BYOD is helping out

Emma Bascom, Opinion Editor

September 25, 2014

Filed under Opinion

The moment students have been waiting for has finally arrived. Bring Your Own Device has recently been put into effect at De Soto High School. With this new power, naturally, comes great responsibility. While some may use phones,... Read more »

Pro athletes are grossly overpaid

Kaylee Asher, Co-Editor in Chief

March 27, 2014

Filed under Opinion, Past Issues

In this day and age, many families are struggling to make ends meet. I make $7.75 an hour as a cashier at a grocery store. I stock shelves, assist customers, operate a register, push in carts and help to keep the store clean. ... Read more »

Students must be treated equally

Emma Bascom, staff reporter

March 22, 2014

Filed under Opinion

Double standards are a fact in society, and De Soto High School is no exception. Many people might think that judging someone is very black and white — you’re either  judging someone or you are not — but there is a lot... Read more »

New rewards system isn’t as bad as it may seem

Ryanne Mercer, News Editor

March 13, 2014

Filed under Opinion

This semester De Soto High School launched a trial reward system for the current juniors and seniors. The upperclassmen had to achieve a certain GPA and attendance record to get either a Platinum or Gold card. Each card gave privileges... Read more »

Internet style is killing quality journalism

Ben Patton, cartoonist

March 13, 2014

Filed under Opinion

The Internet is pretty great. I would even consider it as important as the invention of fire or the wheel. It gives people access to millions of snippets of information at the click of a button. It also allows us to seamlessly... Read more »

Technology improvements aren’t fast enough

Emily Herrington, Arts Editor

February 11, 2014

Filed under Opinion

With the exciting news that De Soto High School is preparing to allow students to bring their own computers from home, I have heard from many students who are anxious to break away from the dreaded laptop carts and just start... Read more »

Excessive picture retouching: the War AGAINST NATURAL beauty

Kelsea Burns, Opinion Editor

February 11, 2014

Filed under Opinion

You have to be perfect, nothing less. Not sure what exactly “perfect” is? Don’t worry, excessively digitally altered magazine covers and advertisements are here to show you just how inhuman you have to be to be considered... Read more »

New cartoons are worth watching

Ben Patton, Cartoonist

February 11, 2014

Filed under Opinion

There seems to be a strange sense of entitlement surrounding children that happened to be born in the years between 1990 and 1999. According to them everything after 1999 becomes worse for not being around during the ‘90s. Out... Read more »

Battling (caffeine) addiction

Kelsea Burns, Opinion Editor

December 19, 2013

Filed under Opinion

The day always starts off well. You’re full of determination to meet your newly found goal. The mornings aren’t usually difficult. It’s not until a few hours later when the withdrawal symptoms hit that you really start to... Read more »