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Conversion Controversy

Conversion Controversy

Meghan Pennington, Reporter
November 16
Filed under News, On Your Mind, Recent Stories, Reviews/Opinions, Top Stories

Conversion therapy or reparative therapy. Innocuous names for a practice that is rarely anything but. Conversion therapy is a form of counseling designed to change someone’s sexuality from a non-straight orientation to heterosexual. It has long been a source of controversy, and has been made illegal for m...

Catcalling Is For Dogs

Catcalling Is For Dogs

Taylor Thornton, Reporter
November 11
Filed under Feature Page, News, On Your Mind, Top Stories

Walking down the street late at night you hear someone whistle and a “hey baby, you free tonight?” As you ignore them and continue walking, you hear a “oh so it’s like that! Stupid [expletive], you weren’t cute anyways.” Catcalling is a social norm that happens to many women, starting a at yo...

The Screams Behind the Creams

The Screams Behind the Creams

Robin Conner, Reporter
November 9
Filed under Feature Page, News, On Your Mind, Recent Stories, Reviews/Opinions, Student Musings, Top Stories

The world seems to be very divided on the subject of animal testing, so divided that there have been many movies focused around animal research. Some see animal research as a necessary part of our society, whereas others see it as an inhumane act against animals. While many people jump on the bandwag...

Benny the Bengal’s Tip on Picking a Presidential Candidate

Benny the Bengal’s Tip on Picking a Presidential Candidate

November 2
Filed under Dear Benny the Bengal, On Your Mind, Recent Stories, Reviews/Opinions, School Tips, Student Life, Student Musings

Dear Benny the Bengal, How do I choose someone to vote for in the Presidential Election as a high school student that is voting for the first time? How do I make such a huge decision? Sincerely, Conflicted Dear Conflicted, Your question is not an easy one to definitively answer.  Unfortunatel...

Should Gap Years Come to the U.S.?

Should Gap Years Come to the U.S.?

Robin Conner, Reporter
October 26
Filed under Feature Page, News, On Your Mind, Recent Stories, Reviews/Opinions, Student Life, Top Stories

Once Christmas is over, seniors everywhere will be looking forward to their last semester of high school. Once Graduation is over, they will get a summer break before heading to a new school to repeat the cycle over again. However in places like Great Britain, it is completely normal for a recently graduated...

Tips to Beat the Stress: Standardized Tests

Tips to Beat the Stress: Standardized Tests

Ansley Glenn, Editor
October 18
Filed under Blogs, On Your Mind, Recent Stories, Reviews/Opinions, School Tips

Standardized testing seems to be stressing everyone out right now with both the PSAT and the ACT/SAT.  And by now we all know the advice every other student in the country hears to help with anxiety. "Go to sleep early, eat a good breakfast, have all of your stuff set out the night before....etc." However,...

Bring Out the Big Guns

Bring Out the Big Guns

Taylor Thornton, Reporter
October 6
Filed under Feature Page, News, On Your Mind, Recent Stories, Top Stories

Last week, a teen was accused of killing his father prior to arriving at Townville Elementary School, where he shot two children and a teacher before being subdued by unarmed 30-year-old veteran of Townsville Fire Department, Jamie Brock. One of the children, Jacob Hall, recently passed away after b...

Until Next Year!

Until Next Year!

May 29
Filed under About Us, On Your Mind, Recent Stories, Student Musings, Top Stories

Good news! Ms. A's rubber chicken was returned and we are done with the 2015-2016 school year! Everyone have a great summer!

“You, Me and the Apocalypse” Cancellation

“You, Me and the Apocalypse” Cancellation

April 26
Filed under On Your Mind, Recent Stories, Reviews/Opinions, Top Stories

I had anticipated the NBC show You, Me and the Apocalypse ever since I had found out about it. This new show stars some of my favorite actors, including Mathew Baynton, Jenna Fischer, and Rob Lowe. From the very first episode, I was hooked on this quirky show. You, Me and the Apocalypse is about a g...

Privacy Vs. Law: The Battle Between Apple and the F.B.I

Privacy Vs. Law: The Battle Between Apple and the F.B.I

Robin Conner, Reporter
April 6
Filed under Featured Multimedia, News, On Your Mind, Recent Stories, Top Stories

Privacy is something most people crave. From Instagram posts to grades, most people like to keep things private. The recent case between Apple and the F.B.I. has been all about privacy and how far it should be kept in court. In San Bernardino, California, a massacre occurred where a married couple...

American Crime Story Relives the Past of O.J. Simpson Trial

American Crime Story Relives the Past of O.J. Simpson Trial

Kendall Phillips, Reporter
March 21
Filed under Blogs, On Your Mind, Recent Stories, Reviews/Opinions, Student Life, Student Musings, Top Stories

American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson is a spin-off of the American anthology series American Horror Story.  However, unlike American Horror Story, American Crime Story is nonfiction, and it is based on the trial of the well-known O.J. Simpson case. The real trial occurred in 1995 and is conside...

Four Reasons on How Beyonce’s Formation Impacts Society

Four Reasons on How Beyonce’s Formation Impacts Society

Monica Williams, Reporter
March 14
Filed under Blogs, On Your Mind, Recent Stories, Reviews/Opinions, Top Stories

1: She Shows Black Culture Black culture has become a big topic these past few years because it’s becoming mainstream, and many white artists have been seen trying to appropriate black culture. In “Formation,” Beyonce wants the listener to know that she is not here for people columbusing and she ...

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