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OPINION: Do you have the right to repair?

OPINION: Do you have the right to repair?

By Andrew Banks, Guest Columnist

April 2, 2020

     There is a growing movement to limit the power of a corporation in order to protect consumers' "right to repair." Often, when you purchase something like a car or a cell phone, you are only purchasing the hardware itself—meaning the screen, the engine block, etc. You are licensing the software t...

Sentry Picks: What’s your dream job?

Sentry Picks: What’s your dream job?

March 31, 2020

“CIA agent”- Hannah Grace Biggs “Pediatrician”- Russ Upton  “Retired” - Selby Ireland “President of the United States of America” - Cass Rutledge “Definitely not a professional gamer ” - Joseph Watts “Queen of England”- Olivia Moore “Visual Effects Artist” ...

OPINION: President Trump is the leader we need in a crisis

OPINION: President Trump is the leader we need in a crisis

By Cass Rutledge, Opinion Editor

March 26, 2020

Coronavirus. China virus. Wuhan virus. COVID-19. Whatever you call it, this pandemic has been making headlines. The virus is all the news talks about, and the impacts could potentially be disastrous. College and professional sports have been cancelled and postponed. Schools all over the country and globe ...

Sentry II Staff Editorial: The good in the midst of the bad

Sentry II Staff Editorial: The good in the midst of the bad

March 26, 2020

From any standpoint, things may not be going perfectly for us or people around the world as a whole. Empty shelves haunt grocery stores. The stock markets are plunging. Social distancing protocols have cancelled everything from March Madness to church services. The coronavirus, COVID-19, has fundamentally cha...

OPINION: Despite popular belief, video games are not bad

OPINION: Despite popular belief, video games are not bad

By Joseph Watts, News Editor

March 3, 2020

Video games often get a bad rap. Every kid growing up has rolled their eyes when they heard “turn off the screen and play outside” or that video games will “turn your brain to mush.” Research has actually shown that video games do quite the opposite. According to an article published in ...

OPINION: 2020 Election – Your “moderate” candidates

OPINION: 2020 Election – Your “moderate” candidates

By Cass Rutledge, Opinion Editor

March 3, 2020

The 2020 elections are officially underway, and, finally, the Democratic presidential field has narrowed down the candidates to the single digits. Differences between the candidates have become clearer and clearer, but does it really even matter? The current field has been known to flip-flop on thei...

OPINION: New Year’s resolutions are NOT overrated

OPINION: New Year’s resolutions are NOT overrated

By Lauren Anne Smith, Managing Editor

January 31, 2020

“New year new you” is a common phrase thrown around during the dreary month of January when people want to change for the better. Resolutions get a bad wrap due to the lack of commitment. Studies have shown that 60% of people make resolutions, and only 8% follow through. With the low statistics,...

OPINION: Big Brother commits to customer service! Who knew?

OPINION: Big Brother commits to customer service! Who knew?

By Selby Ireland, Opinion Editor

January 9, 2020

Among the worst scenes of inefficiency I have ever witnessed were when I obtained my learner’s permit and intermediate driver’s licence.  On my fifteenth birthday, I got up early--long before I would normally get up for school--so that I could be one of the first in line to wait outside a dark,...

GUEST EDITORIAL: What if we called it a sanction? USA trade policy

By Ty Usey, Guest Contributor

December 17, 2019

With the hectic news cycle of the past year, you could be forgiven for not being informed the issue of tariffs against China.  Donald Trump has raised taxes on trade with China, and, as with most actions in national politics, much debate has ensued over the tariffs.  Trump says that the tariff incr...

OPINION: The Super Smash Brothers revolution

OPINION: The Super Smash Brothers revolution

By Eli Venarske, Guest Contributor

December 11, 2019

There is a serious issue hiding in the underground culture of our school that must be addressed in order to preserve our integrity. As we all know, video games and video game usage have been on the rise in recent years, which correlates conveniently with the rise of violence in the United States. Cl...

The USMCA is a win for Americans

The USMCA is a win for Americans

By Cass Rutledge, Opinion Editor

December 11, 2019

What if I told you that there was a single act that Congress could pass that would add 176,000 jobs and $68.2 billion to the American economy? Wouldn’t you want passing this act to be Congress’s top priority? The good news is that President Trump has negotiated just such a trade deal, the Uni...

Is chess a sport?

Is chess a sport?

By Selby Ireland, Opinion Editor

December 3, 2019

This article was initially intended as a pro-con debate, but the Editors of the Sports Section, who are of the opinion that chess is not a sport, chose not to defend their side of the argument.  Clearly, they need your help, so please weigh in.  Write a Letter to the Editor to us at [email protected] The Sentry h...

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