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OPINION: Global warming is something you should care about

OPINION: Global warming is something you should care about

By Barron Liston, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion

“Spare us all word of the weapons, their force and range, The long numbers that rocket the mind; Our slow, unreckoning hearts will be left behind,  Unable to fear what is too strange. Nor shall you scare us with talk of the death of the race.   How should we dream of this place without us?” R...

Please make Mariah Carey stop

Please make Mariah Carey stop

December 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion

We at Working Title Complaint Column are big fans of the Christmas season and all the traditions that come along with it. However, some traditions can be a bit overwhelming. One tradition, or song rather, is heard constantly in the months of November and December everywhere we go. It is a great song, bu...

OPINION: Don’t let exams stress you out too much

OPINION: Don’t let exams stress you out too much

By Genevieve Hurst, Photo Editor

December 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion

As Christmas draws nearer, decorations are put up, Christmas music is played everywhere, everyone finishes up their Christmas shopping, and students are more stressed than ever. First semester exams, which end only four days before Christmas, add even more stress to the holiday season. Most students...

OPINION: Due process matters, even in Supreme Court confirmations

By Payne Bell, Graphics Editor

October 16, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The nomination of now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court was a political disaster, to put it simply. Senate Democrats showed the country that they were willing to take down Kavanaugh by whatever means necessary. To say nothing of whether or not Kavanaugh committed sexual assault against D...

PC Bros: Is President Trump really unfit for office?

PC Bros: Is President Trump really unfit for office?

By Tripp Cory and Barron Liston

October 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion

On September 5th, The New York Times published an anonymous opinion piece from a person claiming to be a senior white house official that harshly criticized President Trump and stated that White House officials are actively working against his agenda.  It is unprecedented for an anonymous piece ...

OPINION: An athlete is more than an athlete

OPINION: An athlete is more than an athlete

By Steven Wyatt

August 6, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Sports

Every day throughout the United States, people with any sort of platform, both local and national, take to the media to voice their opinions. This is seen as acceptable, and it is even sometimes encouraged by many people all across the country. However, there is one group with an extremely popular national p...

High school dating categories

High school dating categories

By Alex Gibbs

June 21, 2018


Filed under Features, Opinion

Young Love. Books have been written about it. Movies have been made about it. It’s a fascination of our society and is people’s first experiment with romance.  While some people will claim that they dated in middle school, a real dating relationship can really only begin when one member of the...

OPINION: Starbucks’ implicit bias training is a waste of time

OPINION: Starbucks’ implicit bias training is a waste of time

By Payne Bell

May 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion

On Tuesday, April 17, 2018, the coffeehouse chain Starbucks announced that they would be closing 8,000 stores across the United States on May 29, 2018, to perform implicit racial bias training for 175,000 employees. The stores will be closing in response to an incident at a Philadelphia Starbucks...

Anxiety — a growing problem for today’s students

Anxiety — a growing problem for today’s students

By Maclain Kennedy

May 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion

You may know what it’s like to feel “butterflies” in your stomach before you do something that you’re nervous about. However, in today’s society, the “butterfly” feeling has grown into something more. Anxiety is common among many teens. The problem is that this anxiety can begin to form at an early a...

OPINION: Is it time to ditch “extra time” on tests?

OPINION: Is it time to ditch “extra time” on tests?

By Sarah Avery Huffman

February 28, 2018


Filed under Opinion

As most Jackson Prep students know, extra time and other accommodations on the ACT, SAT, and other standardized tests have become very prominent. It seems as though everyone has extra time now a days. So why is this? Based on a study conducted by the College Board in 2005, extra time provides no advantage...

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