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Administration Overreacts to 2015 Senior Prank

Administration Overreacts to 2015 Senior Prank

Charlotte Pierce, Business Manager
May 22, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

As seniors wind down their final year of high school, the time came for the annual senior prank is both anticipated (mostly with dread by administration) and even expected. Past “pranks” have ranged from the harmless act of showering the senior area with hole-punched paper to more destructive acts...

50 Shades of Abuse

50 Shades of Abuse

Shelby Smith and Hope Bobbitt
March 16, 2015
Filed under Opinion

With the release of the movie Fifty Shades of Grey, based on the novel by E.L. James, women around the country have become obsessed with the “romance” between Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) and Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan). The movie, however, has become shrouded in controversy, its opposers claimi...

Confident or Conceited?

Confident or Conceited?

Abby Jackson, Social Media Editor
January 30, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Confidence: some people are blessed with it, and some people lack it. Just log on to any social media site, and there will be a multitude of photos of seemingly perfect models. Girls today obsess over their body image and their weight, sometimes leading them to adopt unhealthy eating habits. When...

The Way I See It: Racism in America

The Way I See It: Racism in America

Ashley Tjhung, Editor in Chief
January 22, 2015
Filed under Opinion

In 1992, white members of the Los Angeles Police Department were caught on video senselessly beating a black man as they arrested him. The subsequent trial garnered national attention and outrage, prompting Americans to question the role of racism in a supposedly “equal” society. This outrage was...

The Reality of Goals

The Reality of Goals

Charlotte Pierce, Staff Writer
January 21, 2015
Filed under Opinion

“OMG relationship goals!” is a trending caption accompanying Twitter photos this calendar year. From pictures of boys asking their girlfriends to Homecoming with extravagant proposals, to a groom crying as his bride walks down the aisle, this  generation of young adults is fixated on attaining the...

What happened to only 12 days of Christmas?

What happened to only 12 days of Christmas?

Bridget Lockman, Staff Writer
November 24, 2014
Filed under Opinion

As the clock strikes midnight on All Hallows’ Eve, people trade in their costumes for “ugly Christmas sweaters.” Before Halloween even passes, choir and band classes begin working on Christmas carols for their winter concerts, stores start selling Christmas decorations, and Starbucks starts offering...

Too Cool for Trends?

Too Cool for Trends?

Abby Jackson, Staff Writer
November 13, 2014
Filed under Opinion

It is no secret that a lot of girls at Adams want to be different and stand out with what they wear. Everyone seems to be obsessed with new trends and how they can be the one to stand out with the best fashion style there is, but what about a different trend that is happening? It appears people as of...

Healthy or Hurtful? New laws affect everyday choices

Healthy or Hurtful? New laws affect everyday choices

Shelby Smith, Opinion Writer
October 28, 2014
Filed under Opinion

The bright beginning of the new school year this year was dampened by the severe new restrictions on school meals and snacks made by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).  The long-held tradition of fundraising bake sales at Adams are now against the law thanks to the new “Smart...

Love is love

Love is love

Lydia Kudret, Opinion Writer
May 1, 2014
Filed under Opinion

“Gays and lesbians not served here,” reads a sign in an Arizona coffee shop. It’s 2014. The same prejudice that was around in the early 1900s still seems to linger; with gay people as the target instead of African Americans. In February of this year, Arizona's Legislature passed a controversial...

For the love of the game

For the love of the game

Hannah Golding, Opinion Writer
May 1, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Cheering, pep talks, and clapping keeps the players inspired and motivated to put their hearts into what they do. Whether it’s on the court, field, ice or green, a coach’s job is to improve his players and give them a chance to play the game they love. But what if a coach didn’t do this? Imagine...

The spiraling cost of higher education

The spiraling cost of higher education

Cameron Johnson, Co-Editor-in-Chief/ Web Editor/ Opinion Editor
May 1, 2014
Filed under Opinion

As the end of the year approaches, most seniors are deciding on which college they will be attending in the fall. What they may not be so sure of, however, is how they will be able to afford it. Today, the cost of attending college is egregious, and rising. Without help from collegial and governmental...

The Real Mission of a Feminist

The Real Mission of a Feminist

Alyssa Wright, Student Life Editor
April 29, 2014
Filed under Opinion

This year marks the 40th year since the United Nations honored the idea of International Women’s Day in 1975. It is 2014, and women still are unable to acquire certain rights that men have always been entitled to. What’s a feminist? Women are constantly viewed in negative lights and are ca...

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