The Howler

A variety of athletes collectively come together to support the Me Too movement

Sexual violence in sports: how I changed my view on the Me Too movement

Emily Dudash, Staff Writer December 15, 2021

Sensitive Content Warning:  This editorial contains references to rape and sexual violence. Since the beginning of the 21st century, few movements have been as prominent -or pivotal- as the Me Too...

The early onset of Senioritis

The early onset of Senioritis

Lauren Rochelle, Opinions Editor December 13, 2021

If you’re a senior, chances are you’ve already experienced some of the following feelings: You no longer care about your grades You don’t care to go to class You think your effort levels...

Graphic of pair of headphones sitting next to test

Students should listen to music in class

Maya Johnson, Copy Editor December 10, 2021

For as long as headphones have been allowed in schools, teachers have been fussing at students for listening to music in class. Many in the past generation remain unaware of the effects of music in a learning...

The red hand print and empty mocassins represent the countless MMIWG.

America does not care about its Indigenous women

Kaylee Jacobs, News Editor December 6, 2021

Trigger warning: mentions of violence and death Since the colonization of the Americas, Native American women have been victims of power and violence. The continued brutality towards Indigenous women...

Cattle farms are ruining the environment

Cattle farms are ruining the environment

Reagan Young, Staff Writer December 1, 2021

Like many people, I used to be a heavy milk drinker. When I was younger, I would consume enormous amounts of chocolate milk without knowing about what went on during the production process. After extended...

The start of November strikes up a huge debate between Thanksgiving and Christmas enthusiasts.

Are we celebrating Christmas too early?

Kendall Wilson, Staff Writer November 22, 2021

The late fall to early winter season always brings around a heated debate: when is the “right time” to start celebrating Christmas? This “turkey versus tinsel” debate usually starts on November...

The dark side of Friday Night Lights

The dark side of Friday Night Lights

Abby Dykes, Staff Writer November 18, 2021

Pom-poms, cowbells, jerseys--what is high school without Friday night football games? The adrenaline surging through the student section after the excitement of a touchdown is a feeling that cannot be...

Later school start times: is it what we want or what we need?

Later school start times: is it what we want or what we need?

Lauren Rochelle, Opinions Editor November 15, 2021

Do you ever find yourself either unable to concentrate in class, unable to complete any tasks, having depressive symptoms or all of the above? Any of these can be considered consequences for early school...

An American flag is flown at half mast in front of a cloudless autumn  sky.

Half-staff flags have lost their meaning

Erin Sockolof, Editor-in-Chief November 10, 2021

With Colin Powell’s recent passing, American flags all across the country have been flown at half-staff. This is a great example of when a flag should be lowered. But when you are driving around town...

The negative consequences pop quizzes have on students.

Pop quizzes: why they should not exist

Yusha Ahsan, Staff Writer November 9, 2021

You know that feeling when the teacher says, “alright guys, completely clear your desks, we are having a pop quiz!” These are words that strike terror in a student’s chest. The concept of pop quizzes...

How self-esteem issues in teenagers have created a society quick to spread hate.

Why is it popular to hate ‘popular’ things?

Maddie Policastro, Photography Editor November 1, 2021

As I scroll through TikTok on a regular Friday night, I find myself presented with a video of a rather unhappy user stomping on a CD of one of my favorite albums -- Ok Orchestra by AJR. Sure, on the surface,...

Social media in its many forms.

How is social media impacting your social life?

Kendall Wilson, Staff Writer October 19, 2021

Since lockdown began, the use of social media and other forms of online communication has skyrocketed, and it’s likely not slowing down any time soon. People have learned that just “catching up”...

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