Red & Black

The Red and Black’s Editorial: Should teachers voice their opinions in class?

March 20, 2019

Filed under Opinion

The classroom is a precious environment that is meant to be the place for students to gain as much knowledge about the world before becoming functioning adults in society. The only activity that should flourish within these cl...

Head to head: pros to the seven block schedule

Betsy Toft

March 20, 2019

Filed under Head to Head, Opinion

Next year we are in for yet another change; from block scheduling to a 7 period day. I was in the district when the high school went from a 6 period day to block scheduling. Most of the complaints were the same. The current bloc...

Head to head: Cons to the seven block schedule

Taylor Baker

March 20, 2019

Filed under Head to Head, Opinion

The seven block schedule change is one that has been a hot topic among students recently. Many thought-provoking conversations are taking place between students and teachers who will be negatively impacted by this change. &n...

Should students work?

Ash Stickann, Section Editor

March 20, 2019

Filed under Opinion

The teenage lifestyle is filled with stress. From home, to school, to the impending realization that their adult life is starting within a few years, all these things cause teens stress. When a student turns 15 or 16, somethi...

What’s the deal with bathroom breaks during F.A.S.T.?

Bryan Ibañes

March 20, 2019

Filed under Opinion

The bathroom policy at our school was changed so that students are not allowed to go to the bathroom for the first twenty minutes of class to minimize traffic in the halls. If you went to the bathroom when class was just about to st...

The Red & Black’s Editorial: Legalization of Marijuana

February 15, 2019

Filed under Opinion

Recreational Marijuana In 2015, a survey by the Office of Adolescent Health found that 39% of teens in the United States have at least tried marijuana once in their lives. This has been a constant in society for years. Th...

Why we need sex ed. at JC

Michelle Grant, Section Editor

February 15, 2019

Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

I have never gone to a sexual education class in all three of my years at Jefferson City High School. Not only have I not received proper information on safe sex, but neither has the rest of JC. In fact, most other teenagers a...

A woman’s right to choose

Blakelee Sutton, Co-Editor-In-Chief

February 15, 2019

Filed under Opinion

Abortion is a topic that has split a great number of the American population down the middle. The opposing sides of “pro-choice” and “pro-life” have brought countless arguments to support their position on the issue. ...

Should kids be allowed to curse in front of their parents?

Bryan Ibañez, Staff Reporter

January 25, 2019

Filed under Opinion

There are so many ways to communicate to your parents, whether you tell them how much you love your first block teacher, or how much you hate polynomial functions, but are there any [email protected]#s in there? Maybe even a [email protected]%$? The way...

Should people wear makeup?

Sarah Tuck, Freelancer

December 16, 2018

Filed under Opinion

In today’s society, everyone wears makeup, including men and women. The involvement of men in the cosmetic community is revolutionary. But should we as a society wear makeup? No. There are many negative effects that come with...

The Red and Black Editorial: Gun control

December 16, 2018

Filed under Opinion

How do other countries handle this issue? The issue of gun legislation has become a hot topic in American politics. The divide between differing viewpoints has caused a major rift between citizens. Events such as mass shooting...

Should seniors be featured for Jay of the Day?

Princess Garner, Freelancer

December 16, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Jay of the Day is just a person named at the end of the morning announcements, and some seniors go their whole high school careers without ever being named “Jay of the Day”. Seniors should be named because they are the graduating...

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