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Senior year: take some time for yourself

Senior year: take some time for yourself

Jessica Adair, Staff Writer

October 2, 2014


Filed under Opinion, The Way It Is

Senior year is the best year of high school. It's when you get to relax, hang out with your friends, make fun of the freshmen, and fantasize about moving far, far away. Right? Wrong. Senior year is stress overload, and according to the American Psychological Association, the percentage of high school...

Don’t grow up too fast

Don’t grow up too fast

Jessica Adair, Staff Writer

September 25, 2014


Filed under Opinion, The Way It Is

For as long as I can remember, my parents have always said, "Don't grow up too fast." They both cried on my first day of kindergarten, begged me not to wear make up, and wouldn't let me watch any kind of reality television show because they thought it would corrupt my soul. As I got older, they held...

Absent students: why are they even in class?

Absent students: why are they even in class?

Jessica Adair, Staff Writer

May 18, 2014


Filed under Opinion, The Way It Is

The definition of an absent student is often inaccurate. Many define an absent student as a student who doesn't show up for class, but personally, I believe an absent student is a student who is there physically, but not emotionally or psychologically. An absent student is that kid who is staring...

Our nation’s heroes: would they be proud?

Our nation’s heroes: would they be proud?

Jessica Adair, Staff Writer/Columnist

May 4, 2014


Filed under Opinion, The Way It Is

Over spring break, my family and I went to Washington D.C. We, of course, visited every monument in the general vicinity and as I stood on the steps where Martin Luther King recited his "I Have a Dream" speech and as I read the walls of the Lincoln Memorial, I couldn't help but think -- what would...

Gay is not a substitute for stupid

Gay is not a substitute for stupid

Jessica Adair, Staff Writer/Columnist

April 9, 2014


Filed under Opinion, The Way It Is

The word 'gay' has many definitions; it can mean lighthearted, brightly colored, or homosexual. However, nowadays, 'gay' has taken on a different meaning. People, mainly teenagers, now use it to describe a situation, person, or thing that seems stupid to them. On a daily basis, I hear people use...

Do we live in a bubble of ignorance?

Do we live in a bubble of ignorance?

Jessica Adair, Staff Writer/Columnist

March 29, 2014


Filed under Opinion, The Way It Is

Recently, it has been brought to my attention that a significant number of teenagers are completely uninformed about the world around them. It seems to me that not only are they uneducated, they also have no interest whatsoever to learn about other cultures or world events. The new 21st century motto...

Copying is not the greatest form of flattery

Copying is not the greatest form of flattery

Jessica Adair, Staff Writer/Columnist

March 16, 2014


Filed under Opinion, The Way It Is

Out of all the annoying people in the world, such as drivers who drive slow in the fast lane, students who take Advance Placement classes but aren't actually smart, and people who chew with their mouth open, there is one particular group of people that I cannot stand: people who copy off of my homework. I un...

Road rage: it’s not worth it

Road rage: it’s not worth it

Jessica Adair, Staff Writer/Columnist

March 1, 2014


Filed under Opinion, The Way It Is

Yesterday, I honked at somebody for the first time, and it came back to bite me shortly after. I was hurrying to work and was stuck behind this car who was literally just rolling down the hill and swerving to the side every 10 seconds. It was obvious that she didn't know where she was going, but because...

Down with college entrance exams

Down with college entrance exams

Jessica Adair, Staff Writer/Columnist

February 14, 2014


Filed under Opinion, The Way It Is

Colleges take many factors into consideration when admitting students. Unfortunately, admission is very dependent on two ridiculous tests: the SAT and the ACT. I took my first Preliminary SAT (PSAT) at the beginning of my sophomore year, and it did not go well. I had never taken a test like that,...

The importance of naps in high school

The importance of naps in high school

Jessica Adair, Staff Writer/Columnist

February 1, 2014


Filed under Opinion, The Way It Is

When I was in kindergarten, I resented naps. Because I was an energetic child, any amount of time where I had to be still was complete torture. Whenever my teacher said it was time for a nap, I would always count the minutes until I could go outside again. As a current high school student who only ge...

Weekend homework: an academic form of torture

Weekend homework: an academic form of torture

Jessica Adair, Staff Writer/Columnist

January 17, 2014


Filed under Opinion, The Way It Is, Top News

Teachers subject their students to forms of torture everyday; some of the most prominent and agonizing forms include group projects, outlines, and presentations. Even though I believe these assignments are tedious and just plain annoying, there is one form I will not tolerate: weekend homework. Assignments...

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