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My view on the grading system

My view on the grading system

Jadyn Whittall, Photo Editor March 31, 2021

Ever since I was younger, I always stressed myself out about the letter grade that would appear at the end of each quarter. The fear of failure was always in the back of my mind and haunting me like a...

Will previously going hybrid or digital in schools hurt the future generations?

Will previously going hybrid or digital in schools hurt the future generations?

Ben Tobben, Sports Editor March 31, 2021

After completing over a year of a pandemic, the world is starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel with the COVID-19 vaccines being distributed throughout the nation. With the hope of a future...

The importance of normalizing mental health

The importance of normalizing mental health

Claire Nappier, Reporter March 31, 2021

Mental health is a topic that can be hard for many to discuss, specifically if somebody is doing unwell with coping with problems that can arise from it. There are many different ways that people choose...

Elementary school clip charts should be banned

Elementary school clip charts should be banned

Bobbie Morrison, Editor-in-Chief March 3, 2021

Throughout elementary school, certain behavior management techniques were implemented to keep students under control and reward them for good behavior. One behavior management strategy that I wasn’t...

Was going back to school five days a week a good decision?

Was going back to school five days a week a good decision?

Amber Christeson, Features Editor March 1, 2021

In the weeks leading up to going to school five days a week, there were many mixed emotions on the topic. For nearly two and a half quarters of the school year, we have been on what we call ‘The Hybrid...

JoJo Siwa is shown in a screenshot from one of her videos from 2018.

Influencer JoJo Siwa comes out on social media, becomes relatable for LGBTQ+ teens

Amber Christeson, Features Editor February 4, 2021

When we are being raised in a world where judgment roams freely, we are given decisions every day that become more difficult to make. And being a teenager, decisions is already something that we do not...

2020 was a valuable year to live through

2020 was a valuable year to live through

Ben Tobben, Sports Editor January 7, 2021

Most people don’t have too many positive things to say about the year we have just passed. The infamous year of 2020 has led to the spark of a debate into what year was actually the worst in modern history.  Though...

PDA has become normalized in high schools, making others uncomfortable

PDA has become normalized in high schools, making others uncomfortable

Amber Christeson, Features Editor December 15, 2020

With where we are in the world today, the majority of us have come to the reality we have naturally started to keep our distance. With advertisements everywhere you go stating to stay six feet apart and...

Turkey Tournament isn't the same without cheerleaders

Turkey Tournament isn’t the same without cheerleaders

Jadyn Whittall, Photo Editor December 2, 2020

As we all know, COVID has come through our world and changed everything. Our normal isn't so normal anymore. Over the Thanksgiving break, the annual Turkey Tournament was held at Borgia High School, but...

Having good grades is a mindset–not a skill set

Having good grades is a mindset–not a skill set

Bobbie Morrison, Editor-In-Chief November 30, 2020

Throughout my high school career, my grades have fluctuated. Typically at the beginning of the year, my grades are higher as I’m determined to work harder than I had in years before. Toward the second...

Harry Styles poses for a photoshoot.

Vogue Creates Controversy

Mackenzie Lawyer, Reporter November 23, 2020

Last Friday, Nov. 13, Vogue released its new magazine featuring Harry Styles on the cover. As a Harry Styles fan myself, I was ecstatic to see him being featured and being the first-ever solo man to appear...

A TikTok shows a woman showing her cellulite, stating how normal it is for women to have it.

Tik Tok brings body positivity, confidence

Sophie Nieder, Web Editor November 18, 2020

When TikTok first released, I thought it would be just another app that made myself and others feel more conscious of our bodies. However, I quickly discovered that TikToks are made to be relatable, and...

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