The Day Creek Howl

Are Vaccines Going to Save Us From the Coronavirus?

Vaccines are currently being developed, but will they really have an affect?

Riley G. and Carolina A.

April 8, 2020

A bulls-eye solution to our troubles with COVID-19 is an effective vaccine. However, vaccines take a long time to become available, mainly because they must be tested multiple times to confirm they work properly with minimal side effects. Many companies have been moving towards a successful vaccine, in...

Coronavirus: Understated?

Chinese doctor's death raises questions about the validity of coronavirus reports.

Ally D. and Christine L.

April 6, 2020

COVID-19 has spread across the globe, causing mass panic as well as the risk of economic breakdown. Without a doubt, many are concerned for their safety, even to the point of the seagull-like flocking for toilet paper. An increased level of panic could freak out people even more than the hand sanitiz...

Climate Realist vs. Climate Activist

A new voice has spoken about climate change, and it isn't Greta Thunberg.

Ashley P. and Christine L.

March 13, 2020

Climate change is one of the most controversial topics of the decade. Whether global warming affects the earth or not, the issue never fails to bring the heat.  One of the most outspoken and active voices on the topic is 17-year-old Greta Thunberg. As a climate youth activist, she has received worldwid...

Do Transgender Women Deserve a Seat in the 2020 Olympics?

Is America prepared to have a transgender woman compete in the 2020 Olympics?

Mikah C. and Shivani R.

March 13, 2020

For the first time in history, a biological male who openly identifies as a woman will compete in the Olympic Trials. Megan Youngren strives to represent the USA women’s track team in the 2020 Summer Olympics. According to the Daily Signal, “Youngren qualified for the Trials after a strong pe...

Is It A Sport?

Many physical activities are disregaurded as sports, some think nothing of it, but is this really okay?

Azam E., Writer

March 5, 2020

There are over 8000 sports, according to Steemit. Yet some argue that physical exercise does not make an activity a sport. All across social media, videos degrade sports like cheer, archery, and dance. This can be offensive to those who engage in these sports. “I think it’s messed up how people d...

Good for a girl?

Being a girl should not take away from my accomplishments on court.

Kaylee L., Writer

March 2, 2020

Tennis has always been my sport. I swung my first racket, pink with Dora on the head, when I was 5. I competed in my first tournaments when I was 8, and lost in the first round. I was upset, but nothing that a scoop of ice cream didn’t fix. Having played competitively since those early years, I have...

Holidays for All!

Students of varying faiths should have their religious holidays off.

Jenna Q. and Shivani R.

February 28, 2020

Most schools have breaks throughout the school year for holidays. The most common intervals among students are Thanksgiving Holiday, Winter Recess and Spring Recess. While Thanksgiving and Spring Break don’t have anything to do with religious celebrations, multiple religious holidays fall in the middle of ...

Family Businesses

Srudents gain working experience at their family businesses!

Carolina A. and Ally D.

February 28, 2020

Does owning a business change how a person sees life? Does it instantly make them look snooty or intelligent? Perhaps, they look like any other student in your classroom. And chances are, their parents are self-employed. Around 33% of adults are self-employed in America, and the numbers are rising. Acco...

Is smelling farts good for you?

Smelling farts can help reduce the risk of ageing, strokes, and heart attacks.

Conner L., Writer

February 28, 2020

You’re sitting on a couch with your friend playing some video games. Suddenly you hear it. Perhaps it was a simple hiss or maybe a loud blart, but you recognize it. That was definitely a fart. You might walk away or open the window to wait for the scent to retreat, yet it turns out that smelling farts ...

College and Career Day

The 8th grade College and Career Fair is a great opportunity for them to learn about their future career and what requirements are needed.

Carolina A., Writer

February 21, 2020

Students walk around the gym looking for a station to pull up to. Maybe they will drive for UPS, work at Starbucks, or become a police officer. The options are many. As students get older they might just look back on this day and realize how important it was in helping them find what they wanted to b...

Experimenting on Animals

Millions of animals are experimented on each year. But, is it ethical?

Mikah C., Writer

February 21, 2020

Thousands of years ago, the ancient Greeks began experimenting on animals. According to the US National Institutes of Medicine and Health, Greek physicians used animals as models of anatomy in their studies. Today, this practice continues. Animals are used to test new vaccines and cosmetics or undergo exper...

Wait For It!

Miranda builds excitement for new Hamilton movie.

Ally D., Writer

February 14, 2020

What is a legacy? For Alexander Hamilton, it’s a musical, a face on the $10 bill, and a place in our 8th-grade history books. However, his ‘garden’ (spoiler alert; he says this before Burr shoots him) is yet to be completed, as a new movie has been filmed. By joining forces with Walt Disney ...

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