EDITORIAL: Standardized testing hinders college applicants

By |2018-08-17T17:17:17+00:00August 17th, 2018|Column, Home Feature 2, Opinions|

Arts, athletics and academics all play a role in the development of high school students which are not all covered in the SAT and ACT tests. Colleges that place too much emphasis on academic achievement ultimately disadvantage students attempting to enter that college. Athleticism and arts remain an important but unappreciated aspect of high school education. 

COLUMN: Toryn Triplitt talks body image

By |2018-05-24T13:02:36+00:00May 23rd, 2018|Column, Home Feature 1, Opinions|

Statistically speaking, about 91% of women are unsatisfied with their bodies and 55% of males struggle with how they view themselves. These problems are often linked to self-esteem issues. Unfortunately, most women will struggle with how they view their bodies at least once in their life. And it often can hit you hard and fast. Body image issues affect many of us.

COLUMN: My experience running track

By |2018-05-22T08:21:37+00:00May 21st, 2018|Athletics, Column, Opinions|

After a summer of progressing through plateaus and struggles, I developed a love for working out and lifting weights. My passion for weight lifting developed when Bryce Foshee invited me to go weight lifting th him. After trying it for the first time, I was hooked. After three weeks of lifting during the summer weight lifting appealed to me. I then realized that I did not have a spring sport to compete in.

COLUMN: Roman Endicott says inspiring endeavors ahead

By |2018-05-15T12:42:37+00:00May 15th, 2018|Column, Home Feature 1, Opinions|

Senior and student body president Roman Endicott contributes a monthly column as part of his leadership commitment to his peers. This is is final column as Endicott will graduate May 24 as an "FC Lifer."

LETTER: Andrea Donaghe shares passion, reason for teaching

By |2018-05-10T08:47:38+00:00May 10th, 2018|Column, Opinions, Top 5|

I had a wonderful English teacher my senior year-Mr. Kasparian. He is the reason I decided to teach English, and I was really good at it.  I love my job even when it is hard...and it can be. My weekends are not always mine-I have to share them with grading, lesson planning, responding to emails, putting in grades and re-reading novels...but it is worth it. 

COLUMN: Traditional Punjabi wedding showcases culture, family

By |2018-04-17T14:51:36+00:00April 17th, 2018|Column, Top 5|

Punjabi weddings are events that go above and beyond traditional American weddings. American weddings are seen to be very straightforward and enthusiastic to many other the Indians I have personally talked too. Punjabi weddings on the other hand are full of energy and life because weddings are times for the families to enjoy as well as celebrate together. I will be telling you about a Punjabi wedding that took place as school was let out for spring break.

View from the outside: Tynin Fries

By |2018-05-19T08:37:40+00:00April 13th, 2018|Column, Opinions|

Tynin Fries is an alumna of Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and is currently a graduate student at the Walter Cronkite School, set to finish her Master of Mass Communication this May. Fries then plans to move to Denver to start a summer fellowship at The Denver Post. Follow her on Twitter: @TyninFries.

COLUMN: Roman Endicott reminds readers to ‘live in the present’

By |2018-04-17T10:50:39+00:00April 11th, 2018|Column, Opinions|

Earlier this week during English, college advisor Evangelina Tello came into our classroom to remind us about various upcoming college deadlines, including the community college workshop on April 17 and the intent to enroll statement by May 1.

College Corner: Prevent rescinded applications

By |2018-05-04T14:29:23+00:00April 10th, 2018|Column, Opinions|

Scouted prospective colleges? Check. Submitted college applications? Check. Completed FAFSA? Check. Received acceptance letter? Check. Time to sit back and relax. I can cruise now. Wrong. While this may be true, it can be easy for the excitement of your acceptance to cloud your judgment on how to academically wrap up your senior year. These final weeks of your high school career are the most important when it comes to preventing rescinded applications.

COLUMN: Erin Wilson discusses leadership roles

By |2018-04-17T10:54:50+00:00April 9th, 2018|Column, Opinions|

When I realized Chaplain was a position and it was something I would be interested in, I immediately got worried because I had not grown up going to Sunday school, nor had I really gotten strong in my faith until the year before. I felt like I was not Christian enough or that people would see right through my inexperience.

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