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Social Media in Congress: Progressive or Invasive?

Social Media in Congress: Progressive or Invasive?

Audrey Smith, Editor-in-Chief

August 27, 2019

Since the early development of social media and cell phones; elders who find unreliable pigeon mail and immobile wall-mounted chunks of junk the almighty way to communicate have resisted technology. Whether it be grandparents, teachers, or senile strangers, the older generation has been anything but keen when...

Graduation Parties: Pointless or Memorable?

Graduation Parties: Pointless or Memorable?

Andrew Johnson, Staff Writer

May 7, 2019

As the school year moves into May, one thing is on all senior’s minds: graduation. What goes along hand in hand with graduation are parties. Most people believe graduation parties are beneficial and worthwhile, but I believe that graduation parties are a waste of student’s time and money. There are ma...

Long Days, Short Years

Long Days, Short Years

Rylee Babino, Opinions Editor

April 23, 2019

Long Days, Short Years By now, almost everyone in Longview ISD is aware of the fact that we will be losing a week out of our 2019 summer in order to go back to school on August 19th, 2019. It’s no surprise that this has raised a few complaints among students not wanting to lose some of their precio...

Are Uniforms Beneficial?

Are Uniforms Beneficial?

Sage Thompson, Opinions Editor

February 1, 2019

This article almost doesn’t need to be written. After all, we know the general consensus: next to standardized testing, a uniform-style dress code is the most-hated menace of students around the nation. However, the fact of the matter is that, in considering dress code, most people assess it on a scal...

Eggnog – The Truth

Eggnog – The Truth

Carmen Vermillion, Staff Writer

December 14, 2018

Eggnog is a traditional drink that most people like to consume during the holiday season. Some people use it in recipes and some people drink it straight from the bottle. But what I don’t understand is why people think it is so good. If you look up the traditional recipe, to make it you have to use...

Christmas Coffee Controversy

Christmas Coffee Controversy

Sage Thompson, Opinions Editor

December 14, 2018

The holiday season is upon us. We’ve already been inundated with pumpkin spice, and peppermint is soon to follow. Cracker Barrel has been having ornament sales since August, and your endearingly odd old-lady neighbor probably enlisted her grandkid’s help with the Christmas lights the day after Thanksgiving....

Lowering the Voting Age: A Precarious Poll

Lowering the Voting Age: A Precarious Poll

Sage Thompson, Opinions Editor

November 8, 2018

As election time rolls around yet again, the age-old debate has resurfaced: Should the voting age be lowered to 16? It seems we are rapidly approaching that possibility, as Washington D.C. has already initiated a legislation allowing for younger voters. However, the fact of the matter is that a vast...

Are ID’S a good IDea?

Are ID’S a good IDea?

Anna Ward, Staff Writer

November 8, 2018

    This school year came with a new stipulation: IDs.  Students now have to have their IDs readily accessible in case a teacher or administrator asks for it.       The IDs are needed in the school in order to improve safety precautions, pre-existing rules, and day to day operations.     ...

Busywork: Beneficial, or Burdensome?

Busywork: Beneficial, or Burdensome?

Rae Smith, Staff Writer

October 2, 2018

If I’m being honest here, I've learned so much more piddling around on YouTube than I have by actually doing any extraneous, unnecessary worksheet.

What if College Isn’t Your Calling?

What if College Isn’t Your Calling?

Rae Smith, Staff Writer

October 2, 2018

As college prices rise faster than the salaries that students are able to pursue, many are left wondering if college is even worth it anymore.

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