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Washington gets it wrong…again

June 1, 2018

It’s not a secret that America’s middle class is suffering. Working class wages continue to decline while the top 10% sees greater gains every year. On top of the increasing wage gap, the wealthiest Americans are gaining more and more political power, creating an elite bubble around those in power, d...

Suspension policy needs revisiting

Abby Peters, Photographer/Staff

May 31, 2018

Making a bad decision leads to consequences. Teachers and administrators are responsible for creating a safe, stable environment for learning, while it’s the students responsibility to meet the expectations of the school. Consequences should be used as a growing opportunity; however, schools have inc...

Is the no-cut rule in sports justifiable?

Joe Marz, Editor-in-chief

May 24, 2018

As reported by ABC 6, a school in New Jersey recently passed a rule for its cheer leading squad after a mother complained to the administration about her daughter being cut from the team. Now, either everyone who tries out makes the cheer leading squad, or no one does. The extremity of the school’s...

In preparing for graduation, cherish the memories

In preparing for graduation, cherish the memories

Olivia Michels-Kehring

May 24, 2018

It’s safe to say that Wisconsin has finally made its way from winter into summer, which means graduation is right around the corner. The Pewaukee High School class of 2018 will be graduating on Friday, June 8 at 7:00 in the high school’s main gym. It's been one big ride for this year's seniors an...

Is college worth the cost?

Gina Paszkiewicz

May 24, 2018

Today, the life of a high school student is primarily getting ready to go to college. Then after college, the student is in thousands of dollars in debt.  This begs the question: is college really worth the price? I believe college is worth the price because it benefits an individual economically, all...

How to protect yourself against senioritis

How to protect yourself against senioritis

Stephanie Varin, News and Feature Editor

May 24, 2018

Senioritis is a classic term used by most high school seniors toward the end of their final year in high school to describe their decreased effort and motivation. Senior year is usually taken as a pass to all high school students to slack off at the end of their high school careers, but it’s not meant t...

Are success skills really that successful? Is it hurting our students?

Are success skills really that successful? Is it hurting our students?

Rebecca Rentz, Design Editor

May 22, 2018

Have you ever been put into resource because of a success skill? Did it make you really bitter about it and wished success skills didn’t exist? I hate to break it to you, but that’s the wrong approach. Yes, the success skills system is broken, but they themselves aren’t the problem. They’re not bein...

To shop online or to not shop online; that is the question

To shop online or to not shop online; that is the question

Anja Riemer, Staff/Distribution

May 22, 2018

Just imagine it: you burst through the mall doors, the smell of new clothing, shoes, and the food court hit you as well as the clash of different songs playing ahead in the thousands of stores. You and your friend go in all your favorite stores and buy a bunch of stuff. Once you have both tired out fr...

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