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Students Give Feedback on Their Experience Being Hispanic

Students Give Feedback on Their Experience Being Hispanic

Kylazia Dye

June 14, 2019

On April 18, 2019, Heather Dolegowski, an intern at Loy Norrix for Spanish teacher, Chris Holmes, held a panel including pre-teachers from WMU which opened up a conversation on some of the experiences that Hispanic students have faced during their education. “I want to convey the import...

Abstinence Over Education: Public Schools Need to Update their Sex Education Curriculum

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June 13, 2019

By Lydia Snapp When I was eleven years old I asked my fifth grade teacher what an abortion was, and shockingly, she told me she couldn’t speak on the subject. Sex educators in Michigan preach abstinence over anything else, but teenagers should be taught how to practice safe sex, so they can m...

Anti-Abortion Laws Don’t Ban Abortion, They Just Ban Safe Access

Anti-Abortion Laws Don’t Ban Abortion, They Just Ban Safe Access

Alexis Weeden

June 12, 2019

As of May of 2019, there have already been attempts at challenging the 1973 Supreme Court decision of Roe v. Wade along with the 1992 case Planned Parenthood v. Casey. Conservative legislators have been pushing strict abortion bans called “heart-beat bills” in multiple states -- including Michigan. T...

The Electoral College Should Stay

The Electoral College Should Stay

June 11, 2019

By Emma Borden The Electoral College, a key part of presidential elections, is a topic frequently debated, especially after controversial elections. However, it is an important part of U.S. history, and should not be eradicated. The Electoral College was created as a compromise meant to satisfy th...

Students Respond to Equality Within Sports

Students Respond to Equality Within Sports

June 8, 2019

Dear Editor, I read your article titled “Women in Sports Ask for Equality” and I have to say that I did enjoy reading about how unequal sports are for women. I completely agree that women in sports have it unfair compared to men. When reading the article, I learned a lot of new things about ...

Students Respond to Education Budget Cuts

Students Respond to Education Budget Cuts

June 7, 2019

Dear Editor, In the article you wrote, titled “President Trump Proposes Cuts to the Education Budget,” I found the entire article very interesting. You mention that there will be funding for Title I, which provides support for schools with a greater percentage of low-income attending students...

Is College Worth It?

Is College Worth It?

Ciera Mcclenton

June 7, 2019

  College can be a stressful yet rewarding experience. Students grow up and grow out, getting to be a part of something new. Going to college for some is new as they are the first in the family to do so. For some it comes as second nature, and just like everyone else in their family, they’ll...

Pride and Acceptance: The Importance of Programs and Support for LGBTQ+ Youth

Pride and Acceptance: The Importance of Programs and Support for LGBTQ+  Youth

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June 6, 2019

By Nakia Brown “I feel like people need to realize that those little things [homophobic phrases] lead to bigger things [mental health issues etc.],” said junior Emma Hilgart-Griff. Hilgart-Griff recalled some of her own personal accounts of harassment for being a bisexual teen. She went on to say that there are several homophobic p...

Loy Norrix Should Change to an Open Campus

Loy Norrix Should Change to an Open Campus

Yasmin Mosqueda

June 6, 2019

It’s finally lunch time and your stomach is starting to growl because of how hungry you are. You then get in the lunchroom and nothing looks appetizing, so now you have to wait until you get home to eat. We’ve probably all been there before and wished there was another option for us. Students...

Students Respond to Restricted Library Access

Students Respond to Restricted Library Access

June 3, 2019

Dear Editor, I read the 'Locked Doors, Locked Minds' article and overall thought this section was very interesting. I agree with Claire and everybody else who feel that the school library shouldn't be closed. There is times where I really needed to go into the library to finish work or when I don't ...

What Students Want to See

What Students Want to See

June 1, 2019

Dear Editor, When grad bash was written into the paper, is this years grad bash going to be similar presumably? I appreciate the information provided in the article, and I'm assuming it will be helpful to others too. I do really wish that there was more interviews included for differing opinions. ...

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