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Maddie Browne

Maddie Browne, Feature Editor

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Do our voices matter?

Do our voices matter?

In recent years, rising student activism in our district and surrounding area has seen the results of incredible change. Last year, we fought to keep our 8-period schedule with student involvement and parent encouragement; nationally, in 2018, we walked out in solidarity with students across the nation after the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida. In the last month, students of Kennedy Catholic High School protested the firing of two teachers on account of their sexual orientation. But is this activism worth it? Are our voices actually heard?
March 21, 2020
Bridging the generational gap

Bridging the generational gap

We’ve seen it on Reddit. We’ve heard it on TikTok. Gee, we’ve even heard it from government officials. “OK, Boomer”, a minimalist clapback increasingly used by millennials and Gen Z-ers to dismiss baby boomers as old-fashioned and out of touch with current issues, seems to have conquered the internet. It’s a trendy thing to say, but that’s the problem. When did we become okay with reducing intergenerational dialogue to a mere catchphrase?
January 21, 2020

Dr. Butterworth

December 20, 2019
We’ll title this later... we just don’t feel like doing it right now

We’ll title this later… we just don’t feel like doing it right now

As procrastinators, we don’t feel like doing a lot of things. And by we, I mean everyone, at one point or another. It could even be that straight-A student or teacher who has every lesson in the semester planned out. There is no doubt that procrastination is a productivity disaster, but few procrastinators are speaking up about the fact that laziness is not always the reason. Even fewer of us are willing to admit that procrastination takes away so much more than just our time.
September 24, 2019
Academic integrity: cheating isn’t always black and white

Academic integrity: cheating isn’t always black and white

In the wake of college admission scandals, questions about academic integrity have come up over and over again: why do students cheat? What can they gain from such dishonest actions, and are there honest alternatives to cheating that help students get ahead? Because what may seem like a few little shortcuts can impact students for months to come.
June 7, 2019
The Triumphant Tales of Jay Beeman

The Triumphant Tales of Jay Beeman

The sight of an intimidating figure in chainmail and helmet during assemblies and tug-of-war competitions is an oddity, to be sure. After all, we seldom have the opportunity to witness medieval costumes or take part in crazy experiences. But for junior Jay Beeman, this is his normal.
March 2, 2019
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