Disclaimer: This is an editorial/op-ed and therefore the writer’s opinion. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of Stacey Middle School, The Cougar Chronicle, or its editors.
Everyone knows about Girls Inc, the frivolous program where it’s main purpose is to empower women and ensure they have a happy and successful life. But is it necessary? No, it’s not; and here’s why.
During PE on multiple occasions, girls are invited to a meeting where women discuss matters and the oppression of women in America. This is absolutely ridiculous. The people who run the program seem to think that women in America are oppressed in some shape or form. “Focusing on the whole girl”, is a quote that comes directly from their website. This entails only what can be assumed as the notion of girls not being whole in this society.
Other points are made as “96% of Girls Inc. girls feel pregnancy would interfere with their schoolwork”. Oh man, how surprising is that? That’s not a Girl’s Inc idea, that’s an all-girls’ idea. Most girls, regardless of whether they are in Girls Inc or not, are aware that teen pregnancy is horrible. Also, why is the number not 100? If you’re going to take pride in the number of girls you’ve “convinced” to stay pregnancy-free, maybe you should make sure you’ve actually done some convincing first. More…
Kayla is a guest writer for The Cougar Chronicle. All opinions expressed in this editorial are hers.
Feminism is mostly known as an act to support women’s rights, but it seems like this group, made to make women feel proud and equal, has twisted into attacking all conservative men and women and anyone with opposing opinions. First wave feminism helped women gain the rights to vote. Second wave feminism helped women get the chance to get the same jobs as men. But third wave feminism? This is the very bad apple out of the bunch. They ignore the more important things, such as women rights in countries like Iraq and Syria, make false accusations, use their gender as an excuse, and are hypocrites. Anyone who stands in their way gets labeled either “sexist,” “racist,” or “fascist,” for not thinking the same way as they do. More…
Are you stressed about finding outfits that follow dress code on scorching hot days or about buying a shirt that expresses yourself, but doesn’t follow the dress code? You are not alone. In fact, a girl from Opelika, Alabama was turned away from her first homecoming dance for a dress that barely hit above the knee.
The dress code was originally just to determine rank or wealth back in the eighteen-hundreds but is so much more complex now. “Strict dress codes affect 57% of public schools in America,” according to USA Today. All in all, dress codes target females, limit individuality, and create stress for people looking for “dress code appropriate” clothing,
To start off, imagine being at school with the torrid heat of the afternoon and not being able to wear a tank top or shorts because they do not follow your school’s dress code. Does that sound like a very enjoyable day to you? More…
Girls, have you ever been really insecure about your body and felt worthless? If you didn’t say yes, you’re probably lying to yourself… Not that I blame you, but every girl has been there, and some still are– especially teenagers, like myself. It’s high time we address this issue head-on. We need to feel comfortable and proud of who we are!
I know it’s hard looking at other pretty, thin, stylish girls and being envious of them. Here’s a little secret, though: She feels the same way you do.
According to mirror-mirror.org, “Over 50% of 9 and 10-year-old girls feel better about themselves if they are on a diet.” I’ll bet that some of those girls are starving themselves to get thinner, which is decreasing their nutrient intake. See what I’m saying, being insecure can be fatal! Even in my favorite TV show, Glee, we see a girl in glee club faint during a performance because she was starving herself. More…
Most people say it is unfair that we are not allowed to have dyed hair at school unless it’s a natural hair color. Some people say dyed hair is a way to express who you are. Others may say that bright colored hair can be distracting to others students learning and education.
According to, www.stapaw.com, ¨ Upon further study, over 120 high schools and colleges kicked out students with colored hair and even more placed students in In School Suspension (ISS).¨ Can you imagine being kicked out of college for having your hair dyed? More…
Teachers are important in helping students learn, but students, parents, and caregivers all play vital roles in the homework process. So how can teachers use homework to make students feel like they are learning?
All students must set goals for themselves. The goals shouldn’t be impossible, but possible so that students can reach them. Parents must let students know that homework meaning and not doing homework can cause consequences such as a significant drop in grades.
The major academic purposes of homework are that the students can review and understand what they just learned so that they can get ready for the next day of school, using resources such as the Internet and encyclopedias, and explore subjects more than time permits in the classroom. More…
There is no way to make death okay. That seems to be a generally accepted belief, right? Then, why are we killing millions upon millions of animals each year for classroom experiments and dissections? How can we excuse that as education when there are so many humane options to consider as replacements?
Alright, since you’ll probably just mock any moral argument I make, I’ll start with some facts. Almost nobody remembers what they learned during dissections. I, for example, don’t remember a single idea I learned during the squid dissection I was forced into during sixth grade. More…
For all reading classes, AR has been a contributing factor to grades, but is it really necessary? In order to pass a reading class, Accelerated Reader, or AR, is a requirement that needs to be accomplished. Every Language Arts/Reading teacher sets a minimum point goal for each student depending on their Star Reading score.
Goals over the trimester can lead up to over 150 points per trimester (if in 8th-grade honors) which is tedious to most students and sometimes makes it difficult for students keep up in class.
“Usually at the end of the trimester, I pay attention to AR making me not pay attention to most assignments due in class. And when I am too busy paying attention to AR my effort is not used for my assignments, and my grade goes down.”, says 7th grade Hailey Penn. More…
With the increasing amount of technology, it not only affects our homes but our school environments.
Technology rules several areas of the world today. Actually, it is safe to say our lives technically (pun?) revolve around it. Let’s face it. We use technology for entertainment, communicating, building, and creating. As if we could not have made it worse, we are now working towards incorporating it within our school education. So how does this harm our school, you ask? More…
Are you or someone you love at risk of suicide? Call 1-800-273-TALK for the national suicide prevention lifeline. If you attend Stacey Middle School, please report anyone who is at risk of suicide on the anonymous school hotline.
If you haven’t been living underneath a rock for the past month or two, you know what 13 Reasons Why is. Even if you haven’t read the book or watched the TV series, most people have heard of it.
13 Reasons Why is a book about a girl, named Hannah Baker, who commits suicide. She leaves behind a box of cassette tapes, each side of the tape being a reason why she killed herself.
It has been argued many times if the TV show is appropriate for younger teens. More…