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opinion of: Fiona Samuelson

A Letter To The BOE: The Faces Behind 18.5 FTE Are Not Up For Debate

February 16, 2023

The proposed ‘23-’24 ELPS budget cuts over 18 positions of full-time equivalence (FTE); firing the hearts and connective tissue of ELPS will cost our district its edge. Losing those staff members will...

Your Feelings are Valid

Eve Slemp
December 1, 2022

It’s okay to not feel okay. A type of abuse that is too frequently overlooked is emotional abuse. We hear about the violence of physical abuse between couples, families, and in the public through various...

The Explosive Nature of “Love Island”

Ruby McMahon
December 1, 2022

The originally British television show, “Love Island” didn’t receive overnight success when it began airing in 2015. However, in the last few years, it has become the model of reality television...

Kennedy Holsapple

It’s Time to Part with Spirit Court’s Two-Gender Binary

Tradition is deeply embedded in ELHS culture and daily life from classes, sports, and even the name “Vikings.” Students, parents, and alumni fight for their right to preserve passed-down values, only...

Breaking Burnout

September 27, 2022

Feeling empty and exhausted? Beyond caring and past motivation? These are signs of burnout. The start of a new school year comes with the stress of a sudden switch from a relaxing summer to suddenly...

The Summer I Chucked My Phone

‘The Summer I’ Chucked My Phone

September 21, 2022

First of all, my phone is fine, for anyone who might have cared. This past summer, and like most of my summers, I went to a music camp. Music camp consisted of six hours of violin a day, and no air...


September 9, 2022

Have you noticed the tension that rises during controversial conversations? The apparent crescendo of voice as one speaks over the other while discussing presidential elections? Or the slamming of doors...

Tracking Friends on Life360

March 20, 2022

Opinion Of: KYLEE JOHNSTON Life 360 is a phone tracking app which allows you to see where your friends and family are at all times. You can even see how fast they drive. There are many benefits...

Journaling taught me to love myself

Journaling taught me to love myself

March 20, 2022

My experience with self-reflection and how it benefited my mental health Opinion Of: KENNEDY HOLSAPPLE I didn’t start journaling until the spring of 2021, at the end of my sophomore year....

What is a Woman?

March 18, 2022

While reflecting on women’s history month, what defines the modern woman’s experience? As our understanding of gender grows with new research, the definition of womanhood becomes blurred....

Saga Soundoff: Will you still wear your Mask?

March 3, 2022

Editor’s Note: These submissions were collected Feb. 23. Since then, the school district has officially dropped the mask mandate. Masks are still strongly recommended. Yes: JILLIAN SYLVESTER Trust...

It’s Time to Add COVID to the List of School-Mandated Vaccines

March 2, 2022

The fight against COVID-19 is dependent upon everyone getting vaccinated Opinion Of: MIKAYLA STAHL   In January of this year, the Omicron variant resulted in the largest spike in...

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