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People should go outdoors more

Blake Kirby, SMS, Opinion

April 11, 2018


Filed under South Student Life

Obesity is a growing problem in the world. About 70% of America is overweight or obese according to the State Of Obesity.org. Look at our past, the pioneers of America did not rely on grocery stores to buy food and goods they went out and made their meals and products from nature. Now people don't e...

Homework Is A Bad Thing

Homework Is A Bad Thing

Dalton Ballinger, SMS, Opinion

April 11, 2018


Filed under South Student Life

I think homework is a bad thing. I think this because it can take time out of people's lives to do more important things (ex: concerts, sports stuff, and other after-school activities). If kids were to get homework I feel it should be a very little amount that is reasonable, such as maybe 5-15 questions th...

Guns shouldn’t be banned

Guns shouldn’t be banned

Brayden Klinksick, SMS, Opinion

April 11, 2018


Filed under South Student Life

Many people in America believe that AR 15’s should be banned. Although, the numbers behind this do not support that this should happen. Assault rifles are not a thing unless a rifle of any kind is used to assault someone. Pistols are used to murder more people than any other gun. I believe that wi...

Why Homework Should be Banned

Why Homework Should be Banned

Anna Cranston, SMS, Opinion

April 9, 2018


Filed under South Student Life

I think that mandatory homework should be banned because it puts to much strain on both the students and their parents. It also takes away from time normally spent to spend time with your family, or friends. These points of a child's life are wasted by unnecessary amounts of homework. Proponents of h...

Free, Free, Free

Free, Free, Free

Joshua Madine, SMS, Opinion

April 9, 2018


Filed under South Student Life

My topic is “should you have helped by the government to pay for college?” and I believe you should. One point is people who don’t have the money for it can never go and get the education they need for life and the other is, the democratic party is trying to help people have a cheaper education...

What Is Life?

What Is Life?

Brooklyn Morehead, SMS, Opinion

April 9, 2018


Filed under South Student Life

          What is the meaning of ‘life’? Well, according to Google, the answer is 42. Now I’m sure that was probably one of those Google Easter eggs, and it was probably just a practical joke. But what really is ‘life’? ‘Life’ means different things to different people. To me, ‘...

How School Can Change (For The Better)

How School Can Change (For The Better)

Lily Lattin, SMS, Opinion

April 9, 2018


Filed under South, South News

A school is a place where kids can learn, but school is also a prison to most kids around the USA. A school does weird things like make us learn stuff, not because we will use it in the future, but because we need to know it for a test. Yes, we only learn something for a test. My mom once told me ...

Gross school food

Gross school food

Jessica Fisher, SMS, Opinion

April 9, 2018


Filed under South Student Life

Some schools have great food and others... Others are just plain nasty. The list of what is wrong with the food seems to go on forever. Not fully cooked, overdue, moldy, to greasy, soggy, foul smell, and some are just not even healthy.  Would you want to eat food with mold on it? Some schools so...

School Lunch: From the Minds of Students

School Lunch: From the Minds of Students

Sydney Bennett, SMS

April 9, 2018


Filed under South Student Life

Students have different opinions on all sorts of things. Today, you will take a trip into the student's mind, gaining insight into their thoughts on school lunches. Some kids hate school lunches, and some don’t really mind it. Adison Wooley doesn’t mind it at all; in fact, she thinks that they ...

Band vs. Choir at SMS

Band vs. Choir at SMS

Audrey Taylor, SMS

March 13, 2018


Filed under South Student Life

Band and choir are very different ends of the musical spectrum. While band involves playing many different types of instruments, choir involves playing with different tones and notes in your voice. But even with these considerable differences, they are still very much connected by music, practice an...

A yearbook in the making

A yearbook in the making

Reanna Nelson, SMS

March 13, 2018


Filed under South News

Now, everybody is excited to get their yearbook at the end of the year, right? Well here’s a look at how the yearbook is made throughout eight months in advance.  The Yearbook makers of Ray-Pec middle schools decided to combine the yearbook this year, Kelsey Carr of the South middle school said, ...

Driving Younger than Sixteen?

Driving Younger than Sixteen?

Avrey Blake, SMS

March 13, 2018


Filed under South Student Life

How do you feel about driving at 16? I think it is too late to drive that old. In my opinion, I think if you are responsible enough, then you can drive younger. If you can be raised and taught how to drive then I think younger teens can do it. Then again, teenagers are just finding out who they are a...

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