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Dual enrollment gives me life (a more enjoyable one, at least)

Dual enrollment gives me life (a more enjoyable one, at least)

February 4, 2016

“Taking a schedule filled to the brim with AP classes is the only way to get into a good four-year university.” “Colleges only value rigorous courses for prospective students and taking anything else could be detrimental to one’s higher edu...

Inequality isn’t an aesthetic

Inequality isn’t an aesthetic

February 1, 2016

Following the publication of the December issue of Interview magazine featuring Kylie Jenner posing provocatively in a wheelchair on the cover, social media erupted with posts on the shoot’s ableist nature. Tweets from wheelchair-bound people quest...

The myth of the apathetic teen

The myth of the apathetic teen

December 10, 2015

The typical teen: a lazy, boring, altogether disrespectful creature with their eyes constantly fixed on a screen and never on their goals. Right? We’ve all heard the complaints from parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, teachers, employers, etc....

Leaders should lead (and other groundbreaking ideas)

Leaders should lead (and other groundbreaking ideas)

November 23, 2015

As a senior, I’ve witnessed the transformation of our school’s student section. Former student Drew Sullivan, class of 2014, began the section’s evolution, bringing organization to our school. He led the way for other equally great spirit leaders...

Teacher-student respect necessary, lacking in classroom

Teacher-student respect necessary, lacking in classroom

November 5, 2015

The young teacher who holds students at arm’s length to assert their authority. The junior who doesn’t want to seem like a teacher’s pet so they back-talk and ignore the advice offered by their instructor. A healthy student-teacher relationship,...

Why Twitter activism matters

Why Twitter activism matters

October 15, 2015

“You can’t change anything. It’s just Twitter.” “Don’t take it so seriously. It’s just Twitter.” “Bro, what did you expect? It’s just Twitter.” It’s just Twitter. We’ve been conditioned to accept that Twitter is a...

Clinton’s campaign, as told through Game of Thrones GIFS

Clinton’s campaign, as told through Game of Thrones GIFS

October 5, 2015

Hillary Rodham Clinton, the former Secretary of State and only 2016 presidential candidate who has managed to be criticized for entirely irrelevant issues as well as completely concerning ones, has found herself engulfed by a veil of political outrag...

We’ve got a long way to go

We’ve got a long way to go

September 30, 2015

In light of the June 26 Supreme Court ruling legalizing marriage equality in the U.S., efforts in the fight for LGBTQ+ rights among the general population have largely been put on hold. It’s like begging your parents to bring home Chipotle and when...

SAT undergoes drastic improvements

SAT undergoes drastic improvements

September 29, 2015

Legs bobbing anxiously up and down, fingers tapping on desks and pencils scratching across papers; the Scholastic Assessment Test may have undergone changes, but the stress stays the same. The SAT, a standardized test commonly used in college applications...

Killing Kojima: The Wise Business Behind Konami’s Decision

August 31, 2015

Apparently, video game developer Konami is the new Nickelback. Simply Google “Konami sucks” and prepare to be assaulted by a barrage of blogs, videos, and the occasional forum section asserting the company is absolute garbage. The reputation of...

Hagerty vs. Boone: Basketball battles on court and web

Hagerty vs. Boone: Basketball battles on court and web

February 20, 2015

On Saturday, Feb. 21, the FHSAA 8A basketball regional finals will pit Hagerty against Boone High School of Orange County. Ben Clyatt, BluePrint's sports editor, and Sam Emsley, staff writer for Boone Hilights, face off; talking team strengths, player expectations, and who will take home the title of regiona...

Why Florida’s amendment two failed

December 18, 2014

While cannabis can be synonymously attached to terms like “kush,” “weed” and “ganja,” for the indefinite future the state of Florida will not call it “medicine.” Despite the majority of the Florida’s able voters choosing “yes”...

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