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If cell phone use isn’t distracting, it should be permitted

Cameron Smith

December 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion

For years the fight between student and teachers over cell phone use in class has been an issue. Students will do anything they can to try to sneak a quick text or send a Snapchat without being seen by a teacher. Teachers, on the other hand, are always on the look out for students with their phones out...

What age is too young for technology?

Madi Kennedy

December 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion

My parents always told me I would never get a phone until I turn 16. I was 14 when I got my first phone. iPhones these days are becoming more popular and more advanced. There are children under the age of 10 that have iPhones when they don’t need them. More toddlers and young kids spend most of their...

Life skills more important than mere test scores

Kinsley Watkins

December 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Some child development experts are now becoming concerned that young children and students are not learning the education and skills that they need to succeed later in life. Parents are becoming more and more worried when their kids come home from school and don’t seem to have learned anything that...

Kneeling for anthem is wrong

Chloe Amon

December 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion

National League football players have been kneeling during the Pledge of Allegiance. Many of them won’t stand during the pledge to the flag because they don’t believe in showing pride for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. I think that it is very disrespectful to kneel during...

Mold can be health issue

Isabell Watkins, Journalism 1 Reporter

May 4, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Holton High School has some possible health issues due to the age of the school. The most important health issue is mold. Mold can cause problems because it is a health risk to all of the students. There are several causes of mold such as roof and plumbing leaks, condensation, excess humidity, and...

School custodians treat locker room infestation

Brady Boswell, Journalism 1 Reporter

May 4, 2017


Filed under Opinion

  Some students would say that the school is not very clean. From personal experience, I’ve seen roaches in the locker room. I think that the cause of this infestation is that kids leave stinky, sweaty clothes in the locker rooms for days and even weeks at a time. Another reason for the...

Rethink fast food choice

Savanna Booth, Journalism 1 Reporter

May 4, 2017


Filed under Opinion

  Did you know, that about one in three kids in the U.S. eat burgers, fries, and sodas, the staples of the American fast food fix, every day? Isn’t that crazy? According to the Centers for Disease Control and National Center for Health Statistics, about 34 percent of all children and adolescents,...

HHS renovates auditorium

Adalee Degenhardt, Journalism 1 Reporter

May 4, 2017


Filed under Opinion

  Over the last few months several changes around Holton High School have occurred. The biggest change is the renovation of the auditorium. Over the years small additions have been made such as new curtains, updated lighting, and a new sound system including new speakers. This year major changes...

“New Year, New Me”

Blake Harris, Editorial Edit

January 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion

A common testimony many will hear while ringing in the New Year is “new year, new me.” All around the world people make resolutions to better themselves. Some are to be fun, like walking dogs once a week at the Humane Society; while others are set in place to strictly follow, like a stern diet and...

Protestors deserve to be heard

Gabbi Katz

November 30, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Ever since Donald Trump’s win on November 8, many people have taken to the streets or to social media to say that they don’t support his win. The streets have been crowded with people, chanting ‘not my president,’ among other phrases. Trump supporters seem confused as to why people would...

A Letter to Hillary’s Supporters

Gabbi Katz, Assistant Editoral Editor

November 16, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Many supporters of Hillary Clinton woke up Wednesday morning feeling like a stranger in their own country. The previous night they had been optimistic of a Clinton presidency, one that would go down in history, but that was not the case. Hillary is not president and she will not be the first female president. The...

Is Modern Culture Ruining Childhood?

Emma Wittmer

May 17, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Student Life, Top Stories

Kids will still remain kids; there will be endless sleepovers, bike rides, and birthday parties. However, as new technology says hello, play dates say goodbye. Parents are providing cell phones to their kids at an early age all the time. My brother and I did not receive a cell phone until we entered...

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