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First snow emphasizes cultural differences

Idriss Siyat, Editorial Writer

November 20, 2017

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In Kenya, it would take a miracle to witness snowfall. In fact, we only get to witness snowfall in movies. Living in Colorado, I heard “snow is knocking on the door.” One of the fine days in my newspaper class, a good friend...

Greeley needs to deal with homelessness

Brody Clark, Editorial Writer

November 20, 2017

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Greeley has noticed a large rise in homeless people, and the city doesn’t seem like they are doing very much about it. At more popular areas around Greeley, there are multiple homeless people at intersections and sleeping on...

Proper integration of technology will help

Megan Battleson, Editorial Writer

November 20, 2017

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As students in the digital age, we are constantly surrounded by technology. Although technology is sometimes viewed as distracting, properly implementing it into schools can help improve learning and the learning environment. The...

Grow up and stop trick or treating

Brody Clark, Staff Writer

October 31, 2017

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Halloween is always a very festive and enjoyable time of the year for Americans, however there are laws being made that say high school students cannot trick or treat. I would have to agree with these laws being put into plac...

Dance is definitely a sport

Jacelyn Hays, Staff Writer

October 31, 2017

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Is dance a sport? Almost every day a dancer will get asked, “Is dance a sport or an art?” It’s a fair question. However, most people don’t believe us when we say it is a sport. I believe dance qualifies as sport but...

My beautiful journey from Kenya to West

Idriss Siyat, Staff Writer

October 31, 2017

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July 23, 2017 was the day I made my journey to America. That day will forever remain in my mind like a printed book. At five in the evening, my family and I drove to Jomo Kenyatta international airport where we were supposed ...

NFL players should make statement without kneeling during anthem

Brody Clark, Editorial Writer

September 26, 2017

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Over the last few years, the National Football League has had controversy over kneeling for the national anthem and it has caused a big deal. This last Sunday, the NFL took even a bigger stand for what they believe in. President...

Regionals offered a new perspective on high school athletics

Connor Fagan, Editorialist

September 22, 2017

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When I was going to my golf regional tournament on Monday, I thought it was just going to be another golf tournament. Then I made the state tournament, and that was good, but I never expected to be impacted by one of my opponents. When...

Ending DACA brings nightmare to dreamers

Ivanna Rizo, Editorial Writer

September 11, 2017

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On September 5th, nearly 800,000 DACA recipients or “dreamers” were shocked to hear about the removal of the program previously established by former President Barack Obama. DACA protects undocumented minors from being...

Bringing America together

Brody Clark, Editorial Writer

September 11, 2017

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As America is struggling to become united, like we should be, people are fighting more than ever before. A very popular and very violent protest happened in Charlottesville, Virginia, and it is causing major chaos. This prote...

Does extra credit actually help?

Megan Battleson, Editorial Writer

September 11, 2017

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Though extra credit does nicely cushion grades before finals week, it has no place in high school. Very rarely will professors at universities give extra credit opportunities, and employers do not offer extra tasks to employees...

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