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Students should think twice before dying hair.

Abigail Elia, Staff

February 10, 2016

Filed under Opinion

In this day and age dyeing you hair is normal for most teens, but are the side effects really worth it? First off, dying you hair increases your chances for cancer. 30% of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL) cancer is caused by ...

Sierra should start later in the morning

Katie Baker, Editor in Chief

February 8, 2016

Filed under Opinion

The first thing students see in the morning when they walk into Sierra is a group of zombies waiting for their friends, and trying to wake up. All throughout the day, students see the same thing. Sleep deprivation and tiredness...

Etiquette and Espionage

Etiquette and Espionage

January 26, 2016

Should SMS get more electives?

Christian Carew, Team Leader

January 25, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Sierra Middle School should add more electives to give students more choices and learn more skills. Students are wanting classes that can help them with things that they will have to do in the future, classes that let the students l...

Dress Code

Kilee Stortz, Staff

January 25, 2016

Filed under Opinion

For teachers, when winter ends that means sweaters go, and shorts come out of hibernation. So begins the endless battles between teachers and kids of what they can and can’t wear to school. Many students, usually girls, complain abou...

Do Students Like Sierra’s Lunch?

Anthony Zabeti

January 21, 2016

Filed under Health, Opinion

Most kids go to school, do homework, and participate in curricular activities. When at school, students get hungry and either eat their home lunches or school lunches, but are Sierra’s school lunches good for us? The Cen...

Students Have Too Much Homework

Caden Kostka-Newman

January 19, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Students get too much homework every night. And with the homework load only getting bigger as we grow older, the homework load needs to be lowered. Many students complain of too much homework, but it’s not all complaining...

The Scourge is Well Written

Stacey Levy, Staff

January 5, 2016

Filed under Opinion

The Scourge is the first of five books in the Brilliant Darkness series written by A.G. Henley. It is available for $2.99 on Kindle and $12.21 for paperback edition (223 pages) through Amazon. The series is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars on...

Cyberbullying is taking over Sierra students

Katie Baker

December 16, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Recently, Sierra has been trying to decrease the amount of on-campus bullying between students by advertising Safe2Tell, teaching the ‘Yes’ program in health class, and promoting general safe online habits. They’ve also b...

Different P.E. Classes Should Be Offered

Stacey Levy, Staff

November 30, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Sierra should offer a variety of semester long P.E. classes to provide students with a chance to choose their physical activities. Physical education has mental and physical health benefits including higher test scores and r...

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