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New conference system aids all students

New conference system aids all students

Olivia Weirtz, Print Editor-in-Chief

March 30, 2017


Filed under EIC Column

For many parents who attend conferences with their child's teachers regularly, the verdict is always the same. The student is either probably excelling, or is getting by well, in which case the student could easily improve his/her situation. The new conference system that is being piloted this year and...

‘A Dog’s Purpose’ raises questions about animal abuse in movies

‘A Dog’s Purpose’ raises questions about animal abuse in movies

Noah Johnson, Distribution Reporter

February 17, 2017


Filed under Editorial

Over the years, many filmmakers have used, “No animals were harmed” disclaimer in their films. Little do people know what these filmmakers have gotten away with on film and behind the scenes. With animal abuse still happening behind the scenes, the films should not be able to use the “No animal...

Seasonal Affective Disorder impacts student’s mental health

Seasonal Affective Disorder impacts student’s mental health

Ava De Jonge, In studio Photo Editor

January 7, 2017


Filed under Student Life

Winter blues may be a simple answer to feeling low when heading into the colder seasons, but there might be a different reason for it. According to Mayo Clinic, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that's related to changes in seasons — SAD begins and ends at about the same ti...

Student teachers enhance learning in classes this year

Student teachers enhance learning in classes this year

Sam Gater, Photographer

December 4, 2015


Filed under Editorial, Multimedia, Photo Slide Shows, Showcase

When faced with the idea of being taught by a student not much older than them, many have a predetermined idea on student teachers. Still in college, inexperienced and nervous, some students believe that having a student teacher could be more harmful than helpful. The new round of student teachers introduced to this semesters classrooms have more than disprove the harmful notion. Although some...

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