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Trump Deletes Iran Nuclear Deal

Trump Deletes Iran Nuclear Deal

McKenna Smith, Perspectives Editor

May 23, 2018


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 Iran, the source of the "When America finds out there's oil" meme and a lot of conflict. On the 8th of May Trump announced that he is pulling the United States out of the "disastrous" Iran Nuclear deal despite the warnings from numerous U.S. allies such as former Secretary of State John Kerry, Britain's Foreign Secretary B...

Your Future Ahead…

Caitlyn Steen, Reporter

May 3, 2018


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Starting a new school can be hard. The first days of High school can be terrifying. You might be scared because it’s a huge school, and you don’t yet know anyone. Or the fear of walking what seems like miles to math class can be a little intimidating. Each fall East High holds a freshman orientation...

We all Dye and Hair Grows Back

We all Dye and Hair Grows Back

Avalon Skinner, Online Editor

April 27, 2018


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Crimson red, bubblegum pink, and sky blue. Hippies in the 60s grew their hair down their back, and the rebels now dye their hair. So what is the issue with coloring your hair all kinds of neon? Crazy colored hair is widely accepted now more than ever before. However, there is a stigma that is often...

Save the Animals, Save Yourself.

Save the Animals, Save Yourself.

Steph Sommer, Senior Editor

April 17, 2018


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With the death of Sudan, the world’s last male northern white rhino, another species is brought even closer to the brink of extinction. The white rhino soon will be added to a list of over 5 million extinct species. Other species, such as polar bears, orangutans, and cross river gorillas, cold also...

Dreams

Dreams

McKenna Smith, Perspectives Editor

February 28, 2018


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Growing up, the most common question asked is: "what do you want to be when you grow up?" To answer in short- not yet. Despite the hundreds of times high schoolers are asked, many can't answer with something straight. Yet here at East, there are some students who can, but it isn't a typical answer...

Problematic Paul

Problematic Paul

Avalon Skinner, Online Editor

February 12, 2018


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At this point, who hasn’t heard of Logan Paul? Due to videos like catchy song parodies, pranks, and dopey holiday videos, Paul is an internet phenomenon for multiple reasons. However, arguably the most memorable moment in his internet presence was the moment he uploaded his video entitled “We found...

End of Semester

End of Semester

Angely Pena, Reporter

January 31, 2018


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Many kids struggle to keep their grades up at the end of semester because they get overwhelmed with GVC’s, missing work, and maybe just because the class is hard for them. Parents are usually the ones to tell their child to keep their grades up. Few parents want their children to fail. The reality...

Is College Necessary for Success?

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Landon Bosch

January 29, 2018


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From parents to teachers, all throughout their school years, students are told college is the gateway to a blooming career.  Students hear over and over, the only successful result of a high school diploma is a college degree. A heavy emphasis is put on a student's ability to get into college so that...

Single Parents Lead to Independent Children

Angely Pena, Reporter

January 29, 2018


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Many kids face the struggle of being raised in a one-parent home. Too many kids with single parents are just happy with having a roof over their head and food to eat. According to the US Census Bureau, from 1960 to 2016, the percentage of children living with only their mother nearly tripled from 8 to...

Anybody and Everybody for President

Anybody and Everybody for President

Steph Sommer, Senior Editor

January 25, 2018


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Kanye for President 2020! #OprahForPresident. Run The Rock 2020. More than seven celebrities have claimed they are going to run for president in 2020. This list includes Oprah Winfrey, Kanye West, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Tim Tebow, and more celebs from different areas like sports, movies, and...

To Kneel or Not to Kneel

To Kneel or Not to Kneel

Avalon Skinner, Online Editor

January 25, 2018


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What does the National Anthem really mean to you? Is it a symbol for nationalism and unconditional love for the USA? Or is the anthem a way of representing the freedom of speech and expression we enjoy as Americans? Over the last two years, America has erupted into a furious debate over the proper...

It’s a New Year. Is it a New You?

It’s a New Year. Is it a New You?

Steph Sommer, Senior Editor

January 12, 2018


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Every January 1, people across the world set out to achieve something great in the upcoming year. Many promise to stay healthy or do better in school. While most of Thunderbird Nation is pretty close to perfect, the Thunderbolt staff wants to know what goals East High students have for 2018. Adrynah...

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