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Trump’s Wall: A symbol of hate

Trump’s Wall: A symbol of hate

Sydney Cooper, Editor-in-Chief

January 10, 2019


Filed under Opinion

As of today, the government has been shut down for 20 days. 20 days of over 1 million federal full-time employees being furloughed from their government jobs, many not being able to pay rent, mortgage, or have sustainable living conditions. Why is this? Well, for someone to fully understand the co...

The Price Tag of Earth

The Price Tag of Earth

Ella Exterkamp, Staff

December 6, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

While many things in the White House have changed recently, some issues have slipped through the cracks. One of these issues being ignored recently by the Trump Administration is climate change.   Climate change is a reality that is impossible to ignore. The statistics below from NASA should be...

Too Young to Vote?

Too Young to Vote?

Kaitlyn Kittle, Staff

December 4, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

With Election Day last month, the question of lowering the voting age has emerged once again. Everyone has an opinion on something, that’s a fact, but is it fair that only people ages 18 and up get a chance to use their opinions to shape our country?   The voting age in America is currently 18 ye...

Hola, Guten Tag, Bonjour: The Benefits of Bilingualism

Hola, Guten Tag, Bonjour: The Benefits of Bilingualism

Gwen Culyer, Staff

December 3, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Hello Bilingualism, and goodbye Monolingualism. Although many students dread the idea of a required foreign language, their future selves will thank them.   As students prepare themselves for the “outside world,” they are preparing for the next step of their lives. Schools have the right...

ADA compliant, but not so convenient

ADA compliant, but not so convenient

Sydney Cooper, Editor-in-Chief

November 29, 2018


Filed under Opinion

About two weeks ago, I had surgery on my foot. Nothing major or life threatening, but it did leave me with a cast for four weeks and then a boot for another three. I had prepped with crutches, gotten myself a knee roller for around the house, and used every precaution that the doctor gave me for hav...

The Facts of Feminism

The Facts of Feminism

Emeline Kuether, Managing Editor - Hilltopper

November 28, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

It’s 2018. Almost 100 years since women won the right to vote. We’re closer to equality than ever before, but that isn’t really saying much.   How has something as simple as equality become so complex and intangible? How has one word, that is nothing more than a synonym of equality, bec...

Solutions to students’ stress

Solutions to students’ stress

Kenzie Poynter, Staff

November 20, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Being in high school is hard; constantly dealing with the stress that’s put on you to be the best you can be. As a high schooler taking mostly advanced classes, I feel stressed most days and usually blame it on homework. But is that really the issue?   In high school, homework is unavoidable. Som...

The Truth of Thanksgiving

The Truth of Thanksgiving

Jenna Brady, Editor

November 19, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Every American knows the story of Thanksgiving.   The year is 1621. The Pilgrims are struggling to carry on. They’re plagued with disease and famine, it seems that they won’t make it through. In their weakness comes a saving force, the Native Americans. The Wampanoag Tribe graciously h...

Gun Regulation: for the common good

Gun Regulation: for the common good

Sydney Cooper, Editor-in-Chief

November 16, 2018


Filed under Opinion

According to data from the Gun Violence Archive, in less than 365 days, the United States has faced a total of 309 mass shooting incidents. In 2017, that number was 346. I don’t want people to suddenly start getting excited because the number has gone “down” since last year. Having almost one ma...

Everyone has a right to read

Everyone has a right to read

Kaitlyn Kittle, Staff

November 9, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

There have been about 130 million books published in all of history, according to Googles algorithms. Books are an essential part of our society. We use them for everything from learning to entertainment. However, books are often banned or censored in libraries all across the United States. Should we ce...

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