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The World, Community, and School: A Year-in-review

The World, Community, and School: A Year-in-review

Nathan Williams, Contributor

May 26, 2017

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On Friday, May 12th, the seniors of Lowellville attended their last full day of school, with a week of finals to follow. After an Awards Breakfast on Monday, May 22nd, and a class trip to the Kennywood Amusement Park in PA that Thursday, the seniors w...

Should America Really Get Involved In The Middle East?

Should America Really Get Involved In The Middle East?

April 24, 2017

Earlier in the month of April, the country of Syria experienced a horrible tragedy. Gas attacks claimed the lives of over 70 people - 10 of which were children. People were not only outraged by the attack, but that the Syrian government gassed their ...

Should Water Bottles Be Allowed in Classrooms?

Should Water Bottles Be Allowed in Classrooms?

March 1, 2017

Schools are always searching for ways to improve their students’ performance, and a recent topic of debate has to do with the health of the students: water in the classrooms. Many schools do not have policies against water in class, but many do, po...

Are Standardized Tests Effective?

Are Standardized Tests Effective?

February 21, 2017

For years standardized tests have been a controversial subject. Students and teachers alike argue the testing system in place today. Many claim it is ineffective and does nothing to benefit the students in their education and academic development. Other...

Martin Luther King And His Legacy

Martin Luther King And His Legacy

January 19, 2017

Monday, January 16, 2017, was Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Many people do not know the reason behind making this day a federal holiday. However, Dr. King made an enormous difference and contributed to the Civil Rights Movement in a huge way. He also impacted...

Should School Start Later?

Taylor Wensel, Contributor

December 9, 2016

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In more than 40 states in the U.S, over 75% of schools do not start before 8:30 (Richmond, 2015).  For years scientists have been studying the effects of an early school morning on teenagers and their brains. Teens do not get the recommended amount of sleep (nine hours) per night. Many high school students have jobs while they are in school. Between work schedules, homework, home life, and sleep, studies show that teens do not get the correct amount of sleep to function properly. However, many people believe that starting school later in the day may pose a few problems. Pr...

Are School Uniforms Needed?

Are School Uniforms Needed?

Zackary Oliver, Contributor

December 6, 2016

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Throughout the country and even the world many schools have dress codes, or to an even greater extent, uniforms that they have the students wear in school. It is a topic of debate throughout many schools as to  whether uniforms are needed in school. ...

Is America Any Safer After 9/11?

Taylor Wensel, Contributor

September 20, 2016

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We will never forget the tragedy that shook our world on that unbelievable morning of September 11, 2001. We will never forget the people who died trying to save others. We will never forget the videos, the news stories, the pictures, and the days that followed. We will never forget what we were doing when the news came in, where we were, or who we were with. We will never forget September 11, 2001. It happened and what will stop it from happening again? America is a little safer now, ...

How Important Should Breakfast Be for High School Students?

Nathan Williams, Contributor

September 19, 2016

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Breakfast is famously known as “the most important meal of the day.” Why then do so many students seem to neglect the meal on a daily basis? Not enough students eat breakfast before heading to school. In my experience as a high school student, I’ve heard many of my peers admit that they usually don’t eat breakfast before school. Whether they decide to skip it in favor of sleep or in favor of supposed weight control, students do end up skipping the meal. Assuming ...

The iPhone 7 May Cause Apple Some Trouble

Zackary Oliver, Contributor

September 19, 2016

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The new features of the iPhone 7 may have negative consequences for Apple. During the Apple conference on September 7, Apple introduced the iPhone 7 with many new features such as a waterproof design, more processing power, dual cameras, and the infamous lack of the headphone jack. Most of the features that the iPhone 7 has are amazing additions to past versions of the phone. One of the best additions is the waterproof design so that if you drop your phone in water ...

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