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Problems Regarding jobs

Abigail Avalos, Reporter

December 11, 2019

The unemployment rate in Kansas is 3.3% , which is below the U.S rate.                                       People in the world today have trouble getting jobs. There are two problems regarding jobs. The problems are unemployment, and the jobs people don't want. E...

Heights needs a snack program

Samara Hernandez, Report

December 10, 2019

Have you ever been hungry after lunch but didn't have the money to get a snack out a vending machine? The vending machines at Heights have no healthy choices and you have to pay for them. Not everyone can afford to buy something just so they wouldn't be starving all day. I think Heights should start of...

The use of vapes and THC carts is a problems for teens

Ezekiel Aguilera

December 6, 2019

Here at Heights High School the use of vapes this year is breaking records. Administration has taken so many to the point where officers are now writing tickets to teenagers for having them at school. The difference between a “vape” and a “THC cart” is that a vape is just nicotine and added fruit f...

Help keep Heights clean

Areli Ruiz, Reporter

December 6, 2019

Many students complain why Heights High School restrooms, and cafeterias and places around the world  are dirty, messy, and disgusting and why classrooms are marked all over with markers and pencils. But there are many students around the world and here in Heights High School that cause this to happe...

We need to intervene to prevent suicide

Jada York, Reporter

December 4, 2019

In 2017-2018, 47,173 Americans died by suicide and with an estimated 1,400,000 attempted suicides. This is a problem and we need more people saying something and doing something to intervene between people. Frequently, when someone has committed suicide, people say: “ I knew something was bother...

Vaccinations are important

Monique So, Reporter

December 3, 2019

A shocking 45% of Americans believe that vaccines are not safe for them. But people have been vaccinated since the 10th century throughout all parts of the world. Vaccinations have been proven to prevent us from catching certain diseases such as measles and have also kept us from dying at a young age. ...

Immigrants are the target of myths and stereotypes

Matthew Andoh, MYTH ABOUT IMMIGRANT

December 2, 2019

During the BBC NewsCast the President of the United States Of America stated that there are 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. There are a lot of myths about immigrants including  that immigrants are stealing all their jobs, myths about immigrants taking away their jobs is FALSE...

Student Loans Debt can be crushing

K.C. Pham, Reporter

November 25, 2019

In 2003, the total debt amount was $253 billion. It has grown dramatically since 2003. The total student loan debt is now about $1.45 trillion. In 2018, college students borrowed an average of $33,654 to pay for college. Students should make a plan for the long term. They should take Xello seriously...

The United States Should Welcome Immigrants

Esteban Padilla, Reporter

November 6, 2019

20 Deaths have occurred in the past two years in the custody of the United States Border Patrol. Some of which are children and elderly people, all Mexican Immigrants. To the day Immigrants are being detained left and right, and put in bad conditions. The United States is too harsh to remove and cont...

Net Neutrality and You

Joshua Linsley and Dylan Buck

December 14, 2017

Technology has evolved dramatically in recent years, making resources such as the internet vital to our everyday lives. Unfortunately, this resource is under a massive threat.   Recently, on many news outlets nationwide, there have been articles being ran regarding Net Neutrality. Net Neutrali...

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