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Why ALMS Should Have A Lacrosse Team

Bailey Stratton, Staff Writer

May 1, 2020

Playing sports is something that allows kids to do stuff after school. Not only are sports fun, but there are many benefits that come along with it. One sport that Lewis doesn’t offer is lacrosse. There are many lacrosse players...

Is Obesity a Disease?

Brooke Bowers, Staff Writer

April 23, 2020

There is often a debate whether or not obesity is a disease or not. Disease is defined as an impairment of the normal functioning of some aspect of the body. Obesity is a disease because it impairs normal functions of the body,...

Will our next generation be able to handle the problems we have created?

Macy Church, Staff Writer

April 23, 2020

Have you ever wanted to change the world? Well you can in good ways like inventing new technology, or bad ways like polluting the earth. Either one could have a big impact on our next generation. I believe that there are good a...

Is Homework Necessary?

Lilly Conner, Staff Writer

April 23, 2020

Ever wonder who invented homework? That person is Roberto Nevilis and is the inventor or the first person to introduce homework. His intentions were to punish his students with the added work after a long school day, but througho...

Does School Start Too Early

Myah Crews, Staff Writer

April 23, 2020

In my opinion, I think school starts too early for students to get an adequate amount of sleep. There’s a ton of research that shows that teens do not get enough sleep. There are a ton of potential things that come with not getti...

Should we have SOL Tests?

Aurelia Sluss, Staff Writer

March 30, 2020

Lots of people think that SOL tests are very necessary, and in some cases that may be the truth. But also, there is a lot of stress that is inflicted upon students because of SOL testing. So, is it better to have the tests, or...

Homophobic Language

Ashley Flores-Hernandez, Editor

March 30, 2020

At one time the word "gay" was a saving grace for young lgbtq+ members, now it appears to be a downfall. The word gay has had several different meanings throughout the years, such as lively, and cheerful, then the most common ...

Should PE be mandatory?

Berkley Tew, Staff Writer

March 30, 2020

Should PE be mandatory? Many kids struggle with the activities that gym teachers give to them due to obesity, the lack of athleticism, and other issues with their overall health and weight. Many kids will tend to feel embarra...

Year-Round School

Lei Chan, Staff Writer

March 30, 2020

According to the Virginia Administrative Code, in Section 8, Chapter 131, all schools in Virginia must hold 180 school days in a year. That's roughly nine months of sitting in a cold, hard desk listening to a lecture of who kno...

When Does A Prank Cross The Line?

Anna Haley, Staff Writer

March 30, 2020

Many people prank or joke around with each other. A prank is a practical joke or a mischievous act.  Sports teams sometimes prank the freshman on the team, students prank the teachers, friends prank each other, couples on Yo...

Should Schools Be Out This Long For The Coronavirus

Daisy Ann Dawyot, Staff Writer

March 30, 2020

  “Ring! Ring!” went everyone's phones as schools called to say Governor Northam has officially cancelled all schools in Virginia for the rest of the year. There are many reasons that students should not be out for the res...

Should Middle School Students be Drug Tested? 

Kyra Netting, Staff Writer

March 30, 2020

Let’s start with some background on why students have been drug tested in the first place. I will take you down a road trip. First stop, Administrators. Administrators have the responsibility of keeping students safe, happy...

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