A Project for Better Journalism chapter


Books still hold their power

March 27, 2015 2:43pm |

In eight words, Stephen Chbosky explains the intricate dynamics behind an abusive relationship. In seven books, J. K. Rowling exemplifies how hope can overcome any obstacle. In 233 pages, Tim O’Brien allows his readers to walk side by side with him through the war zones […]

Students should not judge “Scarlet Letter” while they label others

January 30, 2015 3:51pm |

The experience of reading the dated, yet famous, book by Nathaniel Hawthorne about a 1600s adulteress has been a less than exciting experience. What has been an interesting spectacle to observe in my eighth hour AP Literature class has been my classmates responses to the […]

Sports are about competition, not having fun

January 24, 2015 1:51pm |

If sports were all about having fun, we would not keep score. If sports were all about having fun, everyone would have equal playing time. If sports were all about having fun, we would not have a giant trophy case showing off everything our school […]

Community college is not a bad option

January 16, 2015 3:51pm |

Since I am a senior, it is practically mandatory that colleges be on the brain. Everytime you talk to a family friend or another adult, it is the first question they ask: So, where are you going to college? There are a lot of options […]

A third SRO is necessary

December 19, 2014 9:38am |

On December 14, 2012, Adam Lanza walked into an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, and shot and killed 26 innocent people. Lanza had no record of violence and was an A student. Lanza went to Sandy Hook Elementary School with one thing in mind: to […]

D.A.R.E. aimed towards wrong age group

December 19, 2014 9:36am |

I remember standing in the PAC as a little fifth grader, yearning after the coveted Daren the Lion, singing that song that still gets stuck in my head . . . Yeah, that is about all I remember; the words to that song and how […]

It is time to move on from “Frozen”

December 19, 2014 9:34am |

On November 27, 2013,  “Frozen” came out in theaters. After six awards, 3.2 million copies sold and hundreds of covers of “Do you Wanna Build a Snowman?” on YouTube, the songs and quotes can still be heard floating through the air from the far corners […]

This generation should take pride in who we are

November 7, 2014 3:54pm |

I was a part of “the best decade ever” for a whopping 3.2 years. This, technically, makes me a “real 90s kid” but I could not tell you a single significant thing about that time. Oh yeah, I remember the 90s, learning to walk, potting […]

Males should not be held to certain pressures

November 3, 2014 3:50pm |

Feminists assault the Barbie dolls and the supermodels and the photoshopped actresses for creating impossible beauty standards for women, while conveniently overlooking the flip side. Females are not the only ones on the planet who look up to unattainable images. Every male model has sharp […]

Freshman need to accept their place in high school

November 3, 2014 9:17am |

At some point and time we were all freshmen. We were the “freshmeat” of the school, the bottom of the totem pole. Everyone automatically starts there. Every year, I hear freshmen complain (I will not deny it, I complained as well) it is not fair […]