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Both sides of the equation

Both sides of the equation

Madison Graves, Business Manager

September 13, 2015


Filed under Columns, OPINION

A screaming match in all caps, an abundance of exclamation points and question marks are accompanied by sarcastic comments and bitter backlash. We are a generation of very opinionated people. Perhaps it is because social media has enabled us to send our opinion to a vast variety of audiences and receive...

Just call her Caitlyn

Just call her Caitlyn

Emma Bruce, Feature Editor

June 4, 2015


Filed under Columns, OPINION

On June 1, Vanity Fair magazine published a story introducing Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner. Although the initial reaction I saw was surprisingly positive, it wasn’t long before people started making transphobic jokes and comments. The first joke I saw about Caitlyn Jenner was her...

Sexual tension

Sexual tension

Greyson Woerpel, Sports Editor

May 8, 2015


Filed under Columns, OPINION

My parents openly let me curse, have a glass of wine with them on Sunday nights and talk about things my mom has said she would have never told her parents. One thing I’ve talked about to my parents, my mom mostly, is who is having sex with whom at my school. Her response: “How long have they been...

The truth behind the ‘meninism’ trend

The truth behind the ‘meninism’ trend

Natasha Vyhovsky, News Editor

May 6, 2015


Filed under Columns, OPINION

As a student, a writer and a learning journalist, I naturally see things on a daily basis that I disagree with, strongly believe in or otherwise want to discuss. It only makes sense then, that I value the First Amendment immensely for the power it gives our opinions and our voices. At school on Monday,...

Shy away from group thinking

Shy away from group thinking

Brandon Fagen, Writer

May 1, 2015


Filed under Columns, OPINION

If you are Republican because your parents are Republican, are you really Republican? If you have an opinion about something that you got from someone else, is it really your opinion? A common occurrence in our society is what I call borrowing opinions. It is when people, usually teenagers, have certain...

A skewed sense of superiority

A skewed sense of superiority

Avery Mojica, Puzzle Editor

April 29, 2015


Filed under Columns, OPINION

I am a firm believer in the Golden Rule. Each person should treat others how they want to be treated. I try to uphold this ideal every day. A good majority of the time, I at least try to put on a friendly facade, attempting to conceal the effect of the day’s tremors. But sometimes, it gets to be...

Wrong is alright

Wrong is alright

Emma Bruce, Writer

April 22, 2015


Filed under Columns, OPINION

We live in a society where we strive to be right. Scoring an A on a test is expected, and anything less is disappointing. This emphasis on being correct causes students to whine for extra points on tests that they didn’t earn. In the grand scheme of things, those few extra points aren’t going to...

Sports aren’t for scholarships

Sports aren’t for scholarships

Morgan Lewis, Writer

April 17, 2015


Filed under Columns, OPINION

In many peoples’ eyes, a big way to pay for college is through playing sports. This may be a good option for some students, however many are forced into continuing with a sport they no longer find enjoyment in. Athletics are often pushed upon students who show promise in competing at the collegiate...

Don’t disregard the present

Don’t disregard the present

Ankit Kadakia, Managing Editor

April 10, 2015


Filed under Columns, OPINION

I hear it echoing through the senior locker area, before school, at lunch, in class and during passing periods. It is the phrase “I can’t wait to leave this place.” Every day I hear seniors say they're excited to graduate and “never come back.” I completely understand where everyone is coming...

Burning bridges and building new ones

Burning bridges and building new ones

Zac Johnson, Entertainment Editor

April 3, 2015


Filed under Columns, OPINION

Last year at this time I was sitting in my godparents’ house in Tallahassee, Fla. I left my life, my house, my parents, my friends and my school for six months. When I left I didn’t really tell anyone, but I guess at that point in my life I preferred it that way. When I started school at BVNW my...

The color China lacks

The color China lacks

Flammy Huo, Writer

March 27, 2015


Filed under Columns, OPINION

"Chinese schools are crazy; Chinese kids are so smart; Chinese people are so good at math..." I have been hit with these statements ever since I moved to America after living in China for 17 years. What most do not know is that not every Chinese kid likes math and science or wants to go into math, ...

Representation is a necessity

Representation is a necessity

Sarah Hirsch, Editor-in-Chief

March 6, 2015


Filed under Columns, OPINION

Media is all around us. If something is not written about, portrayed in a movie or tv show, namedropped in a video game, or even sung about on the radio, it ceases to exist in the public’s eye. Hollywood is known for being full of rich, white people — nearly every single modern Oscars host has...

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