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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...

Pop-Punk band Panic! At The Disco releases best album yet

Pop-Punk band Panic! At The Disco releases best album yet

Brooklyn Klahr, Online Editor

February 16, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Reviews

  On January 15, 2016, the world suddenly became a much more jammin’ place. Panic! At The Disco’s long awaited album Death of a Bachelor was released on Fueled by Ramen and DCD2. This album is composed of 11 brilliant songs, all with their own style, but still all perfectly fitting into the...

Why Have Breakfast?

Why Have Breakfast?

Gracie Frakes, Online Editor

February 15, 2016


Filed under Opinion

“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. When you feed yourself what your body needs when it needs it, that’s love. So give your body some TLC and sit down and enjoy a good, substantial breakfast,” Kathy Freston, a New York Times bestselling author on nutrition, said. In the morning...

Are guns a good thing?

Are guns a good thing?

Gracie Frakes, Online Editor

January 6, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Through this year, many people have been arguing if we should have the right to be able to carry around a gun or not. The Second Amendment states, “ A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” The...

Standpoint on stress

Standpoint on stress

Emma Wittmer

December 17, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Spend evenings doing homework, stress over the little things, and tired of having no free time. Academic stress started at a young age, in first grade I would start to feel sick by how stressed or worried I would get over schoolwork. It’s hard to think about a seven year old first grader already...

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