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Minimum Wage Increase Good For Colorado

Jeremy Taboada, Staff

February 14, 2017

Filed under Opinion

 In Colorado a recent vote decided that the minimum wage would be increased to 15$ an hour by 2020 to help low income families.  This is in the best interest of our families because it will allow families to better provide to t...

Teens Have Too Much Screen Time

Reese Sobczyk, Staff

January 23, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Middle schoolers spend too much time looking at their screens and it is starting to have a negative impact on their health. One of those negatives include sleep deprivation. Teens get about 6-8 hours of sleep on average becau...

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 Uniforms

Jack livingston, staff

December 1, 2016

Filed under Opinion

School uniforms should be used in our school. We need them to make our school safer and give kids a more of a sense of belonging. School uniforms increase a sense of belong in, school pride and helping identify intruders in t...

School Start Times are Too Early

Tiago O'Brien, Staff

December 1, 2016

Filed under Health, Opinion

Teenagers need their sleep, especially when moving to middle school from elementary school because of the early morning wake up call. School start times are way too early. At 39,700 different schools, the average school start time is 8:...

Healthiest Foods

Josh Hoekendorf, Editor In Chief

October 25, 2016

Filed under Health, Opinion

There are many conspiracies about what foods are the healthiest for people to eat. Healthiest foods can be based off of personal opinion, but there are actually healthiest foods for different food groups. It is healthiest to...

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...

Jaxson Rupert

May 19, 2016

Filed under Opinion

In school, kids either use wooden or mechanical pencils. Students have their opinion on which one they like better. But which one is actually better? Wooden pencils are made from natural sources and don’t fail to function lik...

Fragrances Should Be Reduced At Sierra

Sarah Heller, Staff

May 19, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Students shouldn’t wear perfume to school, because it can really harm the students in Sierra with fragrance allergies. Research from WebMD, shows that there are many different symptoms and fragrances involved in this alle...

Team Telluride Bonding Activities

Kilee Stortz, Staff

May 17, 2016

Filed under Opinion

For many Sierra kids on the 7th grade team Telluride, some still haven't even made face to face contact with one another and there are only two weeks left. So, Telluride should have more team bonding activities. “Yes, Telluri...

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