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Modern Day Heroes: More Plentiful Than You’d Think Editorials Opinion 

Modern Day Heroes: More Plentiful Than You’d Think

By: Gavin Gilbert   Look around. Notice the people surrounding you. If you’re in a public place, you’re likely amongst people of different shapes and sizes and hairstyles and who knows what else. Okay, so what?   You’re likely surrounded by a plethora of people I would classify as modern day heroes.   As a 17 year old kid who loves America and is enlisted in the U.S. Army, it would be easy (and correct) to write an article on American Soldiers being heroes. They absolutely are. In this article,…

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The Millennial Question Editorials Opinion 

The Millennial Question

When asked to define a millennial high school student, Nicholas Wilburn said, “a millennial is a person born in the late 80’s up until the early 2000’s that is commonly associated with social media and cell phones, usually in a negative way.”   “The millennials” is a group of people born approximately 1984 and after. They are said to be tough to manage, narcissistic, self-interested, lazy, entitled, and a number of other things. There are multiple areas in a millennial’s life to blame when dealing with why they act this…

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Copy Bird Editorials News Tech Time 

Copy Bird

Today, across the internet, people express their thoughts and feelings. Although, there is a time when you ask yourself whether it is the proper basis of your belief or not. The sad thing today is that people tend to believe everything we do, post, and think. If you think about it, are “tweets” actually copyright protected? On Twitter, the terms of service clearly state that tweeters own anything that they post on the service, but the 140 character limit puts a hold on on making it impossible for their work…

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The History of Dabbing Editorials News 

The History of Dabbing

It’s the new dance move that’s taking the world by storm. Celebrities, politicians, and people everywhere are doing it. The trending dance move is called dabbing. According to Wikipedia, dabbing is “a dance move in which the dancer simultaneously drops the head while raising an arm and the elbow in a gesture that has been noted to resemble sneezing.” At Northern Bedford County’s last Dance-A-Thon, teacher Mr. Black took a photo of everyone dabbing to try to break the record of most people dabbing. Sadly, the record wasn’t beaten, but…

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Should You Have to Stand For The Pledge? Editorials Opinion 

Should You Have to Stand For The Pledge?

It has come to many students’ and teachers’ attention that some students do not stand for the moment of silence or say the pledge. The moment of silence is a silent prayer, a gesture of respect and a time to mourn for those who have died in a historic event. If you wish to sit during the moment of silence it shows in your attitude that you are not grateful for those who have died for our freedom. Not saying the pledge is on a whole other level of disrespect;…

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National Concerns for Alleged Global Problems Editorials News Opinion Rants and Raves 

National Concerns for Alleged Global Problems

  Global warming has been a concern for many people, some say that it is a disease that humans plague the world with, and others say it is fabricated by people who enjoy acting superior.  Some children in Oregon took this to heart and are taking action against global warming.  Their movement is surprisingly forward given their age range, from eight to nineteen.  They claim that the government is encroaching on their right to life, liberty, and property.  While this is a rash and harsh accusation against the government, the…

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Debate Disaster Editorials News Opinion Politics 

Debate Disaster

By: Gavin Gilbert Round 1: Takeaways from the First Debate The first debate was exactly what the majority of politically educated Americans expected it to be, a train wreck. Hillary attacking Trump and Trump returning shots at Hillary. If I were a foreign politician, I couldn’t help but chuckle at the sad, sad situation that is the 2016 Presidential race. So, what did we actually learn? 1. Gary Johnson needs to make his way to at least one debate stage No, I’m not a libertarian. No, I don’t support the…

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Copycat Clown Epidemic Editorials News Opinion 

Copycat Clown Epidemic

Recently, social media has been overflowing with posts about clown sightings across the east coast of the United States. These posts have many people scared for both themselves and their children, and the situation has been blown completely out of proportion. The first reported clown sighting was in North Carolina, where someone dressed as a clown was seen hiding near a house and trying to lure children into the woods with him. Since then, reports of clowns hiding in the woods, walking through towns, and even stopping cars in the…

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Addressing dress codes Editorials Opinion Rants and Raves 

Addressing dress codes

The Northern Bedford dress code can be beneficial, however it’s taken a little overboard. Today students have trouble  wearing half of the things in their closet. Schools all over America have a dress code. The dress code forbids clothing items such as  spaghetti strap tank tops, leggings, holes in jeans, muscle shirts, and low cut shirts.   There are many clothing items that are understood to be dress coded such as shirts with inappropriate words and “double meanings”,  some things are taken way overboard. For many schools shorts, skirts, and…

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Overpriced Parking Passes Editorials 

Overpriced Parking Passes

They pay to eat school lunches, they pay to attend trips, and now they are asked to pay to park? Licensed students at Northern Bedford High School that chose to drive to school instead of taking the bus were forced to pay $75 by September 12  to park their cars in the school parking lot. Where does this money go to? Why is it such a high price? Those are just some of the questions students do not know the answer to.   In the debate whether it is a…

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