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Opinion: It’s 2019, and Marriage is…not Outdated

Opinion: It’s 2019, and Marriage is…not Outdated

Caché Goracke, Editor in Chief

November 10, 2019

It’s 2019 and a popular question is circling: Is marriage outdated?   “What’s wrong with having five or six loving adult relationships through your life?”  HuffPost asked in an article questioning the relevance of marriage in our society today. Other popular sources, especially newly tren...

Opinion: Casual Dating Can Lead To Bad Habits In Marriage

Opinion: Casual Dating Can Lead To Bad Habits In Marriage

Tyler Burkett

October 23, 2019

Heartbreak can be a terrible thing, especially in high school. But dating in high school is very casual compared to a full-blown marriage. The formalities of dating have loosened up in recent years, and as a result dating can be seen as a casual thing and not important to either person involved. Almo...

Opinion: Homecoming Court Should Be Eliminated

Opinion: Homecoming Court Should Be Eliminated

Brendan Ulmer, Writer

October 1, 2019

The day was Sept. 23, 2019, and I was spending my Power 50 shooting the breeze with my dear friends as I always do, when the conversation turned to homecoming. At first, it was the specifics: how many people are in our group, what we wanted to eat that night, how many cars we’ll need, so on and so...

Opinion: Pornography is the Pedestal on which Rape Culture Stands

Opinion: Pornography is the Pedestal on which Rape Culture Stands

Caché Goracke

April 8, 2019

Beaten, tied up, and viciously raped, consistently for nine months, Elizabeth Smart told CNN and many other news sites “pornography made [her] life a living hell.”  Her captor would come to her excited and “amped up” with porn magazines. He would show her the pages and say that they were go...

Opinion: Is Cheating in School Really That Bad?

Opinion: Is Cheating in School Really That Bad?

Peyton Carley

March 30, 2019

In every single syllabus I have received in my academic career, there has been at least a paragraph about the class teachers policy on cheating. Any test or quiz or homework assignment, any form of cheating on those would result in a zero. These rules are consistent with just about every teacher policy...

Opinion: The Snow Day Schedule Isn’t as Bad as People Say

Opinion: The Snow Day Schedule Isn’t as Bad as People Say

Riley Keiter

March 19, 2019

The recent buzz around Olathe West has been centered around our (many, many, many) snow days. But worse, is what people have said about making up for so many days off. The changes made to the schedule all went into effect after Spring Break, and seem small at first. To begin, late starts on Thursd...

Opinion: What About the Man Upstairs?

Opinion: What About the Man Upstairs?

November 7, 2018

Let’s talk about the big man upstairs. Let’s talk about God. When it comes to Him, there are people who either feel very strongly that He exists or does not exist. There are those who have never given it much thought, and there are those who simply couldn’t care less. God, in the words of C.S....

Opinion: Is Maternal Care in Hospitals Enough?

Opinion: Is Maternal Care in Hospitals Enough?

Sydney Brown

November 7, 2018

Postpartum care is definitely something that needs to be improved. Many women after giving birth get diseases and even die from lack of care after giving birth. A woman should get proper care after giving birth, especially if the side effects are life-threatening. New babies and mothers should have ...

Opinion: Unreasonable Workload, Insufficient Time

Opinion: Unreasonable Workload, Insufficient Time

Matt Bice

November 7, 2018

As a student, I am overwhelmed by the sheer amount of work thrown onto me. I spend at least seven hours a week on homework, not including studying time. Although I may be in many advanced classes, the workload in all classes is excessive. On Sept. 30th, I spent six hours at a coffee shop with friends a...

Opinion: Le’veon Bell Deserves His Money and He Needs it Now

Opinion: Le’veon Bell Deserves His Money and He Needs it Now

Peyton Carley, Writer

October 25, 2018

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’veon Bell has yet to join his team this season. After six weeks of football, the Steelers are now into their bye week, but are still without their All-Pro runner because Bell and the Steelers were unable to sign a long-term contract extension this off-season. Prio...

Opinion: Sex-Ed Leaves Students Unsafe, Uneducated

Opinion: Sex-Ed Leaves Students Unsafe, Uneducated

Paige Snider

October 25, 2018

If you have had the fortune of receiving a public school education, then you have also had the misfortune of sitting through the infamous, the painful, the purposeless, Sex-Ed. Now, even mention the word sex to an adult and you will most likely be shushed and told to not discuss subjects you aren’t m...

Opinion: Colin Kaepernick Ad is a Bad Move By Nike

Opinion: Colin Kaepernick Ad is a Bad Move By Nike

Peyton Carley

October 5, 2018

On Sept. 7, Nike released its 30th Anniversary Campaign of the “Just Do It” slogan. The face chosen for that advertisement was Colin Kaepernick. The Billboard features a picture of Kaepernick with the quote, “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.” Colin Kaepernick became one...

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