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Social media considered too toxic

Miranda Baez, Staff Writer January 17, 2023

The influx of social media within the last decade may seem fun and positive on the surface, but a deeper exploration shows that this simply is not the case. Instead, an onslaught of negative consequences...

Social media Benefits all

Cassidy Schmidt, Staff Writer January 17, 2023

Social media has positively influenced society for over two decades and allows people to share anything from their biggest accomplishments to simple small details of their daily lives. According to...

No life experience, illegitimate votes

Jillian Schudiske, News Editor November 9, 2022

 In a nation of over three hundred million people, United States citizens eighteen years or older are, under most circumstances, permitted to vote. Whether voting in  local elections or for something...

America’s future deserves voices

Hailee Munno, Editor-in-Chief November 9, 2022

The minimum voting age should not be lowered, and only individuals 18 or older should be allowed to vote in local, state or federal elections.  Trusting a high school sophomore to make a decision that...

Cartoons are meant for kids

Alex Eydenberg , Staff Writer November 9, 2022

Since “the Yellow Kid” first appeared in The New York World in 1896 , newspaper cartoons have been targeted to the younger generation. Now, the world is filled with complex entertainment, and comics...

cartoons are not all for kids

Paige Collins, Staff Writer November 9, 2022

Cartoons have the reputation of being only for kids but can also be equally enjoyed by adults for their artistry. Disney+ and Cartoon Network air shows such as'' Amphibia”, “Owl House” and “Gravity...

If you didnt bring a bag, are you planning on eating it all here?

Students must relearn recycling habits

PROWLER STAFF November 9, 2022

Reduce, reuse, recycle is the age-old mantra that has been taught to students from the earliest years of school. While following any of these steps is important to diminishing a harmful impact on the environment,...

Published when I was in kindergarten?

Outdated curriculum fails students

PROWLER STAFF October 20, 2022

Helping teenagers  establish healthy habits is crucial to form a successful future. Thus, District 202’s  health curriculum needs to be expanded to give students the best and most up-to-date information.  District...

Senior Julia Gerard will attend University of Missouri and major in journalism.
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Reflecting before graduate

Julia Gerard, News Editor May 13, 2022

As the senior News Editor, I have known that I would be writing  a column for the May newspaper issue since the beginning of the school year, but I did not truly realize how quickly that time would come....

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Finals no longer benefits students

Prowler Staff May 13, 2022

Finals do not accurately represent the knowledge that students acquire over the course of a semester. Thus, District 202 should permanently remove the practice of dispensing final exams. The exams used...

Happiness: a priceless pursuit

Mary Henry, Staff Reporter May 13, 2022

The idea that money can buy happiness is absolutely preposterous. Obviously, joy isn’t a physical thing that can be put in a shopping cart, but that is not the argument here. Happiness is a long-lasting...

Opportunity is not cheap

Malvina Policarpova, Staff Reporter May 13, 2022

When people argue whether money can buy happiness or not, they often forget that everything depends on the person, how they use money and how they perceive happiness. Some people don’t need a lot to...

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