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Opinion: Open Carry is Unnecessary

Opinion: Open Carry is Unnecessary

April 22, 2016 • 744 views
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 »

Opinion: Textbooks Over iPads

Opinion: Textbooks Over iPads

Breton Hawkins, Staff Writer
April 7, 2016 • 626 views
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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 »

Things MISD Could Buy With $1.8 Million

Things MISD Could Buy With $1.8 Million

Ben Townsend, News Editor
April 1, 2016 • 1,830 views
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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 • 1,644 views
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.

Double Blocking Will Hurt Extracurriculars

Double Blocking Will Hurt Extracurriculars

Breton Hawkins, Staff Writer
February 11, 2016 • 1,533 views
Filed under Opinion

The district has announced it will make the switch back to A/B block schedule come next school year. Currently varsity athletics, cheer and drill team will have a double block which means students enrolled in those programs would go to their extracurricular every day, instead of every other day. The distric... Read more »

Opinion: School Day Should Start Later

Opinion: School Day Should Start Later

Phillip Smith, Staff Writer
January 22, 2016 • 2,620 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 • 1,454 views
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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 • 1,540 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 • 1,379 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 • 743 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 »