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The Benefits of Participating in High School Sports

The Benefits of Participating in High School Sports

Emma Herder, Staff Reporter
March 9, 2016
Filed under Opinion

The decision to play sports during the school year is a common concern most high schoolers run into. When teachers constantly remind their students that ‘school should always come first,’ it may seem like one’s life should only revolve around schoolwork in order to play it safe. I believe, how...

How to Succeed in AP Classes

How to Succeed in AP Classes

Maddie Pfeifer, Staff Reporter
March 9, 2016
Filed under Opinion

With forecasting coming up, the idea of AP classes can seem daunting to many. Considering all of the work and time you have to spend when in these classes, it may seem nearly impossible to succeed. Last year around this time, I made the decision to forecast for three advanced placement classes—A...

Little Free Libraries Create Inclusive Community

Little Free Libraries Create Inclusive Community

Emrie Good, Editor
February 29, 2016
Filed under Opinion

As I stood on my front porch and looked over in my neighbor's direction, I saw a blue mailbox staked in the middle of their yard. As I walked closer I saw its sides were covered with colorful hand prints of the neighborhood children. I unlatched the door and peered inside. I saw that it was filled...

How to Enjoy Valentine’s Day When You’re Single

How to Enjoy Valentine’s Day When You’re Single

Maddie Pfeifer, Staff Reporter
February 10, 2016
Filed under Opinion

February 14th is simultaneously the most dreaded and loved holiday of the year—it really depends on your relationship status. Especially in high school, this day can carry with it an immense amount of pressure to have someone to celebrate it with. What many people do not realize though, is that there...

Tips to Prevent Procrastination This Semester

Tips to Prevent Procrastination This Semester

Katie Moreland, Assistant Editor
February 5, 2016
Filed under Opinion

A new semester is like a new year. Students may have different classes, different teachers, and maybe even a different schedule. Most importantly, grades return back to 100 percent to begin a fresh start for the new semester. Although some of us may have gathered some bad habits this past seme...

Reflections on My First Half of Senior Year

Reflections on My First Half of Senior Year

Amanda Stewart, Editor
January 24, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Looking back at the first half of my senior year I have learned many new things, including that senior year is so different than any other year in high school. It is a very fun but challenging year. There are many things that I have stressed about, but also so many things that I enjoyed as well. Since...

Schools Should Stress About Student Stress

Schools Should Stress About Student Stress

Sophia Wells, Staff Reporter
January 22, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Halfway through my senior year, I, along with the rest of my class, am wading through a sea of college and scholarship applications, attempting to decide what to do with the rest of my life, and worrying about leaving everything I know. I’ve been through the typical nights of stress-induced panic ...

Why You Should Join the Polar Plunge this Year

Why You Should Join the Polar Plunge this Year

Amanda Acker, Staff Reporter
January 22, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Flyers around the school have been posted, the announcements have invited you to join, but what really is the Polar Plunge? La Salle Prep has been doing the Polar Plunge for about 4 years, and if you've never done it before, you should seriously consider signing up this year. I am helping to coor...

School Start Times are Too Early

School Start Times are Too Early

Virginia Jacobs, Editor
January 15, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Late starts are something that every high school student looks forward to. Wednesdays and Fridays are the days I get to sleep in and feel more refreshed, awake and alert throughout the school day - which is a much better feeling than those Mondays I drag myself out of bed after snoozing my alarm for...

Why Girls Should Be Able To Play On Boys’ Football Teams

Why Girls Should Be Able To Play On Boys’ Football Teams

Jhevon Lancaster, Staff Reporter
January 15, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Sports

Recently, across the country there has been several cases of girls wanting to play on high school or college football teams. One documented example of this is Jacksonville State’s kicker, Ashley Martin, making history on her football team by kicking a winning field goal. Giving the extra point to Jacksonville...

Prevent Stressed Students by Not Giving Homework over Break

Prevent Stressed Students by Not Giving Homework over Break

Lyndsay Riehl, Staff Reporter
December 16, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Everyone looks forward to the Christmas break, but at the same time, everyone dreads the loads of homework undoubtedly saved until the last Saturday and Sunday. Students usually end up stressing about it at the last minute rather than getting it done early. Attending a college prep school means that there...

Steph is Impressive but LeBron is Better

Steph is Impressive but LeBron is Better

Aleah Goodman, Staff Reporter
December 16, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Sports

Anyone who has been paying attention to the NBA this season knows that Stephen Curry has been a big topic of conversation, leading his team to a 24-1 record, helped in part by his twenty-three 20+ point games. His impressive performance so far this season has led a lot of people to believe he is the ...

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