The Northern Light

Lunch passes are a rip off

Lunch passes are a rip off

Lexi Kava, Entertainment Editor

February 15, 2018


Filed under All, Opinion

As the new semester just rolled in, so did the deadline for buying a new lunch pass. Students scramble through their wallets and backpacks, desperate to find five dollars, and for what? To be able to leave the school at lunch, that’s what. In a calculation a rough estimate of $9,600 dollars was concluded...

What is popularity?

What is popularity?

Snigda Narisetty, Staff Writer

February 14, 2018


Filed under All, Opinion

Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens stole our hearts in the classic Disney channel movie “High School Musical.” The popular high school boy falling in love with the nerdy new girl is a common plot displaying the stereotype of how popularity takes over high school. Putting all of this aside, I want to kn...

School falls short in preparing us for the real world

School falls short in preparing us for the real world

Trinity Woodruff, Staff Writer

February 13, 2018


Filed under All, Opinion

“Give a man a fish, he will eat for 7 days, teach him how to fish, and he will have food for a lifetime.” This parable should be the goal of the American education system, but they are missing the mark. As a high school student, I frequently find myself wondering if everything I’m taught in schoo...

Foreign language classes: just a graduation requirement or an investment in your future?

Foreign language classes: just a graduation requirement or an investment in your future?

Snigda Narisetty, Staff Writer

February 13, 2018


Filed under All, Opinion, Showcase

Checking off requirement after requirement for high school graduation can become tiresome. Many students feel that some classes are unnecessary such as the mandatory two years of foreign language. Despite their claims and amateure attempts at defending them, research shows that knowing more than one lang...

Sorry Boy Scouts, but the Girl Scouts don’t need you

Sorry Boy Scouts, but the Girl Scouts don’t need you

Meredith Ablao, News Editor

November 20, 2017


Filed under All, Opinion

In the early 1900’s, two major organizations, the Boy Scouts and the Girl Scouts, set social goals and standards as well as boundaries and rules. Even today, both wear, enjoy, and learn many of the same materials, yet remain separate. Boy Scouts welcome young boys, while Girl Scouts let in young girls....

Rumors should not be a normalized part of high school culture

Rumors should not be a normalized part of high school culture

Kylie Clifton, Journalism 1 Staff Writer

November 20, 2017


Filed under All, Opinion

Rumors, the wretched thing practically any teenager nowadays has either experienced or taken part in.A rumor is generally considered to be a currently circulating story or report of an uncertain, doubtful, or false claim.  While nearly every student has been subjected to rumored discussion, rumors ...

The current homework load is not reasonable

The current homework load is not reasonable

Jackson Graham, Journalism 1 Staff Writer

November 13, 2017


Filed under All, Opinion, Showcase

  We’ve all been there, it’s late at night and we don’t have the energy or the time to finish our homework.  So instead, we write down random answers to questions to get a completion grade and don’t end up learning anything.   Most students are involved in extracurricular activ...

School lunches taste like cardboard, barely have more nutrition

School lunches taste like cardboard, barely have more nutrition

November 7, 2017


Filed under All, Opinion

Let’s all admit it. School lunch is a disaster. The variety of mystery meat and the cardboard posing as “bread” has been a bane to kids too lazy to pack their own lunch since forever. Hundreds of kids eat school lunch every day, but do students actually enjoy it? The immediate and overwhelming ans...

Underclassmen should be allowed to go off campus for lunch

Underclassmen should be allowed to go off campus for lunch

Zach Lewis, Journalism 1 Staff Writer

November 7, 2017


Filed under All, Opinion, Showcase

Our school, along with many other schools,  has the policy that only upperclassmen can go off campus for lunch. Almost all reasons as to why underclassmen are unable to go off campus for lunch stem off of age. Some common assumptions or beliefs associated with younger kids are lack of maturity, care...

Never underestimate the power of friendship in high school

Never underestimate the power of friendship in high school

Sarah Maniscalo, Journalism 1 Writer

November 7, 2017


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Snigda Narisetty and I met when we were 5 years old at the bus stop. I was alone and had no one to talk to and neither did she. I asked her, “What is your name?” and her answer confused my poor kindergarten self for the next twenty minutes on the bus. I had never met anyone with a name that hard to...

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