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2017 senior column: We are wildcats: Nick Weaver

2017 senior column: We are wildcats: Nick Weaver

Nick Weaver, EBN editor-in-chief
May 17, 2017
Filed under 2017 Senior Columns: We are wildcats, From the desk, Opinion, Top Stories

As I sit at my desk for the last time to write one final piece for the EHS-hub, my mind is content. I’ve done everything that I’ve set out to do. After taking over EHS-hub Broadcast News at the end of my sophomore year, I put a sign on the wall next to the door of room 704 stating “EHS-hub Go...

Opinions: From the desk: Brotherhood

Opinions: From the desk: Brotherhood

Nick Weaver, EBN editor-in-chief
April 26, 2017
Filed under From the desk, Opinion, Top Stories

In the sky, God painted a picture using the most magnificent, vibrant colors. Countless shades of orange, red, yellow and blue opened up above like the gates of heaven welcoming me home. Piercing through the clouds like a King after a glorious battle, the rays of light highlighted every wave and tree...

Opinions: From the desk: A city vision

Opinions: From the desk: A city vision

Nick Weaver, EBN editor-in-chief
April 12, 2017
Filed under From the desk, Opinion, Top Stories

I woke up the day after the recent election in a fantastic mood, April 5. After my alarm woke me up at 6:30 a.m. for school, I took a long hot shower and got dressed in khakis and a collared shirt. I ran upstairs to meet my mom for breakfast where we sat together, ate Apple Jacks and watched News Ch...

Opinions: From the desk: Arriving at my destination

Opinions: From the desk: Arriving at my destination

Nick Weaver, EBN editor-in-chief
March 29, 2017
Filed under From the desk, Opinion, Top Stories

If you would’ve asked me if I was ready for college six months ago, I would’ve answered, “No.” Not at all. Not in a long shot. While looking for a home to spend the next four years of my life, my parents bombarded me with every option. Did I want a big school or a small school? Did I want to stay nearby...

Opinions: From the desk: Magical moments

Opinions: From the desk: Magical moments

Nick Weaver, EBN editor-in-chief
March 8, 2017
Filed under From the desk, Opinion, Top Stories

I did as I normally do every other week. I sat down at the desk in the corner of my room in the pitch black except for a lamp illuminating the area directly around my laptop. There were papers and letters and water bottles scattered on the ground and deadlines creeping toward me. I was on empty...

Opinions: From the desk: My why

Opinions: From the desk: My why

Nick Weaver, EBN editor-in-chief
February 15, 2017
Filed under Digital Media, Featured multimedia, From the desk, Opinion, Top Stories

Charter schools. Magnet schools. Vouchers. Common Core. Standardized tests. Absence of technology. Unaccredited schools. Politicians. Lack of parental involvement. Overcrowding. Violence. Budget cuts. These topics plagued my research around public schooling, my second-semester ALAR/P 2 topic. ...

Opinions: From the desk: Pick it up

Opinions: From the desk: Pick it up

Nick Weaver, EBN editor-in-chief
January 18, 2017
Filed under From the desk, Opinion, Top Stories

There’s no easy way to say this. Oh wait… Yes there is. Let’s pick up our crap. EHS is one of the greatest schools in the state of Missouri. We have the type of faculty who go out of their way to know each and every student and make them feel comfortable– the type of faculty that pulls students out of c...

Opinions: From the desk: A long time ago

Opinions: From the desk: A long time ago

Nick Weaver, EBN editor-in-chief
December 14, 2016
Filed under From the desk, Opinion, Top Stories

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…. I was a little kid with big dreams. For my fifth birthday, my parents bought me a Star Wars chess set. On one side were silver characters shaped like figures from the light side of the Force: Yoda, Leia, Luke and the other rebels. Facing them on the o...

Opinions: From the desk: A founding flaw

Opinions: From the desk: A founding flaw

Nick Weaver, EBN editor-in-chief
November 30, 2016
Filed under From the desk, Opinion, Top Stories

Bipartisan issue: an issue supported by both sides. Such cooperation is hard to find in today’s political culture. Everything from gun ownership to healthcare to immigration splits people right down the middle with two radically different solutions. There’s one problem, however, that could uni...

Opinions: From the desk: Because of the brave

Opinions: From the desk: Because of the brave

Nick Weaver, EBN editor-in-chief
November 16, 2016
Filed under From the desk, Opinion, Top Stories

A community in which I can walk about and not have to consider my safety. A school that has so many opportunities I have to pick and choose so I don’t overload myself. A family that loves me for who I am. The people that attend the EHS’ annual Veterans Day celebration, Nov. 10, made me realize I take al...

Opinions: From the desk: Press rally

Opinions: From the desk: Press rally

November 2, 2016
Filed under Digital Media, From the desk, Opinion, Top Stories

On October 21st, Fox 2 News came to EHS to host a pep rally before our first playoff game against Lindbergh. Although I'm sure they had good intentions, the final result was something absolutely pointless and not journalistic. If you disagree with me then I encourage a letter to the editor explaining...

Opinions: From the desk: We the press

Opinions: From the desk: We the press

Nick Weaver, EBN editor-in-chief
October 19, 2016
Filed under From the desk, Opinion, Top Stories

A free press is the cornerstone of a democracy. I strive to be an ethical, independent journalist in an age where questionable practices haunt professional journalists. I have way more bad journalism role models than good. Brian Williams has been caught lying to the American people on multiple occa...