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Student voices fall on deaf ears

Natalie White, Editor-In-Chief

September 19, 2017

Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Last year, principal Janice Schwarze and superintendent Dr. Hank Thiele did a phenomenal job of creating outlets for student voices. Their efforts included video updates, more social media use, Student Advisory Board and, new...

Terminology with the times makes dress code more realistic

Sidney Lee, Editor-In-Chief

September 7, 2017

Filed under Opinions

Everyday, students would stare at themselves in the mirror wondering if they would be dress coded before heading off to school. Now with an updated dress code, students won’t have to read between the lines in order to know what...

Staff Editorial: Policy limits students’ freedom of speech

June 5, 2017

Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Over the past school year, board policy 7.15, which concerns student and family privacy rights, has limited the Omega’s ability to conduct proper research through online polls. The policy contains sections regarding parent’s...

Fidget spinners cause distractions in class

Sophia Kartsounes, Opinion Editor

June 5, 2017

Filed under Editorials, Opinions

In recent weeks, fidget spinners have become a hot item among students. These toys can be purchased almost anywhere, from the internet to convenience stores. Recently, elementary and middle schools have been banning their use...

Staff Editorial: Despite strict enforcement, hat policy provides security

June 5, 2017

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At Hinsdale Central, students are given the option of wearing any hat, as long as it follows the rest of the dress guidelines. Central senior Libby McCarthy said she sees students in hats pretty frequently. “I would say ab...

Teachers should not push political views

Sophia Kartsounes, Opinion Editor

June 5, 2017

Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Freedom of speech is a right our country was founded on, whether it’s on the streets, at home, or even in school. But, just as children learn from a young age, just because you have the right to say something, does not always...

Boys and girls: an uneven playing field

Nick Casey, Staff Writer

June 5, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinions

The University of Connecticut’s women’s basketball team won their 100th game in a row after they defeated the South Carolina Gamecocks 66-55 on Feb.13, the team had not lost in 818 days. This is the first time a NCAA team,...

Early graduation gives opportunities

Kayla Lindberg, Social Media Editor

June 5, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinions

Deciding to graduate early was the best academic decision I have made during my high school career. Freshman year, the idea of early graduation was brought up to me by an upperclassman who was currently in the process. Sophomore...

Give traditional newspapers a chance

Abbe Murphy, Print Editor-in-Chief

June 5, 2017

Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Dear media consumer, I know that we have been going through a rough patch in our relationship, and I just want to make amends. You think that I haven’t been the most reliable partner but, news flash, I’m a heck of a lot b...

Staff Editorial: Advisory Council limits students

June 5, 2017

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On Dec. 5, the Student Advisory Council had their first meeting of the school year. This council, filled with 22 handpicked students, gives a small group of students a voice, while the rest of the student body’s opinions remain...

PSA grabs attention, despite controversial content

Fletcher Peters, Online Editor-in-Chief

June 5, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinions

On Dec. 2, the Sandy Hook Promise organization released their PSA “Evan” on YouTube. If you haven’t seen it, Evan, a high school boy, writes to a mystery girl on a library desk. The two talk about summer, and possibly meeting...

Low calorie drinks fail to bring health benefits

Sarah Rogoz, Staff Writer

June 5, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinions

Students are only given low calorie, no sugar drink options in the vending machines due to the soda ban in 2006 on elementary, middle, and high schools. Elementary and middle schools aren’t allowed to sell any type of soda,...

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