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BREAKING NEWS: The boys’ bathroom doors are gone!

BREAKING NEWS: The boys’ bathroom doors are gone!

Karissa Belzer, Staff Writer

November 16, 2017


Filed under News, Opinion, Showcase

Restroom vandalism is not a new topic at SHS.  Unfortunately, it has happened several times recently.  Students need to understand that this is a criminal act.  Overall, it’s a problem in the school that needs to stop. There have been students who write on stalls, dismantle the paper dispensers...

Over 100 SHS students voice their opinions, and more to come

Over 100 SHS students voice their opinions, and more to come

Gabrielle Buchanan, Sean Pickett, and Caeley Hank

November 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion

In my opinion, people should not base beauty standards off magazines... Reason being, most of the celebrities are photoshopped. When people see these celebrities in pictures, they automatically want to be like them because of how pretty or handsome they are. This is one of the influences photosho...

Summer adventures: Check out the Mountaineer’s terrific travel guide

Summer adventures: Check out the Mountaineer’s terrific travel guide

Nylah Safforld, Staff Writer

June 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Are you looking for somewhere to travel during this summer? Is your family still trying to decide where to vacation? Well, look no further because we are here to provide you with a list of places to explore this summer. While some families have a tradition of traveling to a specific place every year,...

More people choosing braces, despite the discomfort

Kyra Gilman, Staff Writer

May 3, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Throughout our lives, there is a lot we have to struggle with regarding our health: braces, glasses, wheelchairs, even technology. The matter at hand in this feature is braces. How much do braces cost? Are they worth getting? Which is worse to have for the rest of your life: braces or glasses? Experts...

Are men and women really different?

Are men and women really different?

Alefiyah Vahanvaty, Writer

March 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Many studies have shown that women tend to be more persuasive and eager to take up challenges, and they tend to be more of honest and harder workers than men.A 2009 study by Accenture, found that 70% of business women asked their bosses for a new challenge. You would think that men and women would equally...

What factors actually help determine our success?

What factors actually help determine our success?

Alefiyah Vahanvaty, Writer

March 18, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Americans admire “rags to riches stories.” They tend to believe that if you start out with very little but work hard, you can be successful and achieve your goals. Unfortunately, for many people, that is not the case. In fact, it is rather rare. Here are a few factors that contribute to succe...

The rise of fake news

The rise of fake news

Jonathan Valderrama, Staff Writer

February 22, 2017


Filed under Opinion

There is no doubt that technology plays a huge role in our everyday lives. No longer does one need to pick up the local newspaper to get the latest news. Today that can all be acquired through the internet. Having the capability to turn to these different resources is amazing. It is very likely, th...

Are Women and Men Really Equal?

Are Women and Men Really Equal?

Alefiyah Vahanvaty, Writer

February 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Caption for featured image above: Only 14.2% of the top five leadership positions in the S&P 500 are held by women, according to CNNMoney analysis In our American society, most people tend to feel that we live in a world where we provide equal opportunities for all people, regardless of race, sex,...

Your favorite stores may negatively affect your community

Your favorite stores may negatively affect your community

Saheim Clervoix, Staff Writer

January 18, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Fast fashion is a term used to describe certain stores such as Forever 21, Topshop, H&M, and Pac Sun that hop on trends immediately for profit. These stores market off creating and distributing clothes from the runway for a cheaper price. Some of your favorite stores are affecting your community...

The War on Drugs Isn’t Working

The War on Drugs Isn’t Working

Lorenzo Conti, Staff Writer

April 18, 2016


Filed under Opinion

How many times have you been told not to do drugs? Time and time again, we're reminded of the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse, yet many people continue to do drugs and succumb to addiction. We warn people against it, yet many do, and pay the price for it. The way in which we approach and perceiv...

Weightlifting is important for females

Weightlifting is important for females

Angela Ahmadi, Staff Writer

April 6, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Sports

Around the world, there are many females that constantly run on treadmills, see food as the enemy, and starve themselves to be "fit" or "healthy." One thing's for sure: that's NOT the healthy option. Weightlifting produces more pronounced results on a female’s body than any other workout program. It c...

Teenagers: Are adult’s expectations giving you a headache?

Teenagers: Are adult’s expectations giving you a headache?

Amber Quinn, Staff Writer

April 3, 2015


Filed under Opinion

The adolescent brain is considered by many to be the eighth wonder of the world.  The teenage years in a person’s life are hard enough for them to understand without any distractions, but throw in the pressure of society to act like an adult while still being treated as a child, and you've got yourself...

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