The Men on Capital Hill are Being Pills and Trying to Take Ours

Hormonal female birth control pills have been around for nearly 60 years, as the first oral contraceptive pill was approved and put on the market in 1960. With the pill having questionable safety issues and access only given to married couples at first, feminists challenged this decision at the Supreme Court and oral contraceptives were soon available to all women, regardless of their marital status. … Continue reading The Men on Capital Hill are Being Pills and Trying to Take Ours

A Change in Modern Day Feminism

Feminism was a movement originally formed for the advocacy of women’s rights, which should be politically, socially and economically equal to men. The Suffragettes led a movement that involved these rights in earlier times, which was more focused on women. Leading feminists like Gloria Steinem have tried to steer the movement into more modern terms. Modern day feminism, however, advocates for a larger range of … Continue reading A Change in Modern Day Feminism

Sadness In Silence, Having Friends With Depression

Depression. I’d like to say not a lot of people suffer from it, but that’s not the case, unfortunately. Three hundred fifty million people have depression, and that’s only those that are diagnosed. There are probably countless others that just haven’t said anything. Depression can manifest in many different ways, from constantly feeling sad and lethargic, to being suicidal. That’s terrifying, there’s no other word … Continue reading Sadness In Silence, Having Friends With Depression

The Right is not Right if not Taught, Students Deserve to Know About Their Choices

One in every five women are sexually assaulted according to The Center Of Disease Control. However, only 12 percent of assaults are reported to the authorities. Women are solidified in this society as weak and vulnerable, and now people forget who women are and how hard they’ve worked to be respected and to be accepted into this society.  A woman’s right to understand her reproductive … Continue reading The Right is not Right if not Taught, Students Deserve to Know About Their Choices

Students Should Consider the Benefits of School Uniforms

By Emma Fergusson, Guest Writer Stiff khaki pants and a navy blue polo stamped with a Loy Norrix High School insignia. Or perhaps a button-up shirt and a nifty neck tie paired with a stuffy blazer and slacks. To many Norrix students, and perhaps students all over the country, this is not an appealing image. The debate over school uniforms seems to consistently provoke people … Continue reading Students Should Consider the Benefits of School Uniforms

Fulfill These Tips to Gain Success in High School

By Jaden Blakes, Guest Writer High school can be full of confusion and stress at times. A wide range of students struggle to maintain a good performance throughout the school year. High school, unquestionably, takes perseverance and tenacity to get through. If you’re not willing to even give just a little bit of effort, you may as well be submerged in quicksand. “Stay focused and … Continue reading Fulfill These Tips to Gain Success in High School

Comparing Generation Z: Two halves of a Divided Generation

  As I’m seating a married couple and their 2 year old at a restaurant I work at, I ask “Would your son like a coloring sheet?”  The mom replies, “Yes please.” When they are seated, they set their 2 year old son up in his high chair, and I put his coloring sheet in front of him and some menus and silverware on the … Continue reading Comparing Generation Z: Two halves of a Divided Generation

Coach Farmer Brings Students Joy

Dear Sports Editor, I like the article about the football team. The talk about Coach Farmer and how he brought guidance to the football team. The football team has improved so much this year, and the part about how Farmer brought something the team lacked for years I think is true. The team not only got better, I think people came closer and the team’s … Continue reading Coach Farmer Brings Students Joy

Diverse Section of Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, I read “An Insight Into Loy Norrix Stage Crew” and I thought it was a good way to see the help that is needed, while also giving the reader a closer look at the audience doesn’t seen on stage. I don’t think the people behind the curtains get enough credit for what they do. This was  a great way to show some appreciation … Continue reading Diverse Section of Letters to the Editor

Students Connect Mental Health to Music

Dear Editor, I enjoyed the article “Music and How it affects People While Studying.” I feel that music is an excellent study tool. I also feel blaming violent music to violence is ridiculous as blaming cereal. Correlation doesn’t mean causation. Will Briggs, senior Dear Editor, I like how in the article “Rap Music Would Help Us Better Understand Mental Health” talks about the lyrics behind … Continue reading Students Connect Mental Health to Music