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Column: Walk at Your Own Risk in High School Hallways

Column: Walk at Your Own Risk in High School Hallways

Ashlyn Jacobs, Editor-in-Chief

February 11, 2020

Without a doubt, high school boasts many wonderful opportunities — for anyone from the high-achieving advanced student, to the gregarious socialite, to the tireless athlete — and yet, each day the attendees of high schools across the nation must endure the unfortunate experience that spares no man o...

Column: Will You be Lonely on Valentine’s Day too?

Column:  Will You be Lonely on Valentine’s Day too?

Kiana Valeri, Staff Writer

February 11, 2020

The BEST season of the year, or the best season for the ladies, has already begun. Ladies and gents we have officially begun, “Cuff season.” You better hold your boo tight until Valentine's Day because why risk the chance of not getting showered with heart-shaped chocolates, and if you are luck...

Column: Dress Codes Discriminate and Disrupt Classrooms

Column:  Dress Codes Discriminate and Disrupt Classrooms

Hannah Farrell, Student of Journalism

January 4, 2020

The format of a dress code has objectified and sexualized female students for generations and it is time to speak out. School dress codes were started in 1969 by the U.S. Supreme Court. Fashion trends, body image, self expression, sexuality and what is deemed appropriate is different and progressive in...

Column: Why Failure Teaches Life Lessons

Column: Why Failure Teaches Life Lessons

Madison Pedersen, Student of Journalism

January 3, 2020

I have failed. I have failed many times in my life -- to say the least. I was cut from the varsity volleyball team, and I have failed some classes. I am no stranger to failure, and there are things I have learned from failing. One thing about me is I hate making mistakes, which unfortunately ...

Column: Christmas Tradition that Continues to Sweep the Nation

Column:  Christmas Tradition that Continues to Sweep the Nation

Ethan Krueger, Student of Journalism

January 2, 2020

One day a year, stealing from a family member is allowed and does not result in a misdemeanor. No one is going to be taken away to the slammer. In fact, it is encouraged to steal. Involving over 36 million people in the United States according to the online retailer Zulily, the white elephant gift exchange...

Column: Bathrooms Against Humanity

Column:  Bathrooms Against Humanity

Jeri Paulson, Student of Journalism

January 2, 2020

Over my past four years at NHS, I have experienced an abundance of troubles related to the bathrooms. Stalls with broken doors and holes you can literally see through, the lack of bathrooms in the Link, and the absence of gender-inclusive/ unisex bathrooms. The fact that only one set of bathrooms has b...

Column: Keeping the Pounds off During Winter Break

Column:  Keeping the Pounds off During Winter Break

Seth Geiger, Student of Journalism

December 29, 2019

Everybody loves the round, jolly, bearded man that is associated with Christmas and the holiday season. Few, however, like how they start resembling Saint Nick after a week off of school laying around and eating Christmas cookies. Many people seem to put on a few pounds over the holidays even teenager...

Column: Happiness Can Change Your Life

Column:  Happiness Can Change Your Life

Jordon Van Domelen, Student of Journalism

December 29, 2019

Happiness is an emotion every single person on this planet is capable of; however, we tend to limit this emotion and underestimate its extraordinary powers. Living a happier life can increase not only daily performance and outlook on life but also long-term health.  Everyday, we are presented with opportunitie...

Column: Apprenticeships and Internships Give Students Opportunities for Better Future Planning

Column:  Apprenticeships and Internships Give Students Opportunities for Better Future Planning

Josh Brazee, Student of Journalism

December 29, 2019

In this day in age, students are pushed toward the college route more than ever before. Most parents think that the college route is the best way to find a solid and high paying career. In reality, many opportunities exist for students to expose themselves to jobs with higher salaries without having ...

Column: Free College Credits in High School

Column:  Free College Credits in High School

Noelle Schumacher, Student of Journalism

December 27, 2019

Almost every high schooler worries about college and the cost that comes with it. Of course there are scholarships and financial aid, but one opportunity not many students at NHS are familiar with is the Start College Now program. Previously called Youth Options, the program combines the high school w...

Column: A Way to Succeed with New Year’s Resolutions

Column:  A Way to Succeed with New Year’s Resolutions

Savannah Rosenberg, Student of Journalism

December 27, 2019

Setting a New Year’s resolution seems to be easy. Anyone can say they will eat healthily, work out or volunteer more, but so many of us struggle to achieve these goals every year. American culture is based on pressure; New Year’s sales are heavily advertised and the start of a new decade means sta...

Column: Saying Happy Holidays is the Best Way to Spread Festive Cheer

Column:  Saying Happy Holidays is the Best Way to Spread Festive Cheer

Tori Rondeau, Student of Journalism

December 27, 2019

As the holiday season continues, so does the battle between festive messages: Merry Christmas vs. Happy Holidays. On a daily basis, we see many different people that we may not know, and we see even more during the holiday season. Whether your outside for a seasonal event, doing some shopping for you...

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