The Sequoyah Scribe

School backpacks are too heavy

Jailan Cerecedo, Staff Writer

February 10, 2019

Filed under Point/Counterpoint, Voices

Imagine walking around school all day carrying a backpack that weighs twenty pounds. Your back starts hurting and you can hardly walk due to the pain. It hurts so bad, you have to go to a doctor. He tells you that you have back...

School backpacks are not too heavy

Charles Deng, Opinion Editor

February 10, 2019

Filed under Point/Counterpoint, Voices

Backpacks; this is what students complain about all the time. Although they may be a little too heavy, they do not weigh 100 pounds, as many students like to say. Truthfully, backpacks are not that heavy. Most students complain...

“Club Time” was never necessary

Balu Pushkas, Co-Editor in Chief

November 27, 2018

Filed under Point/Counterpoint

Last school year, John Sevier Middle School decided to create club time, but this year, administration decided to take it away. “Was it really this bad?”, a reader may ask. The answer is yes, it was. In 2017, Sevier Middle...

“Club Time” was helpful to students

Alyssa Colhoun, Staff Writer

November 25, 2018

Filed under Point/Counterpoint

Last year, every Friday students had the chance to participate in clubs during “Tribe Time”. “Tribe Time” was an activity that took place in the last 40 minutes of each Thursday and Friday. Sadly this year, the clubs that...

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...

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...

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”...

Schools should not monitor social media

Nouria Edwards, Staff Writer

April 5, 2017

Filed under Point/Counterpoint, Voices

In 2014, twenty high school students from McKay High School in Salem, Oregon, were suspended for re-tweeting gossip. This is far from the only example of a national trend. Many have questioned the severity of this kind of consequence...

Starting school earlier would cause problems

Harrison Barnes, Co-Editor in Chief

January 12, 2017

Filed under Point/Counterpoint

It seems as if students always complain about being too tired in the mornings, and that school should start later. School starts at 7:45 a.m. and ends at 2:45 p.m. at John Sevier Middle School. A lot of Sevier students do extracurricular...

School needs to start later to help problems

Symone Leeper, Staff Writer

January 11, 2017

Filed under Point/Counterpoint

Due to several problems early school start times cause, a debate has arisen across the county about whether school should start later. Clearly, the time has come for students to stand up and take action to help get schools to...

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