A Different Reality

A Different Reality

November 4, 2019

Column: All Figured Out?

Annalissa Houser, Co-editor-in-chief

October 10, 2019

            Walking through the doors of the gym on the first day of my freshman year, I thought I had it all figured out. I sat with all of my best friends in the cheer uniform that I was ready to let define me. I...

Column: Welcome to High School

Anika Paulette, staff writer

October 10, 2019

       Let’s start with “Congratulations!”          You've made it through middle school.         If it makes you feel any better, we've all been here. Everyone, even those big tall seniors you're going to ...

Column: Is Snapchat Going into Ghost Mode?

October 7, 2019

I think Snapchat will soon be dead. Snapchat, a social media app used to share photos, videos, text and drawings, was on the rise until the first quarter of 2018.  That’s when CEO Evan Spiegel adopted a new design for the popular...

Column: A Call From Arms

Zach Harris, Staff Writer

October 7, 2019

One hundred and eighty-two deaths Double that in injuries Gun violence on school grounds has created these statistics in the last six years. Seventy-two of those deaths and 131 of the injuries occurred in the last two years. On...

Staff Editorial: What’s Really Killing the Ocean?

October 3, 2019

  The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is nestled between Hawaii and California. It covers 617,000 square miles, according to PBS, a span more than double the size of Texas. It is even visible from space. The media has started ...

The SMSD proposes highly restrictive student press policy

Annalissa Houser, co-Editor-in-Chief

June 24, 2019

Tonight, the SMSD unveiled a proposed district policy claiming “It retains the right of the district to exercise control over student publications and activities that appear to represent the school and its students.”  The K...

Education with Purpose

Annalissa Houser, co-Editor-in-Chief

December 4, 2018

It’s a thought that we’ve all had in some class or another: “When am I ever going to use this?” I’ve always known that I want to be an elementary school teacher. I’ve always known that I won’t need college algebra...

Column: Animal Testing Needs to End

Cate Taggart, co-copy editor

December 4, 2018

Animal testing has been an alternative to human science experiments since Greek scientist Aristotle first took record of these studies. In the past few decades, scientists and cosmetologists have experimented with different che...

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