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Should cellphones be allowed in classrooms?

Should cellphones be allowed in classrooms?

Kirsta Greer, Staff Writer

October 23, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Cell phones in classrooms have been causing problems for quite some time now. Cellphones are a distraction in classrooms, and students may often misuse them. According to TIME, research shows that when cellphones are not present in the classroom, test scores go up. Many schools are starting to adop...

Standing Ovation

Standing Ovation

Keeley Higley, Staff Writer

October 16, 2017


Filed under Community, Opinion, Showcase

What began as a silent and peaceful protest in the summer of 2016 has morphed into a debate about politics and respect. Colin Kaepernick, quarterback of the 49ers, challenged the country and its racial integrity during his third game with the team in 2016. The protest began with Kaepernick sitting ...

Gun violence in America

Gun violence in America

Keeley Higley, Staff Writer

October 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

What began as a festival for music lovers on Sunday, October 1st, quickly morphed into a terrifying massacre. In Las Vegas, while Jason Aldean performed at the Route 91 Harvest music festival, a gunman opened fire on the venue from the 32nd floor of a nearby hotel. The gunman shot and killed 58 peopl...

Summer Fashion

Summer Fashion

Kaitlyn Waldschmidt, Staff Writer

May 26, 2017


Filed under Opinion

With summer just around the corner, it is very important to keep it cool in 2017’s hottest summer trends. From festival apparel to sleek swimwear, here is your go-to summer fashion guide.   When thinking of summer, one’s mind typically considers the following events: concerts and music fest...

Dangers of credit card debt

Dangers of credit card debt

Natalie Burchert, Staff Writer

May 26, 2017


Filed under Opinion

As former high school seniors begin to settle into their new lives as college freshmen, one of the things they should be wary about is the countless offers they will receive from different credit card companies trying to get them to use their card. One of the issues is that interest rates vary; some credit cards...

Senior goodbye: Rachel Noll

Senior goodbye: Rachel Noll

Rachel Noll, Co-Editor-In-Chief

May 26, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

  It’s been said that high school is the best years of your life. Honestly, if I consider high school the best years of my life, then I have a feeling I am going to live a very uneventful, boring life. In my first three years of high school I was the epitome of “sit down and shut up.” ...

Senior Goodbye

Senior Goodbye

Kristen Seibert, Staff Writer

May 26, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

This is it; I am a senior, closing in on my final days. It's hard to think of the experiences that I have been through during these last four years; I remember being an underclassman who just could not wait for the day that I got to call myself an almighty senior. But, if I could go back and tell my ...

Senior Goodbye

Senior Goodbye

Taylor Kegebein, Staff Writer

May 26, 2017


Filed under Opinion

As children, all we dream about is growing up and being on our own. As my high school days come to an end, there is nothing I wish more than to be able to relive it and cherish the time that I have had with these amazing experiences and people in my life. We never realize how fast time flies or how scar...

Senior goodbye: Danielle Kmiec

Senior goodbye: Danielle Kmiec

Danielle Kmiec, Staff Writer

May 24, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

I do not characterize my time at LPHS with the everlasting friendships and fond memories many of my peers will hold close to their heart for years to come. I have carried the same attitude with me since 2012: the sooner I start, the sooner I finish. I hope, years down the road, I will be at peace en...

Saying goodbye to a class that felt more like home

Saying goodbye to a class that felt more like home

Kate Luce, Co-Editor-In-Chief

May 24, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

It is hard to think that in only a month I will officially graduate and move on to college. It is even harder to think that I will no longer be a part of Hi Times/Slicer Newsroom. As a “lifer,” in this class I spent the past three years of my high school career writing well over 100 stories, holding ...

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