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The Mountain Lion Messenger

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A pro-Palestinian demonstration on November 4, 2023, at the Freedom Plaza in Washington D.C.

Israel-Palestine Student Protests

Amanial Ftwi, Global News Editor May 14, 2024

On October 7, 2023, Hamas launched an offensive into Israel, instigating another bloody conflict over the disputed Gaza Strip and West Bank. The Israeli-Palestinian War is rooted in a contentious history...

Teenagers need a lot of sleep, and I feel like the average student does some sort of extracurricular, 6-7 hours of school, another few hours of homework ... school should ideally start at 9. - Javen (Junior)

School start time legislation at stalemate 

Nash Anderson, Opinion Editor April 22, 2024

On September 28, 2023, the Nevada State Board of Education announced potential regulations to push back high school start times to 8 A.M. On March 28, the Board of Education voted to survey the community...

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis receives a ceremonial Liberty Sword at the 2022 Moms for Liberty National Summit in Tampa, Florida. (via Florida Governors Office)

The Extremist Wave in Florida Education

Nash Anderson, Opinion Editor December 28, 2023

In the election year 2020, former district employee Jennifer Jenkins replaced Tina Descovich, a completely unqualified Brevard County School Board member with nothing but a family and a bachelor’s degree....

The Rise and Fall of the Superhero Genre

The Rise and Fall of the Superhero Genre

Caiden Beasley, Entertainment Editor October 29, 2023

The superhero genre dominated the box office in Hollywood and saturated every corner of media for what feels like an eternity. But, it was not always this way. Throughout the history of Hollywood, different...

Glacier Bay is a homeland, a living laboratory, a national park, a designated wilderness, a biosphere reserve, and a world heritage site. Its a marine park, where great adventure awaits by boating into inlets, coves and hideaway harbors is located 861 miles away from the Willow Project.

Killing Earth: The Willow Project

Sofia Pizzo, Opinion Section Leader April 25, 2023

After years of legal battles over permitting, and despite Biden's previous promises to phase out drilling, on March 13, 2023, the Biden Administration approved the largest oil drilling project on federal...

Pro-choice women protest for abortion rights in Reno, Nevada.

Roe v. Wade Op Ed

Sofia Pizzo, Student Life Editor March 3, 2023

In a 6-3 ruling on June 24, 2022, the United States Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade criminalizing abortion and tearing down nearly 50 years of reproductive rights. The severity of the ruling is not...

Amazing colors and shape of the sun setting over rocks in Fire Canyon, Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada, USA

Let’s Do the Time Warp Again . . .

Julianna Hellam, Editor-in-Chief November 9, 2022

Americans recently just “fell back” as the season of autumn welcomes changes. Daylight savings time ends on Sunday, November 6th which means Americans had to re-adjust themselves to the extra hour...

Dress code regulations

Dress code regulations

Gisselle Talavera, staff reporter October 3, 2022

Going back to school shopping has been quite difficult due to dress code changes that have been pretty challenging to follow. Simply visiting the juniors department of any store will reveal limitless choices;...

How Cancel Culture Revolutionized the Internet

Joy Villanueva, Editor-in-Chief April 8, 2022

During the Oscars on March 27, 2022, actor Will Smith slapped comedian Chris Rock due to an ill-suited joke made by Rock. Following the award show, many viewers all over social media questioned whether...

Black History Month

Mr. Kenneth Brown, Guest Writer March 3, 2022

When reviewing the history of the civil rights movement of the 20th century, much still remains obscure. The actual history is a broad mosaic composed of individual portraits of people whose names will...

Advanced Placement over Honors classes

Julianna Hellam, Opinion Co-Section Leader March 2, 2022

College is creeping around the corner, and high school students must prepare for the rigorous  courses they will take in order to earn their degree. As Advanced Placement students get a head  start on...

Every 30 Seconds

Nevaeh Dominguez, Opinion Co-Section Leader December 10, 2021

During the time of September 11th, 2021, popular Youtuber, Gabby Petito was reported missing. The case would soon bring attention to the many other missing people in the United States.  According to the...

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