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Is Google Hangout replacing texting during school?

Is Google Hangout replacing texting during school?

Arushi Sharma, Dispatch Reporter

January 27, 2020

Launched on May 15, 2013, Google Hangouts is an application that can be added to the school-issued Chromebooks and students can chat with anyone with a Google email, as well as make voice calls and video calls. Recently, students have been using this application to chat with other students from differ...

New wave of technology is revolutionary

New wave of technology is revolutionary

Tiera Jarmond, Reporter

January 21, 2020

Self-driving-cars are the new wave in transportation related technology. Brands such as Tesla have taken the car industry by storm, specifically the Auto-Pilot feature that lets drivers take their hands off the wheel and the car will drive itself. With all of this new technology, safety seems like s...

Value of the well-known letterman jackets

Value of the well-known letterman jackets

Corinne Piorkowski, Commentary Editor

December 30, 2019

The traditional letterman jacket was invented in the 1930s in an attempt to keep  athletes warm with a thicker woolen material. Since then, schools have decided to allow many extracurricular activities including band, theatre, and debate to earn letterman jackets as well. There is controversy among s...

Impeachment: removal is the solution

Impeachment: removal is the solution

Editorial, Editorial

December 24, 2019

Why Donald Trump should be dismissed from office and penalized to uphold democracy Since 2016, Trump’s popularity rates have continued to decrease because of his reputation as one of the most controversial presidents in American history. He continues to be under suspicion of many white-collar crimes...

Twitter banning political ads sparks a Facebook controversy

Twitter banning political ads sparks a Facebook controversy

Carter Scruggs, Dispatch Reporter

December 21, 2019

Twitter recently got rid of their policy of promoting political ads on their platform. This was a somewhat controversial action for them to do, and has caused some debate.  On one hand people are cheering on the decision, and on the other hand people are saying its unfair. I think that this move fr...

Joker without the “R” would be a joke

Joker without the “R” would be a joke

Colin Barnes, J1 Reporter

December 21, 2019

Joker’s darkness, and controversial topics, are what make it such a beautiful movie

“Ok boomer” reveals problematic generational differences

“Ok boomer” reveals problematic generational differences

Maya Amador, Commentary Editor

December 20, 2019

Generational differences have existed for years as younger generations get more and more progressive, but social media has made the anger for the prior generation more prominent than ever. Dictionary.com describes "Ok boomer" as “a viral Internet slang phrase used, often in a humorous or ironic m...

AP exams are only getting more stressful

AP exams are only getting more stressful

Kateri Jaquette, Sports Editor

November 30, 2019

Every year students across the country enroll in Advanced Placement classes hoping to ace their AP tests in May and possibly earn college credit. The teachers of these classes heavily encourage their students to sign up for these tests and focus solely on teaching the material which will be placed in ...

The importance of preserving Homecoming traditions

The importance of preserving Homecoming traditions

Callie Payne, Entertainment Editor

November 25, 2019

The Homecoming Dance has been an American tradition since the beginning of the 20th century. One important aspect of the homecoming dance is the court, which is where a girl and guy are voted by students to be homecoming queen and king. There has been talk lately that the homecoming court is not nec...

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