Chief

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...

English curriculum should be updated

Abigail McArthur-Self, Editor-in-Chief

January 29, 2019

Literacy is an important skill. Reading, unless we enter a dystopia, will never cease to impact the way we live our lives. Knowing what something says, why it was written and the relationship between them is a valuable ski...

I want to sleep; please help me

Orion Elrod, News & Copy Editor

January 20, 2019

It is time for schools to listen to medical professionals and adopt later start times. The American Academy of Pediatrics has suggested that middle and high schools adopt start times of 8:30 a.m. or later in order to allow stud...

Once again, we are being cheated

Orion Elrod, News & Copy Editor

December 20, 2018

Many states are scrambling to try to rectify their dwindling population of teachers. According to the United States Census Bureau, there has been a decrease of over 12 percent in college students majoring in education. An addit...

Why grades fail

Orion Elrod, News & Copy Editor

November 20, 2018

The grading system that is used most prominently in the United States is failing students. In 1877, Harvard started the practice of classifying students based on their perceived merit. Students were divided into six divisions...

The resource disparity plaguing public schools

Orion Elrod, News & Copy Editor

October 31, 2018

This year, the Detroit Public School District plans to spend one to three million dollars on a curriculum overhaul.The district serves over 50,000 students grades K-12. Each year, most students take Michigan’s state-wide ex...

Meaning in music: Lost or misinterpreted?

Allison Blaszak, Staff Writer

September 30, 2018

Music is prevalent in everyday life, whether on the radio, in commercial ads or in television shows.  Though musicians are using the principal components from some past musical methods, a voice and some instruments, today’s...

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