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Summer Work Opportunities

Posted by titantv on May 30, 2014 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (0)

By Shelby Gordon 

 

The Student Services office at McDowell High has been really proactive this year in informing students about summer learning, volunteering, and working options. They frequently send out emails about different camps being offered at colleges, such as the Citadel, Wingate, Appalachian, and Stanford. Students have also been receiving emails about volunteer opportunities at the YMCA and Lake James. For students looking for jobs, information can be ...

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Dress Code Nonsense

Posted by titantv on May 30, 2014 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)

By Summer Parkins 

 

“Now girls, let’s talk about the dress code.”

I know I’m not alone when statements like this infuriate me. Before I really get started, I just want to make a little disclaimer: Yes, I am a girl and, no, I’m not writing this because I want to dress provocatively or because I personally have gotten written up for dress code. However, it has been brought to my attention lately how frankly sexist the enforceme...

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End of the Year

Posted by titantv on May 15, 2014 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (0)

By Kayla Gallion 

 

The year is drawing to a close and several students are getting tired of school, but seniors can take heart that the end of year activities for them are about to begin, and their final day of high school is right around the corner.

Graduation is a little over a month away, but seniors must prepare for it by picking up caps and gowns and paying fines. However, not everything is so tedious, for several fun events are coming up to celebrat...

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Problems in the Parking Lot

Posted by titantv on April 29, 2014 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (0)

By Summer Parkins 

 

Since construction began last year, much drama has taken place in the student parking lot. Students have become frustrated with newly enforced rules and are confused as to why they are suddenly being put in place.

What several students aren’t aware of is that these rules have existed for several years, but haven’t been enforced because there wasn’t much call for it. However, in the past couple of years, incidents have t...

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Privacy Violations

Posted by titantv on April 29, 2014 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (0)

By Shelby Gordon 

 

Times are changing, and as technology progresses, so does the relevance of social media. Almost everyone has some sort of technological means of communication with the public, and while this is a huge advancement for networking and making connections, it also signifies a new subject of censorship by the government.

George W. Bush enacted the Patriot Act in 2001, and in 2011 President Barack Obama issued a four year extension for three ...

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Double Black Belt

Posted by titantv on April 17, 2014 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)

By Karlie Simmons

 

Things are almost never what they appear on the first glance especially when you are dealing with people. Someone can look so sweet and then be the complete opposite or someone can seem so weak or fragile and then they have an amazing amount of strength. A perfect example of this at McDowell High is Sophomore Matthew Tipton.

Matthew is a smart young man who has a bright future ahead of him. On the outside he looks fragile or frail because he ...

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German Visit

Posted by titantv on April 16, 2014 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (0)

By Summer Parkins 

 

For the past eight years, McDowell High has participated in the International Partnership: sending a group of McDowell students to Germany for nine days and bringing the German students to McDowell for six days. This is arranged through the Center for International Understanding of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

This year, the students from Duborg-Skolen with arrive on May 8 and stay with McDowell students as their hos...

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Equal Work Equal Pay

Posted by titantv on April 16, 2014 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (0)

By Kayla Gallion

 

For the third year in a row, Democrats in the Senate failed to pass a bill that would help close the wage gap between men and women. Republicans have so far not given a good reason why they will not help close the gap. And women? Women are angry. Very angry.

Republicans derailed the bill on Wednesday after the Democratic vote to save it fell short. The Paycheck Fairness Act would have made it harder for employers to pay women less than men in...

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Creative Writing Festival

Posted by titantv on April 11, 2014 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (0)

By Karlie Simmons 

 

At McDowell High School, the journalism program and the creative writing class is a very important thing. The students that work in it help produce Titan TV and the school’s newspaper. This is a show that helps let the student body and faculty about the events that are going on in the school.

One of the things that the Journalism class does to try and help and improve their writing is to go to workshops and writing festivals. They ...

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Wake Me Up When High School Ends

Posted by titantv on March 26, 2014 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (0)

By Kayla Gallion 

 

Don’t worry, teachers; its not you, its me.

 

Your lectures are as fascinating as ever, your homework is reasonable, your lessons are understandable, and your projects are interesting and inspiring. I can see how much effort you put into keeping your students on the right path. Seriously, keep up that good work.

 

But, why is it then that I sit in each class with my head propped up on my hand, my other w...

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