Category: Opinion

High School Conflicts

In life, people face a lot of conflicting expectations and situations. This is especially true for high school students. Now, this opinion piece is not meant to call out and criticize anyone. It is based off of common trends I…

Advice: Dear Esther

Hello beloved readers, It’s been a while since I last responded to any people in my advice column. I believe the last time you heard from me was in 2013! My family and I were heading to Sarasota, Florida to…

Senior Predictions 2016

The end of the year seems to be approaching rapidly. The 33 human beings of the Class of 2016 have been together for 7 years. Knowing each other fairly well I, (with help of others) have created the following predictions…

An Open Letter to the Underclassmen From A Senior

Let’s begin by clarifying one thing. Yes, I am a senior, but no I do not know absolutely everything. This is an open letter for those of you who may be struggling with your transition into high school or for…

What is it About Fish Fry?

Two weeks ago, the Juniors hosted the biannual Jonah Fish Fry. Fish Fry is loved and loathed in equal parts by the majority of the students body. The heads of the hosting class spend months meticulously planning out the fry,…

Standard Based Grading

Two teachers, Sherry Good and Brent Reinhardt, have established a new system of grading this year. It’s known as Standard Based Grading and is becoming more popular among teachers every year. However, it is not always so popular with the…

Best Commercials Ever.

This past weekend was Super Bowl 50. The Broncos and Panthers went head to head for NFL’s highest championship title. Super Bowl Sunday in America entails many traditions. These traditions include the halftime show, parties with friends and family, wings,…

Disney Imagineering J-term

J-term is a time when Bethany students get to participate in new experiences that help them learn and grow as people. A lot of J-terms are focused on service and experiencing life in a different way, like the Civil Rights…

The True Meaning of Christmas

We’re in the last few weeks of December. Many of us have been busy studying for exams and are looking forward to the Christmas break. But in the midst of all our personal chaos, it’s important to remember why we…

Class of 2015 Predictions

Now that our senior class of 2015 is only a few days away from commencement, soon many of us may be in far off places working, studying, volunteering, or just having fun. After spending 4+ years with most of this…