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Letter to the Editor: Life with Social Anxiety

Letter to the Editor: Life with Social Anxiety

Steven Whede, Guest Writer

May 3, 2018

“Hey Steven, why are you so quiet?” That’s a question I used to get often. I would always answer that it was just the way I am. The truth is that I’m irrationally afraid of the socializing with others due to the possibility of being judged or evaluated. Life with social anxiety or S.A.D (Very...

Patronizing the Mentally Disabled Should Not Be Acceptable in Our Society

Patronizing the Mentally Disabled Should Not Be Acceptable in Our Society

Ben Weiss, Perspectives Writer

April 29, 2018

e are at the end of Autism Awareness month and several people are attempting to showcase knowledge of the disability. In fact, us as a generation are attempting to create more awareness of special needs kids in general. However,  it’s funny to think how despite our society's greater understanding and...

Back in Iraq: How the Syria strikes are the start of the next War on Terror

Back in Iraq: How the Syria strikes are the start of the next War on Terror

Liam Sweeney, Perspectives Editor

April 19, 2018

The United States, United Kingdom, and France conducted airstrikes on suspected chemical weapons plants and storage facilities in Syria last Friday. This attack follows the use of chemical weapons in the small town of Douma conducted supposedly by the Syrian government. The entire civil war in Syria...

Letter to the Editor: Speak up about sexual harassment

Letter to the Editor: Speak up about sexual harassment

Metea Valley Student Voice Committee, Guest Writer

April 15, 2018

While walking through the doors of Metea Valley, students feel safe in a building among their peers and teachers—or at least that’s what most of us hope for. Unfortunately, it’s come to our attention that for some of our community members, this isn’t reality. Recently, multiple students have...

Letter to the Editor: The Dickey Amendment

Letter to the Editor: The Dickey Amendment

Evan Lemberger, Guest Writer

April 4, 2018

In 1996, the U.S. government passed the Dickey Amendment. Lobbied by the NRA and sponsored by Arkansas representative Jay Dickey, this law prohibits the Center of Disease Control (CDC) to spend any money on research about gun violence. The law was passed in response to a 1993 government-sponsored stu...

Letter to the Editor: Walkout or political rally?

Letter to the Editor: Walkout or political rally?

Brady Erdman, Guest Writer

March 21, 2018

The words ¨Never Again¨ could be seen and heard around Metea almost everywhere on March 14th, as students demonstrated a walkout for an increase in student voice and to show respect for those that had died in the latest shooting in Parkland, Florida. The original purpose of the school walkout w...

School shootings shouldn’t be a common occurrence

School shootings shouldn’t be a common occurrence

Aimee Leal, Photographer

March 8, 2018

When I was in elementary school, I didn’t have to worry about someone coming into my school with an AR-15 and shooting whoever was in their path. If anything, I had to worry about if I was going to get a smiley sticker on my popsicle stick for being a good student that day. It’s 2018 now and childr...

The stock market’s instability may create economic hardship

The stock market’s instability may create economic hardship

Liam Sweeney, Perspectives Editor

February 23, 2018

The stock market took the biggest dive in history on February 5. The day after that the market went back up to around where it originally was. Then, the day after that, the market took another massive dive. Such unstable behavior does not fall in line with what the stock market had been up to recent...

Inconsistent Deans cause confusion among students

Inconsistent Deans cause confusion among students

Aminah Hussein, Guest Writer

February 8, 2018

t’s the night before school and you are picking out your outfit. You spend at least 15 minutes trying on clothes to find the perfect fit that makes you feel confident. You even wake up a few minutes early to make sure that everything is perfect, only to have your bubble bursted when you arrive at scho...

Do teachers really care?

Do teachers really care?

Samantha Smurawski, Guest Writer

February 1, 2018

According to Julia Ryan, studies show that out of students who get mostly A’s, 17% only get an hour of homework, and only 7% got 3 or more hours of homework. Students receive way too much homework leading to unhealthy lifestyles and poor grades. Teachers, if you really care about our education, the...

Join Newspaper: A letter from a senior

Join Newspaper: A letter from a senior

Brittany Coates, Photographer

January 25, 2018

I’ve been in Newspaper for three years, so it might be a little weird that this is my first article.  I’ve spent my time on the newspaper staff as a photographer, but I thought it was time to write an article to share how much this class has meant to me. I have had some of the best experiences in m...

Activism in Hollywood has become lazy

Activism in Hollywood has become lazy

Laurel Westphal, Headlines Reporter

January 18, 2018

January 7, 2018 marked the 73 annual Golden Globes ceremony. The hot topic in relation to the Golden Globes this year was the Time’s Up movement. For those of you who don’t know, the Time’s Up movement was officially announced on January 1, 2018 in Time Magazine. Time’s Up an movement made in c...

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