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Staff should not be allowed firearms – North Star Take Editorial

Staff should not be allowed firearms – North Star Take Editorial

April 17, 2013

According to an interview with the St. Louis Post Dispatch, House Speaker Tim Jones of Eureka and Majority Floor Leader John Diehl...

Every Child Left Behind – No Child Left Behind Editorial

Every Child Left Behind – No Child Left Behind Editorial

April 17, 2013

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...

Volunteering should be Mandatory

Volunteering should be Mandatory

February 20, 2013

A few months after the holidays have passed, many people don’t feel as much pressure to give. While donating to coat drives and colle...

Social Media Has New Potential In Education

Social Media Has New Potential In Education

November 5, 2012

The home feed is refreshed. Close to 23 new posts have been added in the last 10 seconds. Petty issues over sleep deprivation an...

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, 2012

Young adults across the nation are saying “YOLO,” tweeting “#YOLO” and breathing “YOLO.” The phrase covers the Inter...

North Star Take: A New Approach to the Web

April 11, 2012

Once upon a time there was a high school where students were allowed to use Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and even educational websites....

FHSD Censors Just as Much Online as China

FHSD Censors Just as Much Online as China

February 22, 2012

For example, the filters blatantly contradict their mission statement of building a “collaborative culture that values students...a...

North Star Take: Announcements

North Star Take: Announcements

January 18, 2012

Today’s youth demands information like never before. They want it fast, accessible and, above all, they want it easy. With thi...

North Star Take: Fresh Season, Fresh Start

May 11, 2011

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 time to clean up your life as well as your closet. ...

Stand up for what they fell for

May 11, 2011

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’t the law to recite this pledge, I believe that out of ...

Technology takes over teens’ time

April 6, 2011

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 their phone for the latest text messages, Facebook pos...

NORTH STAR TAKE: CELEBRATE DON’T DEVASTATE

April 6, 2011

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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