Blue Print

Home schoolers lose out on important high school experiences

Michael Turner, former Editor in Chief

February 21, 2014

Filed under Editorials, Opinions

I have a big family of seven. I’m also the only boy. I have four younger sisters, between the ages of 3 and 4 months. The older two, 13 and 6, are homeschooled. Homeschooling is not for everyone. I went to public school...

The gift of giving

Courtney Hersley, Contributor

December 5, 2013

Filed under Editorials, Opinions

This time of year should be about giving rather than receiving To give or to receive that is the question and with thousands of children needing basic necessities the answer seems pretty logical. 2014 should be a year of giv...

One talk=one life

Chelsie Minnix, Contributor

October 25, 2013

Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Military recruiters need to back off Warm ups, class instruction, notes and assignments are the things I missed and it wasn’t even my fault. As if school wasn’t stressful enough, add in military recruiters hounding you to ...

All time low school spirit at games

Carley Rogers, Contributor

October 21, 2013

Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Sitting and visiting with friends seems to be the only activity going on in the stands during football games this year. Football players, teachers, cheerleaders and parents have seen the school spirit be at its all-time low and...

Cafeteria does not ‘meat’ vegan standards

Courtney Hersley, Contributor

October 17, 2013

Filed under Editorials, Opinions

The school’s lunch menu consists of cheeseburgers, chicken sandwiches, cheese sticks, Pizzas and more, but I’ll give you the main dish—there are vegans at this school. A vegan is one who cannot eat meat or animal byproducts...

Unusual laws still in swing

Ash Thomas, Editor in Chief

October 2, 2013

Filed under Editorials, Opinions

In some states, it’s illegal to take a bite out of someone else’s burger. In Texas, it’s illegal to drive without windshield wipers. You don’t even have to have a windshield, but you have to have the wipers! Here are some...

Equality for all

Alyssa Garrett, Staff Writer

April 12, 2013

Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Gay marriage should be legalized Gay rights for men and women is a big topic and discussion in the news today. Millions of Facebook users changed their profile picture of to a red equal sign to protest the laws against gay...

Disrespectful children

Alyssa Garrett, Staff Writer

April 4, 2013

Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Parents become their children’s friends  instead of discipline In this day and age parents are becoming their children’s friends rather than being their parents.  Parents are allowing their children to speak to them...

Transportation Security Administration cuts down the ban on knives

Matt Milton, Staff Writer

March 28, 2013

Filed under Editorials, Opinions

A bomb is something to worry about when flying, but is a smaller weapon such as a pocket knife something to be so concerned about? According to CNN, the Transportation Security Administration is telling their screeners to stop...

Six is the new 18

Marah Townzen

March 22, 2013

Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Children are being exposed to mature content more frequently through cartoons, shows A simple click of the remote turns on the TV, and a logo flashes “Cartoon Network.” Many childhood memories are filled with lazy days w...

Waging America’s workers

Matt Milton, Staff Writer

February 25, 2013

Filed under Editorials, Opinions

President Barack Obama proposes to raise minimum wage During the State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama announced that he proposes to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $9.00 per hour. Obama predicts that b...

Time of your life

Matthew Milton

February 19, 2013

Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Curfew times unknown to teenagers Curfew in the city of Wylie causes confusion amongst teenagers and parents. From a teenage perspective we do not know when we can stay out in public with our friends without getting in troub...

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