A Project for Better Journalism chapter


Focus on Mental Health, Not Gun Control

December 20, 2019 3:27pm | Lily Brewer

In the wake of several mass shootings, many people are questioning their safety everywhere they go. We have seen an increase in school shootings all across the world. They were never a problem, but as we move forward in time they have become a “trend” […]

Improve the Way We Test Student Growth

December 20, 2019 3:20pm | Jasmine Acosta

We have all once taken a standardized test or at least prepared for one. Schools love to focus on helping the student to do good on these standardized tests. It’s been around for a long time. I think it’s time for a change and we […]

The U.S. Needs Better Security in Public Places

December 20, 2019 3:15pm | Robbie Curry

The United States should upgrade security at public places to help prevent future mass shootings. We should make sure there is a police officer of some type at every location. They should make it illegal to carry a fully automatic weapon of any kind unless […]

Journalists Should Use Care When Covering Tragic Accidents

March 18, 2019 10:17pm | Ennia Hernandez

When a University of Arkansas freshman was struck and killed in a pedestrian crosswalk by a distracted driver, reporters rushed to the scene to cover the tragedy. Plenty of information was available – the victim’s name, age and hometown; the driver’s name, age and hometown. […]

The Struggles of Being in Band

October 30, 2018 5:12pm | Estephania Montes

Football games are full of fun, student get to hang out with friends, have a good time and relax, but the best part of the game is the halftime show when band gets to display their months of hard work. The performance is always great […]

SPOILER ALERT: 13 Reasons Why Book vs. Show Review

October 29, 2018 5:57pm | Estephania Montes

By now, everyone has heard or seen 13 Reasons Why on Netflix but have you ever taken the time to read the book? Both book and show share the same concept but have differing  details. I totally recommend reading the book but beware, you will […]

More Tables Needed in the Courtyard

September 17, 2018 6:20pm | Citlali Jimenez

At Springdale High School, there are about 1,000 students at each lunch and nine tables and 29 benches in the courtyard, where many students choose to eat. However, many of those students don’t have a place to sit because all the tables and most of […]

Taking A Stand: Teens Demand Change

March 13, 2018 2:40pm | Ennia Hernandez

Student activism has been the attention of American news media. In the wake the the Parkland school shooting that left 17 dead, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students launched the #NeverAgain movement that went viral on social media. The goal was to get lawmakers to […]

Evaluating the #MeToo Movement

March 12, 2018 5:16pm | Diana Campos

Me too. Two simple words that have gained new meaning in the past couple months, the #MeToo movement has taken over social media and Hollywood award shows. The hashtag first went viral in October of last year but was originally founded by Tarana Burke in […]

Tighten Gun Laws

November 17, 2017 4:53pm | Riley Kirk

  The events that have occurred in America recently have sparked yet another debate over guns. With the shooting in Las Vegas, then another in Texas; citizens of the U.S. are on the edge and are becoming extremely weary  of the possibility of another one […]

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