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Finals: Essentially Just Added Stress

Finals: Essentially Just Added Stress

Olivia Mack, Doubletruck Editor

December 13, 2018

As the semester comes to an end and winter break is on its way, we are constantly reminded of finals. Finals in my opinion are useless. Solely based on memorization skills, all it does is cause anxiety for most of the student population. It takes me forever to cram all of that information in my ...

Manafort the Miscreant

Manafort the Miscreant

Madison Barr

November 28, 2018

Former Trump campaign henchman Paul Manafort is most well-known for his August 2017 criminal charges. Five counts of tax fraud, two of bank fraud, one of failing to disclose a hidden foreign bank account, and two counts of conspiracy. And he's only upping the ante now in late 2018 as he's been...

The Erasure of Identity

The Erasure of Identity

Madison Barr

October 24, 2018

In this moment, as we know it, current administration is taking measures to erase an identity. A recent memo from the Department of Health and Human Services, of which has been obtained by the New York Times, calls for an effort in narrowing the definition of gender to male or female, unchangeable,...

Keeping Up With Kavanaugh

Keeping Up With Kavanaugh

Madison Barr

September 24, 2018

After Christine Blasey Ford, a Palo Alto University professor, came out to accuse Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, his confirmation proceedings- simply put- haven't gone smoothly. As of this past Sunday night, a second woman, Deborah Ramirez, has also come forward with allegations...

Michael Cohen: Trapped in the Eye of the Storm(y)

Michael Cohen: Trapped in the Eye of the Storm(y)

Madison Barr

April 23, 2018

In the era of Trump, it is hard to think of someone in his administration who has not been fired or charged with federal offenses. The most recent Trump affiliate under fire is Michael Cohen. Cohen is an attorney who works personally for Trump, but prior to his appointment, he worked as the Executive...

In-person friendships become a thing of the past

R. Murphy

Riley Murphy

April 18, 2018

Over time, social media has become more and more involved in our lives. Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, and Twitter are just a few of the platforms that offer a lot of power to today’s teens, and whether this power is used for good or bad is up to them. While there are often stories about some of the...

Chris Liddell takes on Trump’s White House, again

Chris Liddell takes on Trump's White House, again

Madison Barr

March 22, 2018

On March 19, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly appointed Chris Liddell of New Zealand to be his Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy Coordination. Liddell has previously worked as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of General Motors, Microsoft, and The International Paper company. After being awarded...

Too much stress has negative impacts on students

Too much stress has negative impacts on students

Skylar Sharkey

March 19, 2018

In recent years, studies have found that the amount of homework that students undertake each week has spiked in the last few years. According to a survey of 1,000 K-12 teachers, teachers assign as much as three and a half hours of homework per week. If a student is taking multiple high intensity classes...

ALEKS program is frustrating and stressful

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Braden Turk

March 12, 2018

The online program Assessment and Learning in Knowledge Spaces describes itself as a “web-based educational environment,” as per its official website, and clearly has talented minds behind it. At its core, the system allows students to learn much more than from a textbook. While the program can be used f...

We the Students

We the Students

Madison Barr

February 23, 2018

53 lives. 53 lives have been directly and physically affected by school shootings a month and a half into the new year of 2018. 33 have been injured while 20 lie dead. Communities are shattered, hearts are broken. As per every shooting, we run through the usual schedule led by thoughts and...

Winning wardrobe staples

Winning wardrobe staples

Jenna Link

February 23, 2018

She walks into her closet, scanning the shelves for the correct item. She is looking for a cardigan to pair with her new top that she bought on sale. Maybe, she will wear a jean jacket or a nice hoodie instead; those are in style. Then she picks out her pants, making sure she feels good in what she is w...

An opinion on opinions

An opinion on opinions

miriamselimi

February 6, 2018

Everyone is entitled to an opinion. A close-minded individual can, of course, voice their opinions and be respected for it. The problem with this is that these certain individuals expect respect when they have never shown any. "Treat people the way you want to be treated" is a phrase not everybody...

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