Fireworks: ‘Easy on the eyes, but not on the conscience’

Opinion by CeciUrbanski The United States spends more money on fireworks than any other country in the world. At around $2.3 billion a year, American consumers spend more money on fireworks than China, the very country who invented them. In fact, in 2014 China put a near complete ban on fireworks after 2200 years of… Read More Fireworks: ‘Easy on the eyes, but not on the conscience’

Lack of free tampon accessibility frustrates students

By J1 Reporters Megan Patterson and Amelia Roth “Hey, hey does anyone have a tampon? Or a pad? Literally, anything to help?” This conversation runs through Marian’s floors every morning, afternoon, and after school. Girls are always in need of these feminine products and most of the time girls are so busy with school, friends, sports, and… Read More Lack of free tampon accessibility frustrates students

A day off could pay off: The benefits of switching to four day school weeks

Opinion by AshleyJohanek You get to Friday and all you can think about is the ride home. You are exhausted, overworked, and your mind is elsewhere. I’m the same way. I cannot get through five days without imagining how I will feel at 3 on a Friday.  Fellow sophomores and freshmen, you may not have… Read More A day off could pay off: The benefits of switching to four day school weeks

Who owns your life story and all its glory? You, or Hollywood?

JordanMoser Based on a true story.  The five words Hollywood uses to rope in viewers are undeniably eye-catching. I know when I see these words in the description of an upcoming movie or show, my interest peaks 100 times more. I’ll find myself immediately googling the person the story is about to get more information:… Read More Who owns your life story and all its glory? You, or Hollywood?

‘This rainy day is temporary;’ What role does the environment play in our emotions?

Opinion by Nora Corrigan April showers bring May flowers, and with that comes sunshine and rainbows and ultimate happiness, right? What about the calm and serenity of a snowstorm? We all feel just as quiet and serene as the falling snow and not isolated or stuck inside worrying about why mom is taking just a little longer… Read More ‘This rainy day is temporary;’ What role does the environment play in our emotions?