The Paw Print

Required classes: Setting us up for success or failure?

Jack Burton, Reporter

February 4, 2020

There is no doubt that through generations, high school has changed in many ways, but one that remains controversial is the number of required classes students have to take to be eligible to graduate. Currently, the number of required credits is...

Verbal participation shouldn’t determine grades

Grace Hensley, Staff Reporter

March 21, 2018

There are two types of people, introverts and extroverts.  Introverts are people who are more shy and like to keep to themselves.  Extroverts are the complete opposite, they are outgoing and they like talking to people.   G...

Teens aren’t as bad as they seem

Emily Bauman, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2017

Accusations of bad habits, reckless behavior, and don’t forget about everyone's favorite accusation, technology-obsessed, Millennials aged from teen to young adults, often get a bad reputation. Yet, in comparison to other gen...

Comprehensive sex ed is essential for schools

Kelsi Smith, Photo Editor

March 20, 2015

Sex is an undeniable focus of mainstream media. Whether its raunchy lyrics in a song, or an explicit movie scene, or a parent having the “talk” with their kid on tv, sex is everywhere, all the time. Even though it is everywhere,...

Real world issues rear-ended by Kardashian’s caboose

Emily Waller, Editor-in-Chief

November 19, 2014

When Kim Kardashian’s exposed rear end is all it takes to ‘break the internet,’ then maybe the internet just isn’t worth breaking.  Last week, reality TV star Kim Kardashian posed for the Paper Magazine- stark naked and...

Hazing isn’t harmless

Emily Waller, Editor-in-Chief

October 28, 2014

College students, perhaps more than any other demographic, crave exclusivity.  They want to be a part of something unique, interesting, and exciting. There is perhaps no better outlet for this desire than sororities, fraternities,...

Young voters should become more educated

Summer Elsaadany & Mady Hassett

October 1, 2014

Normal West offers soon-to-be 18-year-olds the opportunity to register to vote beginning this fall. A key issue that presents itself with young voters is voting registration. Many young voters do not vote because they do not know...

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