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ADA compliant, but not so convenient

ADA compliant, but not so convenient

Sydney Cooper, Editor-in-Chief

November 29, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Should Your BMI be TMI?

Should Your BMI be TMI?

Tessa Killen, Head Graphic Design Editor

November 9, 2018

Freshman year.         You are sitting in either health or gym class. There is a light chatter amongst the room since the bell hasn’t quite rung yet. Today’s class is different. Today you are taking your body mass index (BMI).           The bell rings and your teacher wal...

Politics Dividing America

Politics Dividing America

Ella Exterkamp, Staff

November 8, 2018

Political parties are what divide our nation.   In the past they used to be what brought our nation together. They fostered healthy debates about politics, the economy, and education.   Now, parties are the wedge that is forcing the carefully crafted foundation of America apart so forcefu...

Welcome To The 21st Century, My Friends

Welcome To The 21st Century, My Friends

Gwen Culyer, Staff

November 5, 2018

Picture this: A generation obsessed with electronics. Oh, wait, that's us - generation Z. While cell phones tend to get a negative connotation from adults when linked to kids, adults don't realize the other benefits that come along with the video games, snapchat stories, and other “self-absorbed”...

All Sizes Matter

All Sizes Matter

Ella Exterkamp, Staff

November 1, 2018

I’ve always hated shopping, ever since the day my mom and I first went to the mall where I realized I never fit into anything.   Clothes were always too big, too tight, too long. Stores became a never-ending abyss of un-flattering clothes, that I know every girl has dealt with. &nbs...

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