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Skate Express? Knott’s Berry Farm? Really?

Skate Express? Knott’s Berry Farm? Really?

Nick L., Writer
May 20, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Every year, to celebrate all of our accomplishments over the last ten months of blood, sweat and tears, Day Creek students spend a single day at an amusement park.  In the past, sixth graders have enjoyed John’s Incredible Pizza, seventh graders have visited Scandia, and finally, eighth graders hav...

Side Hugs? Or Rejection?

Side Hugs? Or Rejection?

Elena C., Hailey M., and Amy Z.
May 10, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Side hugs. While controversial, we have to discuss them sometime. Ever felt rejected because you got a side hug? Sadly, we all have...many times. On the plus side, it’s a good way to show someone straight up that you don’t like them. Let’s be honest here, they are so awkward! You’re obviously not get...

A Tribute To Marshawn Lynch

A Tribute To Marshawn Lynch

Nick L., Writer
May 4, 2017
Filed under Opinion

The Beast is back!  Marshawn Lynch, former Seattle Seahawks and Buffalo Bills running back, and my favorite player of all time, is un-retiring and returning to the NFL for one last rodeo.  And, while he is leaving my Seahawks for the Oakland Raiders, his hometown (and favorite) team, I am beyond exc...

What’s The Deal With Participation Awards?

What’s The Deal With Participation Awards?

Nick L., Writer
May 3, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Do you remember the good old days, where everybody on your team got an award, even the waterboy and the players who rode left bench?  I didn’t realize it back then, but these were actually participation awards that focused on trying, not personal accomplishments.  We didn’t reward the winners, bu...

Triggered Much?

Triggered Much?

Angelina D., Writer
May 2, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Are you finding yourself constantly angry, irritated and offended. Well if so, there is a 99.9% chance you are triggered. I know. This might be hard for you, but we will get through this together. Just kidding- I don't care…. Surprised? Are you...TRIGGERED yet? I bet you are Just in case you did...

Is Slang The New English?

Is Slang The New English?

Carly F. and Savanna A.
May 1, 2017
Filed under Opinion

“Seems legit.” “Aww naw dudes.” “Sounds lit fam.” “I’m shookith!” Everyone goes through the day hearing some kind of slang. Who knows, maybe you even speak this “new language.” Do you know what the actual meaning of the term “lit” means? Unfortunately, short commu...

National Holidays: Yay Or Nay?

National Holidays: Yay Or Nay?

Amy Z., Writer
April 17, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Long-lasting hugs, a delicious, deep-fried corn dog, and those stupid jokes that make you laugh.  Each of these familiar pick-me-ups have their own national holiday. But why? What kind of sad, friendless soul takes the time to come up with these? Oh. Wait. Sorry, I’m just describing myself here. Le...

Is The Death Penalty Right?

Is The Death Penalty Right?

Nick L., Writer
April 17, 2017
Filed under Opinion

On June 17, 2015, white supremacist Dylann Roof murdered nine people at an African Methodist Church.  This  January, he was convicted of nine counts of murder and sentenced to death. The death penalty, the consequence that executes convicts for committing heinous crimes, is one of the most disputed law...

Is Social Media Corrupting Young Brains?

Is Social Media Corrupting Young Brains?

Hailey M., Writer
April 14, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Whether we talk to our friends on Instagram, Snapchat or Twitter, the way we interact with others has definitely changed. With all of the current forms of technology, we seldom communicate face to face, but rather within our phones and apps. I know, shocking! Every once in awhile, you will see that se...

Shhhh…. It’s A Secret

Shhhh…. It’s A Secret

Carly F. and Savanna A.
April 14, 2017
Filed under Opinion

“Can you keep a secret?” “Yes” “Okay” *Whispers overly dramatic situation between two people*   Several days later bada-bing-bada-boom! The whole school knows what happened. Now your friendship is ruined between you and that salty snake for sharing your secret. But why? Over t...

Failure Is An Option

Failure Is An Option

Hayden F., Writer
April 5, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Our school motto is “Failure Is Not An Option.” This means that you have to succeed; you cannot fail. But what if this motto is wrong? Perhaps failure is an option. The weird thing is, failure is almost as beneficial as success. You might be asking How is it helpful? Well, I’ll tell you. When...

The Hat Review

The Hat Review

Angelina D., Writer
March 22, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Sometimes I like to eat the fattiest foods possible until I feel like I'm about to explode, and what better way to do that than to go to the world famous pastrami place The Hat. Before I get into detail about how freaking amazing this was, I would like to mention that this is not a meal intended for...

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