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Pep Rallies: Do They Raise Spirits?

Pep Rallies: Do They Raise Spirits?

The school’s fight song. Announcing the Fall sports teams. Cheering. Donuts? The day of the first pep rally of the year for Talawanda High School was on Sept. 7 and yes donuts were involved. There was a donut relay race where two participants from each sport competed. The relay teams had to: eat a donut […]

No Hoco Bro

No Hoco Bro

With Homecoming coming up, we can count on seeing “Hoco Proposals” all over our socials. However there is another side to these proposals: the response. Those that are stuck in an uncomfortable situation can feel overwhelmed and not know how to respond. In general, make sure that the person you are asking feels comfortable with […]

Talawanda’s Unwritten Rule Book

Talawanda’s Unwritten Rule Book

Think of a time when you were in school and encountered the actions of another student that baffled you, perhaps with disgust or shock. When it wasn’t necessarily an offensive or disrespectful behavior, but was certainly still condemnable for the sake of society. Most every high school student has witnessed the unnecessary slow-walkers, rotunda PDA, […]

HBO’s “Westworld” Creates Moral Divide Among Television Fans / Living Without Limits: Not Always The Best By K.E. FISHER

HBO’s “Westworld” Creates Moral Divide Among Television Fans / Living Without Limits: Not Always The Best By K.E. FISHER

For their Journalism Final Exam students wrote two pieces, one objective and one commentary, related to the theme of “technology.”  K.E. FISHER tackled HBO’s sci-fi series “Westworld.” HBO’s “Westworld” Creates Moral Divide Among Television Fans By K.E. FISHER In October of 2016, HBO premiered the science-fiction thriller series “Westworld.” The plotline focuses on the strange […]

Questions for a Questionable Grading System by K.E. FISHER

Questions for a Questionable Grading System by K.E. FISHER

OXFORD – It seems natural to this generation that performance in school is measured with a scale of letters. Your report card is either consistent or mismatched. You stare at an unsatisfactory grade on your computer during free time in class, expecting it to change somehow. A lower grade on a report card is expected […]

How NOT to Disappoint on Valentine’s Day

How NOT to Disappoint on Valentine’s Day

Wait! Don’t click away yet considering this may or may not have been by accident, I still have something that might be of use to you. If you’re single, Valentine’s Day isn’t just a day for giving something to a boyfriend or girlfriend. While you can do that during this time, you can do it […]

Fourteen Things About Love

Fourteen Things About Love

Since Valentine’s day is here, many a high schooler will start new relationships and be feeling things new and strange. So here is fourteen ways to keep this new feeling alive. Communication. If you don’t have open communication in your relationship, you will not have a good time. Your partner isn’t a mind reader, they […]

College Basketball 2017-2018: Early Season Wonders

College Basketball 2017-2018: Early Season Wonders

With being only a week into the 2017 college basketball season, there is more than enough to be excited about especially after a thrilling 2016-2017 tournament that ended with North Carolina winning it all for their sixth NCAA National Championship. With so many good teams and great players, it will be interesting to see what […]

DISAPPROVED: Gender Roles

DISAPPROVED: Gender Roles

Throughout history, there has been a concept forced onto all of us that tries to restrict the way we live. It’s what keeps little boys from playing with dollhouses and suggests that women are simply meant to be quiet creatures. Of course, gender roles have existed for centuries due to years of oppression against women, […]

Edit-TORI-al: Comfy Shoes, How Bout’ Yes?

Edit-TORI-al:  Comfy Shoes, How Bout’ Yes?

You are shopping for your homecoming dress and you see the perfect shoes. They’re the right size, style and they match your outfit. You try them on and they really really hurt. Don’t buy them! Those gorgeous shoes of evil will ruin your entire night. Last year when I went to Homecoming I saw so […]

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