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Political Position

Photo attributed by Travis Christoff

Mandy Huynh, Reporter

March 7, 2019

1500 miles away from his family, junior Travis Christoff stood in Washington D.C as a page for the senator when President Donald Trump walked over to him to chat. “The President talked to us for a little bit, he said ‘Y’all are doing a great job, I wish I had your job’, and it was really coo...

We the Students

Jacob H. Wooten, Reporter, Website Manager

April 3, 2017

By definition, a Student Council is a representative structure for students only, through which they can become involved in the affairs of the school, working in partnership with school management, staff and parents for the benefit of the school and its students. These two beneficiaries found in the d...

Modding the Game

Jacob H. Wooten, Reporter, Website Manager

March 23, 2017

Changing America’s education cannot be done easily or quickly. Change takes time and commitment. The Human Right of Education is stated in Article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, drafted by the United Nations on December 10, 1948, stating that; “Education shall be directed to the full deve...

Playing the Game

Jacob H. Wooten, Reporter, Website Manager

March 23, 2017

America’s education is based on a market-logic with many glitches. An “input-output” relationship that focuses on student’s accountability for colleges; representing and advertising the college with the student’s degree. This puts heavy emphasis on curriculum standards (Common Core) which u...

Redesigning the Game

Jacob H. Wooten, Reporter, Website Manager

March 23, 2017

A set of new front doors, chromebooks in orange boxes, new parking lot at Memorial Stadium and additional building to Junior Highs. All this change originates from WFISD’s 2015 Bond, passed with a 57.82-percent approval by Wichita Falls voters. The bond provides WFISD with funds for safety and security stren...

Hacking the Game

Jacob H. Wooten, Reporter, Website Manager

March 23, 2017

Education is like a game except in the long run, the game becomes life. It’s a tricky game to play as students play their cards to receive the highest benefits. Every student has their strengths and weaknesses. Unfortunately, certain cards are being hacked to the student’s disadvantages which in the long...

Exercise voting rights

April 5, 2012

There is a reason legislatures don’t listen to young people. “You can complain that the government doesn’t pay attention to young people, but it’s because you don’t go out and vote,” Goodman said. “Young people have the lowest voter turnout of any age group. If they would turn out in...

Students need to know political party

April 5, 2012

At Rider 70 percent of the students believe they know their political affiliation 66 percent of those people can list the beliefs of their political party. “Most people have no idea what their political ideologies are, and it takes them to find out if they conservative or liberal to find out how they...

Political brunch opens student’s eyes to issues

Political brunch opens student's eyes to issues

Jordan Campagna

March 30, 2011

He hosts a popular TV show. He is the author of multiple best selling books, one of which I am reading now. He is a national figure. Mike Huckabee was in town for a book signing on March 3, 2011 and I got to meet him. He was the keynote speaker at a brunch before the signing. My dad was lucky...

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