The Phoenix

Pros and Cons of Social Media

March 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Social Media where anyone, with the access of WIFI, can post anything they want to their own personal accounts. The dictionary defines Social Media as websites and applications that enable users to create and share content or to participate in social networking. This can be used for both good and bad. It c...

Controversy Over Spirit Week 2018 story

Controversy Over Spirit Week 2018 story

Jasper Locke

January 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Spirit Week is a great time for classes to unite in a competitive spirit and show support for the school by having dress-up days. During Spirit Week, students compete to earn the place at the top. However, this year’s schedule has been flipped upside-down by the seniors! Students, upperclassmen or othe...

Snowed In Part 1

Snowed In Part 1

Emily Guffey, Reporter

January 22, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

I quickly snuck back into my house, the cold snow melting off my shoulders as the heat warmed my body. I hung my coat and other accessories on the waiting coat rack and kicked off my snow-caked boots. Mom called out to me from the kitchen, her voice stressed as she struggled with tonight's dinner. "Josh!...

The truth about computers in classrooms

The truth about computers in classrooms

Jasper Locke

December 14, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Online there are many forums dedicated to the debate of today’s classrooms and how they function compared to those of decades passed. Even outside internet circles, the discussion spreads to everyday life; often, conversations between adults and anyone currently in public education are peppered with com...

November 2017 Horoscopes

November 2017 Horoscopes

Jasper Locke

November 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Aries : Stay away from negative influences this month, your biggest focus should be your family. Taurus : It may be advantageous for you to stay in-tune with how your friends are feeling this month, and to spend more time considering others’ struggles. Gemini : Find your creative outlet and ...

Channel X

November 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion

As a rather poor, living on my own college student, you make ends meet by any means necessary. Two of my chairs have coasters under them, my apartment isn't air-conditioned, and EVERYTHING is held together by duct tape. I'm practically the college version of MacGyver. So when a creepy man comes to...

Student opinion raises questions about Newsela/AR tradeoff

Student opinion raises questions about Newsela/AR tradeoff

Jasper Locke

October 31, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

There is no question that reading varied content is essential to developing the intellectual mind. It is a student’s responsibility to take part in enriching activities outside classroom obligations to better their language and reading comprehension. Despite this being common knowledge among the stud...

Best Ideas for Halloween

Best Ideas for Halloween

October 24, 2017


Filed under Feature, Opinion, Showcase

Halloween is one of the few days of the year where it is socially acceptable to wear a costume and act like a kid again. It is fun to dress up, but it can be hard to find the perfect costume. Be sure to be unique and outgoing. A costume should help inspire confidence in the person wearing it and b...

IT’s Coming Back

IT’s Coming Back

September 14, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Nothing says “horror” like sitting in a room surrounded by people chomping away on popcorn and screaming at the slightest provocation for two hours. The latest movie rendition of Stephen King’s It was released over the weekend, bringing quite a buzz with its arrival. The film itself is set larg...

Student on the Benefits of Meditation

Student on the Benefits of Meditation

Jasper Locke

August 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Most will agree that a calm state of mind is the ideal for any situation. Being able to prioritize tasks and organize thoughts is vital to success in any field. Unfortunately, while many realize this is often the case, they do not understand how to achieve stability. Sophomore Alyssa Bodenhammer, someone ...

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