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Polling system unfairly inaccessible

Max Bechtold

November 8, 2016

Filed under Opinion, Opinion Columns

American voting regulations suppress many citizens’ right to voice their political opinions by complicating the polling process. According to the United States Elections Project, the 2014 midterm election experienced the lowest vot...

Letter to the editor

November 8, 2016

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Thank you for a well-written article about sex trafficking and healthy relationships. As co-president of the Sexual Health Education Club (SHEC) I appreciated being included. However, I believe my quotes did not fully express...

Students must question all perspectives

November 8, 2016

Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorials

  As the election approaches, students must critically analyze all information presented to them when forming their own political opinions. It is important students do not unquestionably accept the views of their pa...

Liberal community stifles dissenting voices

Alissa Meredith

November 7, 2016

Filed under Opinion

With the election approaching and political opinions being voiced, Park stands overwhelmingly to the left, overpowering those opinions belonging to students with Republican beliefs. Although the high school prides itself in ra...

Donald Trump, you do not represent me

Adah Koivula

October 30, 2016

Filed under Opinion, Opinion Columns

I once was a proud Republican. Now, the name makes me feel dirty. I don’t feel proud of it, because the party who nominated Donald Trump no longer represents my values. The Republican Party originally attracted me because of its mess...

Clinton delivers great debate, Trump steals show with dangerous rhetoric

Ethan Brown

October 23, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton did almost everything right in the third presidential debate, but Republican nominee Donald Trump’s flat out stiff-arm to traditional democracy proved to be the biggest headline from the f...

Holistic sexual education encourages positive choices

Adah Koivula

October 13, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Teaching youth about healthy relationships will enable them to avoid ending up in an unhealthy relationship or being trafficked. The only way to truly educate students about the broad expanse of sexual health is through a compr...

Check-in attendance policy ineffective

October 11, 2016

Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorials

Some students are skeptical about the importance of the new system of attendance in which Grade Level Coordinators check in on students who have one or more unexcused absence. As Grade Level Coordinators (GLCs) try to reinforce ...

New grading system creates disadvantage

Maggie Bahnson

October 11, 2016

Filed under Opinion, Opinion Columns, Uncategorized

The new grading system used by Park’s Science and Math departments ignores the needs of many students. Now, 80 percent of a student’s final grade comes from summative assignments, such as tests, presentations and projects while...

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