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Students Need to Know More About The LGBTQ+ Community

Students Need to Know More About The LGBTQ+ Community

Jo Hollingsworth, Contributor May 26, 2021

The LGBTQ+ community is growing, but the education around it is sparse in the public school system. Teaching about the community helps better educate youths about sexuality and gender identity, making...

Do Ya Like Jazz?

Jaden Clarke, Staff Writer May 26, 2021

Jazz is one of the earliest, uniquely American genres. Jazz often features instruments without singing, so it's hard to imagine music that could be any more different from contemporary pop. Variety is...

It’s Time to Ask What Your Country Can Do For You

Jaden Clarke, Staff Writer May 26, 2021

  Many people in the United States have been misled about exactly what a leftist is. It is ridiculous to suggest that being a leftist disqualifies you from being a patriot. A true patriot can...

FDA stands for Food and Drug Administration

Overlooked Medical Policy Could Make a Life-Saving Surgery Fatal

Lilah Claycomb, Staff Writer May 26, 2021

For a medical device to be allowed, it must be approved or cleared by the FDA. If a medical device is to be approved, experts must review the tests and trials run by the manufacturer and give a report...

OPINION: A Solution to Indiscriminate Violence

Jaden Clarke, Staff Writer May 26, 2021
Neither Democrats or Republicans offer acceptable firearms policy. Gun violence is a massive problem in the United States. Being able to defend oneself is an inalienable right, one that's enshrined in the Constitution. That being said, a lot of people need to consider how we can both preserve 2nd Amendment rights and address gun deaths. It's crucial to save lives in a targeted, precise way.
Can J. Cole reenter the rap game on a high with The Off-Season, or will it disappoint?

The Off-Season Review

Collin Claycomb, Staff Writer May 24, 2021

After over two years of no releases, J. Cole finally put out an album. On May 14, 2021, The Off-Season dropped. Cole is one of the biggest rappers in the music scene right now, and his music is always...

The 2021 NFL Draft was a big night for a lot of teams.

3 Winners and Losers From NFL Draft Day 1

Collin Claycomb, Staff Writer May 18, 2021
The first round of the NFL Draft wrapped up on April 29. There were some surprising picks and some expected picks. Nonetheless, there were some winners and some losers at the end of the first day of the NFL draft, be that teams, players drafted, or players affected by players drafted. Here are my 3 winners and 3 losers of the NFL Draft Day 1.

Doctor Pepper Cream Soda Review

Della Fisher, Staff Writer May 7, 2021
Staff Writer Della Fisher reviews the Dr. Pepper Cream Soda.

Nightmare Before Christmas Bling Bag Review

Della Fisher, Staff Writer May 7, 2021

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Reese’s With Pretzels Review

Della Fisher, Staff Writer May 7, 2021

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The Disney Corporation has shaped generations of children - but can they be trusted?

OPINION: Walt Disney Co: The Evil Empire We All Know and Love

Jaden Clarke, Staff Writer April 26, 2021
First, a note of clarification. I am not trying to say you are a bad person for liking Disney. I am not saying you have poor taste because you like Disney. I think it's important to separate the product from the consumer. We don't have a choice but to engage with massive corporations. This article is about the effect monopolistic business practices have on popular culture, not trying to make anyone feel bad.
Tests are not catering to what students need in the real world, and could cause potential harm.

Standardized Tests Have No Place in Education

Haley Roach, Contributor April 7, 2021
Rocky Mountain’s freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are all preparing for standardized testing next week. Simply put, these tests are useless. Standardized tests do not benefit the education of students. Standardized tests force memorization not understanding, they cause unnecessary stress, low-self esteem, and are not designed to test the individual intelligence of each student.
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