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Living through History

Living through History

Liz Jones, Staff Writer

April 24, 2019


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Every year when US history teacher, Thomas Griffin, talks about 9/11, he is immediately reminded of the moment he found out. One of his friends found him after class with the news. "There was a tourist attack!" she said. "A terrorist attack?" Griffin said. "Yeah a terrorist attack!" she said.  At...

What to Expect when Flunking Classes

What to Expect when Flunking Classes

Paul Heggen, Staff Writer

April 19, 2019


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Sometimes whether desired or not a person may wind up flunking a class. Counsler Julie Fulton says the flunk rate of classes are exceptionally high. Usually, when students flunk they come to her. What counselors do is offer advice, or simple little tricks to help students boost their grades. "Entering...

Suffering through sick days

Suffering through sick days

Kaylee Ross, Staff Writer

April 17, 2019


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Going to school sick is something many students face in order to keep up with grades and classes. Either parents tell them they have to go and push through the day or there may be an important upcoming test. Although grades are the main priority it is important to get rest in order for that nasty cough...

Rolling in the Dough

Rolling in the Dough

Caroline Christensen, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019


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In these divisive times when it is seemingly impossible to reach a general consensus, the American people seem to agree on one thing...college is expensive. In Iowa, the average cost for a four-year public college is an average of $19,548, while a private college education costs $43,921. With tuitio...

Self Deprecating Humor’s Impact on Mental Health

Self Deprecating Humor’s Impact on Mental Health

Jenna Olson, Staff Writer

April 10, 2019


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Over the past few years, much of society’s humor has evolved so that it centers around jokes made at a person’s own expense. Self-deprecating humor is currently at the height of its popularity. Whether it be comedy routines, advertisements, memes, or everyday conversations, it is everywhere. But what even is ...

Rounding grades

Rounding grades

Parker Anderson, Staff Writer

April 8, 2019


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With the sudden switch to standards based grading, there is a lot of debate about rounding grades. If a student would get a seven out of eight on an assignment, it would give them a B+ in the class. For most students, they would just accept the 87.5% and move on, while everyone else would get tons of an...