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The Pledge of Allegiance is an Antiquated Tradition

The Pledge of Allegiance is an Antiquated Tradition

Katharine Cognard-Black, Staff Writer

December 6, 2016


Filed under Op/Ed

Stand Please A critical eye on something no one seems to notice; The Pledge of Allegiance The pledge of Allegiance is an antiquated tradition. It is a subtle part of our day every day. You may not think there is anything special about the pledge, in fact you might not think about it at all, and yet ...

Safety Pin America

Safety Pin America

Katharine Cognard-Black, Senior Staff Writer

December 6, 2016


Filed under Op/Ed, Student Life

In light of the recent election, many students and teachers are feeling disgruntled and/or unsafe, especially in their school environments. This behavior all across America has inspired a new movement to show support for marginalized groups. The movement is Safety Pin America and all one has to do i...

In Honor of Halloween

In Honor of Halloween

Melodie Abell, Staff Writer

December 6, 2016


Filed under Arts, Entertainment, and Reviews, Op/Ed

The stairs creak with the weight of nothing. You see something move out of the corner of your eye, but when you look again, it’s gone. The shadows of the trees outside look like arms caressing your windows, yearning to come inside. The ketchup splatter on the wall looks suspiciously like something els...

Germany and the United States

Germany and the United States

Jonas Hansen, Staff Writer

December 5, 2016


Filed under Lifestyle, Op/Ed

My name is Jonas and I’m an exchange student from Germany. I’ve been here since August 11th and I have really enjoyed my time so far. But, there are many differences between the United States and my home country. In Germany, sports are not an in-school activity. They function separate the schoo...

Fall Fashion

Fall Fashion

Katharine Cognard-Black and Michael Miles

December 5, 2016


Filed under Lifestyle, Op/Ed, Student Life

Among grades, AP classes, extracurriculars, sleep, and trying to have some semblance of a social life, it may seem as though there is no time in high school for Fall Fashion, but you would be wrong. With a chill in the air, the hallways and trees erupt in color. While it may be hard for some of you ...

Balancing School and Work

Balancing School and Work

Amber Hubenschmidt, Staff Writer

December 5, 2016


Filed under Op/Ed, Student Life

In high school, you hit a couple of important landmarks in your life. Usually most people start with their driving permit, then their 16th birthday, and then a car and their full license but what comes after that? You can legally get a job. The most common type of jobs students get in high school are fas...

Miss America

Miss America

Julia Webster, Staff Writer

October 14, 2016


Filed under Arts, Entertainment, and Reviews, Op/Ed

She walks down the aisle with grace, poise, and beauty. Her hips sway slightly as she takes her place among the other contestants. 52 beautiful women stand on the stage wearing gorgeous dresses and bright smiles. But only one will leave with the crown and a $50,000 scholarship. And on September 11th, Miss Sav...

To Freshmen!

To Freshmen!

Isabelle Ashby, Staff Writer

October 14, 2016


Filed under Op/Ed

As summer break comes to a close, you find yourself counting down the days right to the end- and you can’t help feeling edgy at the mention of a single word- school. Especially if you’re just starting high school, it can be nerve-racking just thinking about the first day. However, worry not! These smal...

Being an Exchange Student from Germany

Being an Exchange Student from Germany

Jonas Hansen, Staff Writer

October 14, 2016


Filed under Op/Ed, Student Life

My name is Jonas, and I’m an exchange student from Germany. I arrived in the US on August 11th, 2016. I will explain my views on a couple of things based on my experience so far. The school system is very different in Germany. For example, we have one class for every subject and the students don...

Queens University of Charlotte

Queens University of Charlotte

Gabrielle Nelson, Staff Writer

October 14, 2016


Filed under Career and College info., College and Career, College Profiles, Op/Ed

This is Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina, a mere 3 miles away from the Queens University college campus. It is a simple walk or bike ride away. If you go to Queens University, the city of Charlotte is an easy way to find internships and opportunities post-college graduation. If you are the type of individu...

Dumb or Dumber?

Dumb or Dumber?

Amber Hubenschmidt, Staff Writer

October 14, 2016


Filed under Op/Ed

With growing up, there comes a lot of responsibility and big decisions. Voting is one of them. In this year’s 2016 election, rather a showdown between Hillary Clinton (Democratic) and Donald Trump (Republican), voters are struggling. They assume that these are the only options and their polarized vie...

A Little More Focus

A Little More Focus

Cara Correll, Staff Writer

October 14, 2016


Filed under Op/Ed, Student Life

How many days could you go without using a smartphone? For most people, even a  couple hours is almost impossible. Social media, quick communication, and astonishing camera quality have become a necessity within our culture. As of 2015, 98% of teenagers in the US own a smartphone, according to Pew ...

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