Soda Tax: Benefit or Bust?

Soda Tax: Benefit or Bust?

Hannah Pikey, Staff Writer
December 19, 2014 • 48 views
Filed under Our Opinion, Recent Stories

In the city of Berkeley, California a new tax passed on soft drinks. The tax aims to deter the rising obesity rate in America by placing a penny-per-ounce tax on soft drinks. Health organizations, like the American Heart Association and the Center... Read more »

Students For Reserved Parking Spots

Students For Reserved Parking Spots

Jacob Friedberg, Staff Writer
October 29, 2014 • 733 views
Filed under Our Opinion, Top Story

Students are currently not allowed to reserve parking spots. Parking spots are based on a first come first served basis. Students should be able to purchase a parking spot that will be reserved for their parking privileges. If the administration changed the policy to allow purchased reserved parking,... Read more »

Opinion: School Day Should Start Later

Opinion: School Day Should Start Later

Phillip Smith , Staff Writer
September 22, 2014 • 307 views
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Teens across America experience sleep deprivation. Recent studies show teenagers learn better later in the day,... Read more »

Another Semester, Another Exam Schedule

Another Semester, Another Exam Schedule

Alanna Zaskoda, Staff Writer
February 19, 2014 • 821 views
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District administrators issued a new exam schedule for the fall and spring semesters, but the change didn’t appear any better. The schedule was extremely confusing, consisting of regularly... Read more »

Show Me the Money: Where Breast Cancer Money Goes

Show Me the Money: Where Breast Cancer Money Goes

Sarah Pearson, Staff Writer
January 13, 2014 • 681 views
Filed under Our Opinion, Our Picks, Recent Stories

One in eight women are diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, it’s the second biggest killer... Read more »

OPINION: Letter Jackets Deserve Funding

OPINION: Letter Jackets Deserve Funding

Alanna Zaskoda, Staff Writer
November 4, 2013 • 596 views
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In the past, organizations were very selective about who received their prestigious letterman jackets, but not so much anymore. Students in clubs anywhere from Academic Decathlon to Home Economics may buy a jacket because MISD no longer purchases them. Previously, students received the jackets as rewards... Read more »

LBTV: Government Shutdown

LBTV: Government Shutdown

October 4, 2013 • 508 views
Filed under LBTV, Our Opinion

OPINION: Questioning Sex-Ed In School

OPINION: Questioning Sex-Ed In School

Staff
May 15, 2013 • 1,135 views
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Sex. The subject is all around us: in advertisements, in our conversations and in our education. Approximately 76,400 teenage girls are impregnated every year in Texas. In order to ensure these numbers do not continue... Read more »

LBTV: Boston Bombings

LBTV: Boston Bombings

April 24, 2013 • 397 views
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When The Government Steals Your Money

When The Government Steals Your Money

Laura Baker, Staff Writer
February 25, 2013 • 738 views
Filed under Our Opinion, Recent Stories

Two thousand years ago, if someone wanted to make everyone hate them, he’d become a tax collector. Throughout the course of history, taxes and tax collectors were associated with evil and unfairness. Colonists during the American Revolution got fed up with the unfair taxes levied on them by Great Britain;... Read more »