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  • Schools Consider Arming Staff

    Schools Consider Arming Staff

    Maddie Harris, Staff Writer

    March 8, 2018

    The recent shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, has sparked debate on possible solutions to the issue of school safety. One of the solutions proposed is arming school staff. The hope is that if there is a potential shooter in the building, a staff member will be able to stop...

    Butler County, Ohio Sheriff Richard K. Jones offers to train teachers to use guns (image courtesy of Fox News).

  • The NRA and Congress

    The NRA and Congress

    Samantha Street, Staff Writer

    March 7, 2018

    Read the first story in this three-part series. The National Rifle Association (NRA) refers to itself as the nation's oldest civil rights organization. This five-million member association has spent 203.2 million dollars on political activities in the past two decades (Politifact). How much influence...

    The NRA's influence over Congress continues (courtesy NRA).

  • Acing the ACT

    Acing the ACT

    Ellie Coppock, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

    March 7, 2018

    On Tuesday, March 20, juniors will take the ACT and sophomores will take the preACT. Students have been preparing for their tests in many different ways. On Tuesday, February 27, a seminar for ACT preparation was offered during the school day. Another seminar, ZAPS ACT Test-Prep Seminar, will be held...

    Sophomore Lindsey Dresnek studies her ACT Prep book.

  • Assault Rifles and the Second Amendment

    Assault Rifles and the Second Amendment

    Samantha Street, Staff Writer

    March 5, 2018

    Las Vegas, Pulse, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook, Sutherland Springs, Parkland,  and San Bernardino: seven of the ten deadliest mass shootings in the United States have occurred during the lifetime of current high school students (CNN). The Las Vegas, Sutherland Springs, and Parkland shootings all made use of the AR-15 leading some to call for ass...

    Recent events have led to the discussion of the Second Amendment (courtesy The Economist).

  • Dangers of Social Media

    Dangers of Social Media

    Annalyese Richardson, Staff Writer

    March 5, 2018

    Social media has been a controversial and dangerous movement in the world to the point it has caused people to kill themselves, kill other people, and open the door for stalkers and predators. Social media platforms like Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and even Youtube have tried to filter offensive content,...

    The dangers of social media include stalking and cyberbullying.

  • Run, Hide, Fight

    Run, Hide, Fight

    Lilly Wilt, Staff Writer

    February 28, 2018

    Since school shootings have become more common, students need to know what to do in a school shooing. Most people are unprepared for the event of a school shooting. So, to inform people on what to do in these situations, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security made a video called RUN. HIDE. FIGHT. According to the Huffington Pos...

    Run, hide, fight in a school shooting (courtesty of the Chicago Crusader).

  • The History of Black Panther

    The History of Black Panther

    Harley Johnson, Editor-in-Chief

    February 27, 2018

    On Friday, February 16, Marvel released one of its most anticipated movies yet, "Black Panther" (variety.com). BND.com, The character Black Panther was first introduced in 1966 in a Fantastic Four comic. Not too long after his first appearance in the comic, he got his own comic book series in 1966,...

    Poster for Marvel's new movie "Black Panther" (courtesy of Rotten Tomatoe)

  • Know Your Rights

    Know Your Rights

    Emily Swanson, Staff Writer

    February 27, 2018

    The First Amendment of the American Constitution guarantees freedom of expression, religion, press, petition, and assembly. Despite that, in the public school system, students will face consequences for exercising some of these rights. These include protest, press, expression, and assembly. However,...

    Students at a high school in Maryland participated in a walkout to protest gun laws.

  • Offended By School

    Offended By School

    Harley Johnson, Editor-in-Chief

    February 15, 2018

    A book read by eighth graders at Northmont Middle School has been banned from a Mississippi school district reading list. The Biloxi, Mississippi school district got rid of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird from the required reading list, for making students "uncomfortable." This isn't the first sc...

    Freshman (first-year) Lizzy Salata holds Harper Lee's book "To Kill a Mockingbird," which she read last year.

  • Olympic Overview

    Olympic Overview

    Ellie Coppock, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

    February 13, 2018

    Friday, February 9, marked the start of the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. According to the New York Times, so far, Norway leads the medal count with 37 metals total, 13 of them being gold. The United States are in fourth place with 21 total metals, 8 of them being gold. Some highligh...

    Team USA walks in the Opening Ceremony (courtesy of Getty Images).

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