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Information Overload

Information Overload

Josh Whalen, Reporter

October 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

I’m only in my third year of high school, and yet it feels as though I’m having a mid-life crisis. Exhaustion has become a part of my natural personality, and staying up until midnight has become a nightly occurrence, not just a New Year's Eve festivity. The length of my to do list would rival Sa...

Packing Down on Backpacks

Kaleyah Simmons, Reporter

September 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Backpacks have always been prohibited at Heritage, until this year, which will be a test to see how backpacks help or hinder the school environment. Some male students have had conflict with the backpack policy in the past. “On the first day of school, a teacher told me to put my backpack outside and som...

First Day Fears, Through the Eyes of a New Student

First Day Fears, Through the Eyes of a New Student

Josh Whalen, Reporter

September 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion

     When I opened the front doors to Heritage High School and walked into the hallways on the first day of school, I felt like an alien. Every teacher, every student, every poster on the wall; all of it was foreign to me. I wandered through the crowded hallway, watching the other students laugh and  ...

Packing Down on Backpacks

Kaleyah Simmons, Reporter

September 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

Backpacks have always been prohibited at Heritage, until this year, which will be a test to see how backpacks help or hinder the school environment. Some male students have had conflict with the backpack policy in the past. “On the first day of school, a teacher told me to put my backpack outside and som...

My American Dream

My American Dream

Nadine Said, Reporter

May 29, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Everyday I walk into school with the Hijab upon my head. This singles me out as a Muslim and I am proud of that. I am so grateful to be able to live in a society that mostly accepts me and the religion I practice. However, there is one thing that’s missing from my American dream; I want to be able to pra...

Hear the Quieted Voice

Hear the Quieted Voice

Ashlyn Wilde, Reporter

January 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion

“Write hard and clear about what hurts.” ― Ernest Hemingway My opinions are my own, different from anyone else’s. I know I will offend and delight people. I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, popularly known as Mormons. At times, we are seen as unforgiving people of t...

Why the “fake disabled person” myth is damaging to disabled people

Why the “fake disabled person” myth is damaging to disabled people

Abby Hagle, Reporter

January 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion

People talk a lot about disabled “fakers”. You know, the people who are accused of being “too young” to use things like canes, walkers, or wheelchairs or the people who are considered “not disabled enough” for the accommodations they need, like the semi-verbal autistic person who asks for a ...

Fake Friends

Fake Friends

Sarah Donnellan, Reporter

January 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion

You are told your best friend was talking behind your back. Your heart stops and you don’t believe it at first. But it’s true, because all along they were a fake friend to you. It hurts to find out that someone you care about doesn’t reciprocate the friendship. Someone who you thought would be there ...

Why are dependence on wifi is hurting us

Why are dependence on wifi is hurting us

Shannon-Renee Odoi, Reporter

January 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion

So when I was writing this column in class, and the school district wifi halts. I thought,“of course this happens to me as I’m writing this”.  Luckily, the wifi came back in 10 minutes. Don't you hate it when you’re walking into class and on the board it says “a device is needed for Kahoo...

You’re Pretty for A…

You’re Pretty for A…

Brooke Bryant, Reporter

January 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion

As I sat with my friend in after school care debriefing about the day and gossiping I heard the words “you’re really pretty for a black girl” from my non-black best friend. I had never been so confused in my life, I didn’t know whether I should have taken this comment as a compliment or as an...

There is more to you than just your body

There is more to you than just your body

January 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Many things happen to bother me here and there, but this one is the one that irks me the most. Girls who post revealing pictures of themselves all over social media. Scrolling through your Twitter feed, Instagram, or Snapchat, and then a picture of some girl you know who is practically half naked...

A Race Against Time

A Race Against Time

Fiza Kuzhiyil, Reporter

January 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion

I detested running laps on Thursday night when I had homework to do and tests to study for, but that was my rightful punishment for being late to practice. I arrived late because of a chemistry retest. I retested for chemistry because I studied for another test in another class. I only had time to study...

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