Category Archives: Opinions

Editorial: Does Middle School Matter in Life?

Being a student in middle school, it can be difficult to grasp the fact that high school seems right around the corner. Many middle schoolers ask, “does what we do in middle school affect our high school and college experience?”—and in the bigger picture, our life?

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Middle School Dances=Tribal Warfare?

By: Dean D.

Every trimester, the adults make our lives more horrible, by making cups of chips, throwing together some candy, hiring a DJ, and rearranging the Smith Gym. What fun. Of course, our adolescent brains turn this into a total storm of gossip. If you are seen within three feet of someone from the other gender, the chance of you hearing the end of it is as much as the chance of a gopher ruling the world with an army of stormtroopers and star destroyers. Continue reading Middle School Dances=Tribal Warfare?

Podcast: Do People Like Pop Music?

Is pop music popular at GFS? Corner reporters Jasper M. and Joshua M. went out into the GFS community and asked people if they liked pop music or not. It turned out that there was a variety of opinions. Listen to the podcast for the answers:

 

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What is Trump’s Appeal?

Why did Donald Trump win the 2016 US election?  He hardly looks qualified for it with no history in politics and how he suddenly changed from voting Republican to Democratic multiple times (He was Republican from ‘87 to ‘99, ‘09 to ‘11 and from ‘12 to present, Democratic until 1987 and again during 2001 to 2009, he was independent from 1999 to 2001 and 2011-2012.)  However, since the election is really based on what the people say, the question isn’t why did he win, it is who made him win. Continue reading What is Trump’s Appeal?

Less Is More

A common problem that America has been facing is obesity. And honestly, I understand why. With a fast food restaurant or corner store at every turn, it is much easier to get a cheeseburger for one dollar and right nearby then a salad at a cafe for 10, where you have to walk a while to get it too. But one thing I’ve noticed in America’s food industry is proportions. And the large amount that they come in too.

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South Park: Still Fresh

As many people know, South Park has been on for over 20 years, and with 21 seasons under their belts, it’s odd to think that out of all the cartoons in existence, this is one of the longest running that hasn’t gotten stale. Why is it that shows like Spongebob or Family Guy get criticized for being repetitive while often having half the number of seasons?

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Mixed Race Couples in Media

I am a proudly mixed race kid. There are more than two cultures circulating around my home, too. I’m fairly racially ambiguous. What you’d expect. But mixed race families come in all shapes and sizes. The few mixed race families shown in TV are pretty generic. A black man, and a white woman with a few beautifully uniform children with big blue eyes and skin JUST dark enough to not be a white person. But that’s not representative of most mixed race families. At all.

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8th Grade-itis

Starting in late April and early June, the students of GFS often see seniors lounging around. There is senior day, where the senior girls walk around in bikinis and the boys walk around in swim trunks. They have slip and slides and sometimes attempt to play beach volleyball (even though there is no beach). Around June, the 8th graders experience similar feelings to what the seniors are going through. 8th grade-itis.

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