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Column: Should high school students be allowed to grade their teachers?

Column: Should high school students be allowed to grade their teachers?

Mia Sinha, Opinions Editor

April 3, 2017

Have you ever had that one teacher who seems to never teach you anything, but the administration treats them as if they have tenure? They may get off task, read straight from the text, or just genuinely not seem to care about the subject, yet they are always around to “teach” the next batch of students? No...

Social media posts may affect future employment, college

Social media posts may affect future employment, college

Mia Sinha, Opinion's Editor

February 24, 2017

I live in the generation of social media, where having a Snapchat is a must and the phrase “pics or it didn’t happen” is the motto fueling posts on Instagram. We make sure all of our followers know that we are enjoying our perfectly swirled coffee, watching the sun set over our backyard, and...

Column: Trump’s executive order “Protecting the Nation” may have the opposite effect

Column: Trump's executive order

Mia Sinha, Opinions Editor

February 7, 2017

Over the past few weeks after President Trump’s inauguration, he has passed seven executive orders. The most controversial order perhaps being “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States,” which arguably could have the exact opposite effect of what it is meant to...

Column: Betsy DeVos knows very little about department she will preside over

Column: Betsy DeVos knows very little about department she will preside over

Mia Sinha, Opinions Editor

January 25, 2017

She was never a teacher, nor in anyway affiliated with the public school system. She was just the opposite, calling the public school system a “dead end.” Betsy DeVos and her family have donated millions if not hundreds of millions to school-choice education lawmakers and advocacy organizations swaying...

Obama says what US needs to hear during Farewell Address

Obama says what US needs to hear during Farewell Address

Klaire Holmes, Staff writer

January 17, 2017

President Barack Obama gave his final speech at McCormick Hall in Chicago, Illinois which should serve as a wake up call to every citizen in America. He tackled issues such as immigration, race relations, and the importance of making our democracy stronger. Obama started by reflecting on all the accomplishments...

Column: Standardized tests cause large amounts of stress

Column: Standardized tests cause large amounts of stress

Eric Maddigan, Staff writer

January 12, 2017

Nearly all OHS students have had to take the MAP tests at some point in high school. MAP tests are a series of standardized tests created by the Northwest Evaluation Association. The test is separated into three sections over the course of three days, and contains approximately 50 questions for each sect...

Column: Dakota Access Pipeline protestors may be missing the point

Column: Dakota Access Pipeline protestors may be missing the point

Mia Sinha, Opinion's Editor

December 9, 2016

Contrary to popular belief the issue is not and should not be about historical and cultural protection of the land, rather the environmental consequences it could possibly bring. There is no part of the Dakota Access Pipeline, who’s construction was recently halted after demonstrations turned violent,...

Column: Trump can’t take right to burn American flag

Column: Trump can't take right to burn American flag

Mia Sinha, Opinions Editor

December 2, 2016

On Tuesday Nov. 29, President-elect Donald J. Trump tweeted “Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag - if they do, there must be consequences - perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail!” This tweet received as much backlash as is to be expected. The issue of flag burning has been a...

Column: The youth of America will face problems with social security benefits

Column: The youth of America will face problems with social security benefits

Mia Sinha, Opinions Editor

November 18, 2016

When I retire, I want to be able to kick back, relax and enjoy my time doing whatever I wish with my days. Of all things, I don’t want to have to worry about how I will be able to support myself at that age. Due to the United States’ current slow growing population rate, many people of my generation...

Column: Art or Vandalism?

Column: Art or Vandalism?

Mia Sinha, Opinions Editor

November 11, 2016

In the past few generations, graffiti has taken a major turn in how it is viewed by the public. However, it is illegal and is considered a form of vandalism or criminal mischief by law enforcement. “Vandals” used to be kids with nothing better to do but get in trouble spray painting curse words...

Column: Actions speak louder than words

Column: Actions speak louder than words

Grant Daniels, Staff Writer

October 20, 2016

Drama has unfolded in the presidential race after an eleven year old tape was released that contained troubling comments in which Republican nominee Donald Trump said demeaning things about women. While the dishonest and liberal media has blown up the tapes, the comments by Trump are far less severe...

Column: Why we need feminism

Column: Why we need feminism

Lexi Hankins, Staff writer

October 17, 2016

Feminism. An eight letter word, that has almost always been associated with a negative stigma. Feminism, something that has infinite negative stereotypes forced upon the women and men who openly label themselves as a feminist. Feminism is defined throughout the internet as “the advocacy of women's...

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