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Controversy surrounds speculated ending of the world

Controversy surrounds speculated ending of the world

Sydney Wilson, JagWire copy editor

December 12, 2012


Filed under Reviews

The Mayan calendar: The Long Count Calendar was used by the Mayans as a regular calendar, but it also extended many hundreds of years into the future. The calendar ends after 13 b’ak’tuns (about 5200 years), which would be on Friday, Dec. 21. Many people think that the world will end on this day ...

The next ice age comes early in “The Day After Tomorrow”

The next ice age comes early in “The Day After Tomorrow”

Katherine White, JagWire briefs editor

December 12, 2012


Filed under Reviews

When you decide which movie to watch before the world ends on Friday, Dec. 21, let’s not forget the vast array of apocalypse movies. The best movies made to unsettle you about the possible destruction of Earth are based on actual theories. For this reason, “The Day After Tomorrow,” directed by...

Junior pursues basketball, transfers schools

Junior pursues basketball, transfers schools

Alana Flinn, JagWire sports editor

December 12, 2012


Filed under SPORTS

For junior point guard Wyatt Voorhes, basketball has defined almost every aspect of his life. “My entire life has revolved around playing basketball,” Wyatt said. “The game makes me happy and that’s why I dedicate so much time to it.” Wyatt began traveling with a competitive basketball team ...

Implementing half-day finals week would benefit students

Implementing half-day finals week would benefit students

December 12, 2012


Filed under OPINION, Staff editorials

As finals week quickly approaches, students and teachers are questioning the structure of the finals schedule. The current structure includes two “study times” per day where the conditions to study are not ideal. Recently, various teachers have proposed half-day finals to the calendar committee in...

Where parents went wrong

Where parents went wrong

Alana Flinn, JagWire sports editor

December 12, 2012


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

As I grow older, I crave more independence. While my parents have major influence over my current curfew, what I eat for dinner, and the location I reside in, I think I should begin to take a majority of my parent’s advice with a grain of salt. It’s about time to explore the myths parents have fed...

School appreciation needs to be more prevalent

School appreciation needs to be more prevalent

Devynn Harris, JagWire photographer

December 12, 2012


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

How many times a day do you hear complaints or nasty comments about our school? Whether they’re in the form of comments written on the bathroom stalls, tweets or simply remarks you hear in the hallway, the people with the worst attitudes about our school seem to be the ones heard the most. Believe...

Race should not be a barrier

Race should not be a barrier

Alec Santaularia, JagWire web editor

December 12, 2012


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

I always knew that my race would have a profound effect on how other people saw me. However, I never thought it would be justification for someone to call me a “spick,” which occurred to me while I was on a family vacation in Florida this past summer. Now, I can’t say that I didn’t see it coming,...

Depression is not to be taken lightly

Depression is not to be taken lightly

Jack Lopez, JagWire opinion editor

December 12, 2012


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

Today, more than ever, depression and even the idea of suicide is given far too much negative attention. Victims are often blamed for a health problem that they have no control over, leading them to hide it until it is too late. Depression is not simply “being sad,” it is a disease caused by an imbalance...

Junior Alexis Crispin shares how an inability to save money has affected her life

Junior Alexis Crispin shares how an inability to save money has affected her life

Connor Oswald, JagWire reporter

December 12, 2012


Filed under FEATURES

Junior Alexis Crispin has always spent more money than she has saved. Crispin finds that more often than not, she buys either makeup, clothes or shoes. While she doesn’t buy a lot at one store, she spreads her costs over multiple locations. “It is not usually large shopping sprees [I go on]...

Senior Kaitlyn Gibson shares how saving money has impacted her life

Senior Kaitlyn Gibson shares how saving money has impacted her life

Connor Oswald, JagWire reporter

December 12, 2012


Filed under FEATURES

The last time senior Kaitlyn Gibson spent her money was a couple weeks ago, when she purchased a water bottle, at work, for $2. This purchase fits perfectly within Gibson’s motto, which revolves around not spending money on items other than the essentials. “Don’t spend [money] if you can live ...

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