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  • September 20Seniors Breaunna Dowdy, Nathan Erickson, Keaton Jones & Lacey Leatherland are National Merit Commended Scholars.

  • September 1The Lady Falcon varsity & JV tennis teams brought home the win, 18-6, over SMW.

  • September 1Helmi Vuorimaa, senior, took 1st place individually in the varsity girls cross country at the SMS quad on Aug. 30.

  • September 1The guys cross country team placed 1st with a perfect score at the SMS quad at JCCC on Aug. 30.

Trump lacks proper Charlottesville response

Lauri Hoedl, Opinion Editor

August 18, 2017

Filed under Opinion

White nationalists came together on Aug. 11-12 in Charlottesville, Va., to march in a “Unite the Right” protest, resulting in violence, deaths, and chaos. Neo-Nazis, KKK members, ALT-rights, white supremacists, and other extremist...

Trump proposes harmful budget cuts to E.P.A.

Lauri Hoedl, Opinion Editor

May 10, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Since Donald Trump has come to presidency, money has been redistributed, negatively impacting the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The CNBC article, “White House Seeks to Cut EPA Budget 31% as Trump Targets Regulation,”...

Brexit has weighty ramifactions for Europe, EU

Jamie Pellikaan, Co-Editor

May 10, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Last June, the United Kingdom voted by a thin margin to leave the European Union (EU) and abolish ties with that economic union. Voting yes on the in/out referendum commonly known as Brexit could have unforeseen political and...

Staff reflects on their successes

Jamie Pellikaan, Co-Editor

May 10, 2017

Filed under Staff editorial

As the end of the year draws closer, the editorial board has begun looking back at the endeavors we have made. Be it school, personal, or newspaper achievements, we had a lot to be proud of. Christian Cortes, senior and...

Mentally ill people should not have firearms

Tristan Allen, Reporter

April 18, 2017

Filed under Opinion

President Donald Trump signed a bill back in February nullifying a regulation that deemed people receiving Social Security checks for mental illnesses unfit to acquire firearms. But, it would be in the best interests of the...

Diversity and its growing impact on students

Khadija Ceesay, Reporter

April 18, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Diversity is a definite must for communities. In a school, it provides the opportunity not only to see and share experiences with a variety of people, but also for minority students to feel understood and recognized by the staff...

‘Beauty and the Beast’ creates controversy

Lauri Hoedl, Opinion Editor

April 18, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Does Disney’s revived live action “Beauty and the Beast” deserve the controversy it has sparked for their first openly gay character, LeFou? The short answer is no. No matter the viewers’ opinion on the fact that there...

Staff offers Prom ideas and advice

April 18, 2017

Filed under Staff editorial

With Prom just around the corner, the Eyrie staff has some suggestions. Juniors and seniors on the staff were asked what they think is the most important when planning Prom. Many said having good music is essential. A few...

Trump should consider consulting Congress

Jamie Pellikaan, Co-Editor

March 21, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Congress. The legislative branch has the power to push policies to become laws; however, the current president would rather bypass this process altogether than consult Congress, something he needs to do to ensure cooperation...

Shooting at Austin’s draws eyes to prejudice

Maddie Kindig, Reporter

March 21, 2017

Filed under Opinion

The recent shooting of three men, two of them Garmin engineers from India, that happened at Austin’s, sheds light on the harsh reality of the discrimination and prejudice still very evident in America. It’s not that racism...

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