The Falconer

PRO/CON: Should college athletes be paid?

Josh Henry & Brady Burr, Copy/Production Editor, Staff Reporter

September 20, 2013

College athletes deserve portion of profits they bring in Most professional athletes make more money than the President; however, college athletes do not receive any (legal) forms of cold hard cash. The life of college athle...

OPINION: America does not need to be involved in Syrian civil war

Kerian McDonald, Viewpoints Director

September 19, 2013

For the last decade, killing has been America’s business, and it looks like business is about to get good. As the death toll in Syria rises to 70,000, President Obama continues to stubbornly pursue an interventionist agenda,...

Two teams, one cup: Who will win?

Abby Seitz and Josh Henry, Online/Associte Editor and Design Editor

May 23, 2013

The 2013 NHL season is drawing to an end, and two of our staffers predict that the Eastern Conference will dominate in the Stanley Cup finals. Pittsburgh Penguins: Statistically speaking, the Pittsburgh Penguins will win the Stanley...

OPINION: Don’t copyright our crops

Kerian McDonald, Staff Reporter

April 30, 2013

While the news media has focused its attention on the recent events in Boston and North Korea, Congress has been busy passing new legislation with some content. The Farmer Assurance Provision, passed on April 4 as a rider to...

PRO/CON: Bears – Cute and cuddly or Godless killing machines?

The Falconer Staff

April 2, 2013

PRO by Maddie Lemelin, features/arts director Let’s take a moment and appreciate bears. They are the soft toilet paper of the world – necessary and comfortable, yet often overlooked. But the truth is, bears are a necessary ...

OPINION: Drone attacks: bad policy, inhumane, unconstitutional

Kerian McDonald, Staff Reporter

April 2, 2013

Turn on the news and chances are there will be a report of terrorist casualties due to a drone strike. Many will be pleased that the military and the CIA are simultaneously taking out enemy combatants and keeping troops out of...

OPINION: School rivalries exasperate

Fiona McCarthy, Staff Reporter

April 2, 2013

School rivalries are inevitable. One sports team starts talking smack about a team from another school; then the rival players get involved, followed by the fans. At FHS, we have the privilege of having not one, but TWO schools...

OPINION: Student laziness sets bad example

Josh Henry, Design Editor

March 22, 2013

Laziness is a horrible disease that has con- taminated the minds of students. Laziness shines through in our work, our ethic, and even in our posture. Do you have a hard time getting motivated to do math homework? Do you slump...

Gun control: Common sense solutions require compromise

Fiona McCarthy, Staff Reporter

February 22, 2013

The gun control debate is complicated to say the least. I’m not a bleeding-heart liberal who wants to ban all guns from every aspect of American life. As much as I’d like to say that this country can consist entirely of puppies...

Double standards do real harm

Jordyn Elliot, Guest Writier

February 22, 2013

It’s the same thing every time I log onto Facebook; I see pictures split into quadrants. ‘Hey girls,’ the first picture reads. ‘Did you know,’ the second one says. ‘That your boobs,’ asks the third. ‘Belong inside...

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