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Opinion: The Lemonade Stand Down the Street is Run Better Than the NCAA

Opinion: The Lemonade Stand Down the Street is Run Better Than the NCAA

Olivia Eisenhauer, Writer

March 15, 2020

For most Kansans, except the ones in Manhattan, March is a time awaited since the season started in October, as it is “March Madness.” But, thanks to the lack of leadership in the NCAA, March Madness is now nonexistent. Only the NCAA would have the ability to take an unfortunate situation and m...

Opinion: The Stonewall Riots Blockade from School History

Opinion: The Stonewall Riots Blockade from School History

Matt Bice, Writer

February 28, 2020

Summer of 1969, police raid the Stonewall Inn, a New York City bar that was frequented by members of the gay, lesbian and transgender communities. Three days later, eight police officers enter the bar undercover and arrested many people, singling out the employees, drag queens, and anyone dressed as t...

Art, Brought to You by Pepsi

Art, Brought to You by Pepsi

Brendan Ulmer, Writer

February 24, 2020

I have heard a downright astounding amount of people have opinions on this year’s Super Bowl halftime show, and I must say, I truly don’t get it. Was it inspiring to see women so fit at an age where most people have long lost their fit physique, or was it disgusting to see a woman dance on a met...

Valentine’s Day Fever

Valentine’s Day Fever

Riley Keiter, Writer

February 18, 2020

The last week was filled with many things: hard candies in the shape of hearts, annoyingly positive Instagram posts, and an influx of money to nearby florists. Why? Well, Valentine’s Day passed just last Friday! As the sickeningly sweet holiday made its appearance, some people were ready to run from a...

What Is Art?

What Is Art?

Tyler Burkett

February 6, 2020

Art can be seen by some as this grandiose feat where only especially talented people can create it. Others see it as a more relaxed and laid back process that isn’t fancy in the slightest. “It’s not something that I’m great at, but I enjoy it,” junior Ruth Pickens said when asked about her d...

Opinion: Facilitating Change Through Conjugation

Opinion: Facilitating Change Through Conjugation

Matt Bice

December 10, 2019

Many students tend to avoid taking a foreign language or just take it for the credit needed for capstone requirements. What these students don’t realize is the magnitude of benefits they are missing by doing this. A foreign language class doesn’t teach you how to succeed in a career or how to...

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...

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