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Beef: Got trash?

Anthony Alegrete, Senior Writer

May 11, 2017


Filed under Beefs, Opinion

Imagine a world where you have to clean somebody else’s disgusting and smelly room. Doesn’t sound great, huh? However, the same principle can be applied to when you leave your garbage scattered across the lunchroom, expecting somebody else to clean it up for you. Just like it isn’t your responsibility...

Beef: Toilet paper, where ya at?

Mary Russell, Staff Writer

May 11, 2017


Filed under Beefs, Opinion

With a full bladder and one minute already lost from the short passing period, you whip off your backpack and sprint towards the nearest empty stall. You rush as much as you’re capable, hoping to make it to your next class on time. Reaching for the toilet paper, your stomach suddenly drops. The stall...

Where’s the beef?: Unavoidable hallway errors

Aria Soeprono, Staff Writer

November 8, 2016


Filed under Beefs, Opinion

The obnoxious bell lets out a loud ring as hordes of students rush into the crowded hall. Moments later, you feel a shove and are now sandwiched between the incessant whistler and someone who has not yet discovered the miraculous powers of deodorant. As soon as you catch sight of an escape from the offensive...

Netflix sapping students’ ambition

Wyatt Waters, Opinion Editor

June 7, 2016


Filed under Beefs, Opinion

Netflix: everyone’s greatest friend, and worst enemy. It provides us easily distractible students with hours upon hours of television shows, movies, and more. Thus, many of us drift into a stupor of watching episode after episode. It begins innocently. Perhaps your friend shares their Netflix account...

Late work shouldn’t just be accepted, it should be understood

Kasey Winter, Staff Writer

June 7, 2016


Filed under Beefs, Opinion

We all know the terrible feeling when you hand a teacher an assignment late and they give you that dreaded dirty look, from which you can tell the teacher is annoyed at you because you dare ask for an extension or make them do extra grading. Teachers should be more understanding when we ask for an extension...

Bathroom passes set unfair restrictions

Christina Tuttle, Staff Writer

May 12, 2016


Filed under Beefs, Opinion

High school students are entrusted with many responsibilities: driving to school, getting a job, and sometimes even voting. But self-regulating their bathroom usage? Well that’s a ridiculous idea. Or at least, this is what it seems like teachers are thinking when they force students to use bathroom...

Ditch the feuding and support each other

Izzy Hayden, Senior Writer

May 12, 2016


Filed under Beefs, Opinion

After copious amounts of training, practice five or six times a week, and weeks of intense focus, it all finally pays off. Your team finally gets the big W it was hoping for. High off the adrenaline that is bound to come with your success you take to social media to express your excitement, except instead...

We take eight classes, not one

Sara Flash, Opinion Editor

May 12, 2016


Filed under Beefs, Opinion

It’s Friday morning. The weekend is in sight. All you have to do is get through four more classes and hope your teachers will have mercy on you this weekend. Yet, first period starts and you are given four packets, two chapters of reading and the notice of an upcoming test. What’s worse? Your teacher...

Quit your constant complaints

Tyra Christopherson, Opinion Editor

May 12, 2016


Filed under Beefs, Opinion

Some days, it seems like the only thing you hear is “I have so much homework tonight. I can’t even.” Or “On Friday I have three tests. What am I supposed to do?!” Whether you’re walking to English, sitting down in the lunchroom, or stepping onto the bus, the complaints are constantly irritating...

The constant countdown is just cruel

Tyra Christopherson, Opinion Editor

April 18, 2016


Filed under Beefs, Opinion

There are only 37 days until you have to commit to a college! You have 45 days remaining to prepare for your AP test! Just 79 days are left until graduation! As these dates come closer, well-meaning friends and teachers and parents and siblings make these anxiety-inducing announcements at an increasing...

March Madness makes me mad

Nathan Christopher, Senior Writer

April 18, 2016


Filed under Beefs, Opinion

Everywhere you look brackets are posted on the walls. Walking down the hallways all you hear is how surely this will be the year Gonzaga finally wins the tournament. NCAA March Madness has taken over our school. Irrationally enough, however, teachers still won’t let us watch March Madness during class....

The Starbucks secret menu is a myth

Carlyn Schmidgall, Senior Writer

April 18, 2016


Filed under Beefs, Opinion

The Starbucks secret menu is a myth We read it online, so it must be true: Starbucks has a secret menu, filled with whimsical wonders and enchanted elixirs. We plot for weeks the magical concoction we’ll order, and when we finally step up to the register, we grow impatient when our requests is only...

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