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Seniors: How FAFSA can help you

Seniors: How FAFSA can help you

January 22, 2015


Filed under Opinion

I like to call January “Seniors month” because it’s the month that the FAFSA registration opens. FAFSA is a lifesaver for seniors who want some sort of aid to pay for their college or university. This is why seniors should take some time out of their schedule and take a look at the 2015-2016 ...

Why you should go vegetarian

Why you should go vegetarian

December 12, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Vegetarians, as you may know, are people who do not consume meat or anything that requires an animal to die. There are many reasons that people choose this dietary lifestyle, may it be for health, for the advocation of animal rights, to help the environment, or even all of the above. There is an immense...

Increasing Minimum Wage

Increasing Minimum Wage

December 9, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Economists argue today about companies increasing the minimum wage to spur economic growth for individuals and businesses alike, however, it would hinder businesses from expanding and gaining profit, less people would be hired, small businesses (mom and pop shops) would go bankrupt, the standard of full-time...

Job age requirement should be lowered

Job age requirement should be lowered

December 8, 2014


Filed under Opinion

The age requirement to have a job in the United States is 16 -18. It’s unfair because I remember at the age of 14, I wanted a job so why can’t kids have a job at that age? People think that every kid is immature or that they won’t be responsible. I am very responsible even as a young adult....

American Govt. online course stresses students [Column]

American Govt. online course stresses students [Column]

October 27, 2014


Filed under Opinion

The first marking period for senior students taking American Government online was a little rough. Some seniors are failing the course because it’s truly hard to focus on something online. You have the entire internet at your hand. It’s very easy to get distracted. Assistant Principal Rebecca Watson...

Change the Homecoming Court Mentality [Editorial]

Change the Homecoming Court Mentality [Editorial]

October 17, 2014


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

It’s within the first few months of school that everyone tries to be the popular kid in school. Why? Homecoming. And the chance to wear a crown for a few hours. The bid to be on Homecoming Court has evolved into one big popularity contest, which is unfortunate when you consider the original premise...

OPINION: Cock-a-doodle-do to Class

April 29, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Every student knows while walking to class, one happens to run to the bathroom, drink from the fountain, or socialize with friends. Of course, until we all hear what we now know as familiar, but still strange; the late bell warning song. The song everyone considers to be the “chicken” song, or the bac...

OPINION: Bus safety still a concern

OPINION: Bus safety still a concern

April 28, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Buses. Everybody has ridden one at least once. Everybody has seen the nerdy kid chasing after the bus after he missed it first thing in the morning. Buses have always been notorious for early departures or late arrivals. I wake up at an early 5:45 to get ready to go to the bus stop, which will then tak...

Welcome Back

Welcome Back

April 22, 2014


Filed under News, Opinion

Last years spring game was away against the Palm Bay pirates in brevard county without Head Coach Elijah Williams, but as Matthew Coleman as the intirm head coach.  Coach Elijah Williams is back as the head coach this spring, but there has still been some coaching changes. "[The coaching changes] that'...

OPINION: Fast Food delicious in small doses

March 14, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Fast food. For most people, just the phrase makes them drool. According to stasticbrain.com, there are 160,000 fast food restaurants in the U.S. Among that, 50 million Americans are served daily, and the industry collectively makes $110 billion annually. Would it be so difficult for families nowaday...

OPINION: Baby bumps don’t fit into Black Widow’s suit

March 10, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Black Widow is a pretty mind-blowing character in the Marvel comic series. In the recent Marvel movies, Scarlett Johansson made her debut as Black Widow in Iron Man 2 and has been in multiple movies since then. The most recent movie she has been in was Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Shortly after the m...

OPINION: Why OCPS Shouldn’t Block Everything

OPINION: Why OCPS Shouldn’t Block Everything

March 7, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Sports

With how powerful the internet has become and the ease with which someone can literally control their life (or the life of others), the need to block certain websites on school computers is understandable. Sites that contain inappropriate content like pornography or any type of social media pages are...

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