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Updating The Test

Updating The Test

The Harbinger editorial board believes that the SAT changes are in the right direction, but standardized testing is still an inaccurate representation of students’ abilities to perform in college.

Commercial Controversy

Commercial Controversy

The editorial board defends the Coca-Cola ad unveiled during the Superbowl. The ad shows American pride and is not deserving of the media backlash it has received.

Editorial: Demanding More From American Corportions

Editorial: Demanding More From American Corportions

In the wake of West Virginia’s recent water contamination debacle, The Harbinger believes that the United States should work with the Environmental Protection Agency to create regulations that encourage safe business practices and ensure a clean future for American citizens.

Yes to Tech

Yes to Tech

The editorial member board talk about the possibility why laptops would be beneficial to the students and staff at our school.

Editorial: Legalize It

Editorial: Legalize It

The Harbinger editorial staff believes that it is time that the nation ends its marijuana prohibition and legalizes the drug for those over 21.

Editorial: Celebrities Should Behave Better

Editorial: Celebrities Should Behave Better

Celebrities should be more conscious of their image and The Harbinger editorial staff believes that we shouldn’t care about them as much.

Editorial: The Tweet Factor

Editorial: The Tweet Factor

The Editorial Board speaks out against the misuse of Twitter around East.

Editorial: Playing the Blame Game

Editorial: Playing the Blame Game

Parents and students shouldn’t blame teachers for students’ poor performance.

May 16, 2012 1:01 pm /  

Editorial: Cost of Colleges Increasingly Determining if Students can Attend Them

Editorial: Cost of Colleges Increasingly Determining if Students can Attend Them

In a Harbinger survey of 104 seniors, 32 percent reported that cost prohibited them from considering at least one of the schools. A restructuring of the university system for better management of tuition funds would make college more affordable.

April 30, 2012 11:47 am /  

Editorial: High Schools Should be Given Freedom Over their Administrative Policies

Editorial: High Schools Should be Given Freedom Over their Administrative Policies

Being a Lancer is an entirely different experience than being an Indian, a Cougar, a Viking or a Raider. Everything about Shawnee Mission East – the pool where our champions train, the classrooms where 92 percent of the student body is college-bound – is in some way unique from its four sibling schools and vice versa.

April 19, 2012 11:30 am /  

Editorial: Why Invisible Children May Not Have the Impact They Advertise

Editorial: Why Invisible Children May Not Have the Impact They Advertise

The millions of social media users retweeting, reposting and reblogging the Kony 2012 video might need to take a closer look at what exactly they’re advocating with Invisible Children, instead of blindly following the cause.

April 4, 2012 8:47 am /  

Editorial: District Should Create More Career-Focused Core Classes

Editorial: District Should Create More Career-Focused Core Classes

Core curriculum should be more flexible to allow students to substitute job preparation classes.

March 5, 2012 11:30 am /