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When she talks, I hear the revolution

When she talks, I hear the revolution

Danielle Kmiec, Staff Writer

March 28, 2017

Comfort zone is not in Kathleen Hanna’s vocabulary. She wears the insults people have hurled at her as a badge of honor while lifting other young women up to their fullest potential. She is a warrior for every woman to have a right to her own space in this world, and every patriarchal society could...

Bring back the bees

Bring back the bees

Danielle Kmiec, Staff Writer

March 28, 2017

Call it a fad, but circling many social media sites as of late are campaigns to restore dwindling numbers of bees in the wild. Could 2017 be the year people worldwide take an active role in environmental conservation? They are frightening to find in a car, a nuisance among lawn landscaping, and a...

Stronger than fear

Stronger than fear

Autumn Prast, Staff Writer

March 27, 2017

When Malala Yousafzai won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014, she delivered a speech that ignited a revolution within both women’s education and Islamic terrorism. Carrying ideologies brought forth by her family, she became determined to aid the people of her home country to excel and become something g...

Turning tragedy into triumph

Turning tragedy into triumph

Taylor Kegebein, Staff Writer

March 24, 2017

Helen Keller, in my opinion, is one of the strongest, bravest, and most inspirational woman in U.S. history due to her achievements and accomplishments that she was able to fulfill, even with her impairments. She was only two years old when she was struck with an illness that would change her life fore...

The funniest questions Americans have asked to exchange students

The funniest questions Americans have asked to exchange students

Gala Serrano, Staff Writer

March 24, 2017

Each year, thousands of high schoolers from countries all over the world come to America to improve their English and learn a new culture.   This sudden change of living not only affects the exchange students’ lives, but also, some Americans end up having trouble trying to get to know these...

Bathroom Controversy

Bathroom Controversy

Natalie Burchert, Staff Writer

March 14, 2017

One of the latest issues concerning the new Trump administration is its stand on the LGBT+ community. Lately the focus has narrowed onto the much debated topic regarding which bathroom a transgender student should have to use. The Trump administration announced that they are rescinding the bill the O...

Orange and black goes green

Orange and black goes green

Danielle Kmiec, Staff Writer

March 14, 2017

LPHS’ Ecology Club formerly had the responsibility of collecting the recyclables in teachers’ classrooms, but this initiative has ended several years ago after fewer and fewer students expressed interest in the task. The school has since gone without recycling, and that means LPHS is adding great...

Split classes

Split classes

Natalie Burchert, Staff Writer

February 27, 2017

LaPorte High School is one of a few school in Indiana that are on a trimester schedule. With trimesters, there are some benefits like being able to take an extra class throughout the year, opposed to the 14 classes semester students take each year and not being stuck in the same class all year long. H...

“Sting like a bee”

“Sting like a bee”

Natalie Burchert, Staff Writer

February 21, 2017

The month of February is celebrated as Black History Month, and of all of the monumental African Americans who are a part of our history, Muhammad Ali stood out the most to me. In one of his most famous quotes he said, “He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life...

Dystopian books make way in a tense political atmosphere

Dystopian books make way in a tense political atmosphere

Kate Luce, Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 21, 2017

With a tense political and social environment throughout the nation, dystopian books, which reflect an unfavorable future society in political or social environments, are becoming increasing popular for readers everywhere. In fact, according to CNN.com, George Orwell’s novel, 1984, is back on the bes...

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