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College athletics are more entertaining to watch than professional sports

College athletics are more entertaining to watch than professional sports

Taylor Sitzmann, JAG academics editor

December 8, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

Collegiate athletes are more passionate about the sports they play

Music has a way of bringing people together

Music has a way of bringing people together

Crystal Sivilayvong, JAG sports editor

December 6, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

As I reflect back on Blue Bomb during the last day of homecoming week or concerts I’ve been to, I’ve come to realize how impactful music is. Music can bring people together who don’t even know each other. People you’ve never talked to or acknowledge before somehow become your friend for a few...

Emphasis on athletics is taking a toll on children

Emphasis on athletics is taking a toll on children

Avery Liby, JAG index editor and academics editor

December 3, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

After the announcement of a snow day on Monday, Nov. 26, like most students I made plans with a friend. Later in our day off, she said that she had to go home because she had basketball practice at the school. The fact that school was canceled, yet athletic practices weren’t, seemed to confirm an opinion I ...

Adult rights should be given all at once

Adult rights should be given all at once

Samantha Volkamer, JAG copy editor and organizations editor

November 27, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

After witnessing many seniors vote in this year’s midterm elections, I began to think about when you truly become an adult. Legally, one is an adult when they turn 18, but due to other laws and restrictions, that is not really the case. While I think the age to become an adult should not be 18, I do...

Our phones are listening to us and it’s a problem

Our phones are listening to us and it’s a problem

Steven Curto, JagWire A&E Editor

November 25, 2018


Filed under Current Events, OPINION, Opinion columns

A few weeks ago, after putting the final touches on the foreign exchange page for the second issue of the JagWire, I decided to take a break and scroll through Facebook. While I was scrolling through my feed, I noticed that a peculiar ad had popped up. It advertised enrollment in a high school foreign exchan...

Some students worry too much about popularity

Some students worry too much about popularity

Sam Hanson, JagWire reporter/photographer

November 23, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

During my time in high school, I have seen a split between the student population. Some students become the book-loving, “nerds” that appear to know every fact in the world, while others become the “popular” kids who tend to travel with a group of friends. It may appear now that the popular kids are ...

Invest time into your own life, not into YouTubers’

Invest time into your own life, not into YouTubers’

Anika Roy, JagWire editor-in-chief

November 21, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

The parlor game—a game that, somewhere along the way, my crazy family invented or picked up. An individual has a minute to describe a person, whether they be a friend or family member, a celebrity or a fictional character, to their teammates in hopes of them guessing correctly. Because any name is ...

Smartphones are negatively impacting our lives

Smartphones are negatively impacting our lives

Gwyneth Hayes, JAG reporter/photographer

November 13, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

Nearly every time I glance at my surroundings – whether I’m in the living room with my family, sitting in a car full of people, or in a classroom full of students before class starts — the majority of people are staring down at their cell phones. Although I’ll admit, I’m usually one of tho...

Branching out into the world of languages is beneficial for everyone

Branching out into the world of languages is beneficial for everyone

Izzy James, JAG reporter/photographer

November 7, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

When I started high school, I didn’t think I would enjoy taking a French class, but then it turned out to be something I really like and benefit from. Most students will take a foreign language class at some point in their school career. Unfortunately, there are some people who will opt out of lear...

A non-social way of socializing

A non-social way of socializing

Annika Lehan, JAG editor-in-chief

November 3, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

She opened the picture on her phone, adding in every tiny obscure detail, pulling in every unwanted curve and exemplifying the wanted ones. She added the final touches, her sweaty finger hovering above the upload button, her heart skipping a beat as she finally presses down. Posting her picture to so...

Students with an A should not be required to take finals

Students with an A should not be required to take finals

Grace McLeod, JAG student life editor

November 1, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

Every student knows all too well the feeling of intense stress building up. Juggling school, sports, clubs, activities, work and a social life is an enormous task that can leave teens feeling completely and utterly drained. In fact, according to the American Psychological Association, studies have prove...

Working retail has helped boost my confidence

Working retail has helped boost my confidence

Abby Doughty, JAG photo editor

October 30, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

Before I begin to work at my part-time job at Francesca’s, I was the most shy and timid person you had ever met. Now, after working for over a year and a half, my social skills and confidence has improved drastically. Working retail has provided me with many new skills and experiences that have ...

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