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Editorial: End State Standardized Testing

Maya Yashinsky, Reporter

May 23, 2019

In 2012, according to Andrew Ujifusa, it was estimated that $1.7 billion was spent towards standardized testing. This amounts to a quarter of one percent of total spending on K-12 spending in the US. State spending ranges from $144 per student to $7 per student. State standardized testing should end. ...

Editorial: Criminals Should be Given Education

Riley Manjerovic, Reporter

May 23, 2019

Teaching an inmate while they are in prison increases the chances of them not getting sent back to prison by 43%, according to the Prison Studies Project. Education should be provided to all people in jail willing to take the initiative. “Seven in ten people who are formerly incarcerated will...

Editorial: Colleges Should Not Require SAT Test Scores

Karen Liu, Reporter

May 23, 2019

Over 1,000 colleges have stopped requiring SAT test scores for admission according to HuffPost, an American news source. The SATs were originally created to standardize college admission procedures; however, many colleges are removing this qualification now. SAT test scores should not be required for...

Editorial: Ivy League Schools Are Not Worth It

Samantha Andrews, Reporter

May 23, 2019

Ivy league school are for “the elite” and only around 7% of applicants actually get in. These colleges are also incredibly more expensive than regular state schools. Nonetheless the title of graduating from one of these elite schools really isn’t really worth the having the thousand of dollars ...

Editorial: Euthanasia Should Be Banned

Kailee Long, Reporter

May 23, 2019

“2006 my father decided he wanted to die...though my dad wouldn’t have been eligible for euthanasia, was then I realized many doctors don’t like the idea of assisted dying,” Ann Littlewood, Portland, Oregon. Euthanasia should be banned in the United States. Euthanasia occurs willingly or unwill...

Editorial: The Price Of College Is Too High

Eva Baker, Reporter

May 23, 2019

Since 2017, the cost has increased by 2.9 percent, and it is expected to increase. In 2018, a private college on average cost $42,380 for a master’s degree annually in the United states according to the College Board. Universities and colleges should lower the price of secondary education because it is unaffordable. It is highly recommended for most people to atten...

Editorial: The Importance of Rationality

Mason Weaber, Reporter

May 22, 2019

Imagine a world where people form beliefs, views, and lifestyles not on reason, but instead based on what those are doing around them. One wouldn’t have to imagine this world, as this is the case for far to many people. By many people, rationality has been taken into disregard, but this is no surpr...

Editorial: Schools Should Teach More About the Environment

Emma Taylor, Reporter

May 22, 2019

Cars, factories, and farms. Most people see these things around all of the time and don’t think about it. However they should because it is hurting our environment. All of those things are causing pollution in many different ways. US schools should teach more about the environment. Learning ...

Editorial: Some high school sports are too intense

Anika Hosenfeld, Reporter

May 21, 2019

12 year old Tyler Kopp was hit in the chest by a lacrosse ball.  He then collapsed and stopped breathing. Kopp never regained his consciousness and passed away five days later due to his injuries. Some high school sports are too intense for kids. According to Stop Sports Injuries, high scho...

Editorial: More Colleges Should be SAT/ACT Test Optional

Ashlyn Weidman, Reporter

May 21, 2019

A big part of getting accepted into a college is determined by a student’s SAT and ACT scores. Many schools like Harvard, St. Francis, and Boston University require you to take the SAT, and many other big schools like Penn State highly recommend one of these tests to be submitted. However, these st...

Editorial: Participation Trophies Steal From Children

Mallory Gillespie, Reporter

May 21, 2019

“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” Michael Jordan, a six time NBA champion and NBA Hall of Fame inductee, ...

Editorial: Plastic Straws are Not Safe for the Environment

Lauren Cribbs, Reporter

May 17, 2019

Over 500,000,000 plastic straws are used each day in the United States and it is predicted that 8.3 billion straws are covering the beaches around the world. Straws are causing deaths to many sea life creatures in the oceans. Plastic pollution today is a catastrophic issue that is increasing...

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