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SAT and ACT Prices Too High?

Vivi Padilla, Columnist
November 28, 2015
Filed under Showcase, Student Opinion, Uncategorized

Everyone wants to take the SAT and ACT to try and qualify for the colleges that they want to attend, but some students face the challenges of too high prices that may be impossible to meet. Currently, the SAT price is $54.50, the ACT with writing is priced at $56.50, and the ACT without writing is $39....

Johnny Manziel Under Pressure for Being Under the Influence

Jake Matise, Columnist
November 28, 2015
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Student Opinion, Uncategorized

He just can’t stay out of trouble, can he? After being named the starter for the rest of the season, National Football League (NFL) quarterback Johnny Manziel decided to celebrate with some friends in Austin, Texas. While there isn’t anything wrong with that, a video was posted on social media of a...

Life’s a Journey

Viviana Padilla, Columnist
November 21, 2015
Filed under Showcase, Student Opinion, Uncategorized

When you are sitting at home with nothing to do, try to go see new places. It is great seeing new places that you have never seen. I have traveled with my family to many different states. The experience was amazing, but one of the best parts was being able to see the different lifestyles that came with these...

Political or Moral Correctness

JJ Rivas, Columnist
November 20, 2015
Filed under Showcase, Student Opinion, Uncategorized

In the past few years, the general perception of political correctness has taken a massive shift from being generally favored to something that's more akin to an ever-looming annoyance for those who wish to speak their mind. For those who don’t know, to be politically correct, or “PC” for short,...

An Appreciation for Education

Sophia Selin, Columnist
November 20, 2015
Filed under Showcase, Student Opinion, Uncategorized

Education is greatly taken for granted in most Western cultures; many school-aged kids are not aware of what a privilege an education is. The United Nations Children's Education Fund (UNICEF) states that only 58 percent of secondary school-aged kids actually attend secondary school. According to the Oxford...

Perks of Being a Twin

Perks of Being a Twin

Caroline Lilleoer, Columnist
November 20, 2015
Filed under Showcase, Student Opinion, Uncategorized

Being an identical twin myself, I am constantly asked what it is like to have a twin: if we fight a lot, or if we are alike. When I was a child, people had a hard time recognizing me from my remarkably similar sister. They would constantly mess up our names and often decided to just refer to us as “the t...

Medical Problems, Personal Coping

Mackenzie Visnansky, Columnist
November 20, 2015
Filed under Showcase, Student Opinion, Uncategorized

It can be easy to miss the patient's point of view. It is challenging to think about it in their mindset. Oftentimes people can be left out of events, because they physically can not stand up without shoes, and places like Makutu's Island, Pump it Up, and Jump Street don't allow shoes. Even with a handic...

Challenging Yourself Isn’t Your Teacher’s Job

Ilaria Cobb, Columnist
November 20, 2015
Filed under Showcase, Student Opinion, Uncategorized

Boredom is the feeling that causes nearly every student to dread their next class, and it’s the feeling that teachers and students try their very best to avoid. Boredom is familiar to many people. This feeling is such an anomaly that even scientists still don’t fully understand. Boredom was the cau...

More than Just Breast Cancer

Vivi Padilla, Columnist
November 14, 2015
Filed under Showcase, Student Opinion, Uncategorized

Everyone knows about Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October: there are walks, NFL players wearing pink, and so much more. As important as this cause is, it must be recognized that there are other - some even worse - kinds of cancer that don’t get as much attention. Other cancers should get mo...

NFL’s Domestic Violence Policy Fails to Hold the Line

Jake Matise, Columnist
November 13, 2015
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Student Opinion, Uncategorized

Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Greg Hardy of the National Football League (NFL) originally received a 10-game suspension following a domestic violence incident during the offseason in which Hardy hit his girlfriend repeatedly. However, the penalty was reduced to a four-game suspension before the season st...

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