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OUR VIEW: CONSTRUCTIVE COMPETITION

OUR VIEW: CONSTRUCTIVE COMPETITION

Cedar Post Editorial Staff
June 1, 2017
Filed under OPINION, SHOWCASE

Nowhere is competition more pronounced than in our modern school system. For example, today’s high school students are competing against each other for coveted scholarships and spots in college. While competition in the American education system may be disputed, it sets an academic and financial...

POINT & COUNTERPOINT

Erin Meek and Sarah Donnelly
June 1, 2017
Filed under OPINION

            YES: SARAH DONNELLY The show 13 Reasons Why, released in March of 2017, is one of the first TV series that is fully based around suicide, and has recently become viral. Raising discussion on suicide can be difficult, but it needs to be ...

SUBSTITUTE ATTRIBUTES

Jacob Aanes, Business Manager
May 15, 2017
Filed under OPINION

If you ask anyone at the high school most will agree that they have a clear favorite substitute teacher. Whether it’s because they’re pleasant to be around or they know how to run a class well, students each have their own opinions on who the best are at Sandpoint High School. However, many stil...

MARCHING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION

Emerson Kanning, Staff Writer
April 29, 2017
Filed under OPINION

Our generation is capable of making great changes. We are a passionate and driven group of young people who hold issues near and dear to our hearts, however marches are not the way to accomplish our goals. In recent months we have seen an increase in national marches. Recently, April 21 was the Ma...

POINT AND COUNTERPOINT: SATS

POINT AND COUNTERPOINT: SATS

Cienna Roget and Chloe Edwards
February 28, 2017
Filed under OPINION, SHOWCASE

POINT: Cienna Roget For some, the SAT is just another test, another early-release day; however, for others, the SAT is their only opportunity to demonstrate their intelligence to potential universities. While the SAT is criticized for being a standardized tests, this quality provides more value...

CEDAR POST ALBUM OF THE MONTH

CEDAR POST ALBUM OF THE MONTH

Sam Aguirre, Sports Editor
February 27, 2017
Filed under OPINION, SHOWCASE

Adele with 25 earns the Cedar Post album of the month this time around because of her grammy win this year.   Adele made an awesome unexpected comeback in music by dropping this album and she was stuck in everybody's heads for a majority of the year.   Adele’s hit song “Hello” dominated...

OUR VIEW: LOST ART OF LISTENING

OUR VIEW: LOST ART OF LISTENING

The Editorial Staff
February 23, 2017
Filed under OPINION, SHOWCASE

Regardless of who they are, everyone wants to be heard. That is the reason for speech, protest and voting, and people are great at those things, but do they listen when it is their turn? People today have a bad habit of listening to reply, not to understand, and that is where the art of listening gets...

AM I WHITE?

AM I WHITE?

McCalee Cain, Lifestyles Editor
February 13, 2017
Filed under OPINION

I am a quarter Japanese and three quarters European, with a dash of Cherokee Native American Indian. Technically, I am white. But I don’t necessarily identify as such. Recently, for the first time, I directly and openly posed myself with the question: Am I white? I have yet to fully answer it. This ...

TAKING THEIR OWN ADVICE

TAKING THEIR OWN ADVICE

Brooke Holten, Web Staff
February 3, 2017
Filed under OPINION, STUDENT LIFE

Students see it all of the time on the morning announcements, "check your email either everyday or every Monday." It is too often our own emails to staff members go unanswered. Why should students be expected to keep ‘in touch’ with staff if they never actually check or respond to our attempts at ...

POINT: TEACHER EVALUATIONS

POINT: TEACHER EVALUATIONS

Mackenzie Packer, Assistant Photo Editor
February 1, 2017
Filed under OPINION

At the end of each semester, teachers are required to turn in student feedback forms to the SHS administration. This is essential to teacher learning and accountability. However, teachers can choose which classes to give forms to and turn into the administration. This prevents teachers from receiving...

OUR VIEW: LEARNING LESSONS

The Editorial Staff
February 1, 2017
Filed under OPINION

Despite receiving criticism for being entitled, lazy and way too addicted to their phones, society has the opportunity to learn a lot of things from millennials about learning, changing and advancing. Although there are no set birth years for specific generations, millennials (or generation Y), are...

MUSIC IN CLASS: VALUABLE OR DISRUPTIVE?

MUSIC IN CLASS: VALUABLE OR DISRUPTIVE?

Sarah Donnelly, Assistant Web Editor
January 25, 2017
Filed under OPINION, SHOWCASE

Whether students should be able to listen to music in school has become widespread issue as phones are not allowed to be visually present during class time at Sandpoint High School. Some teachers believe that listening to music during personal work class time is distracting to students, whereas others tea...

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