People Are Always Complaining

Ajah Watkins, Staff Writer

May 5, 2014

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Why do people complain about things that they have complete power over? I don't entirely understand how people can complain about optional forms of entertainment for one thing. You cannot complain about something you took you...

What Does It Mean to Be a Virginian?

Cody Djuric, Staff Writer

April 29, 2014

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In these modern times, being a Virginian means something different than it used to. Today, if you don’t hunt, support the Republicans, and have a camouflage pickup truck, then people do not consider you a true Southerner. However...

More Educational Programs Should Take After IB

Cody Djuric, Staff Writer

April 25, 2014

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Every student that enters the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme eventually learns how hard it really is. They may not realize it before they join, but they soon face the sad truth. It requires a lot of hard work an...

Why Do Students Hate Math?

Cody Djuric, Staff Writer

April 22, 2014

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As unfortunate as it sounds, many students hate math. However, it is slowly having an impact on our society in a negative way. As technology advances, companies are requiring more advanced mathematics skills to compete on a global ...

Running with the Pack: Good or Bad

John Brady, Staff Writer

April 17, 2014

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Today, when you see a person, they are usually in a crowd with friends instead of being alone. This makes sense considering people naturally look for people like them. However, can’t this also make a person less of an indiv...

Social Media Has Become Tiresome

Ajah Watkins, Staff Writer

April 15, 2014

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When social media first began, it had the potential to make communication easier between old friends and family relatives. Social media has come a long way since then, but has it gone in the right direction? Yesterday on Facebook, I s...

Does defining a theme cause students more stress?

Kadejasha Hodnett, Staff Writer

April 3, 2014

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Prom is a high school ritual that most people attend, especially the seniors. Proms are normally fun and are used as a senior's last hurrah at the school. However, nowadays proms tend to have a theme. Themes may be cool, but ...

Daylight Saving Time affects students’ schedules

Ajah Watkins, Staff Writer

April 3, 2014

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Daylight Saving Time began on March 9 of this year; it was made so that we could make better use of the daylight, and I am honestly already sick of it. Jared Smith shares that Daylight Saving Time was started by Benjamin Frank...

Is Academic Success Worth It?

Cody Djuric, Staff Writer

April 3, 2014

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Success: we all want it. We are all trained from an early age to want it. To some people, success translates into large yachts, beautiful women, or boatloads of money. We are all told that in order to achieve success, we need to d...

Children and Violent Video Games

Turner Ermatinger, Staff Writer

April 3, 2014

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There are plenty of great games out today, but let’s face it, not all are intended for everybody to play. Some games, such as Call of Duty, Halo or Grand Theft Auto are in no way intended for little children to play, and ye...

Inequality vs. Equality

Shakira Hairston, Staff Writer

March 10, 2014

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Governor Jane Brewer vetoed a bill that would have allowed businesses that publicly announced their religious beliefs to deny services to customers that are homosexual, Wednesday, Feb. 26. Though Brewer faced much opposition i...

Students discusses the importance of the SAT

Turner Ermatinger, Staff Writer

February 28, 2014

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Well students, it’s that time of the year again. It is time to prepare for the SAT and the ACT. Now, I’m sure some of the juniors are wondering, “Why do I need to take them?” Well, I’m going to tell you why. The first...

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