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Prom or no prom?

Stephanie Mendoza, Staff

May 20, 2018

Filed under Op/Ed

There are many school events that are all fun and cool to go too. But the one school event that is a must go too is prom. Every year, prom is the talk of the last couple months of highschool. Now the question is would you go or would you rather stay home? Each girl who will be attending prom has...

iPads over Textbooks?

iPads over Textbooks?

Branden Shelwood, Staff writer

May 13, 2018

Filed under Op/Ed

Just a few years ago at Eisenhower we got school iPads. At first only Freshman received them. The main purpose for school iPads were to eliminate carrying stacks of textbooks and also to keep students more organized with online classes with all their homework, but have the IPads been taken for granted?...

How can we fix student debt?

Brianna Smith, Staff Writer

May 13, 2018

Filed under Op/Ed

Today in the United States, many students around the country are preparing to graduate. Pride, excitement, and relief is what you may expect a senior to feel, but as I look around at my fellow classmates, I only see dread and anxiety. What's the cause of the depression that slowly clouds us? Student ...

Eisenhower clubs need a reboot

Hailey Hecht O’Connor, Editor

March 23, 2018

Filed under Op/Ed

Research from the National Center for Education Statistics has found that students who participate in at least one extracurricular activity have better attendance, GPA, and test scores, and are more likely to graduate high school and earn a Bachelor’s Degree in college. With statistics like these...

Schools fail to educate next generation of teens

Selena Washington, Staff Writer

March 22, 2018

Filed under Op/Ed

Millions of high school students sit in classrooms across the country and learn everything except for one of the most important things in life that actually exists — sex! School systems are so stuck on teaching the basic math and reading skills that are taught consistently throughout a student’s whole e...

Bathroom Dilemma: Who’s really to blame?

Juliana Verduzco, Staff Writer

February 23, 2018

Filed under Op/Ed

The girls bathroom: A dilemma that has been argued about over and over again. They’re always dirty, they have writing everywhere and most of the stalls don’t even lock or have locks. With all these issues there’s two main issues complained about the most. One, there are not enough bathrooms and...

Should schools teach communication skills?

Joel Herrera, Editor

February 23, 2018

Filed under Op/Ed

Don’t bother with trying to spice up that resume because the truth about most millennials is they’re absolutely hopeless when it comes to basic life and workplace skills, experts say. Many teens today have problems in advocating and communicating their needs. A survey conducted by One Poll found...

Dress Code or Stress Code

Maya Dingle-Huntley, Staff

January 26, 2018

Filed under Op/Ed

District 218 has a dress code that is enforced at every school in the district. Every student must follow the dress code or they’ll be disciplined accordingly. A lot of these rules are for the safety and the protection of the students, but there is a difference between trying to keep the students safe...

High school students unprepared for college

February 6, 2017

Filed under Op/Ed

College is the gateway to opportunity, allowing high school students to learn the skills they need to apply for higher-level careers with greater salaries. However, students nowadays are hysterically unprepared and are setting themselves up to fail. At Eisenhower, students are exposed to college level...

eSports proves place as sport

John Langlois, Editor-in- Cheif

February 3, 2017

Filed under Op/Ed

A Middle aged, overweight, balding, loner who lives in mom’s basement. This is what most people think of when describing a video gamer. But they couldn’t be more wrong! In recent years, eSports have grown so much and proven that  this isn't something that wastes people's lives away; it ...

Social media takes control

Angelica Madera, Staff Writer

February 2, 2017

Filed under Op/Ed

It’s not hard admitting that we all have at least once texted during class even when phones aren’t allowed. In each of my classes, there’s at least three people that are using their phone during a lesson or activity at any given time. And trust me, it’s never for education purposes, they are...

Cafeteria food waste shocks students

Cafeteria food waste shocks students

John Langlois and Aviance Waters, Editor-in-chief and Staff Writer

December 16, 2016

Filed under Op/Ed

District 218 has a free lunch policy, which means that all students are provided a nutritional breakfast and lunch at no cost to them..  The first lady of the United states Michelle Obama started the “Let’s Move Campaign” with a national conversation about the health of American children. Th...

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