By: Ian J. Smith In 2012 schools nationwide hosted mock elections to find out whom their students would pick for president. The point of these is to shed light on a younger perspective and make students feel like they are part of the political action. While they may feel more politically responsible, these mock elections force children to choose a party and candidate when they … Continue reading How mock elections confuse children and shape our future
By: Ian J. Smith Breaches in security at public schools- as major as the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting and as minor as the “break-in” last school year at my school- have schools attempting to increase security. How they are going about it, unfortunately, does not make much sense. Our local paper can sum up the story of what transpired last October. The problem with these … Continue reading Excessive security won’t save our schools
By: Nadia Pressley National media has recently had a lot to say about gay and transgender individuals. The controversy over House Bill 2 (otherwise known as HB2), which banned residents of North Carolina from using any restroom that does not correspond with their biological sex received numerous reactions, both positive and negative. Ultimately, the argument over transgender people and their right to have access to … Continue reading Georgia takes the heat in gender neutral restroom controversy
By: Giana Levy Homework is to blame for the late nights and early mornings for all high school students. The significant amount of homework is a main factor towards sleep deprivation amongst teenagers. Though it’s crucial to successfully complete your assignments as a student, the long-term effects of lack of sleep are quite troublesome, specifically for your mental health. Consequently, the lack of sleep due … Continue reading We need our sleep! Give us less homework!
By: Bernarda Cervantes “The mission of Cartersville High School is to prepare students to become informed, contributing members of society through vigorous instruction in a caring, compassionate culture.” It’s noble, and it’s what all schools should aspire to do. But what happens when that culture isn’t caring or compassionate to all students? It’s universally agreed upon that bullying is wrong. Schools treat bullying as a … Continue reading Bullying still hacks at the LGBT minority