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Why I, a millennial, am not ‘feeling the Bern’

Kylie Cameron, Online Editor

February 25, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Let me get this clear before I start; yes, when Senator Bernie Sanders announced his run for presidency, I was ecstatic, just like every other millennial out there thinking that he was the hero that we all needed. However, I am now seeing that he is not the leader we need, and here’s why. He’s to...

An Open Letter to my Teachers…

Carina Smith, Editor

February 22, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Hello, I am your student in that one class. I have seven classes. I have multiple extracurricular activities. I have a job. I volunteer. I take care of my little brother whenever my family needs. And you tell me I “could have found time to finish that assignment”. I’m sure you don’t understand. You don...

Kylie Jenner Wheelchair Controversy

Kylie Jenner Wheelchair Controversy

Tevin Oller, Editor

January 6, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Kylie Jenner. A part of America's most talked about family, the Kardashians. Jenner always seems to be in the news. She was in the news again this time for posing in a wheelchair for a photoshoot in Interview magazine. Personally, I think it is appalling that this idea went through. "Oh, how coul...

Attention SMSD: Cancel school for the World Series parade

Kylie Cameron, Online Editor

November 2, 2015


Filed under Opinion

This is the first time in 30 years that the Royals have won the World Series, which means this is the first (and maybe only) time that many of us school aged kids will ever experience this kind of event. Many of my peers as well as parents (who experienced their World Series win in 1985), have alrea...

North’s Elevator

North’s Elevator

Tevin Oller

October 27, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Try to think of your ideal elevator. Does it have a heavy door before entering? Does it have a metal gate that if not shut, the elevator will not work? Does it have a need for a special key to access? Does it creek? If this isn’t your idea of an ideal elevator then North’s elevator definitely isn...

Summary: Democratic Debates

Summary: Democratic Debates

Nell Gross, Editor-in-Chief

October 21, 2015


Filed under Opinion

On Oct. 13, the Democratic party held their first debate, which was hosted by CNN. The five Democratic nominees discussed all the hot button issues, such as income inequality, gun control, and foreign policy. This debate was much different than the one that goes on on the other side of the aisle, th...

One for the History Books

Carina Smith, Managing Editor

September 3, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

“Miley, what’s good?” is now the battle cry of a generation. Yeah, that’s right, I’m talking about MTV’s 2015 VMA’s. Didn’t watch it? Well first of all, you missed out on a lot. But don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. Let’s just say, “YES SLAY” or “Oh god please stop” is all I really sai...

The Price of Gaming

The Price of Gaming

Tevin Oller

August 25, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Word is getting out that the online shopping mega man, Amazon, is about to buy the online streaming gaming site, Twitch, for a whopping $970 million. There is nothing wrong with the number as this is a real thing. After many groaned about the crisis of Google possibility  buying Twitch those talks...

SMN’s Brightest – The SROs

Michael Schley

May 14, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Take a second to think. You see the SROs roam our halls, making sure things are running smoothly. SROs monitor lunchrooms. SROs ensure parking spaces are kept up to code and tickets are enforced. SROs handle violence and theft complaints. Their job? Safety. Recently, I heard several students compla...

Toilet Talk

Toilet Talk

Michael Schley

January 8, 2014


Filed under Opinion

It is worth mentioning before I proceed any further that I am deeply in love with my school. We have character. We have grace. The worst days we have still cannot keep us down for any longer than that point in time. That is because we come back to a place where individuality is commended, intelligence...

In My Opinion: Hallways

Michael Schley

December 2, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Since the dawn of time, man has had one desire that towered over all others. This ambition is no more troubling to accomplish than it is to win a marathon or earn a Ph.D. in Physics. Yet this pure desire could not be more simple to understand – to arrive at one’s destination safely and on-time. Man...

Mid-season Super Bowl winner

Tevin Oller

October 24, 2013


Filed under Opinion

AFC West: Division Champ: Kansas City Chiefs 14-2 Wildcard: Denver Broncos 13-3 San Diego 8-8 Oakland Raiders 3-13 AFC South: Division Champ: Indianapolis Colts 10-6 Wildcard: Houston Texans 8-8 Tennessee Titans 8-8 Jacksonville Jaguars 0-16 unless they add Tim Tebow AFC...

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