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School threat handled with ease

Tom Teeter, News Editor

January 29, 2016

Filed under Opinion

An anonymous threat was made against Topeka High and several other local schools this week, causing an increased police presence throughout the schools, and causing an increase in security and police presence. Now it is a...

Say no to texting and driving

De'Aja Casteel, Reporter

January 26, 2016

Filed under Opinion

According to Edgar Snyder & Associates- Law Firm Representing Injured People, texting and driving results in 11 people dying everyday. Teens enjoy having fun, enjoy talking to friends. Most of all enjoy knowing there’s s...

New tardy policy is not fair to students

De'Aja Casteel, Reporter

January 15, 2016

Filed under Opinion

The new tardy policy is not something I believe any student seen coming- being put on a list to where you are isolated from being able to do what you were already told you could do. With this new policy I think you will start...

Paris Climate Deal Brings Hope

Paris Climate Deal Brings Hope

Alex Carter, Managing Editor

December 15, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Teachers stress shouldn’t be ignored

Teachers stress shouldn’t be ignored

Julia Howell, Reporter

December 11, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Senior Student Government: Are they really the voice of the class?

Ashley Yoder, Editor-in-Chief

December 8, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Senior year is an exciting time for teenagers. Its full of college applications, acceptance letters, senior manhunt, and prom. The great thing about being a senior is the class gets to determine how some of the activities go s...

Humans minus the humanity

Jayden Huckabay, Guest Reporter

December 8, 2015

Filed under Opinion

There is far too much ignorance in the world. There are humans everywhere you look. Humanity? Not so much. As human life continues, it seems as if the mass amount of people dying everyday is becoming nothing but a miniscule...

Attendance: Skipping school is a problem

Erin Mumford, Photo Editor

December 4, 2015

Filed under News, Opinion, The World

This generation has a problem: skipping school. According to the Attendance Works website, 5 to 7.5 million students miss almost a month of school each year. This can be seen in the halls of Troy as well, when students decide t...

Stereotyping has no benefits

Terry Smith, guest reporter

December 2, 2015

Filed under Opinion

A Syrian refugee is responsible for the terrorist attack in France, leaving every other country in fear– including our own. When the people of Syria want to find a better home than what they have, the U.S. denies them beca...

Compressed Natural Gas Cars- The cars of the future

Xavier Vega, guest reporter

December 1, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Natural gas cars are better for the economy compared to gasoline or other fuels used to power vehicles. Many people prefer to use gasoline, but they do not think about the downsides of using it. Even though gasoline is widely considered th...

Is cheating getting worse in schools?

Ralph May, guest reporter

November 30, 2015

Filed under Opinion

A recent study shows that more students are cheating. They cheat not to survive but to thrive. People cheat all the time, but in schools people cheat so they can get good grades and not disappoint people. Over the years ...

Terrorism- We should try to solve the problem

Joycelynn Zinn-Jeffries, guest reporter

November 29, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Terrorism has threatened many countries just these past few weeks. It’s a scary thing to see even on T.V. or in newspapers. We really need to figure out what to do about these terrorist attacks and how we can stop them....

Help Syrians by bumping up protection

Kalyn Sales, guest reporter

November 29, 2015

Filed under Opinion

After the terrorist attack on Paris, the politics are debating over if they should let Syrian refugees over into the United States. Still to think they have been letting refugees over into United States for a while now. I think...

Refugee Crisis cause for action in America

Alex Carter, Managing Editor

November 22, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Americans are understandably apprehensive after the recent attacks by radical Islamist militants in Paris, especially since the Islamic State terrorist group has promised the same slaughter in the United States. Sensing an opportunity,...

Trojan Time

Erin Mumford, Photo Editor

November 13, 2015

Filed under Opinion

While many students dread the long classes of block days, there is a class which brings relief to the stress of the week. On Wednesdays, the second class of the day is always Trojan Time. Trojan time functions like a study hal...

Tis The Season

Tis The Season

November 12, 2015

Disrespect and John Lewis

Tom Teeter, News Editor

October 16, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Students across 501 were given the opportunity to hear a US congressman and civil rights leader speak on Thursday. Throughout the speech, there was an audible buzz from the crowd, and not the good, enthusiastic kind. In fact, if ...

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