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Is senior year a let down?

Story by Samantha Legion, Editor-in-Chief

September 28, 2012


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Senior year has finally arrived for the class of 2013, and along with newfound superiority also comes the struggle to uphold annual senior traditions. So far this school year has proven that maintaining these rights of passage as a senior will be trickier to do than in past years. As a student at...

What colleges want to see in students

Story by Olivia Morgan

February 28, 2012


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Are you applying for college? There are some certain things that colleges look for that can help your chances of being accepted. Colleges look for things besides just good grades. Of course, grades are very important, because colleges want successful students on campus, but they mostly want well-rounded...

Chivalry is DEAD.. or is it?

Chivalry is DEAD.. or is it?

Story by Natalie Garcia, Perspectives Editor

November 2, 2011


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I’m sure many of you have heard the saying “chivalry is dead”. This is very typically said by women who think there are no more gentlemen left out their in the world. Even the simple things such as holding the door open, pulling out a chair, or just talking to a woman with respect is becoming more...

Mudslinging begins to gain popularity in politics

Story by Zak Liske, Editor-in-Chief

October 11, 2011


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Mudslinging is on an upward trend as fair politics can not always guarantee a victory for lawmakers and leaders alike. Political campaigns are becoming more and more prevalent in the news this time of year as next fall a new president may be in store. With campaigns comes advertisements in numerous...

California law to ban styrofoam use long overdue

Story by Nicole Kettelkamp, Messenger Staff Writer

September 28, 2011


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The use of Styrofoam by restaurants and other vendors may be put to a halt by the year 2016. Over 50 cities and counties in California have already outlawed Polystyrene, commonly known as Styrofoam, but now California plans to be the first to place a state wide ban. This law is way overdue. Californi...

Mixed feelings about the new bell schedule

Story by Erin Ellner, Messenger staff writer

September 27, 2011


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Students have their own opinions on this years bell schedule. The schedule leaves some students with a dislike, a like and just plain confusion over it. Quinn Musser, Junior says “pretty dope” while comparing it to his old school Golden Sierra’s schedule. They had the same length lunch of thirty...

Harry Potter expected to be a hit

Story by Amy Classon, Distribution Manager

May 27, 2011


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  Many Harry Potter fans have mixed feelings about the seventh book being split into two movies. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One was released in November 2010 and part two will be released on July 15, 2011. Although some Potter fans are thrilled that Potter’s legacy will continue...

Charlie Sheen: Big Hollywood loser

Story by Daniel Rea, Messenger Staff Writer

March 22, 2011


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Charlie Sheen, a big time Hollywood actor and star of the hit show “Two and a Half Men,” was fired recently. He is now suing the company for $100 million for being fired from the show. His ego is getting the best of him and needs to cool it a little.             Charlie Sheen has faced...

School in Texas bans all clubs in leiu of GSA

Story by Kerry McCullough, Messenger Staff Writer

March 22, 2011


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A ban on all extracurricular clubs seems like a harsh way to deny a Texas student’s request for a new club on a high school campus.  A Flour Bluff High School senior, Bianca “Nikki” Peet, proposed starting a Gay-Straight Alliance at her high school; instead of politely denying her request,...

Greed, the cause of ridiculous lawsuits

Story by Daniel Rea, Messenger Staff Writer

March 11, 2011


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Finger in the chili, false beer advertising, and even a man suing himself. Even nowadays, people are so desperate for money that people will sue for nearly anything. If you ask me, these lawsuits are just pure ridiculous. Ever thought of suing people just because they look like you? Think again. There...

Should we be evaluated based on what we post online? Yes

Story by Ben Godfrey, Messenger Staff Writer

March 11, 2011


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Social networking has become a prominent issue within the last few years. Recently a high school teacher was suspended from her job because she posted some rude comments about her students on a public blog. She did not name any specific students but she did offend the parents of the Philadelphian...

Are homeosexuals’ social and legal rights the same? No

Story by Ben Godfrey, Staff Writer

March 11, 2011


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“The act of marrying, or the state of being married; legal union of a man and a woman for life, as husband and wife; wedlock; matrimony,” defined Webster’s Online Dictionary. There are a number of reasons that gay couples should not be recognized as married by society. If gay couples are given...

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