Drops of Ink

Does your reputation really matter?

Does your reputation really matter?

February 15, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

    How others’ opinions affect you and if they do, or should matter, is very dependent on the person and the situation. We live in a very interconnected society; for example, having connections to others can help you get a job and having a positive reputation makes it easier to make new friends. ...

Refuting our reputation

Refuting our reputation

Rachel Benner, Features Editor

February 15, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

After every Drops of Ink magazine comes out, we throw a small party during our class period. It’s complete with food, reading and raving about the newest issue and excessive compliments given to each other for the hard work put into each aspect of the issue. There is a great amount of pride that we ha...

Warning: Radioactive Relationships

Warning: Radioactive Relationships

Maggie Hutchins, Staff Member

February 13, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

You know that awful feeling when you utter an overly friendly “hey!” to a friend in the hall and they look you up and down and keep walking. Not even an awkward, closed-mouth, soft smile was given in reply. You think to yourself, There is no way to recover, you might as well melt into the floor. ...

Are Athletes’ Wages Fair?

Are Athletes’ Wages Fair?

Ella Marsden, Staff Writer

December 21, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

On average, athletes are paid significantly more than the average 9-5 worker. Given that athletes provide little to society, besides entertainment, that is an unbelievably large gap. While professional sports are fun to watch, they aren’t necessary to the function and development of a society. ...

What about the important skills?

What about the important skills?

Demi Glusic, Staff Writer

December 12, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Quick! You’re becoming the victim of a robbery at gunpoint -- what do you do? Use self-defense mechanisms to protect yourself or Sing the quadratic formula Oh wait, right! School never taught you anything that will aid in self-defense; quadratic formula it is then! Belting out the quadratic formula song ...

Give Students a Break

Staff Editorial

December 12, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

MENTAL HEALTH DAYS : High school is hard. Five days out of the week, students are expected to come to school for more than seven hours a day, be given assignments and then return home, only to spend a few more hours doing schoolwork. The work can stack up, creating a great amount of stress. Sometimes, i...

The subjectivity of “smart”

The subjectivity of “smart”

Hannah Hutchins, Editor-in-Chief

December 12, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Most adjectives are pretty plain to see; if I called something “big” or “blue” or “square,” there’s not too much to debate. The word “smart,” however, has become a completely objective term where it should be subjective. Instead of varying from person to person, society as a whole h...

The Wonderful Hazards of Christmas and the Holiday Season

The Wonderful Hazards of Christmas and the Holiday Season

Jenna Grayson, Staff Member

December 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion

    Ah, yes, Christmas. America’s favorite holiday. It’s so beloved that it requires three months of preparation for the celebration. That’s right -- for an entire quarter of the year, the joy of Christmas lingers in the air like airborne pathogens.     There’s nothing better than seeing a...

Public School Vs. Private School Comparison

Brandon Simberg, Staff writer

December 1, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

                    No matter where you go to school, many of the same principles still apply. You go to a school and sit in class for the majority of the day and then have homework at night. However, there are s...

The State of Sports Journalism

The State of Sports Journalism

November 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Sports

As I turn on ESPN in the morning, I expect highlights from whatever major sporting event occurred the day before that I might have missed. But I only see an Instagram post from NBA star Lebron James. The broadcasters talk for 20 minutes about an old “Arthur” meme that James posted even though many h...

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