Archived Opinion

Are charter schools the answer to public education’s problems?

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Issak Flores, Staff Writer

May 22, 2019

Many education reformers, including the current Department of Education (DOE) Secretary Betsy DeVos, call for the increased institution of charter schools, claiming charter school expansion as the answer to the problems of public school, citing higher test scores and college acceptance rates as evidence in...

Letter to the Alabama State Senate

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Gillian Hodgden, News Editor

May 21, 2019

To the Alabama State Senate:   The Alabama Human Life Protection Act which passed Wednesday in your state Senate has not instilled the reassurance that you assumed would ensue with its passing; rather, it has caused widespread outrage to women both in your state and across the nation. The push to...

Why you should read more often

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Tyler Huor, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019

Reading acts as an opportunity to improve oneself, in ways others might never achieve without actual life experience. By reading, you’re gathering more knowledge. Take pride in that knowledge and expand it by reading even more. This knowledge can even help you in times of stress or even times ...

The benefits of dual enrollment

The benefits of dual enrollment

Edward Lopez, Staff Writer

February 21, 2019

Dual enrollment participants, otherwise known as ‘special admit students’ enroll in college courses while attending high school. Although some students have different motivations for taking these after-school courses, the primary factor is that it supplies college credit for those who pass the c...

Why you should donate blood

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Tyler Huor, Staff Writer

February 15, 2019

Blood donations act as a key factor in saving lives, one person signing up to donate blood can save up to three people. The blood donated may be used in various ways: to increase a person’s survival after severe trauma, assist in complex medical procedures, ectopic pregnancies (where the fetus de...

The importance of voting

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Tyler Huor, Staff Writer

November 2, 2018

One of an American citizen’s most important civic duties is to vote. The midterm elections on Tue. Nov. 6 will heavily influence whether Democrats will gain power in Congress or if Republicans will remain.. Those who choose not to vote fail to comprehend what privileges stand before them. This lac...

The big problem with the ID system

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Nathan Smith, Staff Writer

October 29, 2018

At the beginning of the school year, administration announced that they would be enforcing the ID policy at FUHS. They claimed that if students could remember to bring phones and backpacks, they should also should be able to remember ID cards. And, that got me thinking. For me, my ID card has become a bi...

The importance of ASB

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Jayme Kim, Staff Writer

October 29, 2018

Our campus is always decorated with posters full of color and reliable information. However, most students don’t realize that ASB is a lot more than just posters. Junior Presli Dillon has been in ASB since her freshman year, and is ASB Vice President this year. “I wish people knew exac...

Why more girls should consider a women’s college

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Jamie Ma, Editor-in-Chief

October 25, 2018

Meryl Streep, 21-time Academy Award nominee. Madeleine Albright, the first female Secretary of State. Helen Keller, the first deafblind person to graduate from college. Emily Dickinson, America’s best-known female poet. Hillary Clinton, the first woman to represent a major party as a presidential n...

Importance of IDs on Campus

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Tyler Huor, Staff Writer

October 19, 2018

The ID system at FUHS has been established to distinguish potential threats and trespassers and allow students to borrow books from the school’s library and make purchases in the activities office. Contrastingly, many students and faculty view the ID system as effective. “I think IDs are ve...

Long live long lunch

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William Hollon, Web Editor

October 4, 2018

When the Class of 2019 graduates this year, they will not only be graduating but taking the last memories of long lunch with them. For those unaware long lunch, it was an hour long lunch every Friday in place of Tribe Time, a study hall period. Three years ago, my freshman year, was the last year t...

Homework: Are there real benefits?

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Megan Kim, Copy/Opinion Editor

October 3, 2018

After a long school day, the only thing I want to do is go home and sit on the couch. But I, and many other students, don’t have that option. After sports, speech practice, or hours of rehearsals for the fall play, students must go home to face hours of homework that they were assigned that day. ...