Category Archives: Opinion

The Easter Bunny is coming

By  Faith Newton and Faith Delp. Grab your baskets, because its time to hunt for eggs. On April 20, the Easter Bunny is coming and he’s bringing lots of eggs with him. Easter is a great holiday for getting together

Continuation controversy

By Jessica Holle and Lauren Shields. The school year is coming to an end and eighth graders are frustrated that there may not be a continuation leading them into their high school life. Instead of a continuation ceremony, Mesa’s adminstration

Cafeteria Foods

By Lauren Shields & Jessica Holle. While some students bring home lunch, many of them also buy school lunch. There are many choices for students to pick from each day. There are also some foods that are there everyday that

April Fools’ Day

By Mckenna Walter. April Fools’ Day is all about pranking people. To start the day off, many of the students were tricked during the announcements. The announcements started off like they always do with the pledge of allegiance. Then, they

Is dating a good idea?

By Carrie Edwards. Many middle schoolers are in a relationship. But can relationships make you get bad grades? Can relationships make you lose some of your friends? Are relationships distractions, even? A relationship can be damaging or it can beneficial

Should we add a business class in middle school?

By Joshua Minnick. Middle School should allow students to take a business class. It will benefit them and their future. If any person wants to open a business and wants to handle their business, then there should be a business

Lockers in School

By Lydia Biery. It seems like every day students are complaining about how heavy their backpacks are and how its such a hassle to carry them around. What if we had lockers? Would things be better? Maddy Hickey, Madisen Orcutt

Total War: Rome 2

Total War: Rome 2 Creative Assembly ¦ Rated T for Teen ¦  ♦♦♦♦♦ ¦   Review by Tyler Brownell. Creative Assembly has once again released an amazing game to add to their popular Total War series. Total War: Rome 2, the seventh game

Extracurriculars: Good or Bad?

By Leyly Sakhatova and Megan Liestman. The Olympics have come and gone and have introduced a wave of talented athletes as young as 15. Most kids aspire to be one of those athletes up there competing and representing their country

Are kids spending too much time on social media?

By Faith Phillips. What do you enjoy doing in your free time? Taking selfies, get on Instagram, get on YouTube, Twitter, We Heart It, Netflix, listen to music, hang out with friends, read, etc…? In this generation, people are constantly

Passing Periods at Mesa

By Mckenna Walter. Are the passing periods at Mesa Middle School too short? I’m an ordinary student here just like everyone else. And there are other kids in the school think the same thing. Some students have to get across

Should Gum be Allowed in School?

By Carrie Edwards. Every day, students walk the hall chewing gum. Some students think this is ok, but is it ok to spit their gum out and put it under desks and tables? That is one reason why some teachers

The Olympics in Russia: A good idea?

By Faith Delp & Trey Mitchell. Russia held this years winter Olympics. Some people don’t think that Russia was the best place to have the winter Olympics but others say it was a good place to host it. Here is

Elementary school to middle school : How does it feel?

By Zoey Triplett and Faith Phillips The transition from elementary school to middle school is one of the biggest school transitions you’ll ever make. Some people miss elementary and some people would never go back. Now that you’re in/going into

Spirit Week at Mesa Middle School

By Ally Langdon and Alex Domenico. Spirit week was colorful, fun, boring for some, and a creative week of being able to do things we wouldn’t do on a normal day. College wear on Monday, Crazy Hair day on Tuesday,

Phone use during school hours

By Logan Caskey and J.P. Pinon. Everyday, almost every kid in Mesa Middle brings a phone or an iPod, but is this really necessary? Many students don’t use their device for the right reasons. Instead of looking up a website

Valentine’s Day

By Faith Delp & Trey Mitchell.  Valentine’s Day has come and passed,  Valentine’s Day is where you can show your friends and your special someone how much you care about them.  As you know many people where excited and not

Hot Drinks in School

By Bailey Squire and Lydia Biery. Bringing hot drinks to school is a dilemma students have been facing for a while. Some people say that having coffee in school is a bad idea and some say that it is fine.

Are teens geting enough sleep? What does social networking have to do with that?

By Harmony Slankard and Lauren Ceglia. Instagram, Facebook, Kik, Vine, Tumblr are all social networks used by students. Is technology getting in the way of schoolwork? Not getting enough sleep to be ready for the day leaves us exhausted, not

We all have been on one, but are field trips truly educational?

By Maddie Frost and Isabella Jacobson.  Teachers plan field trips all the time but are they a good source for learning new things? Sloane Clarke and Sydney Stegeman believe field trips teach us many objectives, such as how to work

Which 7th grade pod has the best teachers?

By Ashley Galligan. Every 7th grade pod at Mesa has different teachers that teach in different ways. Everyone has their own opinion on which teacher they think is the best, but it is finally time to ask and find out

Longer passing periods

By Miranda Wells. Many students leave during class to fill up water bottles, or go to the bathroom. In many cases, students get in trouble while talking in class. But, if we had longer passing periods, many of those problems

More time for homework at Mesa

By Jaeleigh Dunning. Everyday there is a club meet or a practice, and most of the time students have homework. When the student gets home they may go to a store, when they get home they won’t have time to

Hats in School at Mesa?

By Kenneth Saunders and Joseph Vezzani.  Have you ever wanted to support your team before game day? What about cover up that bed head from a late wakeup? Both of these situations have become impossible at Mesa Middle School with

The Ice Cream At Mesa

By Molly Jones. Mesa’s cafeteria sells ice cream during lunch hours. Some people think this is good, but others don’t agree. There are many good and bad things about the ice cream Mesa sells. The bad things are that some

Should we be able to have gum in school?

By Ashley Galligan. Should we be able to have gum in school? School is a place where we learn and meet our lifelong best friends, but there may be a way to help us focus. Gum, may be the key

Why are hats not allowed in school?

By Calli Spradlin and Brynnley Bunker. Students have been wondering why hats aren’t allowed in school. Why is that? They have never got an explanation until now. Dr. Stephenson believes that not wearing hats is a sign of respect.  “Hats

Should girls be allowed to play football?

By Ashley Galligan. Should girls be allowed to play flag, tackle, and/or professional football? Riley Whitt, a girl who plays flag football here believes that girls should be able to play football, if they are strong enough too. She thinks

Eighth Grade Continuation 2013

By Christina Barnett, Taylor Cook and Reagan Hickey. Eighth grade continuation is a day that eighth graders look forward to all year. This year, it occurs on May 28, 2013, beginning at 8:00 AM and ending at 9:30 AM. The

Have we had enough snow days?

By Kaitlin Paquin. This year snow days hardly came around at all. We were all upset about the district’s decisions on if the weather was ok enough for the students and staff of the county to get here safely and