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Christmas can wait, Thanksgiving deserves proper celebration

Kathryn Broderius, Editorialist

November 22, 2019

With Halloween in the rear view and Thanksgiving fast approaching, thoughts of Christmas seem to be on the minds of many while Thanksgiving gets passed over in a blink of an eye. Even though the commotion around Christmas cannot...

Should mental illness be an excuse for criminal behavior?

Esperanza Garcia, Editorialist

November 7, 2019

The insanity plea is one of the many defenses attorneys can use in a court of law to help the defendant. This issue people with an opinion pretty evenly.  Then there's a slew of people who don't know what to think about the is...

Parent-teacher conferences are old-fashioned, unnecessary

Jaydica Baeza, Editorialist

October 7, 2019

At this age, students should be the one to take action and make an effort to do something themselves first.

West’s homeroom structure needs to work for students who actually use it

Jayden Phipps, Editorialist

October 7, 2019

Let kids who utilize the time use it without borders and stop trying to control the kids who are trying to ditch.

Lessons in adulthood – live from DMV

Ava Stephens, Editorialist

October 1, 2019

For many students and adults alike, going to the DMV to register and plate a new vehicle is one of the least looked forward to parts of adulthood. 

Leave the masses behind, follow your own opinions

Evan DeMeyer, Editorialist

October 1, 2019

In this world, soon enough, you have to be yourself.  Now is a good time to start.

New Mario Kart release saved my week

Jorge Vazquez, Editorialist

September 26, 2019

Mario Kart taught me  how to be a better driver. Ironically, my month went downhill with a car crash leaving me speechless. I’ve had my car for a month and it’s already been hit. Man, I hope Toad's odds aren't that bad. ...

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