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What graduating really means for me

Colton Robertson, Editor-In-Chief

May 14, 2018

So this is it, huh? If you are an avid reader of The Jag, and I know you are, then you will recall that in the first issue of the 2017-2018 school year my column regarded never taking a day for granted. I told everyone to sei...

Mental and physical health are critical

Jasmin Jenkins, Reporter

April 27, 2018

Mental health is a person’s condition regarding their psychological and emotional well-being. Being teens, we are not always taught the ways of how to cope with things or how to manage our mental health. Some students need...

The difference between healthy and toxic friends

Mahquiya Davis, Reporter

April 27, 2018

A lot of times especially nowadays knowing the difference between a toxic and a healthy friendship is hard since most people don’t know the signs. This unfortunately means that people get stuck in toxic situations that can caus...

Class weights and academic difficulty should correspond

Tavarus Pennington, Editorials Editor

April 27, 2018

When figuring students grade point averages, it seems that the Blue Springs School District places more emphasis on the wrong courses. It makes sense to assume that the person who takes the most rigorous courses BSSD has to of...

School walkouts are productive protest

Colton Robertson, Editor-In-Chief

March 23, 2018

Following the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, numerous student bodies at schools across the country have taken it into their own hands to call for gun reform. Students are planning National Walk...

Harry Potter and Star Wars are the best sagas

Colton Robertson, Editor-In-Chief

January 26, 2018

After causing a bit of controversy with my last column, I decided to go with a less touchy subject: The greatest movie sagas of all time. There is only one qualification for me to consider a movie series a saga:ssssss it must be...

President Trump needs better control

Jasmin Jenkins, Reporter

January 26, 2018

Many people use social media to express how they feel, stay up to date, and to simply snoop out the next scope. That could be a bad thing because not everything should be taken to or announced to the public. President Tr...

Television is not what it once was

Mason Rhodes, Reporter

December 15, 2017

Many of us remember the days when you would come home from school and you would watch an episode of "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody” or “ That’s So Raven” and even many cartoons such as “Phineas and Ferb” and my person...

Cyntoia Brown is the victim of corruption

Jasmin Jenkins, Reporter

December 15, 2017

Cyntoia Brown was sentenced to life in prison at the age of 16. She killed the man who had picked her up. With the help of many celebrities on social media taking a new interest into the case, it has drawn media attention aga...

Music creativity is not dead

Tavarus Pennington, Editorials Editor

November 20, 2017

In a time where classical forms of art are underappreciated and under consumed, the monolithic idea of creativity has been sufficed by modern pop culture and the evolution that it has embraced. Every year, somewhere in America, cla...

Adult expectations are too high

Delaney Jackson, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

November 20, 2017

Teenagers have a lot of stress and pressure put on them from nearly everyone in their lives. All teenagers have pressure on them. The pressure their parents put on them, coaches, bosses, friends, and more. For me, on a typical ...

The true history of Thanksgiving

Tavarus Pennington, Editorials Editor

November 20, 2017

Every November, countless American families feast over a table of delectable “thanksgiving” foods. This is a tradition meant to signify the peace, common ground, and friendly communion found between the Europeans that migrated...

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