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School Makes Reading Less Enjoyable

School Makes Reading Less Enjoyable

November 15, 2018

Whether it was bedtime stories with parents or just a random book with a cover that grabbed our attention, reading has been a part of students' lives for a long time. Then school began, and reading turned into a chore. Instead of taking the time to enjoy a book, we spend time stressing about the work that goes along with it. For instance, starting in middle school, we had required summer rea...

No Halloween Masks Allowed

No Halloween Masks Allowed

October 30, 2018

While many high school students have given up on the notion of going door to door getting candy from neighbors, some still have a desire to keep Halloween a playful and fun experience, while others feel they have outgrown the tradition. “I'm staying home because I think that going out and asking for candy is silly, given that I don't even like candy that much,” sophomore Ben Chen said.  Ac...

I Went on 17 College Visits

I Went on 17 College Visits

October 25, 2018

The college application process can be both exciting and stressful. I just sent in my eleventh and final (as of now) college application and while it feels like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders I am now filled with new feelings of anticipation and excitement. Where will I get accepted? And once I get accepted how will I know which school is the perfect school for me? I have found...

The Stress of High School

The Stress of High School

October 24, 2018

For many students, the mere thought of checking their grades fills them with dread, not because they’re necessarily bad, but because many of these students are pressured by their parents, friends and especially their school to get perfect grades with little to no room for imperfection. The stress that many students are facing due to the extreme amount of pressure to get perfect grades is taking...

Are Group Projects Beneficial?

Are Group Projects Beneficial?

October 20, 2018

Are group projects beneficial advantage to students? Although some say it is hard to work collaboratively with peers, others enjoy group work and find it helpful. PLD Lamplighter's Instagram account hosted a poll to followers asking if students found group work beneficial. Of the 177 responses, 66% said they did. “It is helpful to share my opinions and ideas about the project with a group ...

Dr. Ford’s testimony is still important for women

Dr. Ford’s testimony is still important for women

October 7, 2018

Earlier this month, allegations of sexual assault and misconduct halted Federal Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing for the Supreme Court of the United States. This led to public hearings, an FBI investigation, and a quick turnaround vote in the Senate. Despite all of that, Kavanaugh was confirmed to fill the vacancy created by retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy on Saturday. The allega...

Trump’s Views on Media From a Student Journalist

Trump’s Views on Media From a Student Journalist

September 7, 2018

Freedom of the press is something that protects journalists, like me. It allows us to write or talk about anything we feel is important without being sued or getting in trouble. Without that journalists would crash and burn. Nothing could be written or spoken if this amendment wasn’t in place without major consequences. The first amendment states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an es...

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

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...