Should Schools Punish Cyberbullying?

Isabella Van Vliet

October 12, 2018

Cyberbullying is a huge problem for students. According to, “Over 25 percent of adolescents and teens have been bullied repeatedly through their cell phones or the Internet.” However, many schools refuse to...

A Few (Strange) School Stories

Katie Tseselsky

October 3, 2018

I'm in eighth grade, which means I'll be graduating this year. My experience at Hale hasn't been all bad, despite being in Steam when I'm a thespian and all the stress that's been put on me because of that. I've made some amazing...

Schools should have vending machines

Isabella Van Vliet

October 1, 2018

There are many things schools could do to improve. One of these is to buy vending machines for students to use. Vending machines could help schools earn more money. According to, “Schools receive a p...

The Problem With Dress Codes

Lita Lindquist

September 28, 2018

After the 90s feminist revolution known as "Riot Grrrl," dress codes have started to become a bit controversial. Women didn't want to be oppressed anymore. For the longest time, women have been taught to be modest, and those who...

Talking to Mr. Capretta and Mrs. Shirley about being a teacher

Pantea Khosravi and Rachael Rice

September 28, 2018

Today, we interviewed sixth grade teachers, Mr. Capretta and Mrs. Shirley. Mr. Capretta is a math and science teacher and Mrs. Shirley is a english and history teacher. We interviewed them about teaching and how they feel when studen...

My transfer from a Private School to a Public School

ely twito

September 28, 2018

When I first joined a private school which was in sixth grade at first it looked easy because there were only fifty kids the whole middle school. It was a school from Pre School to middle school. Each class I had there where 15...

Things People Do that Annoy Me


September 28, 2018

I don't get annoyed that much, unless you do some certain things that actually do bother me like say that girls can't do certain things that guys can. Yes, I've probably done some of these things before, but they still bother...

Wikipedia aint bad

mr. man, student

September 28, 2018

Wikipedia is bad, no discussion. Its info comes from unreliable people and it's untrustworthy. Right? Well I don't think so, and I say this because Wikipedia's reputation has taken quite the beating, and I feel it isn't deserved....

Rating My Teachers

Rating My Teachers

September 24, 2018

Schools should switch to a four day school week

Isabella Van Vliet

September 24, 2018

One way schools could improve is to remove a day from the school week, and make the school day longer instead. Having a four day school week could help schools save money. According to,  “Because school buse...

The Problem With the Overall School Environment

Pessimistic Student

September 20, 2018

School has a very toxic environment. This is because of a lot of reasons, and it leads to school being a lot less focused on learning, and more focused on social life. Many steps the school have taken have not been effective and...