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Mead High School’s Student News

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Ms. Young is Mead High School’s orchestra teacher.

Mead’s orchestra program should be more widely appreciated by student body (Opinion)

Rebekah Dennis, Writer April 11, 2024

Mead High School's orchestra program has many highly talented students. The school, as a whole, needs to show more support and appreciation for these students, as they work tirelessly to create music....

Jayson Tatum is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the NBA.

Criticism against Jayson Tatum is undeserved (Opinion)

Braeden Corliss, Writer April 10, 2024

Throughout this year, Jayson Tatum has been incredible, despite criticism. Through both his offensive and defensive abilities, Tatum has shown he has what it takes to win MVP. After struggling in the...

Solar eclipses happen every two to three years; however, the path of totality from April 8 only happens about every 375 years.

SVVSD bars students from valuable learning experience by prohibiting eclipse viewing (Opinion)

Shayd Fuller, Content Editor April 8, 2024

*Opinions expressed in our publication are those of the writer and do not represent the views of the student newspaper, the school, nor the Saint Vrain Valley School District.* In response to the hugely...

A compilation of Snapchat, Instagram, TikTok, and X.

Social Media is becoming a money grab (Opinion)

Mason Willyard, Writer March 11, 2024

Social media apps like Instagram, X (formerly known as Twitter), TikTok, and Snapchat were created as a fun and safe way to bring people together and curate unique relationships with others around the...

For those dealing with sexual assault, it can feel like you are drowning, vulnerable and exposed.

More work needs to be done to prevent sexual assault (Opinion)

Skylar Whalen, Editor-in-Chief March 7, 2024

It is devastating growing up to be shown entertainment of Disney Princesses, encouraging you to be strong and courageous. As a little girl, you’re told that you are enough and deserve to be treated with...

Pockets are small, under-appreciated liberties for women.

Gender inequalities span through even trivial practicalities for instance, pockets (Opinion)

Savanah Bayer, Content Editor February 26, 2024

Women are constantly struck with inequalities, even down to our pockets. Almost every area of a woman's life seems to be more challenged, but pockets are an issue that remains big and consequential. It...

There has been a shift in abstract art in the art community.

Modern Art is overvalued and doesn’t deserve as much attention (Opinion)

Rebekah Dennis, Writer February 24, 2024

Art in its simplest form is a creative expression that uses imagination to connect with people, most commonly displaying beauty or tragedy. The recent introduction of modern art has stirred up controversy...

Students often rush through tests to beat the clock.

Timed tests should be taken out of schools (Opinion)

Aspen Bingham, Content Editor February 6, 2024

Throughout students’ schooling, many will encounter timed exams as a way to test their knowledge. These timed tests do more harm than good and don’t actually show what a student knows. Speed doesn’t...

Positive and negative influences both have a role in ones life.

Surrounding yourself with positive influences affects one’s well being (Opinion)

Kaylina Madrill-Gruenberger, Writer February 4, 2024

It is important to surround yourself with positive influences. Your well-being can be affected by so many aspects of life; however, positive influences affect your well-being the most. Positive influences...

The new FAFSA causes financial uncertainty.

FAFSA failed us (Opinion)

Skylar Whalen, Editor-in-Chief February 2, 2024

To anyone applying to college, it's known that we've depended on a delayed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to find out how much we can actually afford for post-secondary education. In...

Girl dinner is an insensitive trend striking young minds.

Gen Z feeds into eating disorder culture with “girl dinner” trend (Satire)

Shayd Fuller, Content Editor February 2, 2024

Eating disorders are defined as “any of a range of mental conditions in which there is a persistent disturbance of eating behavior and impairment of physical or mental health,” according to Oxford...

Teenagers, despite pervasive stereotypes, are more mature than they seem

United States has largely invented adolescence (commentary)

Raef VonBrutt, Writer February 2, 2024

“Kids these days” is a pervasive sentiment in American culture, but this has been said for decades. America, along with numerous other nations in the process of industrialization, has largely created...

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