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Editorial: Interim grade reports, report cards waste time, paper, money.

Editorial: Interim grade reports, report cards waste time, paper, money.

November 15, 2017


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AAJHS has been using report cards and interim grade reports as well as using an online grade book. Having these two things for grades wastes paper, time and money. Having paper report cards and paper interim grade reports wastes time because it takes a day or two for the school to print out 1...

Editorial: Chromebooks improving students education

Editorial:  Chromebooks improving students education

November 15, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

This year Chromebooks were given out to each eighth and ninth grader in the school. No longer will students waste up to ten minutes a period getting laptops out of carts to then sign on. The Chromebooks have had a big impact on the students and are really helping them. Students can now get wor...

Editorial: Securly limits Chromebook access

Editorial: Securly limits Chromebook access

November 15, 2017


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Chromebooks supply students with technology to get their work done throughout the school day and at home. The Chromebook uses a cloud based web filtering called “ Securly “. Securly places an abundance of limitations on the students access to websites and browsers on school and home technology...

Editorial: Drama club deserves kudos

Editorial:  Drama club deserves kudos

November 15, 2017


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The drama club took a lot of time and hard work in performing the first play of the year called Law and Order … The Fairytale Unit. Their time and effort really paid off. Little kids loved it and showed it by even dressing up as fairy tale creatures. The cast and crew started practicing in...

Editorial: Sports announcements needed

Editorial:  Sports announcements needed

November 15, 2017


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Recently, announcements about how the sports teams are doing have been eliminated in the morning. The announcements that used to be made about the sports teams included who did really well that game and if the team won or lost. Now the announcements just include club information. Sports announcements should be put back on t...

Editorial: Students protest new football rules

Editorial:  Students protest new football rules

November 15, 2017


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In 2017, there was an addition to the rules for the students attending high school football games. This change has decreased the interest of Friday night games, and it has outraged students. The new rules are unnecessary and now students are finding other activities to do instead of going to the restricted...

Editorial: Chromebooks help save paper

Editorial:  Chromebooks help save paper

November 15, 2017


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With the new introduction of Chromebooks for eighth and ninth graders, a multitude of paper is being saved by the school. Chromebooks are a wonderful resource for students and teachers. Since students have their chromebooks, they can now do and turn in assignments and essays virtually to their teach...

Editorial: Band deserves congratulations

Editorial:  Band deserves congratulations

Editorial Board

November 15, 2017


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The Varsity band had an amazing marching band season and will continue to thrive.   They played many songs including “September” by Mike Story, “Everybody have fun tonight”  by Doug Adams and “Twenty one Guns” by Mike Story.  Along with these songs, they played their classic “Manh...

Students must carry cell phones

Students must carry cell phones

Jocelyn Fetter

November 15, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

When I got home from school, I immediately started working on my homework. Why? Because once my mom saw my math grade on my report card, I would need all the brownie points I could get. My mom gets home and calls me downstairs. As I walk down the stairs, I say a little prayer in my head, and take ...

Don’t be a bystander!

Don’t be a bystander!

Chastity Brunner, Reporter

November 15, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

A student gets shoved in the hallway and you just stand there. You want to stick up for the kid, but you don’t want the bully coming after you next. Bullying is a huge issue all around the world, more importantly at our school. On a daily basis, just during my transition to classes, I see around t...

Teenagers need to stay alive and not drink and drive

Teenagers need to stay alive and not drink and drive

Maddie Detwiler, reporter

November 15, 2017


Filed under Columns

You’re at a party and you see someone intoxicated getting ready to drive. How would you handle the situation? According to CDC Vital Signs, one in 10 teens in high school drive under the influence. Drinking and driving is a major threat among teenagers. After all of the assemblies about drinking a...

Women do not appreciate cat calls

Women do not appreciate cat calls

Mychenze Alberts, Reporter

November 15, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Women do not deserve to be catcalled or harassed while walking down the street, or told to smile “because it looks good on them,” by a man who thinks he has the right to view them as an object. “Boys will be boys,” is the dumbest quote ever stated. There is no reason boys’ actions shou...

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