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Opinion: School Day Should Start Later

Opinion: School Day Should Start Later

Phillip Smith, Staff Writer
January 22, 2016 • 2,285 views
Filed under Opinion

Teens across America experience sleep deprivation. Recent studies show teenagers learn better later in the day, therefore the school board needs to make school times later. Classes begin at 7:25 a.m. in the Mansfield high schools and most buses pick up students from their bus stop around or before... Read more »

Opinion: All Exams Should Take Place Before Winter Break

Opinion: All Exams Should Take Place Before Winter Break

Staff
January 12, 2016 • 1,312 views
Filed under Opinion, Top Story

For the first time, finals week has been divided into two separate weeks. Students take their core classes the week before winter break and extra curricular finals two weeks after they return from winter break. This final schedule proves highly ineffective because students are likely to forget crucial in... Read more »

Versus: Should The US Accept Syrian Refugees?

Versus: Should The US Accept Syrian Refugees?

December 10, 2015 • 1,286 views
Filed under Opinion, Recent Stories, Top Story

The crisis in Syria has caught global attention, from countries wanting to intervene in their domestic affairs to making decisions to take in refugees. Starting as anti-government demonstrations, the controversy elevated to divisions between ethnic groups and Islamic and secular fighters to complicate... Read more »

Starbucks Cup Spurs Christmas Controversy

Starbucks Cup Spurs Christmas Controversy

Ava Green, Staff Writer
December 4, 2015 • 1,214 views
Filed under Opinion, Recent Stories

Each year, Starbucks greets the holiday season with new cups, primarily red, decorated festively with various winter and Christmas designs. This year however, the designs have been put on hold and traded in for a “minimalist” plain red cup. While the abundant decorations were enjoyed, most people... Read more »

The Battle Against Human Trafficking

The Battle Against Human Trafficking

Katherine Powell, Staff Writer
November 19, 2015 • 633 views
Filed under Opinion, Top Story

Every year thousands of men, women, and children are victims of human trafficking in all countries around the world. These people are abducted, threatened, or forced to perform acts of labor, prostitution and other acts of sexual exploitation. As a nation we need to stop human trafficking by reporting... Read more »

Fight The Good Fight

Fight The Good Fight

Michelle McDaniel, Personalities Editor
September 24, 2015 • 818 views
Filed under Opinion, Recent Stories

Sexuality is a great and beautiful thing. Sex within marriage brings spouses closer together, gives families children and relieves stress. But sexuality can also cause lust. This lust can cause unwanted pregnancy or even a developed addiction to things such as porn. Pornography harms people, their rel... Read more »

Opinion: UIL Drug Testing Should Change Policies

Opinion: UIL Drug Testing Should Change Policies

Haley Yelle, Staff Writer
February 18, 2015 • 1,701 views
Filed under Opinion, Recent Stories

Each year, the University Interscholastic League (UIL) performs random drug tests that check for anabolic steroids, but they do not check for recreational drugs such as tobacco, marijuana or cocaine. Texas student athletes should undergo mandatory drug testing for both anabolic steroids and recreational... Read more »

Nine-Period Schedule Hinders Students’ Learning

Nine-Period Schedule Hinders Students’ Learning

Staff Editorial
February 17, 2015 • 3,656 views
Filed under Opinion, Recent Stories

[UPDATE 2-17-15] The board will open discussion on changing back to a A/B block schedule at an upcoming meeting. Since this story last ran, the purpose of moving to a nine-period day was to save money and force teachers to add another class teaching seven of eight classes, teachers now teach six of... Read more »

Soda Tax: Benefit or Bust?

Soda Tax: Benefit or Bust?

Hannah Pikey, Staff Writer
December 19, 2014 • 1,676 views
Filed under 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 for Science in the Public Interest, supported the tax against the big soda man... Read more »

Students For Reserved Parking Spots

Students For Reserved Parking Spots

Jacob Friedberg, Staff Writer
October 29, 2014 • 2,699 views
Filed under 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 »