William Petitt

William Petitt

November 4, 2016
Filed under Editorials

How Well Do Standardized Tests Measure Students Abilities?

William Petitt, Staff Writer
October 21, 2016
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You’ve been studying for weeks and the stakes couldn’t be higher. You get up like a half dead zombie, and walking into school that morning you realize you’re exhausted, maybe because you couldn’t fall asleep until 3AM because of the big standardized test looming in your way. Do standardized tests c...

Is 25 Minutes too Short for Lunch at Page?

William Petitt, Staff Writer
October 7, 2016
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In a school of 2,016 students, is 25 minutes too short for lunch? With around 670 kids in each lunch period, do we need more time to eat? The capacity of the cafeteria at Page is 550 students, and there are 80 seats at tables in the Shipyard and 99 at Treasure Island. This gives Page a total seating...

How Should We Prevent School Shootings?

William Petitt, Staff Writer
September 29, 2016
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When you read the news and see a school shooting has occurred, does it surprise anymore? In 2015, there was an average of one shooting in a school or college campus per week in the United States(per ABC News). Instances like Columbine, Sandy Hook, and what happened at Virginia Tech in 2007 lead the public...

Editorial: Communication Changes

Kathleen Rightsell, Student Life Features Editor
April 28, 2016
Filed under Editorials, Showcase

Communication has changed drastically over the years. In order to communicate, people used to send text messages to each other. What used to be actual long messages has changed to shorter abbreviated messages. People can just send a simple “Wyd” instead of actually asking how someone is doing, or...

A Letter to Prom Askers

Anna Grace Betts, Editor in Chief
April 20, 2016
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Dear High School Prom askers, I am writing this open letter to you all to get a point across. With prom just around the corner, “promposals” are coming out of the wood work and taking over students lives. My advice to all of those who intend on asking their significant other (or friend) to prom...

Is There Too Much Pressure on Girls to Have “Perfect” Bodies?

Liza Bobbitt, Staff Writer
April 7, 2016
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Girls are constantly worried about being skinny, having a thigh gap, and having a flat stomach so they appear to have the “perfect” body. Girls are lowering their self-esteems because they don’t feel as pretty as those girls in magazines nor look like a Victoria’s Secret model. This causes girls...

Do Aliens Exist?

Ellis Hunter, Staff Writer
March 17, 2016
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A very debated and discussed topic in the science world is “Are there aliens among us?” Many people think that it is crazy to believe that there is life outside of the human race, but some people have personal encounters with aliens. From unsolved sightings to astronaut encounters there are many...

Editorial: Appreciate Your Parents And Teachers

Kathleen Rightsell, Student Life Editor
March 2, 2016
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As a senior, and with my year coming to a rapid close, I would like to give some advice to the anxious freshmen and underclassmen. Please appreciate all that your teachers and parents are doing for you, and listen to them! They know what they are talking about. Teachers spend so much time preparing lessons...

Is Skipping Really That Bad?

Anna Grace Betts, Editor-in-Chief
February 24, 2016
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Skipping has been a hot topic of conversation for many years and it is evident that students and the state of North Carolina education laws cannot see eye to eye. While students believe that skipping should have no repercussions, staff/administrators believe that a consequence for skipping creates and...

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