Clarion

Fantasy got you down?

Alexandria Krug, Public Relations Mananger

January 4, 2010

Filed under Columns, Opinion, Sports

Do the names Adrian Peterson, Matt Forte, and Maurice Jones- Drew mean little to nothing to you? However, do you still find these men along with the other mesomorphs of the NFL and NCAA to be the main topic when conversing with...

Ditchin’ school isn’t cool

Jette Pleasant, Editor-in-Chief

December 23, 2009

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Every year seniors wait as patiently as can be expected for a class-wide vacation day. This custom, more formally known as Ditch Day, is a long-honored tradition of RB and other high schools around the world...what a sad statement...

Unfriend: 2009 Word of the Year

Bradley Wilson, Media Manager

December 23, 2009

Filed under Columns, Features, Opinion

Unfriend: to remove someone as a "friend" on a social networking site such as Facebook. I’m sure most high school students have at least some familiarity with the word unfriend, as it is becoming an idea that is increasingly...

Renovation doesn’t merit cost

Bradley Wilson, Media Manager

December 23, 2009

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Over the past couple of years, RB has undertaken a significant construction project that has renovated much of the building. Among the improvements include a new pool, fieldhouse, entrance, classrooms and labs, library, cafeteria,...

Renovation was the right choice

Ethan Gallegos, Staff Reporter

December 23, 2009

Filed under Opinion

The construction is almost over and the school is practically complete. Now that we are at the end of all of it, was it worth it? People have to look past the fact that the construction was a hassle and look at the many great...

Tardy policy too strict?

George Suchy, Staff Reporter

December 23, 2009

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The current tardy policy in place at Riverside Brookfield High School states that being late “disrupts the flow of the education process,” but what does lateness really disrupt? During first period only the morning announcements...

Finals after break- burden or blessing

Danielle Sanchez, staff reporter

December 7, 2009

Filed under Opinion

With the coming of winter break, students are getting excited to be out of school for two whole weeks. But unlike last year, they have the burden of finals when they come back. Having finals after break is problematic because,...

Digging the Ditch

Mike Hansa, staff reporter

December 7, 2009

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Ahh senior ditch day, a high school tradition that has been carried on for generation after generation. When given this opportunity, how can you not take days off throughout the year. It’s a must! I know for a fact that seniors...

Party crashers face federal charges

Nick Kirkines, Staff Reporter

December 2, 2009

Filed under Columns, Opinion

On Tuesday, November 24 two attention-seeking adults (Michaele and Tareq Salahi) crashed an invitation only dinner at the Whitehouse. Before being able to enter, the couple’s SUV was rejected at a secret service checkpoint. The...

Who wants to be an AP scholar?

Bradley Wilson, Media Manager

November 20, 2009

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Welcome to “Who Wants to be an AP Scholar?” In this episode, one student will attempt to gain eight college credits, all while maintaining some mild form of a social life and balancing practices and matches for his sport....

Job market – outlook grim

Ian Pruett-Jones, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2009

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Have you ever asked your best friend if they want to hang out, only to be turned down because your friend had to go work? I know I have. Whether it’s a good thing or a bad thing, that example isn’t happening as much. There...

Academics vs. athletics

Jason Flam, Opinion Manager

November 20, 2009

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Every year students work hard to succeed at a high level in both academics and athletics. Colleges require high standards to participate in sports competitions while maintaining a respectable grade point average, so why shouldn’t...

Free of Bull, Full of Bulldogs
Opinion