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Adventures of being stuck inside

Story: Ashlyn Tebedo, Co-Editor

May 4, 2020

This quarantine has changed the way my family and I see each other. We have been in close quarters with one another for too long.  Most of my time consists of working out or coloring, all I am trying to do is find activities t...

Social media, will it be our social downfall?

Story: Jillian Fast, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

According to, from 2008 to 2017, the number of people within the United States population who are active on social media has increased by approximately 57 percent. Although social media can be helpful at times, I...

Ditching meat for plants

March 5, 2020

Nearly half a billion animals have been killed by the Australian bush fires. All over social media people post, heartbroken on behalf of the lovable koalas who have lost their lives. However, people do not seem to express this...

Haslett Teachers: Be Open to Emotional Intimacy

Story: Lee Izzo, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

I’ve had an affinity for creating personal relationships with teachers I look up to for as long as I can remember. My sophomore year English teacher, Jan Shoemaker, was more a mother to me than my own biological one was in terms of emotional suppor...

Homework is against the Geneva Accords

Story: Caleb PeLong, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

Everybody hates them. In school, we get them almost every day. They cause copious amounts of stress, anxiety and pressure. If done wrong, your whole future can go down the drain. Homework assignments. That dreadful word. Homework...

OUR Principal

OUR Principal

March 4, 2020

First job: A one-day adventure

Story: Alyse Green, Co-Editor

March 4, 2020

Get a job, they said. You’ll have some pocket money and you’ll get some good experiences, they said. That is not the case. The only thing I got out of my first job experience is, I now know how easy it is to fall off a ladder. Have...

Life Lessons from Green

March 4, 2019

Formal presentations. Those two words tend to get people's hearts racing and palms sweaty. The average person does not enjoy presenting in front of an audience. It’s awkward, uncomfortable and can be very stressful. Even...

Thanks to Mr. Bushy

Story: Alyse Green

January 7, 2019

A tribute to Mr. Bushey. My initial reaction to choir director Adam Boyce taking a leave of absence was, “What?! We’re stuck with some old fart for two months?” But that reaction quickly changed on Mr. Bushey’s fir...

Sexual assault epidemic must end

Story: Grace Campbell & Madeline Warren, Staff Writers

November 27, 2018

Sexual assault is an epidemic. And it’s become a hot topic in today’s society. But teaching girls to protect themselves isn’t enough, boys need to learn how to act like decent human beings. Lots of information is available...

Victim statements heart breaking but empowering

Story: Bayelee Hodge, Staff Writer

March 6, 2018

The past month and a half has been a crazy experience as a beginning writer. I am a stronger person emotionally and physically and have learned much from the experience of writing about a survivor and her family’s journey...

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