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Blakelee Sutton, Editor-in-Chief

April 17, 2019

The classroom environment is one that is very special. It’s a place that is designed for young minds to learn about important traits, skills and lessons that are going to help them for the rest of their lives. It’s important...

Head to Head

Lesley Altheuser, Staff Reporter

April 17, 2019

I think phones should be banned in school. Students should be required to turn them completely off or check them into the office before school and get them after the school day ends. Phones distract students from learning and...

The Red & Black’s editorial: Safety vs Freedom

April 17, 2019

A long lasting debate exists in our nation. The two competing sides both try to maintain the granted freedoms in the American Constitution with their position, but there is only one true answer that safeguards American freedo...

Electoral College

Blakelee Sutton, Editor-in-Chief

April 17, 2019

A democratic voting system is one that is incredibly important to traditional American values. In a representative democracy, it provides citizens with the opportunity to appoint the legislators that will introduce our nation...

Why we need to cut down on palm oil

Michelle Grant, Staff Reporter

April 17, 2019

Have you eaten chips, peanut butter, instant noodles or ice cream recently? Have you washed your hands with soap this morning? If you said yes to any of those, you have bought products with palm oil in them. And not just these...

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

March 20, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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