Why I’m voting Sanders for President

By: Kayla Commons At 74 years old, Bernie Sanders is not only the oldest candidate in the presidential election this year, but if he becomes president he will be the oldest person to ever be elected into the Oval Office. So why is it that he is winning the votes of the youngest generations in America? Sanders is a Democrat who is very socially aware and he truly cares about equality. Sanders supports gay rights, women’s rights, and the civil rights movement. In fact, Sanders even walked with Martin Luther King Jr. in the 1960’s.…

Why I’m voting Clinton for president

Written by: Amanda Schwartz Of all the candidates, Hillary Clinton is the only women running for president. Hillary is a part of the Democrat party. Her husband, Bill, was president from 1993 to 2001 and was also a member of the Democrat party, Bill and Hillary share similar values and ideas when it comes major issues within the United States. Hillary is one of the few presidential candidates that is fighting for women’s rights. She defends Planned Parenthood’s rights to provide low cost, free, and most importantly, safe healthcare to women. She believes abortion is…

Feb. 29: What’s the point?

Written by: Olivia Biddle Since one year is slightly less than 365 ÂĽ days, every four years an extra day is added to the end of the month of February to keep calendars and Earth’s orbit in alignment, making that year a leap year. Leap years date back to the egyptians being the first to think of adding an extra day. The Romans then adopted this idea, and in 45 BCE Julius Caesar added an extra day, a leap day, to the last month of the year, February, in his Julian calendar. However, Caesar’s calendar…

Searching for a school

Written by: Elyse Hurt As the 2015-2016 school year nears its end, NPHS students begin to make decisions about their future. Many seniors already have their futures planned out, but there are a lot of sophomores and juniors that are on the same track. Although they aren’t ready for actual college, it’s always good to keep an open mind to all possibilities. According to our Twitter poll, 9 percent of sophomores and juniors plan on going to IUPUI, 13% for Ball State, 33% for Indiana University, and 45% plan on going to another school. With…

The final stretch of high school

Written by: Dharma Rodgers The class of 2016 stands around and hugs their friends, diplomas in hand. They have now made it through all four years of high school and are saying tearful goodbyes to their friends, promising to hang out in the years to come. The 2015-16 school year is a little over halfway over, and for many of the seniors, the realization of how close the future is taunts them with either excitement or fear. “I have a bittersweet feeling about it. I'm excited to close this chapter of my life and do…

Christmas starts early…again

Written by: Kristiana Lulgjuarj & Kayla Commons (Pros/ Lulgjuarj) Jingle bells, jingle bells - wait, that’s not right. Gobble, gobble...not quite...BOO! That’s more like it. Stores already have begun stocking their shelves with decorations and goodies for the upcoming holidays, firing us up for these events quite a bit early. However, why should this be such a bad thing? Halloween night has yet to encompass us, yes, but it’s almost as though we are being given motivation to maintain spirit even after the ever so spooky October 30. There’s so much more to look forward…

Worst. Treat. Ever.

Written by: Asha McCarty Every kid has their own, personal trick-or-TREAT that has gone awry. Between the half-eaten Snickers bars, mysterious homemade candies and the painted rocks, Halloween seems to really outdo itself with the crappy treats more and more each year. We all know the “good candy neighborhoods” and those few households that hand out items such as expired caramels and moldy clementines. Apples, anti-Halloween pamphlets, pennies, and boxed raisins really take the cake for lame treats, but here are some strange treats that students of NPHS have received while trick-or-treating.    “Ally and I…

Wall then

Written by: Olivia Schecnk Do students like the newly painted walls? (out of 100 people) Yes No Didn’t notice/don’t care 3% 91% 6%   Coming back to school on Monday after a week-long break is already disorienting, but the confusion that students felt upon entering the school had nothing to do with the holiday. Walking down the hallways was a strange trip because many students felt like something was missing, yet they couldn’t quite put their fingers on it. If you took a closer look, you would realize that some of the walls have been…

Cellphones and school: A perfect contradiction

Written by: Shelby Horsley As many students at New Palestine High School have already been informed of [by our dear Mr. Collier], cell phone usage is prohibited throughout the school day unless you are in lunch, and only in the lunchroom are you allowed to use said cellular device. While my belief is that this rule is completely bogus, I also believe that you need to have a legitimate reason for using the handheld devices that the majority of the NPHS population possess. “Students may use personal communication devices (PCDs) before and after school, and…

Veggie-tales

Written by: Olivia Schenck As I walk into the cafeteria and glance around, I see students scattered around. Some are in line, others are hunting down friends; the usual lunch room buzz. I get in line behind a group of sophomore boys who are all in an uproar about the absence of bacon from this year’s menu. I can’t help but roll my eyes at their antics. Yes, the loss of bacon is a crippling blow to meat lovers throughout the school, but they have a million other meaty options to choose from. They don’t…