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What Makes a Good Student?

Avery Shankles, Staff

February 7, 2017

Filed under Features

The idea of a good student is different to everyone. Staff and students all have different opinions.   “Emotions, self-regulated learning, and motivation contribute to academic achievement.” says the American Ps...

Are Video Games Useful or Harmful?

Hailey Toth, Editor

January 23, 2017

Filed under Features, Opinion

Many 7th and 8th grade students play video games from when they get home till when they go to bed. They hear video games are a distraction to your life, but research has shown that video games can be more useful than harmful. ...

School Closure

January 13, 2017

Filed under Features

On Thursday January 5th, students and teachers had a snow day due to the chilling temperatures. Friday morning, Jan. 6th, there was a 90 minute delay because of the temperature.   The main reasons schools get cancelled in Co...

DIY Play Doh Rose

DIY Play Doh Rose

November 10, 2016

How Much Sleep Do Kids Get vs How Much They Need.

Jack Livingston, staff

October 25, 2016

Filed under Features, Uncategorized

Sleep is essential to a child's health and growth. Kids who get more sleep are less likely to have behavioral problems and moodiness. "The average hours from ages 6-13 should get  9 to 11 hours a night," said sleepfoundation....

Dress Code At Sierra

October 4, 2016

Filed under Features, Opinion

Dress code in Douglas County Schools are being strictly enforced on students. The schools need to focus on giving their students an education, not striking down students for their own attire. Most girls believe that they are targeted be...

How to be safe during the summer

Isaac Olsen, Staff

June 9, 2016

Filed under Features

There are many things to do over the summer. Even though it may be fun you probably have a chance of getting hurt or lost, or heat stroke or even mosquitoes. With easy steps you could avoid the dangers of the summer. If y...

Apple’s New Refresh is Finally Here

Campbell Cantalamessa, Staff

May 19, 2016

Filed under Features

Apple’s recent update for the iPhone is supposed to be one of the best refresh the company has released. But does IOS 9.0 rejuvenate the iPhone, and is it worth the download? IOS (iPhone Operating System) is currently available for the iPh...

Test Anxiety

Stacey Levy, Staff

May 16, 2016

Filed under Features, Health

Test anxiety is a type of performance anxiety that occurs before, during, or after taking a test. While stress and pressure can be beneficial in some test taking situations, in excess amounts it will harm rather than help the...

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