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Recycling

Chloe Savacool, Staff

October 3, 2017

Filed under Features, Opinion

Students at Sierra Middle School need to start recycling more. You can help by recycling plastic and paper more often during lunch and in class instead of throwing them away. Recycling will help to create cleaner air which will save our pl...

The Dress Code is too Broad

Avery Shankles, Editor

September 14, 2017

Filed under Opinion

In the code of conduct, found on Sierra’s website, it states all of the rules of the school. It has about ninety-six pages. Dress code is on page twenty-two. It says that you must wear footwear, and can only wear athletic clothe...

Sierra Spirit Weeks Are Boring

Brie Murphy, Staff

September 8, 2017

Filed under Opinion

The Spirit Weeks that we have here at Sierra are not exciting. Spirit weeks were made to show your school spirit. The best part about spirit week is dressing up for the different days, but this year the theme was basically ...

Gun Safety Should be Implemented in Middle Schools

Josh Hoekendorf, Editor In Chief

May 11, 2017

Filed under Features, Opinion

Over five hundred and fifty school firearm incidents have happened since August 1st, 2016. Just about two thirds of United States schools have lock in place drills for active shooter situations. Allowing teachers to carry fire...

Student Behavior on the Bus

Avery Shankles, Staff

April 14, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Student behavior on the bus can determine if students get home safely and on time. According to the Amalgamated Transit Union, 55% of K-12 students ride the bus.   However, there have been countless reports of students misbehavi...

Advanced Classes

Brie Murphy, Staff

April 7, 2017

Filed under Features, Opinion

Advance classes are a privilege to be in. There is already advanced math classes and advance language arts, but now there will be advance science and social studies. In 7th grade advanced language arts class does everything th...

Schools hand out too many A’s

Preston Holt, Staff

April 6, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Teachers hand out way to many A’s. This makes kids feel smarter than they are which can lead to failing the ACT test scores.  A’s are earned way to easily. According to The New York Times in 1940, 15% of grades were A'...

Students Are Not Getting Enough Sleep

Tyler Airozo, Staff

April 4, 2017

Filed under Health, Opinion

Teens go to school walking like a zombie because they do not get the average amount of sleep at night. They can help this by going to bed a decent time so you get the average 8 hours of sleep per night. A recent National Ac...

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