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Senior Athlete Applauds Ambulance Rule Change

Senior Athlete Applauds Ambulance Rule Change

May 30, 2018

Friday, Oct. 13, was one of the worst nights of my life. During a home game against Scott County, I suffered a serious break to my leg and I found myself lying on the football field in pain, full of fear and unsure of how serious my injury really was. Looking back at that experience I realized how lucky I was that my injury was not more serious, like to my head or neck, because it could have bee...

Texas High School Newspaper Censored For Not Being ‘Uplifting’

Texas High School Newspaper Censored For Not Being ‘Uplifting’

May 29, 2018

A Texas high school newspaper staff has reached out to the Student Press Law Center and Journalism Education Association to assist them in a battle against censorship. Prosper High School’s student news site, Eagle Nation Online, has been repeatedly censored due to administrative prior review and restraint. The principal of Prosper High School, Dr. John Burdett, said that stories "made th...

Indian Boy: I Tore It Up

May 29, 2018

High school is coming to a close. This not only concludes these past four years but the long chapter of my life from growing up in the ‘desi’ culture to having to adapt with it in America. Throughout these years, my accomplishments would not have occurred if I was simply American nor if I was simply Indian. It was the combination of these two sides of my world. The culture of masala curry, Hinduism ...

Not Bad Dogs, Bad People

Not Bad Dogs, Bad People

May 25, 2018

Are Pitbulls truly bad or are the owners the bad ones?

Charter Schools Abuse Lack of Regulation

Charter Schools Abuse Lack of Regulation

May 16, 2018

The first charter school law was passed in 1991 by Minnesota and 3.1 million students are enrolled in charter schools across 43 states. Yet, a surprisingly low proportion of people have a basic understanding of this system. According to NPR, 48% of Americans didn’t know that charters were public, 57% thought they had a tuition and almost 50% thought they could teach religion. I have never attend...

Chinese Government Bans Peppa Pig and Pooh

Chinese Government Bans Peppa Pig and Pooh

May 15, 2018

Ever since Chinese President Xi Jinping began his second term in office, his strict restrictions regarding content posted online have only made citizens frustrated. The latest ban the government enforced was on Peppa Pig, which originally aired in China in 2015. China has banned several other things from appearing online as well. In July of 2017, Winnie the Pooh was banned for being compared to the ...

Letter to the Editor: My Teachers Matter

Letter to the Editor: My Teachers Matter

April 19, 2018

As a 9th grader, I remember being nervous about the difficulty of my pre-calculus class. I had never learned anything remotely close to calculus prior to joining high school, and I was afraid I wouldn't be able to transition easily from middle school math into such a difficult class. However, I quickly realized something that has stuck with me throughout my high school life: teachers are devoted to t...

Learning Something New…Again

Learning Something New…Again

April 8, 2018

Motivation to learn, for me at least, tends to come in periodic bursts. Something has to happen to kick it off and usually, it comes as a class requirement, like a vocabulary test (that is coming soon and I neglected to study for, so now I have to cram). In reality, though, I’m a huge nerd, so I found studying on Quizlet to actually be pretty fun once I got the hang of the words. I now try to ...

Dunbar Students Support KY Teachers

April 2, 2018

My English teachers —who inspired me to pursue a career with words, and showed me that reading can be more than a fun hobby — all have a special place in my heart, but every one of my teachers is responsible for making me into the person I am today. In one of my most recent English classes, we had a discussion about whether morality is instinctual or taught. This discussion caused me to reflect...

Do Schools Favor Extroverts?

Do Schools Favor Extroverts?

March 30, 2018

Introversion and extroversion are common personality traits that are used to label individuals. A quiet, silent person in the back of the classroom is more likely to be called an introvert, while a loud, upbeat individual is more likely to be labeled as an extrovert. “Introverts are not necessarily shy or anti-social, they just prefer environments that are not over-stimulating and get their energy from quiet time and reflection. Conversely, extrove...

The Growing Popularity of Nerd Culture

The Growing Popularity of Nerd Culture

March 28, 2018

A common stereotype we face is the nerd who got the short end of the stick. The nerd who’s bullied for enjoying certain things or never made many friends because of them. The nerd who spends nights in his basement playing Dungeons and Dragons with his friends or the nerd who reads comics in a corner away from playing kids. This isn’t reality. Real nerds are all around you, enthusiastic about the...

Gun Stockpiling Case Sparks Student Discussion

Gun Stockpiling Case Sparks Student Discussion

March 27, 2018

Just days after students across America took gun-related activism into their own hands, a Texas couple staying in Tewksbury, Massachusetts, was arrested for possession of a mass number of firearms. 59 year old Francho Bradley called the police insisting that someone was trying to break into his room. When police responded, they found over 40 weapons in Bradley's room and car. Cases like the Te...