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Opinion: Double Blocking Hurts Electives

Opinion: Double Blocking Hurts Electives

Staff
December 1, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Recent Stories

Mansfield ISD implemented the double block schedule this year. Instead of having eight class for 45 minutes every day, students have four classes each day on an A and B day rotating schedule. Each class meets for an hour and 30 minutes with an added 20 minute advisory period each day. Some classes req... Read more »

Opinion: Athletes Should Be Positive Role Models

Opinion: Athletes Should Be Positive Role Models

Lauren Hargrove, Staff Writer
November 11, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Recent Stories, Sports

Young children in today’s society can be influenced by anything from older siblings to their favorite sports stars. Social media strongly affects the way we make decisions and chose our opinion on certain things. Having a role model to look up to could make or break the way kids interpret things, ... Read more »

Thoughts on President-Elect Trump

Thoughts on President-Elect Trump

Staff
November 9, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Monika Veliz, 10 “Honestly, I feel like Clinton and Trump are equal. I don't feel like this is bad [or] this is worse than Clinton. Trump wants to build a wall on Mexico and then Clinton does that abortion stuff. Either way, people are gonna be like ‘oh, it’s terrible.’” Kara Spencer, 10 “I am sho... Read more »

Opinion: School Day Should Start Later

Opinion: School Day Should Start Later

Phillip Smith, Staff Writer
October 20, 2016
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: Textbooks Over iPads

Opinion: Textbooks Over iPads

Breton Hawkins, Staff Writer
September 28, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Recent Stories

Almost every student at Legacy has an iPad. The iPads are used for all sorts of classroom functions, from Kahoot! to independent research. They are great for what they are, integrating technology into the classroom so students are better prepared for a more technological world. However, iPads are sore... Read more »

Opinion: Stepping Out of Bounds

Opinion: Stepping Out of Bounds

Kendra Washington, Staff Writer
September 24, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Recent Stories

The football players start off with a strong season. Some fans, however, are off to a weak one. Inappropriate language and behavior should not be used in the student section at football games. Football games, or any sporting event for that matter, should be a family event. Games typically have small... Read more »

Opinion: Anti-Transgender Bathrooms

Opinion: Anti-Transgender Bathrooms

Anna Jordan, Staff Writer
June 6, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Recent Stories

It seems anytime I turn on the news there tends to be something about transgender identity and their beliefs being pushed on everyone around them. A group of people such as liberals say we should support them and be proud of them for being brave. However, I do not agree with that. I believe this was... Read more »

Opinion: Open Carry is Unnecessary

Opinion: Open Carry is Unnecessary

April 22, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Recent Stories

As of Jan. 1, open carry of firearms was ruled legal in Texas. The open carry law in Texas is unnecessary as it heightens the possibility of increased violence, open carrying achieves nothing more than concealed carry does and there’s not a necessity to open carry a weapon. Open carrying stands... Read more »

Things MISD Could Buy With $1.8 Million

Things MISD Could Buy With $1.8 Million

Ben Townsend, News Editor
April 1, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Recent Stories

The $1.8 million cost of the Dr Pepper StarCenter to Mansfield ISD was enough to scare taxpayers into encouraging the school district to reconsider their approval of the ice rink. It scared the staff at The Rider Online too and had us thinking, what else could $1.8 million buy for Mansfield ISD? Th... Read more »

Versus: Pro-Choice and Pro-Life

Versus: Pro-Choice and Pro-Life

February 23, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Top Story

With the approaching election, the conversation of abortion has made its way into debates. This argument of differing opinion sparks conversation and gives support to those political figures that share in voters's opinion on this controversial issue.