December 2018 Volume 68 Issue 2

Billies are #BoldforBlood

January 14, 2019

Billies are #BoldforBlood?   by Myah Cunningham   Jarom Jeffs (10) was sitting in the Bloodmobile about to give blood for the first time. He was nervous, but he knew the reward would be worth it. On October 29, the Bloodmobile and Bloodwork’s phlebotomists came to Pleasant Hill High School. Blood drives are always an […]

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Are You Sleeping Enough?

January 14, 2019

Are You Sleeping Enough? by Samantha Lewis Sleep plays an important role in well being and health throughout your entire life. When you get enough sleep at night, it helps with your physical health, mental health, quality of life, and safety. All of these are critically important aspects of your life. Getting enough sleep can […]

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Is Seven Periods Really Enough? Mr. Gray’s Modest Proposal

January 14, 2019

Is Seven Periods Really Enough? Mr. Gray’s modest proposal By Karly Granas You’re sitting in sixth period, and you just really can’t focus. I know we’ve all been there. You come back from lunch to have fourth period and you have to get through four 51 minute classes before you can go home. But you’re […]

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The Devil Lives in Our Phones

January 14, 2019

“the devil lives in our phones” by  Anna Reed I read an article from the New York Times called “A Dark Consensus About Screens and Kids Begins to Emerge in Silicon Valley” about how people who make phone software were not letting their kids near phones, because of how addictive they are. That says a […]

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How to De-stress your School Life

January 14, 2019

How to De-stress Your School LIfe by Julia Pavlosek Out. In. Out. Feel the air go in through your nose and gather in your chest as it rises. Your belly, too, swells with this increased amount of air. Then exhale slowly. Notice how the air is slightly warmer as you breath it out. Keep breathing. […]

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Are Vegetarians Healthy?

January 14, 2019

Are Vegetarians Healthy? Kenzie Litson Even though many “meat eaters”  may object, being a vegetarian or vegan has many benefits. Being a vegetarian can reduce the risk of getting diseases like obesity, high blood pressure, and diabetes. It also reduces the risk of getting some cancers like breast, lung, prostate, and stomach cancers. Some studies […]

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Enough is Enough

January 14, 2019

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH by an angry female Girls all around the world are being sexually harassed. Enough is enough. Here’s my story. At twelve years old I was harassed by boys. “Your a** is so big, I just want to touch it,” said the boys. Every day. Comments about my body. “You should wear that […]

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Knight Beat the Odds

January 14, 2019

Knight beats the Odds At 13 she was homeless. She moved with her dad from house to house, never being sure of anything. Surrounded by drug abuse and poverty Christina’ Knights future looked a lot like her parents: addicted, impoverished and chaotic. She was an infant when Social Services got involved in her life. Her […]

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Elizabeth Loves Working with Kids

January 14, 2019

Elizabeth Loves Working With Kids by Ajay Giri   Some of us have known Elizabeth Peasley since we were in second grade all the way back in Trent Elementary. You can always see Peasley walking around school with a smile and giving out simple hellos and asking how your day is going. Peasley is an […]

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Crystal Clear

January 14, 2019

Crystal Clear BY KENZIE LITSON Arrives at work right before 8:00 A.M. 2. Cook enough food for 7 grades. 3. Prepare a meal that fits the State laws. 4. Prepare another meal that fits State Laws. 5. Go home around 2 P.M. Repeat every weekday. Why do the Pleasant Hill Lunch Ladies do it? Or […]

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