Category: Opinion

New Building: School will drive city’s growth

After spending the whole school year voting and countless board meetings, a new high school will be built. A couple years ago, the idea of a new high school building was introduced. Despite the negativity from the community, the new high school is a good idea. The B Building shows its age with small classrooms,

New Building: Teacher opinions vary

The new high school plans have been approved.  With renovations starting soon, there are still many mixed opinions from the local taxpayers and district workers.   “We definitely needed to do something,” English teacher Tina Johnston said. “I wish we would’ve looked at more options.  There are pros and cons.” As for the budget, “It

Junior: Silence stops expression

There was a nationally planned student walk-out in memory for the victims of the Parkland school shooting March 14. The administration and a few students came up with an alternative plan. The students and the administration devised a plan for a five minute video which discusses the lives of the victims and their unfortunate passing.

Opinion: Bullying can affect students in school

Having to go to school is hard for some people because they are being bullied. Students who are being bullied can go to an adult that students trust. If you are the person who is being the bully you don’t understand that it may  be hurting that person. “When I’m being bullied I feel like

Seniors weigh in on school safety

Schools are becoming more dangerous for teachers and students. This is why the school is starting to change the rules around. Parents have to come inside the B building underneath the bridge and they get searched. “My mom doesn’t care if  she gets searched because she knows it is to protect us,” senior Candice Henson

When Ed Gerety speaks, people (don’t) listen

Ed Gerety spoke of courage, gratitude, responsibility and awareness. His message was that people should be grateful for what they have. That includes food, parents, friends and a plethora of other idle pleasures. Many students didn’t understand the gist of the assembly at all. They felt Gerety was unorganized. Some had trouble hearing him, likely

Assemblies becoming unnecessary

Rumors have been swirling regarding a pep assembly Dec. 8. I believe this pep assembly is unneeded. Students will have to leave class. There have been so many assemblies in the fall where we miss fifth and sixth period. In the second marking period, there are so many breaks, and benchmarks are right after the

Christmas celebration starts too early

The month of October is over which means the start of the the Holidays. When most people hear about the holidays, they think of Christmas. Many people skip over Thanksgiving and start to celebrate Christmas. Most stores start putting Christmas decorations out by the end of October before Halloween starts. Other stores will play Christmas

GM cars define Muscle Era

Throughout many years car companies have been hard at work making us our favorite super cars. America was built on muscle and the muscle car was a great thing for the states when they started to come out of Detroit. Three cars define the muscle car era. All three come from General Motors. Topping the

Astros Series win brings pride to Houston

After everything that has happened to Houston this year with the floods and a hurricane, it has been a rough year. That was until last night when the Astros brought home a World Series championship. It is the team’s first championship since entering the league in 1962 as the Houston Colt .45s and then changing