The Eyrie

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...

Theater department takes on tough plays

Khadija Ceesay, Reporter

March 21, 2017

Filed under Opinion, Staff editorial

The theater department is to be commentated for taking on the challenge of presenting difficult theater, like Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” and Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar,” which will be performed May 4- 6. It...

Election creates more protesting in America

Sion Worley, Reporter

March 8, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Protests surrounding President Donald Trump’s actions have become commonplace in national and global news. The protests fueled by his comments, promises and actions make the nation’s problems and political divide clear. There...

Early school start time ruins students’ grades

Willow Vaughn, Reporter

March 8, 2017

Filed under Opinion

The sun may not be up at 6 a.m., but students, teachers, and parents are already preparing at that time for another early morning, just like the last. The starting time of school is the dread of many students and teachers alike...

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