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Politial Arena: Does internet censorship protect us?

November 24, 2014

Filed under Opinion

Rahel Pommerenke & Luke Walker debate the issue. The order of printing was determined by toss of a coin. Please be sure to read BOTH sides. No! by Luke Walker A free society is a great society. This freedom must not... Read more »

Political Arena: Does gun registration keep us safe?

Rahel Pommerenke & Luke Walker, Staff Writers

November 24, 2014

Filed under Opinion

Rahel Pommerenke and Luke Walker debate this issue. The order of printing was determined by the flip of the coin. Please be sure to read BOTH sides. YES! by Rahel Pommerenke In 2012, 72.75 percent of murders were committed w... Read more »

The situation in Ferguson is uncalled for

Luke Walker, Staff Writer

August 29, 2014

Filed under Opinion

By now I’m probably beating a dead horse by writing about the incident in Ferguson.  Everyone knows every little detail in the case, or at least they think that they do. The media rushed into the suburb in St. Louis and blew... Read more »

America’s capitalism provides economic freedom

Luke Walker, Reporter

April 4, 2014

Filed under Opinion

Capitalism is by far the best economic system. Anyone can make it big with a little innovation and grit. It has allowed some of the richest people in all of the world to flourish. Some examples of these are the robber barons (which... Read more »

What to do during spring break

David Park, Graphic Designer

March 17, 2014

Filed under Opinion

If you’re not sure what to do during spring break, look no further. Here’s a well thought out plan of what you should do during spring break; a day by day analysis. By day by day, I mean weekdays. Do what you want on the weekends.... Read more »

A lack of recognition creates poor-quality teachers

Logan Houf

March 17, 2014

Filed under Opinion

  Rolla Public Schools are one of the best public school systems in the state of Missouri, which is ranked 26th in the nation for it’s ACT/SAT scores, so we’re about the middle of the table. And on the national level, the U... Read more »

AMBER Alert system saves lives

Luke Walker, reporter

March 12, 2014

Filed under Opinion

     Early this month, many students received an AMBER Alert and were puzzled on why this alert was sent to them, when the missing child, Hailey Owens, was abducted in Springfield. AMBER alerts are issued to use every availa... Read more »

Ebenezer Scrooge stops by to share his opinions on Valentine’s Day

Jakob Pommerenke

February 7, 2014

Filed under Opinion

Coming up on February 14th, one of the most disruptive recognized days comes, Valentine’s Day. Not only is it a religious holiday in a secular society, it brings unneeded distraction to the school setting. Valentine’s Day is a d... Read more »

Letter to the editor: Proposed minimum wage increase harmful to economy

Tyler Curtis, Letter to the Editor

February 3, 2014

Filed under Opinion

After reading Wilson Bryan’s recent Echo article on the minimum wage, I felt stirred to voice my opinion on the matter. It is not that I think myself more intelligent than he; in fact, I’m sure he is my superior in many a... Read more »

American minimum wage; the rise workers have been waiting for

Wilson Bryan, Copy Editor

February 3, 2014

Filed under Opinion

With the new year came a new minimum wage increase of 15 cents in the state of Missouri. For those high school workers who just work for extra cash, this means little. The average teenager doesn’t work a minimum wage job... Read more »

What ‘government shutdown’ means, why it happened

Wilson Bryan, Copy Editor

December 17, 2013

Filed under Opinion

It seems that the general population doesn’t understand what the government shutdown actually did, and what this means for the nation. In a very general sense, it just means that the non-essential federally funded government... Read more »

Are weighted grades advantageous?

Rohit Allada, Staff Writer

December 17, 2013

Filed under Opinion

A student’s grade point average is an essential part of his or her high school experience. Our GPAs are used to identify how we are perceived within the school, reflect the type of student we are, and have a direct impact on... Read more »