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Technology provides early learning opportunity, insights for toddlers

Amanda Vanner, Website Editor

April 17, 2015

Filed under Editorial/Op-Ed

As our society grows, technology grows as well. While this happens, technology increasingly becomes a bigger part of people’s daily lives. This provides opportunities for toddlers and young children to get an early start on...

U.S, Israel unsure how to handle Iran nuclear policies

Carleigh Dickinson, Editor-in-Chief

April 17, 2015

Filed under Editorial/Op-Ed

With Iran’s latest issue, Benjamin Netanyahu, the prime minister of Israel, and Barack Obama, our nation’s president, country’s leaders have been torn between what to do, straining the already tense relationship. Iran...

Global Warming or global change?

Valeria Tezak, News editor

March 2, 2015

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Over the years, some people have claimed that the Earth has been experiencing an irregular climate and temperature change known as global warming. However, controversy arose on whether or not global warming is actually a reality. There...

Therapeutic Cloning brings medical breakthroughs, disadvantages, into scientific world

Maddy Rubin, Photo Editor

March 2, 2015

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Scientists of today now face a very difficult issue: that of therapeutic cloning. The medical procedure is currently causing lots of controversy around the country. According to www.explorestemcells.co.uk, therapeutic cloning...

Immunizations important, prevents life-threatening diseases

Carleigh Dickinson, Editor In Chief

March 2, 2015

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Controversy over receiving immunizations and vaccines have spiked after a mostly eradicated disease broke out in Disneyland, no longer the happiest place in the world. The staff believes that immunizations are important and...

Reading Plus could provide next big jump in reading growth in the PBCSD.

Luke Stone, Sports Editor

January 21, 2015

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Reading Plus is not a favorite among students. Complaints about the workload and content were heard a lot as the semester wound down. However, with a little research, Reading Plus seems to have a positive effect on other schools,...

Stress too much too handle: detrimental to human health

Carleigh Dickinson, Editor-in-chief

January 21, 2015

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The school year is half over, but the pressure was on students to perform well academically and artistically, creating everyone stress. One major problem that has come to the staff’s attention was the effects of stress on...

Marijuana effects on society

Ervin Williams, Features Editor

November 21, 2014

Filed under Editorial/Op-Ed

Marijuana is a drug that affects the teenagers of America. Marijuana can also affect many aspects of everyday life. The drug is causing problems for our generation. Marijuana is probably one of the most dangerous drugs. Not...

Political correctness restricts people’s language, beats around the bush

Carleigh Dickinson, Editor in Chief

November 21, 2014

Filed under Editorial/Op-Ed

Political correctness is a spontaneous declaration that certain ideas, expressions, and behaviors should be forbidden by law. It is a tool people use, a very powerful weapon of widespread ridicule that masks what people are...

School officials strip students of First Amendment rights, not first time in history

Carleigh Dickinson, Editor In Chief

November 6, 2014

Filed under Editorial/Op-Ed

  As the constitution states, people have First Amendment freedoms. These are the freedom of speech, religion, press, assembly and petition. High school senior Kendra Turner was recently violated of her freedom of speech,...

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