Monthly Archives: November 2010

High School Students Working

By Niyasia Askew
Staff Writer

Carly Guthrie, a 17-year-old Webster junior, goes to school from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and after school goes home, hurries up and gets dressed for work. She goes to work at 5 p.m. and doesn’t get off until 10 p.m. or later. “I have a busy life but can maintain it,” Guthrie said.

Guthrie said students should have jobs while in high school.  “Yes, it helps these students with better jobs for the future.”  She also said that it teaches responsibility and gives them a head start when they get older. Guthrie has been working since her sophomore year but has only been working at St. Francis for a year. Guthrie said a job can get in the way of schoolwork, but it hasn’t hurt her grades.  She also thinks it helps you in college and life financially.

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Webster Partners with Fox 23


Webster Career Tech Teacher Tracy Ogle has partnered with Fox 23 to broadcast student-produced videos.

By Bethany Johnson
Staff Writer

Webster Broadcasting and Digital Media Magnet High School and Fox 23 News have had a partnership for three years, going on four.

Mrs. Tracy Ogle, a computer teacher at Webster, also teaches a video production class, four years ago she showed interest in being partnered with Fox and they accepted. Fox has asked us to make them 30 second to two minute videos, three a year. The videos show things going on at Webster; Fox broadcasts the videos on Fox 23 News Day Break Morning Show.

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Teen Pregnancy

By Natalie Hudson and Jasmine Miller
Staff Writers

Tiffanie Simpson, a 17-year old Webster junior, and Anonymous, another 17-year Webster junior said they were scared when they found out they were pregnant. Simpson said, “It felt funny going to school pregnant because random people would come up to me and touch my stomach.” Anonymous said, “It sucked.”

Simpson and Anonymous said that they both didn’t expect to get pregnant at this age. Their families were a big part of this issue. Simpson said that her mom was very upset, and that her dad didn’t say anything. Anonymous said her mom was happy.

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Students in Webster Resource Teacher Patricia Mott’s class help run Webster’s recycling program.

By Curtis Ebert
Staff Writer

Webster Broadcasting and Digital Media Magnet High School has started a paper recycling project.  The paper recycling project was started by Tracy Ogle and her senior class of 2009. “I have five seniors assigned to paper recycling pick-up on Friday,” Mrs. Mott said.   The five seniors are Shawn Rogers, Mathew Roach, Marcus Roach, Brooke Biaselli, and Roy Nell. The recycling container is located at the entrance of the circle drive. Mrs. Mott said that Paper Retriever collects the papers every Friday. “The 2011 senior class will end its part of the project at the end of the current school year,” Mrs. Mott said.

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Why is Facebook Bad for People?


Students spend many hours a day glued to their computer screens.

By Dazmine Manns and Jada Williams
Staff Writers

What is Facebook and how could it affect you? Facebook is a Web site to meet old and new friends or to keep in touch with others from all over. Many people have a Facebook today, whether it’s to meet new friends, find a relationship, meet new people or to network.

According to site statistics published in December 2009, Facebook has more than 350 million active users. More than 35 million users update their status each day, with more than 2.5 billion pictures uploaded to Facebook each month. The average Facebook user has 130 friends and sends eight friend requests per month. Among children under 18, Facebook was ranked third in the top 100 searches of 2009, behind YouTube and Google.

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Opinion Column: Webster Needs a Longer Lunch

Many students have said they would prefer to eat lunch off-campus.

By Lhoedia Mack
Staff Writer

At Webster Broadcasting and Digital Media Magnet High School, we’ve been having trouble in the cafeteria ever since the kids can’t go outside anymore since there is not enough staff to look out for the students. I think that the lunch schedule should be changed so that the kids won’t have to be stuck in the cafeteria all the time. Students should be able to get out and have some fun before they have to back to class.

Some of the Webster teachers think that the current lunch schedule is not a good idea Emily Priddy, who teaches English II and Algebra I at Webster, said that her classes are on second lunch, which creates some hassles — the kids come in and half an hour late they leave for lunch. It’s hard because they have to try to get settled in twice, and a lot of kids want to take advantage of the split lunch to come in late or skip the second half of class, she said.

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Opinion Column: Facebook Mania


The digital world has become an constant presence for students.

By Joseph Gomez
Staff Writer

Communication and social networking has changed throughout the years and to this day it keeps improving due to many reasons such as presentation, privacy and popularity. Facebook is the most popular social networking company, according to the New York Times, and it only keeps growing. There are a lot of controversies about whether having these social Web sites in the Internet creates dangers or disadvantages to a person who uses it and is not such a good idea to use.

There are many issues when it comes to something as influential as Facebook, as to how it’s either bad or good. Facebook is said to be a distraction, a waste of time and harmful or dangerous to young users. Well as much as I would like to agree with that, I also think there are easy ways to prevent all of these problems, and it is honestly all up to the person using it and how responsible the user manages their Facebook.

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