Author: Penelope Foy

Are People Addicted to the Internet?

There are lots of different technologies out now. Cell phones, computers, laptops, Smart TV’s , tablets, bluetooth devices, sensors in cars, and so much more. Most of these things need WiFi to be more useful. According to a 2015 Pew Research study, teens are the age group that uses social media and the Internet the most. Facebook is the most used social platform with half of those teenage users using Instagram and Snapchat. 71 percent of teenagers use more than one social platform. There are studies that believe that people who use ‘too much’ social media can be addicted...

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Eighth Period Piano Class

Maryvale High School holds many talented students in sports, arts, and academics. There is a group of students who are talented and hard working in Ms. Elm’s eighth hour. If you do not know who she is, Ms. Elms is one of Maryvale’s hard working teachers who teaches students to play the piano. Her students learn their songs and play for an audience before and after school. Her students play solos and ensembles. Ms. Elms and her students work hard to perfect their music. The week after a recital I watched during eighth period, I decided I want to...

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Clubs on Campus

Maryvale High School has many clubs for different interest. The school has a total of 37 clubs. There are clubs that talk about culture and languages such as: Anime Club, Asian-American Club, Black Student Union, M.E.Ch.A., Mariachi, Native American Club, Spanish Club, and French Club. There are other clubs that a student has a hobby in like Art Club, Book Club, Chess, Culinary, Drama Club, Newspaper, Yearbook, and Fashion Club. There are also clubs that focus on academics such as Academic Decathlon, AVID, Be a Leader, National Honor Society, Speech and Debate, and Student Government. Some other clubs are...

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Is it Feminism or Anti-Men?

The number of independent women is increasing. Women are testing the boundaries of the workplace and becoming more than a housewife, but is what some of the speeches and protests really about women? I think certain feminist groups do not know what a real feminist does. Women are suppose to be powerful, independent, and equal to men. Not walking down the street shirtless or protesting with women wearing little to nothing. Women in the second wave of feminism, in the 1960’s, were more professional and had self respect. They did not bash men who disagree with feminism or call out women who do not call themselves feminists. The second wave of feminists spread their message successfully without being disrespectful. Those women gave us the right to vote and the respect we rightfully deserve. Another difference that women today do is they seem to really hate men. The comments on social media and documentaries are shocking. These were not respectful women trying to spread their message,but women with hatred towards the opposite gender. What they say and what they think of men. They believe all men are anti-feminists and the men that believe in women rights are told “you don’t know what women really go through.” Men cannot win with these narrow-minded women. These feminists are treating men like how they treated us. They are not changing anything except changing...

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Plan your week

Upcoming Events

2:40 pm Chess @ room 103
Chess @ room 103
Feb 20 @ 2:40 pm – 3:30 pm
2:40 pm Spoken Word @ room 906
Spoken Word @ room 906
Feb 20 @ 2:40 pm