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School pictures wreak havoc on students

Sydney Hoover, Associate Editor

August 31, 2015

Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Rewind to second grade. My third year of public schooling, and my school pictures had been adorable the past two years. But I mean, come on, what kindergartener or first grader doesn’t take the most adorable pictures no matter... Read more »

Balti-NO-More

Aneka Zarger, Staff Reporter

May 20, 2015

Filed under Blogs, Opinion

In the past few months, protesting for racial equality has become extremely prevalent. The first recent event began in Ferguson, in which a white cop shot an African American man. Immediately, citizens of the US began to protest... Read more »

Cell phones have ruined photography

Timothy Klingler, Staff Reporter

May 18, 2015

Filed under Opinion

From selfies of world leaders, to never-ending Instagram, Facebook and Twitter feeds, the world is drowning itself in images and the art of photography is slowly dying. We’ve taken what used to take hours of planning and... Read more »

Students have issues with ‘drama’

May 18, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Sophie Straight Feature Editor One of the reasons people in high school are commonly stressed out is because of so-called ‘drama’ between them and their friends. I know finals can be very stressful, but that’s only... Read more »

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 »