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Swift Predictions With Evernard: Oak Ridge Vs. Winter Park

Swift Predictions With Evernard: Oak Ridge Vs. Winter Park

Evernard Bennett, Column Writer

January 20, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

“Swift Predictions With Evernard” is a weekly series where staffer Evernard Bennett will prediction one high school sports game and give his analysis. This weeks game will be the Oak Ridge vs. Winter Park boys basketball game. Tonight The Oak Ridge Pioneers (14-5) are set to face against The Wint...

“Safest School in America”

Rebecca Crosby

November 19, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

How Tardy Sweeps, Hall Restrictions, and After School Lounging Protect Oak Ridge-- From themselves President Obama announced yesterday that Oak Ridge High School is the safest school in America. Okay, well, that did not actually happen-- but it should. With all the rules and regulations on campus, ...

Social networking and it’s faults

April 20, 2015


Filed under Opinion

People from all over the world use their cellphones for many things like contacting with their friends and family,others use it for the web to look up information, and for any emergencies. Now it’s all changed with social networks like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter etc. Relationships are getting destroyed...

Mandatory reading books is sucking the fun out of reading

Mandatory reading books is sucking the fun out of reading

April 9, 2015


Filed under Opinion

I am currently reading To Kill a Mockingbird by the famous Harper Lee. In past experiences throughout school I have had to read multiple books such as The Trojan War by Olivia Coolidge and The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. It is such a typical english teacher move to assign their classes a classic novel...

My first year being a vegetarian

My first year being a vegetarian

March 18, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I did not go vegetarian cold-turkey like many people do because I had tried that in the past and it didn't work for me. Instead, I slowly ate less and less meat over the course of two weeks at the end of February 2014 until I was fully vegetarian. I feel like this method is a much easier way to accu...

Are students not getting enough sleep because of immoderate school hours?

March 16, 2015


Filed under Opinion

  Do you think seven hours of sleep is enough for you? Doctors believe that teens need about eight to ten hours of sleep in high school[,] many students struggle with going to school, waking up  early, and staying awake in class. In my freshman year I was late everyday, and I never wanted to go...

Plant City’s Strawberry Festival should not be missed

Plant City’s Strawberry Festival should not be missed

March 12, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Plant City’s famous annual Strawberry Festival commenced this past Sunday on March 8th. I was slightly disappointed at first but the spirit of the festivities concurred over all. The lack of organization of most of the activities made some moments difficult to enjoy.  The lines droned on for what...

A.P. History is being deemed an ‘unflattering’ history lesson

A.P. History is being deemed an ‘unflattering’ history lesson

March 4, 2015


Filed under Opinion

    Catherine Rampell from the Washington Post, one of the many opinion writers I follow, talks about the “The bizarre war against AP U.S. History courses” in one of her latest opinion pieces published Feb. 20. State representative of Oklahoma Dan Fisher, who wrote the ludicrous bi...

Cheap products fail consumers

Cheap products fail consumers

February 11, 2015


Filed under Opinion

When you shop you expect the quality to be worth what you payed for, but lately the production industry is failing to meet that demand. People buy things and they break the next day, some stores place a strict ‘No Return Policy’. When you return the item to swap it out for a new one it just tur...

The Internet policy: Good or Bad?

The Internet policy: Good or Bad?

February 10, 2015


Filed under Opinion

December 21, 2000 President Bush signed off on the CIPA otherwise known as the “Children's Internet Protection Act.” The CIPA states that all web access on school property is filtered and any website or app the school feels is inappropriate can become blocked. I think acts like these is only benefic...

Some unexpected expectations of Paris

Some unexpected expectations of Paris

January 22, 2015


Filed under Opinion

I lived in Paris for four months because my mom wanted me to see something different and her fiance lived there. My experience was a little boring but I also learned some little things such as the outlets were different. They had two holes and it was circular which I found a little weird at first but then...

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