The Spearhead

Which test to take

Andrew Madsen, Reporter

February 21, 2020

The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and American College Testing (ACT) are notorious for being two of the most important tests students have to take in order to get into colleges that they want. While they are essential for the college admission process, the two tests have some differences in scoring, ti...

Biology teaching about vaping

Andrew Madsen, Reporter

December 10, 2019

As the issue of vaping starts to rise, biology teachers around the school have come up with ways to teach students about the dangers and effects while also keeping the main lessons of the course at the forefront. In biology, during the Homeostasis and Cell Membrane unit, teachers link objectives to va...

The history of Counter Strike

Andrew Madsen, Reporter

December 10, 2019

The history of Counter Strike On June 19, 1999 two university students got together and worked on a modification for the popular game called Half Life. The mod made the game into a First Person Shooter (FPS) and became one of the biggest hits of its time. This mod was called Counter Strike (CS). It w...

Zoology Dissections

Andrew Madsen, Reporter

November 26, 2019

The practice of cutting animals open to see and understand them better is something practiced and seen in schools all around the world. But why exactly do we need to do it and what exactly is it like?  Dissection is the act of cutting into a dead animal to understand its anatomy. It can be done t...

Modern Warfare review

Andrew Madsen, Reporter

November 14, 2019

  This year's Call of Duty has strayed away from its futuristic theme once again and is a sequel to one of the most known  Call of Duty series, Modern Warfare. Modern Warfare has seen improvements in its graphics, gun play, and game modes. However, it also has some noticeable problems.  ...

AP vs dual credit

Andrew Madsen, Reporter

October 28, 2019

Studies have shown Advanced Placement (AP) and dual credit classes are both an efficient way to earn college credit while students are still in high school. But which class is the best to take? The answer to this depends on students’ learning style.  While both of these classes can give student...

Student council

Andrew Madsen, Reporter

October 1, 2019

As school starts, so does the planning for Student Council. Every Tuesday, Student Council meets to discuss upcoming events for the school year. This year Student Council is looking forward to planning events like Homecoming, Como Cow, spirit weeks, Courtwarming, and many more. Student Council also work...

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