First 3 Weeks of School Under our Belts

First 3 Weeks of School Under our Belts

Anna Grace Betts, Editor in Chief
September 15, 2015
Filed under Editorials, Showcase

Congratulations Pirates, we have officially made it through three full weeks of school and things are looking good. Personally, this has been one of the smoothest first few weeks of school I have seen here at Page in my four years: No fights, limited tardiness and smooth transitions into classwork. It...

Addicted To Your phone

Deonna Causey, Editor
March 13, 2015
Filed under Editorials, Showcase

Every minute do you check your phone? Do you have a mini heart attack when you don’t have your phone? You may be addicted. But in this day and age it’s easy to be addicted to your phone; it is a life line. Your phone has everything you need. You may have a lot invested in your phone. But it seems...

Are Smartphones Making Us Stupid?

Are Smartphones Making Us Stupid?

Lucy King, Editor
March 5, 2015
Filed under Editorials, Showcase

In our modern society today, it seems as if almost every high-schooler not only has a cell phone, but a smartphone. Whether it is an iPhone or Galaxy, most teenagers in our world today feel as if having a smartphone is necessary. Personally, going a day in school without a smartphone would be very hard...

Founding Fathers… Are We Living Up To Their Expectations?

Founding Fathers… Are We Living Up To Their Expectations?

Anna Grace Betts, Editor-in-Chief
March 2, 2015
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Rewind back to 1796… George Washington’s Farwell Address. In this infamous writing, our first President sets these two simple guidelines: 1.) No formation of political parties and 2.) Stay out of foreign affairs; be a neutral country. Fast forward to 2015, present day; look at us. Republican vs....

Is Humanity Becoming More Violent?

Emma Simpson, Editor
March 2, 2015
Filed under Editorials, Showcase

Is humanity becoming more violent? Most people would find the answer to this question to easily be “yes” due to widespread broadcast of violence all over the media, surprisingly statistics disagree.  According to “American Crime Statistics,” there was an overall decrease of 4.6 percent in the...

Drop Out Rate Steadily Increases

Drop Out Rate Steadily Increases

Tiara Torrance, Editor-in-Chief
January 20, 2015
Filed under Editorials, Showcase

You’ve made it through pre-school, you’ve made it through grades K-5, and you made it through middle school, but then come the rigorous courses of high school and its struggles. No wonder you have wrinkles on your forehead already, it’s just that you’re pushing your way through the daily struggles...

Should Standardized Tests Determine Your Future?

Should Standardized Tests Determine Your Future?

Anna Grace Betts, Editor-in-Chief
December 2, 2014
Filed under Editorials, Showcase

Standardized tests are something that we have all grown up with. From your very first EOG or placement test all the way to AP exams and MSL’s in high school, standardized tests are embedded into our curriculum. Standardized testing begins way too early… you can’t give a third grader a huge test...

Standards on Cheating

Tiara Torrence, Editor-in-Cheif
November 25, 2014
Filed under Editorials, Showcase

The words you may work with a partner, or even a simple student saying, “Help me” can become confusing in terms of what cheating really is. There are no buts when it comes to the school’s honor code. Cheating can be defined as many different things. Some of which applies to different matters such...

Where Has Chivalry Gone?

Where Has Chivalry Gone?

Lucy King, Editor
November 24, 2014
Filed under Editorials, Showcase

In our society today, I feel that the lack of chivalry in our modern world has been very apparent. I cannot tell you how many times a guy has not held a door open for me. Personally, I find it very gentlemanly when a guy pays for my meal. Sophomore Nathan Gillespie agrees “Chivalry has been lost. Men...

Double Standard

Double Standard

Emma Simpson, Editor
November 24, 2014
Filed under Editorials

When it comes to raising a boy and a girl we would like to think that they are treated equally but in reality their treatment varies in many ways. From curfews, to dating, to getting a job, I feel that boys and girls do grow up with a double standard put in place by their parents. For instance, many...

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