Dress code to be more specific, changed each year to fit students’ style

June 1, 2014

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

During school hours on campus, hundreds of different clothing styles can be seen. From maxi skirts to faded jeans, prairie tops to crop tops, and pajamas to spaghetti straps. Some are deemed inappropriate by the dress code, while...

LGBT community takes a stand to feel safe

June 7, 2013

Filed under Opinion

Anyone who has been watching some of the latest news and has noticed cases of bullying due to reasons such as sexual orientation may assume that schools are not providing a safe environment for all students. However, some local s...

New venue for prom was mediocre

May 18, 2013

Filed under Opinion

On Apr. 13, prom was held outside at the World Trade Center. The venue was different than last year, as prom had been held inside at the Crystal Ballroom. The general opinion of prom was that it was just different than last year’s. Students...

Do not judge Step-Up before looking at it from inside

March 21, 2013

Filed under Opinion

When students who know about Step-Up talk about the club, they can be quick to judge, saying that it is boring or a waste of time. On the contrary, many students attending Step-Up say that it is very helpful and fun. In order to ...

Proposed school bond needs support from all community members

March 1, 2013

Filed under Opinion

A bond for improvements in school buildings around the district is currently in its planning stages, as the Gresham-Barlow School Board will officially decide on whether or not it should be put on the upcoming ballot. The school b...

Cellphones in classroom will soon become a must

February 22, 2013

Filed under Opinion

It has been clear that a drastic change occurred in the evolution of technology. Cell phones, computers and household appliances have all been modernized to fit the demands of today’s society. In school, the question of whether...

Students need more options with reduced schedule space

January 7, 2013

Filed under Opinion

Many students, particularly those in advanced or IB classes, were outraged when they found out last year that there would only be seven classes instead of eight.  Sacrifices had to be made in the form of not taking desired classes...

Students adjust to new penalty box

December 14, 2012

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Many students did not like the penalty box at Homecoming, but the return of it to Snoball reminded students that they should start getting used to the idea of it. The purpose of the penalty box  is to stop inappropriate dancing, and it should continue being used to crea...

REAL lacks one effective tool

December 14, 2012

Filed under Opinion

While students and staff value the school-wide expectations of REAL, a program that promotes positive behavior, the school itself has yet to be transformed. If the goal is to become a cooperative community, the school must provide...