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Making The Situation Better for Sleep-Deprived Teens

Grant Brunstetter, Staff Reporter

July 6, 2018

Filed under Columns

Imagine this scenario. After staring at a math assignment for what seems to be an eternity, you turn and look at the clock only to find out the depressing fact that it is 12:30 a.m. and you still have another hour of work to go. Add on the fact that you had practice all day after school, leaving...

Shooting Survivors Set Strong Example

Jacob Anonson, Staff Reporter

July 3, 2018

Filed under Columns

After the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting on Valentine's Day,  students around the country began protesting for stricter gun laws. In response to a comment made by Fox News host Tucker Carlson, The Daily Show's Trevor Noah said, “If kids are old enough to be shot, they are old enough to have an opin...

Are Some Survivors Media Puppets?

Richard Gregor, Staff Columnist

June 29, 2018

Filed under Columns

On Valentine's Day 2018, Nikolas Cruz carried an AR15 into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County, Fla. He killed 17 people. This spurred a group of students to take action against gun violence. Gaining national attention, these students have organized walkouts, marches and protests, an...

Shootings Must Stop

Gus Boyer, Staff Reporter

June 29, 2018

Filed under Columns

Screams of grief and pain echo all around, like the roaring of wind during a storm, while cries for help are engulfed by confusion. Swarms of people stampede out of the building, trying to escape the source of all this chaos and all this fear -- a lone object -- a gun. Mass shootings like the one described are horrific and deadly, y...

Using a Juul Doesn’t Make You Cuul

Jahvid Nawab, Staff Reporter

June 2, 2018

Filed under Columns

Are you looking for a new way to get a nice unhealthy dose of toxins? Are you looking for a new way to feel weird in the head? Are you looking for a new way to make yourself look like a kid who can't make good choices? If you answered "yes" to any on these questions then a Juul is the perfect product...

Getting the Most Out of Online School

Grant Brunstetter, Staff Reporter

April 5, 2018

Filed under Columns

Nothing like hitting a blaring alarm, rolling over, and reading the words "School is canceled." Joyous thoughts race through your head, and you thank Old Man Winter for the gift of another day off. Then, suddenly, it hits you. You remember that you have online school. After two snow days without ass...

Russia’s Clandestine War on Democracy

Bucky Stalker, Staff Reporter

March 28, 2018

Filed under Columns

"A new Cold War seemed to be brewing." Icelandic-born writer and journalist Alda Sigmundsdóttir speculated about the recent events between North Korea and the United States. A rapid expansion of North Korea's nuclear capabilities has led to theories that the design was based on a cancelled Soviet...

The Real Answer to a Major Mystery — Is Water Wet?

The Real Answer to a Major Mystery — Is Water Wet?

Todd Crenshaw, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2018

Filed under Columns, Showcase

“I think the debate is asinine. No one should be talking about it. People who are have too much time on their hands.” This was Trinity science teacher Mr. Michael Budniak’s response to my question: Is water wet? I would like to refute his statement and say this question should be talked ...

Does JUG Really Provide Justice?

Aidan Kolb, Staff Reporter

February 3, 2018

Filed under Columns

After school, students sit in desks scribbling down the same sentence in all capital letters until the hour is up. "Justice Under God," or JUG, is one type of discipline at Trinity. Serving JUG after school may cause students to be late to work, practice or whatever other activity they planned....

Four Years Worth Remembering

Sam Hebestreit, Staff Reporter

January 30, 2018

Filed under Columns

"Time flies when you're having a good time." High school can be fun and exhilarating, but it's all in what you make it. Trinity has made a four-year experience something that will last a lifetime. High school can be scary for someone who has no clue what is going to happen, but feeling comfortable...

Powerful Rap Can Teach Us Lessons

Carter Martin, Staff Reporter

January 11, 2018

Filed under Columns

Imagine a teenager just like you listening to rap but not just rap that deals with negative parts of society -- instead, rap that has meaning to you. In today’s society rap has meaning to different races and both genders.  Rap has drastically changed over the years from the '80s rappers like Tupac,...

Multi-Billion Dollar Gun Fight Hurting All

Bucky Stalker, Staff Reporter

July 7, 2017

Filed under Columns

A controversial, multi-billion dollar war has taken the nation by storm, creating a division and tension between the two leading political parties in the United States. Many in the Republican Party have supported the idea that all citizens should be allowed to defend themselves and their property since...

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