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Automatic voter registration allows for a more accessible way to register. The information given to government agencies is used but citizens are still able to opt-out.Voting is an important part of the US and should be treated as such.

The ease of automatic voter registration

Kaden Roth, Staff Reporter
October 13, 2020
While students take required classes to fulfill graduation requirements they miss out on the opportunity to discover and explore subjects they have interest in. By not being able to take classes that pertain more to a student's interests, their futures are being negatively affected.

Class requirements are restricting

Kaden Roth, Staff Reporter
October 7, 2020
According to the Mayo Clinic “This year’s flu shot will offer protection against three or four of the influenza viruses expected to be in circulation this flu season.” The available options of delivery this year for the vaccination are through injection or a nasal spray.  Although the flu shot does not provide 100% protection, it is still worth getting.

Fighting the flu

Paige Fortney, Staff Reporter
October 6, 2020
This infographic talks about ways to safely throw a party during a pandemic.

Pandemic Parties

Annabelle Harshbarger, Staff Reporter
October 5, 2020
Suicide rates have been on the rise in the past years and because of this, more awareness must be brought to the issue.

Every life holds value

Alexis Bahensky, Cartoonist
September 11, 2020
Millard West’s student section always shows up ready to support. As shown above, the stands are always filled completely from top to bottom with students all decked out in the game’s theme. Without the energy of the student section and cheerleaders together, the games are not the same.  The whole experience of football games comes from the atmosphere and the liveliness of the crowd.

Seniors on the sidelines

Paige Fortney, Staff Reporter
September 3, 2020
Though vaccination use has been on the rise in the past decade, a little less than half the population still refuses to receive them.

Vaccinations: needed more than ever

Alexis Bahensky, Staff Reporter
August 27, 2020
These kinds of masks are seen being worn daily by billions of people, and that number can quickly add up. Disposable masks are meant to help block large-particle droplets, splashes, sprays, or splatter that may contain germs. However, they don't filter or block very small particles in the air that may be transmitted by coughs and sneezes. As you can see from this photo, the edges of the mask are not designed to form a tight seal around the nose and mouth.

Unmasking the damage

Paige Fortney, Staff Reporter
August 27, 2020
Shelves at stores are left empty as disinfectant and cleaning supplies are sold. Following directed forms of use is highly recommended.

Do not ingest chemicals

Michelle Zhang, Opinions Editor
May 12, 2020
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