opinion.

Spreading Like Wildfire

May 04, 2018

Bullying is like a wildfire that leaves a wake of devastation behind it. It starts with a little spark, something small, like a glare in the hallway. Over time, those dirty looks begin to feed the fire. Soon it grows into something much bigger, something that becomes out of control.

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Walking out and standing strong

May 01, 2018

April 20, 2018, marked 19 years since the deadly shooting in Columbine, Colorado. On that day, thousands of students across the nation took to the streets to advocate for stricter gun laws. 

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Music that combines the old and the new

March 01, 2018

If you’re looking for streets to cruise this weekend, I suggest you take an alternative route down this Neighbourhood.

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(Don't) be yourself

February 28, 2018

Welcome to a generation of people who support each other with words of kindness.

Welcome to a society where you’re constantly encouraged to show your true self. Welcome to a world spun by collaboration.

To IT or not to IT

October 23, 2017

Most people probably want to beat the “it” out of me when I share my thoughts on these often-praised films, but after watching the original and new versions, I can give my honest opinion: Both movie interpretations of Stephen King’s It were as impressive as Pennywise was attractive.

Face your fears: Haunted house thrills in Waterloo

October 17, 2017

Watch your back! The Heart of Darkness and all its monsters eagerly await.

 

“Voted number one haunt in the state of Iowa” (according to their website)

Whats the big Dual

October 12, 2017

Which to choose, which to choose… Would you rather advance with playing soccer for a team that went undefeated the past year, or continue running track after participating in multiple record-breaking events? That’s a tough choice- one that freshmen know all too well.

Just not my thing

October 03, 2017

Let me tell you, as a freshman having gym with upperclassman is very, VERY scary.​

Of course everyone has to take four semesters of gym. I get that. I also understand teachers think we are “big kids” and can all be in the same class, but I just don’t like 

Behind Bars: Students feel censored

August 10, 2017

I come to school every day with a mind full of ideas- ideas that could change the world, yet I rarely express those ideas. I just sit in my chair with my mouth shut, like I’m supposed to. I just do as I’m told, like I’m supposed to. I just passively absorb what is given to me, regurgitate it, and forget it- like I’m supposed to.

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Censored: The right to NOT remain silent

February 16, 2017

Freedom of thought and speech is one of the most basic, fundamental rights of an individual. Censorship is usually done by the government, but what if the censorship is not done by government, but by the individuals themselves?

A mans plea to feminism

February 16, 2017

I am a feminist to the core. I support the equal treatment of women under the law and in society, and I recognize where there are still injustices.

TRUMPED

October 15, 2016

On November 8, 2016, the world was waiting with baited breath. At the end of a contentious, brutal campaign season, it was finally time for the American people to cast their ballots and choose their leader for the next four years. 

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