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New faces on bills: Paying respect to historical figures

Leily Zhu, Staff Writer

May 18, 2016

Andrew Jackson, former President and slaveowner, back to back with Harriet Tubman, former slave and abolitionist? In 1850, this would have been unheard of, but very soon, this is what is going to happen. Tubman will appear on the front of the $20 bill, shifting Jackson to the rear. The announcement...

The wait to date

Camryn Mottl, Opinions Editor

May 18, 2016

Ever since middle school, people are constantly surprised about this fact: I have never been on a date. At first, it was my parent’s rule, where I wasn’t allowed to date until I came the age of sixteen. Now, I have made the executive decision to wait until college. I made this choice because I...

Finding our full potential

Anna Bartholet, News Editor

May 18, 2016

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart composed his first song at the prime age of five years old, and started performing in public at the age of six. Pablo Picasso created his first oil painting at the age of nine, and his first of many well renowned paintings, “First Communion,” at the age of fifteen. Not...

The Great NCAA Debate

Joey Covolo, Editor-in-Chief

April 13, 2016

The 21st Century has ushered in a new era to college athletes. With sports like college football and basketball becoming as popular as ever, the division one schools competing are seeing mass revenue increases. The problem that has arose with the money going to the schools is that the student-athletes...

A Date to Remember

Josh Shaffer, Media Editor

April 13, 2016

As I entered the mall over spring break for what seemed like an innocent shopping trip, I found myself in the middle of a battlefield. After circling the food court for free samples for the third time, I noticed an unnerving trend. Teenage girls. Everywhere. Bustling from store to store, tensions were...

Feminism: Fighting for Equality, Not Superiority

Haley Elder, Staff Writer

April 13, 2016

Throughout the Western culture, there has been uproar of the growing “Meninist” trend. This trend is followed with the tendency to blatantly disrespect women, especially women fighting for their rights. A woman fighting for, standing up for, or even just making the most out of her rights could be...

Students Should Act Wit Intention During the Pledge

April 13, 2016

I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. In 2012, the Nebraska School Board made it mandatory for public schools to set time aside every day for the Pledge, but...

Evolution: Are We Really Getting the Full Story in Class?

Tyler Collins, In-Depth Editor

April 13, 2016

For the past 150 years since the publication of Darwin’s “The Origin of Species” there has been a great debate as to the nature of how evolution should be taught in the public schools of the United States. Through various court rulings and decisions, our public schools teach evolution as a factual...

Pro-choice response: About more than “personhood”

Priya Kukreja, Staff Writer

April 13, 2016

Life begins at conception. ­­­­This is perhaps the most common and misleading argument made by pro-life advocates. When pro-lifers claim that life begins at conception, they blur the distinction between biological cell division, viable fetuses, and legal personhood. The question is not where life...

Positive Thinking: True or False?

Camryn Mottl, Opinions Editor

April 13, 2016

As I sat down and stared at the screen before me, I was overwhelmed. It was only the first question, and I didn’t understand what it was saying, or the choices underneath. Words like “Galvanic Cell” or “Electromagnetism” were phrases that almost sounded like they came from a different language....

Barbie’s new look

Christina Youn, Front Page Editor

March 8, 2016

With blond hair, blue eyes, and an extremely unrealistic body, the famous Barbie doll has long been the obsession of many younger children. From her dream house to the numerous movies, Barbie’s sparkling, plastic life has served as a goal for many. However, this expectation that Barbie sets is incredibly...

Time in between: Shorter passing periods, longer lunch

Staff Editorial

March 8, 2016

As this school year nears its end, administration begins to look towards the next, and specifically the time between classes. At the moment our school has the longest passing periods in the state. This has been because of the heavy traffic of people moving between the two sides of the building. The...