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Opinions

  • Wholesomely Horrible

    “Fresh. Wholesome. Made from scratch.” This is what you see right on the homepage of the Quest website. Sounds like a pretty great slogan that our school lunch meal providers have. Except our food might not be living up to those expectations. It is a bit humorous to say that the boxes filled with frozen,…

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  • Right to Balance

    Knowing your limits and how much of a workload you can bear is the key to being successful in high school; however, the recent #push for students to take #AP classes has completely changed that. Without the option of accelerated classes, students are forced to choose between regular and AP classes, which have a drastically…

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  • Hello, Senioritis

    At first, like a fool, I thought it wouldn’t happen to me. I thought I was strong, special, exceptional, a sort of Übermench if you will. But as hubris struck down heroes, it knocked me off my pedestal. After sprinting for most of the race, my pace was slowed down to something akin to wading through a pool of molasses. The characteristic signs of senioritis sprang up—lower grades, missing…

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  • A Matter of All Opinions

    Recently, staff members have been going on a crusade of changes, proposing a new hybrid-block schedule, designing a new Warrior logo, modifying assemblies, and getting rid of accelerated classes. These changes signal a shift from old to new, but we have to keep in mind that new does not necessarily mean better. Change purely for the sake of change is no progress at all….

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  • A Different Type of Epidemic

    I can categorize memories of adolescence by the disease of the year; 2014 was Ebola, 2009 was H1N1, and last year Zika dominated global fears. However, while these worries slowly faded to the back of our minds, we continued to ignore a larger problem closer at hand: the obesity epidemic. According to Center for Disease Control and Prevention, over 70 percent of American adults…

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  • On the Home Front

    The elderly, many immigrants and all refugees have lived through the horrors of war and terrorism. They know the toppled buildings, mass graves, endless rubble, and horrifying instability. It’s no wonder they want to avoid it for themselves and for their children. They want to be safe. We can say without a doubt that the safety of any country and its…

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