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The “F” word

The “F” word

Paige Coakley, Photo Editor

March 6, 2014


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We all know the common swear words. The S word, the N word, the C word. And we all know the F word. No not that F word, the “FAT” word. The word that makes us cringe and look down at our feet ashamed. We all know that word. We have all used that word in relation to ourselves or other people. I my...

Affordable Healthcare Act punishes young invincibles

Lindsey Floyd, Opinions Editor

March 6, 2014


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With the addition of Obamacare, all individuals have access to health care. At the ripe age of 26, the government expects us to pay for it and pay handsomely. Along with the cost of student loans, add health care insurance to your list of expenses. Although bills may be a rite into adulthood, not many...

Honors pre-requisite test necessary to maintain rigor

Staff Editorial

March 6, 2014


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As teachers sign their names on a piece of paper, few realize that their choice of classes guide the next four years of their life. You may have picked the higher level classes because you wanted to impress your friends, your parents forced you, or you feel that you are knowledgeable enough to handle it...

Excess homework controlling students’ lives

Excess homework controlling students’ lives

Sarah Lankford, Staff Writer

February 10, 2014


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Students are immediately bonded through the phrase: “I hate homework.” Often heard on a daily basis, it seems every student harbors a severe aversion to this common school requirement. The reason for the hatred depends on the student; they may view homework as pointless, they may not have time for...

Yates Hates: Valentine’s Day

Erik Yates, Web Editor

February 10, 2014


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‘Tis the season of love and romance. The birds are singing lovely musical tunes while a young couple is idiotically dancing into the clustered student parking lot clearly blinded by infatuation. The concept of true love is negated by the idea that high school is comprised of a bunch of over-zealous te...

Security becoming less of a precaution and more of a problem

Peyton Flake, Staff Reporter

February 10, 2014


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School security is going over the line. The recent amount of school shootings and break-ins have made local parents and officials cry out for increased security in public schools. This type of reaction is understandable, since they families who are sending their children to public school need to be e...

Media’s Use of Race Card Desensitizes Real Racism Issue

February 6, 2014


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It’s inescapable. Lately, many news outlets have reported multiple claims of racist incidents. These stories, usually the main ones, highlight the use of racial slurs as common jargon and highlight the relevance of racism in our society. However, it seems that the news portrays every event as a raciall...

The Epidemic of “Beliebers”

The Epidemic of “Beliebers”

Lindsey Floyd, Opinions Editor

January 27, 2014


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The arrest of Justin Bieber sparked a ruthless teenage revolution. “#FreeBieber” and “#WeWillAlwaysSupportYouJustin” trended on Twitter immediately after his arrest and his admirers seem oblivious to the consequences of his actions. Although his fans’ support for the pop singer suggest that...

Handwritten notes will not do for attendance

Lindsey Floyd, Opinions Editor

December 12, 2013


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In the off chance you have an emergency, please do not freak out. Instead, proceed calmly to the attendance office where they will gladly assist your needs and send you on your way. What's that? You don't have a preexisting note signed by your parents who could have foreseen this situation? Forget it–...

If it’s not December, it’s too early for Christmas

If it’s not December, it’s too early for Christmas

Paige Coakley, Photo Editor

December 12, 2013


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Christmas comes only once a year, and at the very end of the year, for that matter. Like most people, I too, wish to prolong Christmas as long as possible. We all wish to have the smell of pine cones linger in the air a little longer, the sound of wrapping paper to crinkle all the more, and the sight o...

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