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Staff editorial: Stop joking about suicide

Staff editorial: Stop joking about suicide

JagWire staff

October 2, 2017


Filed under OPINION, Staff editorials

Many students casually talk about wanting to die, whether it be on social media or in real life. When people say things like “kms” (meaning “kill myself”) they generally try to be ironic and self-deprecating because they want to convey the message that they are embarrassed, stressed or annoye...

Kansas schools need more funding

Kansas schools need more funding

JagWire staff

April 7, 2017


Filed under OPINION, Staff editorials, Top stories

For the third time, the Kansas Supreme Court has ruled that the state’s inadequate funding towards public education is unconstitutional. The news immediately became a trending topic on social media and drew national attention from news outlets such as the New York Times and the Huffington Post. While ...

Staff editorial: Be compassionate for Syrian refugees

Staff editorial: Be compassionate for Syrian refugees

JagWire staff

March 5, 2017


Filed under OPINION, Staff editorials, Top stories

The inscription at the base of the Statue of Liberty, calling for the tired, the poor and “the huddled masses yearning to breathe free,” is the heart of our country’s values. Since our nation’s conception, we’ve prided ourselves on being leaders of the free world, inviting in the outcasts ...

Staff Editorial: Students should be thinking critically about the news they ecounter

Staff Editorial: Students should be thinking critically about the news they ecounter

JagWire staff

February 2, 2017


Filed under OPINION, Staff editorials, Top stories

From Facebook and Twitter to CNN and ABC, the media has had a rough first month of the new year after being overrun with a worrying new trend: fake news. The American people are struggling to define what fake news actually is. It’s difficult because there is a very fine line between biased, political rep...

Staff editorial: World religion studies encourage tolerance

Staff editorial: World religion studies encourage tolerance

JagWire staff

December 14, 2016


Filed under OPINION, Staff editorials

Since the beginning of time, religion has played a large role in dictating historical and current events. Religion often shapes our worldview, influences our choices and determines the key points in our lives, making it an educational subject to study in high school. Although some believe teaching all world...

Staff Editorial: Our school lunch program is top notch; let’s keep it that way

Staff Editorial: Our school lunch program is top notch; let’s keep it that way

JagWire staff

November 23, 2016


Filed under OPINION, Staff editorials

Walking into our lunch room, the options available for food are countless. From the three hot meal choices to the Snack Shack and breakfast options, the choices are so abundant they’re almost overwhelming. The money to afford these items comes from students’ own spending habits, where buying hot lunch ...

Staff editorial: Don’t be afraid to get political

Staff editorial: Don’t be afraid to get political

JagWire Staff

October 28, 2016


Filed under DECISION 2016, OPINION, Special coverage, Staff editorials

For adults and teenagers alike, politics is not a comfortable conversation topic. Most people try to be as respectful as possible, but politics is a topic in which they can lose control of their emotions. Politics, and this election in particular, can be extremely dividing. Often, people would rather dodge ...

Staff editorial: EpiPens should be more affordable

Staff editorial: EpiPens should be more affordable

JagWire staff

September 23, 2016


Filed under OPINION, Staff editorials, Top stories

EpiPens, an injectable emergency medicine for allergic reactions, are a necessity for people living with severe allergies. This device have been around since the 1980s, but over the last few years has grown exponentially more expensive. Several senators have asked the federal government to review pr...

Staff editorial: Unity shouldn’t stop at district name change

Staff editorial: Unity shouldn’t stop at district name change

JagWire staff

May 14, 2016


Filed under OPINION, Staff editorials

The Board of Education and district both made steps forward on potentially choosing a new common name for the school district, in an effort to rebrand and unify the entire district. While changing the common name of the district will ultimately be beneficial, the district will not truly be unified unles...

Staff editorial: Relay for Life reflects student generosity

Staff editorial: Relay for Life reflects student generosity

JagWire staff

April 15, 2016


Filed under OPINION, Staff editorials

The school-hosted Relay for Life event was a resounding success, bringing together students and staff with the common cause of ending cancer. The event raised over $48,000 for the American Cancer Society, and demonstrated the impact of our student body’s enthusiasm in a year filled with accomplishme...

Staff editorial: Effort to end national curricula is harmful

Staff editorial: Effort to end national curricula is harmful

JagWire staff

March 10, 2016


Filed under OPINION, Staff editorials, Top stories

For the sixth time, the state has introduced a bill that gives the state control over current curriculum, including Common Core standards, advanced placement and dual credit, and in which they can ban outside curricula. This bill passed the House and could eventually pass the Senate as well. It may ...

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