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Staff should not be allowed firearms – North Star Take Editorial

Staff should not be allowed firearms – North Star Take Editorial

By fhntoday editorial board
April 17
Filed under Editorials, Newspaper, Paper Day

According to an interview with the St. Louis Post Dispatch, House Speaker Tim Jones of Eureka and Majority Floor Leader John Diehl of Town and Country both signed onto legislation that would allow licensed teachers and administration faculty to carry a concealed firearm while at school. Governor Jay...

Every Child Left Behind – No Child Left Behind Editorial

Every Child Left Behind – No Child Left Behind Editorial

By Jordan Bryson
April 17
Filed under Editorials, Newspaper, Paper Day

The public school system is a sham. No longer does it seem the main focus is teaching and guiding the future of America but instead making sure students can pass their final exams and standardized tests. The majority of the final review guides I’ve gotten throughout high school have been close to or...

Volunteering should be Mandatory

Volunteering should be Mandatory

By fhntoday editorial board
February 20
Filed under Editorials, Newspaper, Opinions, Paper Day

A few months after the holidays have passed, many people don’t feel as much pressure to give. While donating to coat drives and collecting toys for children is great around Christmas, it is important to remember that people are always in need. High schoolers can easily volunteer to paint a hou...

Social Media Has New Potential In Education

Social Media Has New Potential In Education

By admin
November 5
Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Paper Day

The home feed is refreshed. Close to 23 new posts have been added in the last 10 seconds. Petty issues over sleep deprivation and a longing to go home control the majority of news for students, but hidden in the mix is something of greater value. “Mike Janes @fhnactivities : Brenton Griffith and ...

The YOLO sickness has taken over America and tainted the minds of high school students

The YOLO sickness has taken over America and tainted the minds of high school students

May 16
Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Paper Day

Young adults across the nation are saying “YOLO,” tweeting “#YOLO” and breathing “YOLO.” The phrase covers the Internet and their school notebooks. But it’s not enough. YOLO’s motivation to live life to its fullest seems to be limited to just a small part of high-school-aged people in Ame...

North Star Take: A New Approach to the Web

North Star Take: A New Approach to the Web

April 11
Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Paper Day

Once upon a time there was a high school where students were allowed to use Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and even educational websites. The teachers were technologically competent, used social media to connect with other schools and demonstrated how to use the Internet responsibly. Teachers gave students...

FHSD Censors Just as Much Online as China

FHSD Censors Just as Much Online as China

February 22
Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Paper Day

For example, the filters blatantly contradict their mission statement of building a “collaborative culture that values students...as partners in learning.” If the District were concerned about the future of its students, they would embrace social networking as a productive learning tool. The District...

North Star Take: Announcements

North Star Take: Announcements

January 18
Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Paper Day

Today’s youth demands information like never before. They want it fast, accessible and, above all, they want it easy. With this in mind, FHN revamped the announcement system five months ago. Now, students have access to information in a plethora of ways created with a teenager in mind. Despite this, t...

North Star Take: Fresh Season, Fresh Start

May 11
Filed under Editorials, Opinions

As the weather is finally starting to stay warm, the atmosphere is full of a sense of new beginnings- flowers bloom and a summer of possibility looms. Maybe this why people choose spring as a time to clean out their homes and have a fresh space to live. And for these same reasons, this is the perfect ...

Stand up for what they fell for

May 11
Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Every Monday morning, at roughly 7:26 a.m, we’re told to “Please stand for the Pledge of Allegiance” via intercom. And what do you see? Rolling eyes, sitting teenagers and “too-cool-for-this” expressions. What I want to know is why is this such a chore for everyone? Though it obviously isn...

Technology takes over teens’ time

April 6
Filed under Editorials

When a typical teenager wakes up, what is the first thing they pick up and want to look at? Most would probably say their phone. What’s next after a phone? Maybe an iPod, iPad or laptop perhaps? This constant checking will continue throughout the day, and high schoolers constantly look at the...

NORTH STAR TAKE: CELEBRATE DON’T DEVASTATE

April 6
Filed under Editorials

With the end of the school year drawing nearer and nearer each day, the urge to celebrate grows stronger. And we should be celebrating the closing of this chapter in our lives. We are growing up, making bigger decisions and moving on with our lives. But there are different kinds of partying and celebrating. There is the clean, legal fun of getting together to watch a movi...

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