How do the choices you make in high school affect you?

  From getting blackout drunk at a friend’s party to bringing a vape to school, teenagers make many questionable choices.  High school is a time in an adolescent’s life when they experience many new things for the first time. This age range is around when many teenagers begin to partake in risk-taking behaviors.  But how…

Mac Miller’s battle with drug addiction

  Two fingers press down on a cold neck with hopes of feeling a pulse, but there is none to be found. This is the unfortunate scenario that authorities had to face when Pittsburg rapper Mac Miller was found dead in his home in LA on the morning of Sept. 7.   Mac Miller was…

“Ben Busche: the man, the myth, the legend”

  Ben Busche, now former security lead at HR, is one to be remembered by all of our HR students and staff. After over seven years of serving in our school’s security, Busche departed the school to pursue a new opportunity in late August.         It seems that Busche had a certain…

Race representation in Hollywood sparks power

    This was the first time I saw someone like me on a big screen inside of a movie theater. Rachel Chu, a main character played by actress Constance Wu in Jon Chu’s “Crazy Rich Asians” (a film adaption of Kevin Kwan’s bestselling novel), was a normal Asian-American girl. No flat, one-dimensional character storyline,…

Why walkouts aren’t effective

  Today, society thinks that it can solve its problems by not working. You heard that right, not working. Doesn’t this seem counterintuitive? In my opinion, it is and is partly why I believe that walkouts for protest are not effective at solving any problems.   First of all, walkouts aren’t done at the right…

#RedForEd and the case for better school funding

  Teachers are a necessary part of the public school system and education itself in America; it’s nearly certain that the system itself would not work without the teachers that run it. That is why it is so strange that on April 26, 2018, teachers in Douglas County went on strike for a day because…

One and done madness

    With a crazy college basketball season coming to an end with March Madness, lots of college stars have declared for the NBA Draft like Trae Young, Deandre Ayton, and Marvin Bagley. One thing that all three of these college stars have in common is that they are all freshmen leaving to go to…