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#blackoutbullying PSA

Paige Hale, Video producer

February 10, 2016

   

Labels for everyone

Labels for everyone

Marley Kennally

February 9, 2016

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More than just a number

Juniors Jessica Gebauer (left) and Sally Dishman (right) wearing the shirts they made for #blackoutbullying. The numbers on the back of their shirts represent the percentage of votes they received on the poll poster to Twitter.

Rachel Adamson, Editor in Chief

February 4, 2016

"Did you see Twitter?” Junior Sally Dishman received this text on Nov. 4. “I got onto Twitter and I was in shock,” Dishman said. “I was thinking of all the regret. Seeing that [the poll] made me think of people’s opinions of me.” The poll was posted on an anonymous Twitter page known...

#blackoutbullying

#blackoutbullying

Griffin Rites staff

February 4, 2016

I’ve gotten some weird looks and some people looked sad for me.  Stop Bullying’s website defines bullying as “unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance.” I am wearing a sign today that says ugly; A girl looked at me an...

Dear Ch-ch-ch-changes,

Dear Ch-ch-ch-changes,

Abi Hutton

October 15, 2015

I am having a similar experience currently. I find it akin to beginning high school all over again, yet it contrasts in that you have years of high school experience and learning behind you. If there is anything you wish you had done differently at your previous school, now you know how to turn that...

Female vs male coaches

Female vs male coaches

Griffin Rites Staff

October 9, 2015

One of the many controversial subjects concerning gender roles is the issue of effective athletic coaching. Following the hiring of the first female NFL coach in 2014, this controversial subject has taken one more step into the spotlight. When it comes to male coaches, some believe they are more...

Mental health: Is it important?

Abi Hutton, Online Advice Columnist

September 30, 2015

Many people may remember when they were in health class that at one point the teacher drew the class’ attention to a learning tool called the “health triangle”. In this triangle there are three components that make the lines of the triangle, and they are “physical health,” “social health,”...

Unrealistic standards lead to negative self image

Griffin Rites Staff

March 3, 2015

Although body image impacts women, people seem to forget that men are also affected. Men can have negative perceptions of their bodies just like women. Both genders tend to see their bodies as less than ideal. As a society, we base our judgments on appearance. We would rather have a news anchor...

Rights revoked: State claims Connecticut teen’s medical rights

The Griffin Rites Staff

February 10, 2015

In Connecticut, a 17-year-old girl has had her rights to her own body stolen away. Cassandra C. has Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a treatable cancer, but she has chosen not to recieve treatment. Cassandra is being forced to undergo chemotherapy, has limited visitors and communication and has securit...

Veterans deserve a fighting chance

Veterans deserve a fighting chance

Chloe Minnick and Griffin Rites Staff

October 28, 2014

While wars wage overseas, some battles are fought in the minds of our veterans. Aside from physical disabilities, the government fails to fully support soldiers who return to civilian life with post- traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The risk of developing PTSD differs depending on how much vio...

Schools stay safe without guns

Schools stay safe without guns

Chloe Minnick and Griffin Rites Staff

October 1, 2014

On Sept. 11, voters in Missouri overturned Jay Nixon’s veto on weapon conceal and carry. This new law overrides any city ordinances previously put in place for safety. According to the Huffington Post, on Sept. 11, teachers and qualified school employees with a conceal and carry license (CCW) w...

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