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The Fate of the DC Cinematic Universe

The Fate of the DC Cinematic Universe

Orson Codd, Reporter

December 4, 2017


Filed under OPINION, Uncategorized

Let’s face the facts: the newest adaptation of DC Comics superheroes hasn't been the best so far. There have been five films released in their “cinematic universe”: "Man of Steel," "Batman v Superman," "Suicide Squad," "Wonder Woman" and, as of last weekend, "Justice League." The recent opening weeke...

Does Mike Wazowski Wink or Blink?

Does Mike Wazowski Wink or Blink?

Mariam Keita and Stephanie Le

November 21, 2017


Filed under OPINION

He’s your favorite round, one-eyed, green monster. However, if you don’t know who Mike Wazowski is, you definitely were not raised on steady doses of Disney. I strongly encourage you to check out Pixar’s Monsters Inc. Perhaps you've seen the memes floating around on the internet. Perhaps you've...

Fill Up Your Schedule or We Will

Fill Up Your Schedule or We Will

Lindy Rublaitus, Reporter

November 20, 2017


Filed under OPINION, Showcase

Showchoir, theater, choir, band, jazz band, and schoolwork all adds up to a full day of activity for me. It seems that every day, I am at school from 7:45 in the morning to at least 6:00 in the evening. Add on hours of homework and the only break I get is while I’m asleep. It is this never-ending cycle t...

Rewinding Progress: Why We Can’t Censor History

Rewinding Progress: Why We Can’t Censor History

Reese Hill, Reporter

November 7, 2017


Filed under OPINION, Showcase

We're going backwards. Harper Lee’s famous novel To Kill a Mockingbird, one of America’s most culturally significant works of literature, was recently banned from an 8th grade curriculum in a school district in Biloxi, Mississippi. Why? “There is some language in the book that makes people ...

Bye-Partisanship

Lottie Gidal, News Editor

November 6, 2017


Filed under OPINION

I have pretty strong opinions. When it comes to my taste in music, politics, social justice, or just basic decency, I’ll be honest, I usually think that I’m right. I know where I stand on an issue, and if someone tries to tell me about a different perspective, it takes a lot for me to consider it. And...

To Have a Choice

To Have a Choice

Nina Lavezzo-Stecopoulos, Reporter

November 5, 2017


Filed under OPINION

There are things that are simply facts. One fact is that it’s better to have a choice, rather than having none.  Recently, the Trump administration tried to stop an undocumented woman who was held in custody from getting an abortion, which is hideous. My opinion on abortion is that everyone shoul...

Head to Head: Gun Control

Head to Head: Gun Control

November 4, 2017


Filed under OPINION

Staff Editorial: At the Schoolhouse Gates

Staff Editorial: At the Schoolhouse Gates

Eden Knoop, Opinion Editor

November 3, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Staff Editorial

This statement was famously made by Justice Abe Fortas in Tinker v. Des Moines, a landmark Supreme Court case over students’ rights to free speech. Over 48 years ago here in Iowa, a high school disciplined three students for wearing armbands in protest of the government’s actions in the Vietnam W...

Better Safe than Sorry

Better Safe than Sorry

Zoë Butler, Web Editor

November 3, 2017


Filed under OPINION, Showcase

Nearly 90% of teens who are sexually active used birth control the last time they had sex. However, data shows that the majority of teenagers use condoms and birth control pills as their form of contraception. When not used consistently or effectively, these forms of birth control on their own are ...

What Do Anthem Protests Really Mean?

What Do Anthem Protests Really Mean?

Jack Bacon, Reporter

October 18, 2017


Filed under OPINION

During the last week of September millions of people tuned in to watch week three of NFL football. It was a highlight-reel Sunday, featuring a 61 yard game winning field goal and a bizarre play in which Bears cornerback Marcus Cooper returned a blocked field goal to the one yard line, only to have the...

Spanish Democracy: A Teen’s Perspective

Spanish Democracy: A Teen’s Perspective

Paula Mompio, Reporter

October 17, 2017


Filed under OPINION, Showcase

I come from a country that calls itself democratic, but it does not let its citizens express their opinions. A country which complains about corruption but continues voting for the same parties. A country that calls “freedom of expression” to go out in the street showing what were fascist symbols...

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