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Column: Standardized tests cause large amounts of stress

Column: Standardized tests cause large amounts of stress

Eric Maddigan, Staff writer

January 12, 2017


Filed under Opinions

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


Filed under Opinions

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


Filed under Opinions, Politics

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...

Staff Editorial: Inclusion, not division is way to move forward

Staff Editorial: Inclusion, not division is way to move forward

November 28, 2016


Filed under Home, Opinions

There is no denying that there are people who have become fearful after the election results came out, especially after others have already committed hateful actions across the country. On Nov. 14, Senior Class President Dany Morales took the courage to share his message on the announcements following...

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


Filed under Opinions, Politics

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: Trump will actually make America great again

Column: Trump will actually make America great again

Grant Daniels, Staff Writer

November 17, 2016


Filed under Home, Opinions

Election day has come and gone as we now have a non-politician, Donald Trump, who will be entering the White House after a landslide victory over Hillary Clinton. Finally, the American people will see change coming to Washington D.C with President-Elect Trump. Although brighter days are ahead for America,...

Column: President Trump will ruin America

Column: President Trump will ruin America

Klaria Holmes, Staff Writer

November 17, 2016


Filed under Home, Opinions

For some, the world as they knew it ended on November 8. For others, the world of their dreams was just beginning. Donald Trump has proven himself time and time again to be one of the most disrespectful, misogynistic, semi-racist, and closed-minded candidates that the US Presidential Election has...

Column: Art or Vandalism?

Column: Art or Vandalism?

Mia Sinha, Opinions Editor

November 11, 2016


Filed under Opinions, Uncategorized

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


Filed under Opinions, Politics, Uncategorized

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


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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...

Column: Trump’s comments are nothing new

Column: Trump’s comments are nothing new

Emma Scott, News Editor

October 12, 2016


Filed under Home, Opinions, Politics

On Friday evening, a tape was released by the Washington Post containing audio of the Republican Party presidential nominee Donald Trump making lewd comments about women in 2005. Since the release of the tapes, well-known Republicans such as House Speaker Paul Ryan and Trump’s own running mate Governor...

Column: No Tim Burton, diversity doesn’t need a reason

Column: No Tim Burton, diversity doesn’t need a reason

Carter Diggs, Entertainment Editor

October 11, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Opinions

I remember sitting down somewhere along the Square with a friend one day, discussing books we liked to read.  Eventually the Heroes of Olympus books by Rick Riordan came up, including the most recent release, The House of Hades.  Our conversation eventually came to the obvious talking point: Nico, a...

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