The Eyrie

4-day school week saves thousands of dollars

Tristan Allen, Editor

September 21, 2018

Colorado School District 27J, which serves nearly 18,000 students near Denver, made headlines in August when they stopped having school on Mondays, effectively creating a four-day school week. Schools across the country, including...

Bringing technology into classrooms helpful

McKinley Schrader, Reporter

September 21, 2018

It’s the 21st century, technology is advancing at an astonishing rate, even allowing people to read books over the internet, yet many schools still hold on to the 15 or 20 pound textbooks. Schools need to ditch the hard copie...

Arming teachers leaves room for many risks

Lauri Hoedl, Opinion Editor

May 9, 2018

After the Parkland shooting, President Donald Trump and others have suggested that arming teachers with guns could be a possible solution. Not only is this suggestion unrealistic, but it is also extremely dangerous with many flaws. By...

Military diversity becoming more restricted

Khadija Ceesay, Reporter

May 9, 2018

On Aug. 25 of last year, President Donald Trump issued a policy concerning transgender persons in the military that has become quite controversial and is still being debated to this day. He later released a tweet stating, “Our...

Summer on a tight schedule?

Madison Bonner, Reporter

May 9, 2018

As the school year comes to an end and summer is less than a month away, we have begun to make our summer plans and may have already made most of them. Different people have different plans and priorities during the ...

Arts programs seem to take backseat to sports

Sion Worley, Reporter

April 18, 2018

Sports versus the arts, a common debate of popularity. While both draw large crowds and cost quite a bit to run each performance, it is quite clear both from how funding appears to be distributed and the way each program runs,...

#BoycottNRA forces companies to pick sides

Kali Ray, Reporter

April 18, 2018

After the shooting in Parkland, Fla., people once again took to Twitter to speak out against the National Rifle Association (NRA) using the hashtag #BoycottNRA, and they should continue to do so. The hashtag first appeared...

Kobach appears unprepared and incapable

Lauri Hoedl, Reporter

April 11, 2018

Kris Kobach, Kansas secretary of state, has spent a great deal of his career trying to stress and expose the problem of voter fraud in Kansas when, in reality, voter fraud in Kansas is not a problem.  Kobach decided to represent himself as his own at...

Project Grad gives last time to party

Madison Bonner, Reporter

April 10, 2018

Graduation is right around the corner for seniors and their families, and the Project Grad committee has been preparing for this event the whole year. Jawanda Mast, Project Grad chairman, explained that students will park at...

Distracted drivers can be helped with device

Jordan Withers, Reporter

March 18, 2018

The issue of distracted driving is and will always be a problem. But there may be a solution with technology. Technology is such a huge part of how many people live that it is almost impossible to get away from. While technology...

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