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Preventative Policing: Has it Gone Too Far?

Preventative Policing: Has it Gone Too Far?

Tim Merriam

June 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Safety

For centuries, individuals and governments have suffered the effects of terrorist attacks of different severity. Some attacks are carried by unhappy individuals who feel the need to make a statement, but others are supported by governments of foreign countries in an attempt to strike fear or to invoke dip...

The Second Amendment

The Second Amendment

Travis Hale

June 2, 2017


Filed under Gun Control, Opinion

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” You may have heard this before, and it’s a good thing if you have. This is the second amendment to our Constitution in the United States of America...

Offshore Drilling

Offshore Drilling

Matthew Borden

June 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Science

Offshore drilling is one of the most debated topics in the nation today. Offshore drilling is is a mechanical process where a wellbore is drilled below the seabed, It is carried out in order to explore and extract oil, which lies in rock formations beneath the seabed. These oil platforms can usually...

Junk Food Discrepancy

Junk Food Discrepancy

Megan Rose

June 2, 2017


Filed under Health, Opinion

“Junk food” is a universal term that reaches the ears of everyone in the entire world. Its effects are obesity, diabetes and many other health risks. Junk food kills people and puts others at serious risk. If it poses so many problems, why do we continue to make and distribute processed and health...

Is The Water We Drink Really Safe?

Is The Water We Drink Really Safe?

Brad Hull

June 1, 2017


Filed under Health, Opinion

The amount of safe clean drinking water that we are able to obtain is limited, and polluting the water sources and wasting water has decreased the amount of safe drinking water. Only 2.5 percent of water in the world is freshwater in the world and two thirds of that is still glaciers, snow, and perma...

Drones are Beneficial

Drones are Beneficial

Samantha Burgio

June 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Technology

Drones, also known as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), have impacted the technological age by creating convenience since they were first manufactured in the 1930s. Drones are popularly used for recording (photography or videotaping), monitoring, and delivering. Most drones have a wide range of freedo...

Starting a Drama Club

Starting a Drama Club

Morgan Hamer

May 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion, School

Have you been thinking that you want to be in a play or musical at Belfast? I think starting a drama club would be a great experience for students 8-12. This club will help students participate in choosing what kind of performance that they would like to do. The director would have to approve the pla...

Shorts Policy

Shorts Policy

Ashley Estabrook

May 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion, School

Complaints about our school’s shorts policy have been rattling off the buildings walls ever since shorts became allowed here. This policy states that everyone’s shorts need to be at least fingertip length. Many people are against this policy, and many students even go as far as to call it “awfu...

Why Don’t People Flush?

Why Don’t People Flush?

Gabriel Lindo

April 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion, School

There have been times I’ve had to use the bathroom, but I just didn’t because the toilet wasn’t flushed. I tend to get easily disgusted. But is it normal to react like this? I get too grossed out to even be the bigger person and flush it for the previous person who didn’t have the decency to pu...

Racism

Racism

Gabriel Lindo

March 17, 2017


Filed under Opinion, School

Racism is a topic I am very familiar with because I am biracial: a person with one white parent and one black parent. My mother is white and my father is black. Some people are bothered by this and some people aren’t. I used to be too ashamed to admit this publicly, but I came to realize that I sh...

Social Media

Social Media

MacKenzie Hamer

March 17, 2017


Filed under Opinion, School

Every day, many people are glued to their phones. You might even be one of these people, constantly going through the most recent social media and refreshing your feed every ten seconds to maybe find a new post. Hours and hours of our lives are wasted as we are bombarded by the latest trend across the ...

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