Talking Trout: Honesty

Co-Editor-in-Chief - Samantha Trout

February 1, 2010

Filed under Showcase, Student Opinions

 In Dante’s Inferno, there is a statement that says, “The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.” In many a controversial situation, it’s possible...

Life Without the Internet

Staff Writer - David Lloyd

February 1, 2010

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  The use of the internet, computers, and the phone go hand in hand, but when the most crucial aspect of our technology fails, the internet, the world as we know it will change dramatically. When the internet is destroyed by...

A Slice of Life: Rolling Along

Sarah Snyder - Staff Writer

December 4, 2009

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“Just so you know, your scooter is awesome.” Those are the words I hear from behind me as I’m sitting in the library, desperately trying to come up with an article for the school paper. I turn around and say “Thanks”...

The Health Care Bill: A Tremendous Idea?

Staff Writer - Janessa Jimenez

November 23, 2009

Filed under News, Showcase, Student Opinions

  On Saturday, November 7th of 2009, the House of Representatives passed the bill for the Affordable Health Care for America Act. On that Saturday night, the tension was high among the House Representatives over the fate of th...

Sophomore Year: Making the Grade

Samantha Trout - Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 20, 2009

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   As this first quarter comes to a close, most of us are thinking about what we might and might not have done differently during these past few months. It’s true that quarter grades aren’t extremely important; some teachers...

Learning Lessons From Disaster

Michelle Mata - Page Editor

November 20, 2009

Filed under News, Showcase, Student Opinions

    On Thursday, November 5, thirteen people were killed at the hands of one of their own. In Fort Hood, Texas, an army psychologist, Major Nadil Malik Hasan, opened fire in his own army base upon hearing the news about his...

Compassion for Criminals?

Staff Writer - Janessa Jimenez

November 4, 2009

Filed under Student Opinions

  Occasionally, prisoners are released from their life sentence on compassionate grounds if they are terminal, or severely ill. This is a subject that is very debatable. For those of you readers who have never heard of this,...

An Unexpected Cure to Stress

Janessa Jimenez - Senior Staff Writer

November 3, 2009

Filed under Student Opinions

  Somewhere between SAT scores, high school dances, and homework, students find ways to relieve built- up stress. The daily routine of school seems to never grow dry, but it finds a way to blossom into a garden of assignments...

This Taco Thinks Inside of the Bun

Austin King - Staff Writer

November 2, 2009

Filed under Student Opinions

  We all know that Taco Bell is famous for their promotions of special menu items that seem to appear overnight. One of these is the red themed, lava menu and their newest item on the menu, the Black Jack taco. The black taco...

Remember Your Rights

Staff Writer - Janessa Jimenez

November 2, 2009

Filed under Student Opinions

  The privilege of freedom is bound in one amendment, an amendment seldom remembered. The first amendment in our incomparable Bill of Rights is what divides the United States from every other existing nation because it allows...

MySpace or YourSpace?

Leanna Jasek-Rysdahl - Managing Editor

October 28, 2009

Filed under Showcase, Student Opinions

“A place for friends,” is the famous slogan for the popular website, MySpace, however, there are now questions opposing this phenomena of a website’s safety and credibility as well as other social networks’. There are...

Fame: Harmful or Helpful

Sanmjit Johal - Staff Writer

October 7, 2009

Filed under Student Opinions

  Fame isn’t always the best thing for someone. It can ruin someone’s life. When someone is famous, they eventually strive for even more fame and take on big challenges in their lives. Fame can ruin relationships with family...

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