The Rampage

Do We Not Care Anymore?

Do We Not Care Anymore?

Samantha Cruz-Ricci, Staffer

November 13, 2018


Filed under Culture, Opinion

Studies have shown that when teens are watching or are shown violent scenes or movies that their brain activity decreases becoming desensitized to the content. In this research it was guys that grew more desensitized with those who viewed violent content being desensitized the most. Not seeing the...

Cheerleading Is More of a Sport Than Football.

Cheerleading Is More of a Sport Than Football.

Sydney Meador, Writer

September 28, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Most of us have been to a high school football game, we’ve seen the game, and we’ve seen what it takes to be on the field to play. Anyone can figure out the basic facts, like how there are points, there is another team competing against Lake Mary, and a bunch of guys wearing protective padding. Cheerleading...

Why Junior Year Has Been the Worst Year of My Life

Why Junior Year Has Been the Worst Year of My Life

Ryan McGuire, Assistant Editor

April 13, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Junior year: dreaded by many, feared by most, notorious for the tremendous amounts of pressure loaded onto students of all levels.  Regarded by most colleges as the make-you-or-break-you year, junior year is often the cause of  severe anxiety, stress, and other mental disorders. It is faced by teens...

Who Really Needs Math Anyway?

Who Really Needs Math Anyway?

Ryan McGuire, Staff Writer

April 13, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Math: by exact definition, it means "the abstract study of space and quantity."  By common definition, it simply means "awful."  Students have had to take it every year since kindergarten, but how much is what we learn in the classroom really applied to our lives or future careers?  Someone who wants...

The Extinction of Field Trips

The Extinction of Field Trips

February 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Recently, schools have been taking less and less field trips because everything you need to "see"can be found online.  Schools do not only have the responsibility of developing educated, successful youth, but also the moral responsibility of creating a well-rounded community, which can only be achieved...

Are Gender Neutral Bathrooms Good?

Are Gender Neutral Bathrooms Good?

Aubrey H., Staffer

December 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Disney is now allowing gender neutral bathrooms, meaning anyone who says they are female or male can go into the bathroom accordingly. No one can tell them otherwise. These bathrooms are a problem because men go into the girl’s bathroom for inappropriate reasons. This is very serious because of how...

Youth Exchange or Life Exchange?

Youth Exchange or Life Exchange?

Kaavya S., News Editor

December 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion, School News

The Rotary Club provides high school students with the opportunity to participate in an exchange program for the summer or an entire school year. The program is a lengthy process of applications, forms, interviews, and learning. Students have a variety of countries to choose from, including France, Norway,...

But is dance even a sport?

But is dance even a sport?

Susana G., Opinion Editor

September 7, 2017


Filed under Opinion

With the beginning of the school year come the awkward ice-breaking games and the "get to know each other" questions, so when my turn comes and someone asks: "Do you play any sports?" and I  confidently  answer:  "Yes, I dance!", that person looks back at me with disappointment and says the worst...

Zombies or Sleepless Students: Does School Start too Early?

Zombies or Sleepless Students: Does School Start too Early?

Ryan M.

April 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion

  Lake Mary's starting bell rings at 7:15 AM every morning; but is that too early?  Many students don't get to sleep until midnight then wake up bright and early the next day at 5AM.  To sum it up, high schoolers almost never get the full eight and a half hours of sleep they need to function. Due...

Will Modern Day Feminism Result in Drafting Girls?

Will Modern Day Feminism Result in Drafting Girls?

Ryan M.

April 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion

In today's modern age, feminism is more prominent than ever.  From the Women's March on Washington (January 21, 2017) to women working to earn equal pay as their men co-workers in their professions, feminism is everywhere.  However, some say that if girls want to fight to have equal rights, they should...

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