Abolition of the death penalty necessary

22 people were executed in the United States in 2019, according to the Death Penalty Information Center. Capital punishment is legal in 28 U.S. states, and since the reinstatement of the death penalty in 1976,...

Pandemic brings changes to exam week

While final exams typically include four grade levels of students frantically rushing through the hallways of West Henderson, this year’s - much like everything else - are very different. Instead of every...

Students look back at their year through music

It’s now that time of the year, where almost everything is on sale, the air is cold and Spotify and Apple Music tells you what you’ve been listening to with Spotify Wrapped and Apple Music Replay. What...

Minority representation important

The representation of people of color in our society has been on the rise as of late. The recent increase in exposure of the equal rights movement has only fueled further conversation into the topic. Many...

Review: “The Queen’s Gambit”

I typically find myself resisting television dramas, especially ones focused around games like chess, and which have been described by other reviewers using the words ‘trauma,’ ‘obsession,’ and...

Blue light glasses popular with students

As the coronavirus pandemic stretches on, and millions of Americans work and attend school from home, blue light glasses are quickly growing in popularity. The glasses block a blue-colored, high energy ray of...

America lacks empathy, creates unrest

Empathy is the answer to the question that has plagued America since the inception of the colonies. Empathy is what every American needs, yet only a few seem to grasp. We need to find the ability to look our...

Students to return to school under Plan B

After an extended meeting on Sept. 8, the Henderson County School Board voted to let students return to school on a limited schedule. Plan B would allow students in grades 3-12 to attend in-person classes on a...

Junior launches lifestyle blog to inspire others

Quarantine: a time of rest and relaxation for some and personal growth for others. When suddenly faced with all this extra time on their hands, different people have responded in different ways. Some have...