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Planned Obsolescence and Why It Needs to Go

Planned Obsolescence and Why It Needs to Go

Caitlin Bailey, Journalist October 29, 2021

For the land of the free, capitalist greed sure has an iron grip on us all. Why else do we continue to allow the amoral practice of planned obsolescence?    Planned obsolescence, or when a product’s expiration is pre-planned, is a dirty...

One Mask Hurrah: Part Two

One Mask Hurrah: Part Two

Caitlin Bailey, Journalist October 1, 2021

219 million people worldwide have gotten COVID-19, and out of that total, 4 million people have died from it. This might not seem like a big deal to some since 215 million people recovered from the virus, but that is—with all due respect—a privileged...

Is the Vaccine Mandate Constitutional?

Is the Vaccine Mandate Constitutional?

Ava Padelford, Co-Editor September 24, 2021

Thursday, September 9th, Joe Biden created a vaccine mandate that will be enforced in about 75 days. This mandate will require all employers with over 100 federal workers to get vaccinated or tested for the virus weekly.    Companies that...

Former ‘Good Luck Charlie’ Star Leigh-Allyn Baker and Her Anti-Masker Speech

Former ‘Good Luck Charlie’ Star Leigh-Allyn Baker and Her Anti-Masker Speech

Caitlin Bailey, Journalist September 1, 2021

Former “Good Luck Charlie” star, Leigh-Allyn Baker, had a lot to say during a school board meeting on Tuesday, August 10. Baker felt that mask mandation was an infringement upon her rights as a US citizen.    “My name is Leigh-Allyn...

Mental Health on the World Stadium

Mental Health on the World Stadium

Caitlin Bailey, Journalist September 1, 2021

Society as a whole places its professional and Olympic athletes on both literal and figurative pedestals. They’re considered to be above the rest of us, untouchable. After all, they accomplish feats the rest of us can only dream of, all the while making...

Block Schedule Benefits

Block Schedule Benefits

Makayla Bast, Journalist August 26, 2021

Last year’s trying pandemic presented many new experiences students here at Mountain Ridge never thought they’d endure. With the district trying to offer safer exchanges on campus to avoid and prevent COVID exposure, a block schedule was implemented....

One Mask Hurrah

One Mask Hurrah

Ava Padelford, Editor August 20, 2021

I am not the only person who is sick of COVID and having this virus ruining bits and pieces of our lives. I’m sick of plans being canceled or moved. I want it to go away just like everyone else. But the fact is, it won’t.    Everything...

Being a Niece to a Police Officer

Being a Niece to a Police Officer

Kelsey Nahodil, Editor May 18, 2021

Police officers, something I associate with great love. Having an uncle who is on the police force shows me the truth and reality of the police. Used to be known as our protectors are now being hated on by an immense amount of people. Knowing police officers...

The Best Part Of Hockey Completely Ruined!

The Best Part Of Hockey Completely Ruined!

Alexa McClain, Journalist May 18, 2021

Some enjoy the sport of hockey because of the non-stop action. Some enjoy it because of the cold and icy environment. I enjoy Hockey simply because of its aggressive play.   For my 11th birthday, my dad took me to my first hockey game here...

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Concerning the Absurd Requirements of Universities

Aden Schulze-Miller, Editor in Chief April 30, 2021

Universities across the United States follow a trend of maintaining multiple requirements for student admission, undergraduate or otherwise. Most of these requirements are merit based, in consideration of a high school education or GED, yet some of the...

Should the Mask Mandate Be Lifted?

Should the Mask Mandate Be Lifted?

Angelina Dujmic, Staff Writer April 16, 2021

States are beginning to lift the mask mandate, including Arizona. Some places still require that you wear one, but now people can go to most places without one. Although, just because you are not required to wear a mask does not make it right.   Doug...

Are Sports too Dangerous

Are Sports too Dangerous

Kelsey Nahodil, Co-Editor in Chief April 8, 2021

Sports are a very controversial topic and some people believe that they are way too dangerous for their kids. The risk of getting hurt or having serious problems down the line. Many sports cause injury along the way, getting tackled in football, knocked...

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