The Eyrie

Staff talks safety of sex education

Maddie Kindig, Reporter

March 8, 2017

Filed under Staff editorial

Learning about sex education in high schools is something every student is familiar with. But how much do the schools really teach students? A majority of the staff said the teaching was very vague and didn’t go in de...

Abstinence based sex education leaves gaps

Lauri Hoedl, Opinion Editor

March 8, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Sex Education in Kansas is far outdated and less than informational. It emphasizes Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage education, when a study from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services shows that as of 2011, 43 percent...

Illegal immigration not problem some claim

Tristan Allen, Reporter

January 23, 2017

Filed under Opinion

The PEW Research Center reports that about 11.1 million undocumented immigrants lived in the United States in 2014, but according to the Washington Post, the population has actually been on the decline since 2008. There are...

No easy answers to school’s limited Internet

Madison Bonner, Reporter

January 23, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Trying to access a website during school? Denied. Googling a picture at school? Denied. Most students who have tried to access or use the school’s Internet have probably had experiences like these. Some probably believe that...

Trump nominations spark debate in America

Jamie Pellikaan, Editor

January 23, 2017

Filed under Opinion

A new president in the White House and a new cabinet in the making- no matter where America is headed the next four years will be sure to make history. The man spearheading this rapid change, Donald Trump, has made unorthodox,...

Second Chance not understood

Lauri Hoedl, Opinion Editor

January 23, 2017

Filed under Staff editorial, Uncategorized

What is Second Chance Breakfast? It seems no one on the newspaper staff really knows—or appreciates it. Perhaps they have not noticed the kiosk in front of the auditorium after first hour. Perhaps they just don’t like change. But...

American society still battling homophobia

Khadija Ceesay, Reporter

December 5, 2016

Filed under Opinion

June 12, 2016, was considered one of the darkest days for the LGBTQ community when an armed security guard shot and killed innocent people at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla. It was dismissed as a terrorist attack by many,...

Brownback’s tax plan proving catastrophic

Drew Houfek, Reporter

December 5, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Sam Brownback’s tax plan is failing, and it is ruining Kansas. When the ultra-conservative governor took over Kansas in 2011, his main promise was to cut income taxes to the bare minimum for businesses and then later for...

Vegetarian life has many perks

Maddie Kindig, Reporter

December 5, 2016

Filed under Staff editorial

Omnivores often associate vegans and vegetarians with some fairly negative and misleading stereotypes. Unfortunately, these stereotypes may keep these omnivores from considering the much healthier lifestyle for themselves. The...

Kaepernick’s protest goes beyond football

Max Stoneking, Co-editor

October 26, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Colin Kaepernick has hardly touched the field in 2016. So why is his name receiving more attention than any other player in the league? The truth is that Kaepernick did something that goes beyond football, beyond sports....

Judge retentions prove important in elections

Sion Worley, Reporter

October 26, 2016

Filed under Opinion

The Kansas Supreme Court judge retentions are coming up in the November elections and the political importance of this year’s retentions is higher than it has been previously. Five of the seven justices are on the ballot...

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