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Call’s declassified freshman survival guide

Call’s declassified freshman survival guide

Will Drury, opinions writer

August 30, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Uncategorized

Suddenly you find yourself on a huge campus, walking down hallways filled with nameless faces, squeezing past crowds to reach your next class. It’s a big jump moving from middle school to high school. Although it's impossible to be prepared for everything, there are a few tips those with experience...

Out with summer, in with school

Out with summer, in with school

Kennady Wade, opinions editor

August 26, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinions

School makes me crazy. It’s stressful, often making me want to cry as a result of the overwhelming amount of work. Sometimes KHS feels like a jail. The clinical-like, white classroom walls and cold, tile floors are easy to imagine as prison cells. But like America’s prison system, there are some...

Confederate flag controversy

Confederate flag controversy

Mimi Wright, editor-in-chief

August 7, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Racism. Hate. Separation. Disloyalty. Death.These are the words I associate with the Confederate flag. A flag is meant to symbolize a greater meaning; a country, a belief, a celebration. I can’t help but wonder, who would be proud to fly a symbol of such atrocities? With our country’s history...

Giving tongue-twister a new meaning

Giving tongue-twister a new meaning

Kennady Wade, opinions writer

May 6, 2015


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The thought of encountering it sends a shiver down my spine, yet it’s almost an everyday occurrence. When accidently coming face-to-face with PDA, the standard  protocol is eyes down,  ignore  and pick up the pace. Let’s get one thing straight: couples who hold hands and give each other hugs...

#EndTheStigma

#EndTheStigma

Kennady Wade, opinions writer

March 11, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinions

The sinking feeling is constant. It’s been weeks since you have felt like yourself, escaping crowded rooms to cry alone before a tear is noticed has become routine. The fear of judgement holds you back. People wouldn’t look at you the same if they knew, you would be an artifact on display. This image...

Don’t be ashamed. Period.

Don’t be ashamed. Period.

Julia Wunning-Zimmer, opinions writer

February 20, 2015


Filed under Columns

No, Aunt Flow hasn’t come to visit. Neither has cousin Red. It’s not Shark Week, and the crimson wave has not rolled in. I’m just on my period. Obviously, the timing of a girl’s menstrual cycle is almost unknown amongst high schoolers. This monthly occurrence is hidden like a dirty secret by 97 percent of...

The art of double chins: mastering the folds

Kennady Wade, opinions writer

February 20, 2015


Filed under Columns

Step 1: Locate any sort of picture-taking device, preferably a personal electronic. The smaller the size, the easier it is to achieve optimal results. Step 2: Place your handheld device approximately six inches below your collarbone so it’s sitting on it’s side, landscape way. Front camera (or ...

Connecting the Dots: Pro-Life

Connecting the Dots: Pro-Life

Alexa Kannenberg, opinions editor

February 1, 2015


Filed under Columns

I believe in life. I believe in the right to happiness. I believe anyone can be anything they want to be. Abortion cheats a child out of the right to life and the pursuit of happiness. When a woman carries a child inside her, she has another body inside of her own. This women has the right to do anything...

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