Early Morning Freeze

Early Morning Freeze

February 8, 2017


Filed under 2016-2017, Op-Ed

Northeast is becoming more strict when it comes to letting people in and having people out before and after school. If students don’t have a pass to be inside, they will have to wait outside in the morning until breakfast starts. And for after school, administrators will ask you to wait outside if you...

Vaccines: A Dose of Reality

Vaccines: A Dose of Reality

February 8, 2017


Filed under 2016-2017, Featured, Op-Ed

Vaccines are considered the best defense against serious, preventable, and sometimes deadly contagious diseases. They are also some of the safest medical products available, at least according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. However, despite the overwhelming amount of official websites fr...

Things I Wish I Knew as a Junior

Things I Wish I Knew as a Junior

February 7, 2017


Filed under 2016-2017, Faces, Featured, Op-Ed

NUMBER ONE - You don’t know everything! I know that some of the tips I am about to give you are going to sound redundant, but listen to them! I wish I had someone in my corner feeding me this information when I was a junior. I also know when teachers say these things, it can be difficult to take t...

The Monster in Our Schools: Pressure and Competition

The Monster in Our Schools: Pressure and Competition

February 3, 2017


Filed under 2016-2017, Faces, Featured, Op-Ed

Pressure and competition are great sources of diversity and success, but can they also be extremely harmful? A quick glance into the life of a high school student proves this to be true. Pressure from all possible sides attack high school students in the attempt to make a sparkling diamond, but inste...

Purple as an additional color for Northeast

Purple as an additional color for Northeast

October 28, 2016


Filed under 2016-2017, Activities, Featured, Op-Ed

“When Northeast was established, three communities came together-- Bethany, Havelock, and UNI Place. When those three communities came together, they needed to decide what the school colors were going to be, but they didn’t come to a decision. So when they started, they said, ‘We’re just goi...

U.S. Maternity Leave for Mothers and Fathers

U.S. Maternity Leave for Mothers and Fathers

October 28, 2016


Filed under 2016-2017, Op-Ed

Access to paid leave for new fathers in the United States has always been very uncommon. Although most workers have no access to paid parental leave at all, more employers provide paid maternity leave (for mothers) than paid paternity leave (for fathers). According to Corina S. Schulze, Doctor of Philosophy...

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Fatima Al-Sammak, Editor-in-Chief

October 28, 2016


Filed under 2016-2017, Featured, Op-Ed

It’s not even a surprise anymore to see students walking through the hallways with their heads bent down, scrolling through their phones. Whether it’s because they’re talking to their friends or scrolling through their news feeds, most of those students will most likely be on some sort of social...

Animals in School

Animals in School

October 26, 2016


Filed under 2016-2017, Featured, Op-Ed

Walking through the door to your elementary classroom, seeing a ferret or hamster sitting on the window ledge just made your day ten times better. Did you know that having a furry or scaly companion in school is more than just cuteness overload? Animals can benefit students in unexpected ways. The ori...

Field Trips

Field Trips

October 26, 2016


Filed under 2016-2017, Op-Ed

Field Trips are the most anticipated and most dreaded moment of a student’s time in school. There is a lot of speculation whether or not field trips are beneficial to a student’s learning. Having field trips means it could have positive aspects to it by helping a student see what they’re learning ab...

Passing Time

October 12, 2016


Filed under 2016-2017, Op-Ed

The time it takes to get from class to class is a time that could be used for various things like going to your locker or going to the bathroom. But why do we have 5 minutes and not 3 or 7? “5 minutes to get from class to class is more than enough time for every student.” Mr.Runyan, assistant ...

Reading Helps Vocabulary

Reading Helps Vocabulary

October 12, 2016


Filed under 2016-2017, Featured, Op-Ed

Students who read books are very likely to expand their vocabulary immensely. Reading different types of books widens vocabulary for students and allows them to learn and understand new words. Mrs. Sear, an english teacher at Northeast, says, “it’s like playing a sport or trying out for a play; it ta...

How homework stresses out students

How homework stresses out students

October 4, 2016


Filed under 2016-2017, Op-Ed

Studies show that some students spend too much time on homework at night. Students spend more than three hours on homework a night. Kids are recommended 8-10 hours of sleep. Students almost have no social life or can’t do anything. Most schools get out around 3 or 3:30 and if you add 3 hours to this...

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