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Guns need more regulations

Cierra Mitchell, Staff Writer

September 30, 2018

Filed under Point/Counterpoint

Ninety-Six deaths daily; 1 3,000 gun homicides yearly; seven minors die each day. Those are just a few of American gun violence statistics. That is why the time has come to add new regulations to gun ownership. What is gun...

The right to bear arms is necessary

Seth Kinsler, Staff Writer

September 29, 2018

Filed under Commentary

Why should Americans lose their rights to bear arms? Guns are useful in many different ways, including hunting and protection. Because of the latest crimes, such as the school shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School, lawful...

Public displays of affection have their limits

Lili Burleson, Staff Writer

September 28, 2018

Filed under Commentary

John Sevier Middle School has strict rules when it comes to public displays of affection. Teachers can be too strict and students aren’t too happy about. Teachers will sometimes separate two people in the hallways for simply...

School shootings are preventable

Editorial Board

September 27, 2018

Filed under Staff Editorial

As the debate rages on about school safety since the massacre at Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, there is one thing everybody seems to agree on: schools are not as safe as they should be. While some argue that gun...

Early Lunch Times Commentary

Sara Stefan, Staff Writer

February 21, 2018

Filed under Commentary

This year, the 7th grade of John Sevier Middle School has been assigned to have lunch at 10:20 am. A lot of students, 7th grade or not, thought that this was very early. Quite frankly, anybody who didn't have this thought must...

Good Behavior Trips were not needed

Cierra Mitchell, Staff Writer

February 14, 2018

Filed under Point/Counterpoint

Good behavior trips have taken place at John Sevier Middle School for about four years. The trips happened every quarter. These trips have been spoiling students, and now they are mad that the school administration has taken them...

Drugs and Kids

EDITORIAL

February 2, 2018

Filed under Staff Editorial

Safe high? Yeah right. Synthetic drugs are harmful substances that are created from man-made chemicals. The notion that they would provide a “safe high” is downright crazy. The chemicals that make up synthetic drugs...

Sevier’s play should switch it up sometimes and not be a musical

Lebette Long, Entertainment Editor

November 13, 2017

Filed under Point/Counterpoint

Musicals are a hotly discussed topic in recent years. Musicals are extremely popular nowadays considering the way that they can make the audience feel and how popular broadway musicals have become. Musicals like the huge hit “Hamilton”...

Middle school students should stop chasing fads

EDITORIAL

November 1, 2017

Filed under Staff Editorial

Fads have been a part of the world for many centuries. A fad is an action or object that becomes very popular quickly, but vanishes just as quickly. They can be anything from toys to clothes to television shows. Fads have made...

Tribe Time should not return next year

Conner Hall, Web Editor

September 20, 2017

Filed under Commentary

At the beginning of this school year, Sevier Middle’s administrators introduced “Tribe Time” to the schedule. “Tribe Time” is a 40 minute block of time at the end of each day designed for extension or intervention of...

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