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The Matrix takes “average joe” from zero to hero

February 26, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

The Matrix, a film by the Wachowski Brothers, is a innovative and thrilling adventure set in a dystopian future where machines have enslaved humanity in the virtual world known as “The Matrix”. Our hero, Neo (Keanu...

Anime-style ‘Red Riding Hood’ tale combines beautiful scenery, mystery

J. Du Gan, Lead Graphic Designer

February 26, 2018

Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

Hotarubi no Mori e, originally written as a novel by Yuki Midorikawa, is a movie I watch a lot. It’s truly one of my favorites. The story begins with young Hotaru. One day, as she was doing her normal summerly visit to her uncle’s hut in the fore...

Why Do We Procrastinate?

Why Do We Procrastinate?

February 26, 2018

Kids and profanity shouldn’t mix

B. Morrow, Staff Writer

February 24, 2018

Filed under Opinion

    Schools should feel like a safe environment for students, but inappropriate language choice doesn’t make it seem that way. The world all around is already incompetent enough, cursing doesn't make it any better. I f...

Gun safety is everyone’s responsibility

K Asher, Staff Writer, Anchor

February 23, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Uncategorized

Guns: They protect us, yet they can also harm us, and resolving this issue is a responsibility problem for the American people. Since Americans have the right to bear arms, they should use this for the greater good. Guns s...

The Unexpected Millenial: Discrimination in our world

S. Murthy, Managing Editor

February 23, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

In this world, at this time, we all face a plethora of vile discrimination. In school, and basically every other public place, we face religious discrimination. Maybe religion makes people uncomfortable.  Maybe they disagree with cert...

CB’s Fashion Show: Animals for jackets – is that cruelty or just fashion?

C. Blanco, Staff Writer, Layout Editor

January 26, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

Coats and jackets: They come many different sizes and colors. Jackets can do a couple of things; they can keep you warm or they can just be used for fashion. Many famous people including Chanel, Kendall Kardashian, Bella Hadid and Sel...

Should Formal Education be Required?

B. Brock, Copy Editor, Staff Photographer

December 22, 2017

Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

From learning about fractions, to reading Shakespeare, to  comparing reactants, your education is a vital part of life, and is used right in front of you everyday, and you may not even realize it!  Going to school should be...

The Unexpected Millenial: 9/11 attacks and effects

S. Murthy, Staff Writer

September 17, 2017

Filed under News and Features, Opinion, Uncategorized

[Opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts, opinions or beliefs of the Red Oak Middle School community.]  September 11, 2001 was one of the worst days for...

America’s Foreign Foods**

K Ransom, Staff Writer/Graphic Designer

April 27, 2017

Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

Am I going to pass the eighth grade?! This is the truth...not being dramatic and all, but seriously... It's 6:45am. Time for me to get up and get dressed for school, but there’s one problem: my stomach felt like knots so...

Review: “Spirited Away” into your feelings

A, Nix, Staff Writer

April 6, 2017

Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

I have recently gotten the chance to watch the movie titled “Spirited Away” and would love to share my opinion on the film. This movie is a heartfelt and tear-jerking type of movie. It will grab your heart and give it so much j...

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