Quit Crushing The Claw

Cierra Veizer, Sports Editor

March 28, 2019

The Claw has become a large part of our newspaper staff’s lives. We publish it once a quarter and spend an ample amount of time on it. But for what? Why do we even bother to put forth the effort anymore? Our issues are ridiculed...

Movies Shouldn’t Romanticize Illness

Jaydi Swanson, News Editor

March 21, 2019

Cancer isn’t pretty. Cystic fibrosis isn’t fun. Mental illnesses aren’t desirable. But on the screen, these severe health issues are twisted into tragically beautiful love stories. We’ve seen it countless times: “The...

Don’t Bank on Kamala

Ryan Stewart, Staff Writer

March 15, 2019

Come election time, the number of democratic candidates is always higher than the number of people coming in and out of this White House.   The first caucuses are not until February, but that hasn’t stopped a crowd...

Manafort Deserves More Time

Ryan Ash, Staff Writer

March 14, 2019

Paul Manafort has been sentenced to 47 months in prison. Judge T.S. Ellis III handed down the decision last Friday at his courtroom in Alexandria, Virginia. Last August, Manafort was found guilty of eight counts, including...

The Hypocrisy of School Dress Codes Exposed

Cierra Veizer, Sports Editor

March 11, 2019

As the weather gets warmer, student’s clothing gets inherently skimpier, which means reminders about the school dress code will soon surface. These rules, as depicted in the student handbook, crack down on girls clothing. How...

Prom Praise is Pointless

Cierra Veizer, Sports Editor

March 7, 2019

Upperclassmen awake from their senioritis slumbers once every April. They have just enough time to get pampered pedicures and graceful gowns for one of the most hyped up events of high school: prom.   Despite what every...

Parents Need to do one Thing: Stop Living Through Their Kids

Lowey Noud, Staff Writer

March 7, 2019

Their love is unconditional and their words are almost always true. They raise us, support us, and praise us. But how much pressure do some parents put on their children to be exactly who they want them to be?   I remember...

Avoiding the Trap of Sleep Deprivation

Ryan Ash, Staff Writer

March 7, 2019

“Oh my god I’m SO tired! I only got six hours of sleep last night” one student says. “Yeah? Well I only got three hours AND I didn’t have my usual coffee this morning,” says another.   This scene is probably...

What’s Wrong With Raising the Wages

Jessica Fosse, Life Editor

March 7, 2019

I gave up my after-school naps, my weekend nights with friends and parts of my summer to earn minimum wage at the local AMC theatre. My job absorbs about 20 hours of my week and nearly 40 hours during holiday breaks, but I still...

Keep Your Pathogens to Yourself

Jacqueline Glenn, Staff Writer

February 7, 2019

‘Twas the day of a big quiz, when all through the classroom, not a student was stirring, except for the coughing and sneezing one. It’s happened to everyone: one ailing student in the class hacks incessantly during a stressful...

Ditch Your Dangerous Deodorant

Kate Lickert, Staff Writer

February 7, 2019

Almost everybody sweats and relies on deodorant to get through hot yoga sessions, conversations with their crush or any other day-to-day tasks body-odor free. Unfortunately, according to recent studies, regular deodorants and...

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