Optimism proven to lead to longer, healthier life

Jalyn Griffith, Sports Editor

December 5, 2017

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   Do you see the glass-half-empty or the glass-half-full? Positive people would see it half-full. I believe that having a happy attitude leads to a wonderful life.   According to a University of Kansas study, people who smile ...

Parent-led education involves several pros/cons to consider

Abby Finlayson, Entertainment Editor

December 5, 2017

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   During school, there are many things that we accomplish. Talking to our friends and getting work done are some important activities we do during our day. How would that differ if we were home schooled?    According to...

Abortion is complicated issue

Dakota Jesse, News Editor

December 5, 2017

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Abortion is a heated topic that comes up frequently in this day and age. Everyone has his/her own opinion: whether he/she is pro-life or pro-choice.    I, for one, believe it is up to the mother and father to decide if they shoul...

New theatre kid shares profound love for performing

Alex Rodriguez, Editorial Editor

December 5, 2017

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After three and a half months of stress, worry, and intense dedication, PLAYBHS’s production of Rodger and Hammerstein’s Cinderella  is finally over, and I, for one, am left with mixed emotions.    On one hand, I am g...

When are false stories not false?

Jeffrey Stewart, Ad Manager

December 5, 2017

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   We constantly hear about the dishonesty of the media. The president himself talks constantly about “fake news” and bias. To be fair, these complaints are not always without substance and media bias is not uncommon.  ...

Holiday furnishing are pointless, completely absurd

Courtney Goetz, Sports Editor

December 4, 2017

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   Call me a Scrooge, but I think decorating for Christmas is a waste of time. Americans spend millions of dollars a year placing trinkets around their houses, but, now-a-days, does anyone even recognize why we decorate for ...

This nation truly faces bright destiny

Branden Alford, Editor-in-Chief

December 4, 2017

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   The year is 2076. In this future, our American future, individual thoughts simply don’t exist anymore. Religion is a dirty word. There is nothing left to fight for. Hope is gone from the eyes of everyone you pass on your wa...

Girls cheated out of pockets

Sarah Unruh, Editor-in-Chief

December 4, 2017

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Once upon a time, there was a girl who felt victimized by the fashion industry.    Let’s say you’re shopping online and you find a really cute pair of jeans. They’re pretty expensive, but you decide they’re worth the s...

Students frustrated by apathetic peers, weak curriculum

Daniel Gifford, Editorial Editor

December 4, 2017

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compiled by Daniel Gifford    In 2001, Congress passed the No Child Left Behind Act, or the NCLB, and it was signed into law by former president George W. Bush.    This act, while greatly anticipated, failed miserably in th...

Letter to the Editor

Robbi Herrman

November 3, 2017

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(This letter is in response to Branden Alford’s October column about how pawprints were painted over if they were personalized.) Dear Editor    Catbackers' tradition of paw painting is a great opportunity for students to celebrate being part o...

What else would teachers do?

Daniel Gifford, Editorial Editor

November 3, 2017

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compiled by Daniel Gifford    We have staff here at BHS who are very good at their respective jobs! We, the staff here at Cat Tracks, can’t help but wonder what alternate careers would suit them well. Here are some of our choice...

Bill Nye was right all along; climate change is here

Alex Rodriguez, Editorial Editor

November 3, 2017

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by Alex Rodriguez    What happens when the Earth turns into a giant microwave? That is the question that climate scientists have spent years trying to answer, but now we are experiencing it first-hand.    Just this year...

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