Sierra Summit

School Should Start Late

Alyssa Hurt

February 28, 2014

Studies show that the more sleep teenagers get, the more focused they are in school. Therefore, school should have a later start time then 7:30am. Biology shows that teenagers need 9.25 hours of sleep for top optimal performances....

Helmet Safety

Josh Welo

February 28, 2014

Many students choose not to wear helmets when riding a bike, skateboard, or scooter. The question we are really asking is: do you wear a helmet? Do your peers wear helmets? Does your sibling wear a helmet? Many people ask the...

Listening To Music During School

Sophie Moore

February 25, 2014

Cell phones in school:  should they be allowed ? There are many pros and cons but I think it would be in the Sierra's best interest to allow phones in school. With having phones in school, test scores improve, it calms kids...

Homework or No Homework?

Homework or No Homework?

February 21, 2014

Kids Shouldn’t Have Homework

Jesse Lopez

January 30, 2014

Kids already have 7 hours of school, and then teachers have to top it off with homework. Why do teachers hand out homework if the students want to hang out with their friends, or spend time with their family? Most students l...

The Dangers of Energy Drinks

Tess Kelly

January 28, 2014

Some teens might think that energy drinks are harmless and helpful for a student who is cramming homework late at night. But there are dangerous secrets that those energy drinks hold.  Drinking too many energy drinks such as...

Boys should quit playing “Bodies”

Sydney Compoz

December 17, 2013

The game “Bodies”, also known as the punching game, is a violent game. The boys play it in the bathroom and locker room. The  students involved should just stop. There have been many incidents of people dying from being...

Rodent problem should be addressed

Shannon Tait

December 17, 2013

Mice and other pests like cockroaches have been seen throughout Sierra in places like the gym, locker rooms, the art room, and the kiosk area. We need to change that. I believe that the school needs to work on keeping pests...

Cell phones should be allowed at school

Mckenna Wilson

December 17, 2013

In a lot of schools around the country students are not allowed to have their cell phones with them during school. I believe that cell phones should be allowed during the school day. Students can get in touch with their parents...

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