Late Work

With marking period three coming to an end and a new one starting, late work issues come into play. Some teachers accept it and some teachers don’t, and depending on how generous your core teachers are, your grades can suffer or excel. The ability to turn in work late is a major contributor to all of…

BarberShop: The Next Cut

Barber Shop: The Next Cut           12 years after the release of Barbershop 2: Back in Business and 14 years after the release of the original Barbershop is 2002, the Barbershop cast is back at it again. Director Malcolm D. Lee and writers Kenya Barris and Tracy Oliver work together on releasing Barbershop: The Next Cut this…

How The Fourth Marking Period Affects Students

Around this time of year a vast majority of students start to fall behind in classwork and homework assignments.  Instead of being focused on school, their minds are  focused toward the summer.   The Capital School District Board of Education, Grading and Reporting of Student Progress describes a grading scale that reflects students progress. Summatives…

Final Four 2016

  The college basketball teams that made it to the Final Four on April 4th in the NCAA for March Madness out of the Round of 62 were Oklahoma Sooners, Syracuse Orange, the Villanova Wildcats, and North Carolina Tar Heels. The Wildcats beat the Sooners and the Tar Heels beat Orange, leading to the Villanova…

Catching up With GSA

You may have heard the announcements. GSA? What’s that? Well, GSA, Gay Straight Alliance,  is a club for open-minded individuals, (gay or straight) that support those of different or questioning genders and sexualities. It is a positive place for those that are part of the LGBT+ community that need or want a place for safety,…

Zika Virus Outbreak

Have you heard the recent news about the Zika Virus? There’s been a recent outbreak in the United States. What is the Zika Virus? According to an article by directrelief.org, it’s an insect vector borne disease. Vector borne diseases are transmitted among their human, animal, or plant hosts, usually by insects. In early 2016, a…

New Cell Phone Rule

  CMS has a new rule that allows students to use their cell phones. The school uses a traffic light system; the auditorium, bathrooms, and most of time in the classroom are in the red zone, meaning no phones here. Next is the yellow zone. This is for in the classroom when students can have…