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...

Column: Getting rid of toxic people will help you get to know yourself and find inner happiness

Sarah Milks, Staff Writer

September 27, 2018

A year ago everything was different. The softball team I played for, the people I would hangout with every weekend, the time I woke up, my love for God and the way I looked at myself: all different. Every morning, ...

Confiscating our Rights

Jake Ditto and Elizabeth Kuffour

September 27, 2018

49 years ago the Supreme Court decided that students maintained their First Amendment rights upon entering the school building in the monumental court case Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District. Yet, the Shawn...

Invisible Illness

Cate Taggart, Staff Writer

March 8, 2018

When my mom was first diagnosed with cancer, my whole family sat at a booth in Applebee’s, prepared for a normal dinner. This dinner was anything but normal. My mom began to cry and told us she had breast cancer. She assured ...

Netflix Unoriginals

Netflix Unoriginals

June 2, 2017

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