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Christmas traditions

Tori Walker, Billing Manager

December 14, 2015

Filed under Features

     Christmas time is full of some great family traditions: from baking cookies to decorating the house. Some traditions can be big and crazy while  some can be small and simple, but every tradition means so much to the ones doin...

JAHS students share their holiday traditions

Chloe Grove, Assistant Editor

December 14, 2015

Filed under Features, Life & Style

December has arrived, meaning the holidays also have. On December 25 many families honor Christmas and gather with their families to celebrate. Christmas is approaching quickly so “The Pioneer Press” asked the students and...

“MockingJay” flies through theatres

Chloe Grove, Assistant Editor

December 14, 2015

Filed under Features, Life & Style

  November 16 was an important day for “Hunger Games” fans across the world. “MockingJay - Part 2,” based on the third book in the “Hunger Games” series by Suzanne Collins, came out in theatres.     While...

Is homework worth doing?

Skylier Beachy, Photographer

November 24, 2015

Filed under Features, Opinion

Dear Editor,          A question that students may ask themselves when a teacher gives them homework is, “Why do we have homework? We already learned all of this in class.” Students debate with themselves if ...

Restrictive WiFi controls Alder

Logan Woods, Ad Manager

November 24, 2015

Filed under Features

    The WiFi at Jonathan Alder has provided students and faculty with a way to access the internet on school grounds without going through the hassle of limited data or poor connection for over a year. Some students say ...

“The Pioneer Press” explains the history of Thanksgiving

Jenna Mink, Editor

November 24, 2015

Filed under Features, Life & Style

     Every school year students and staff anxiously await Thanksgiving break. As nice as the three day break may be, Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on what to be thankful for as the year comes to an end. Little does everyone...

November represents lung cancer

Chloe Grove, Assistant Editor

November 24, 2015

Filed under Features, Life & Style

 In 2012, the United States estimated that about 18% of adults smoke cigarettes. That is approximately 42 million people. Smoking is the number one cause of lung cancer, but others that do not smoke can also get it. “Lung c...

Who Knows You Best

Jenna Mink, Editor

November 24, 2015

Filed under Features, Life & Style

     For each issue of “The Pioneer Press,” the staff chooses three individuals that have something in common and ask a series of questions. This month, “The Pioneer Press” has chosen senior Alexa Toler, her siste...

Cyber Monday gains popularity

Alexandra Phinney, Web Editor

November 23, 2015

Filed under Features, Technology

 As the holidays approach, everyone begins looking for the best deals on Christmas gifts for loved ones. To find such deals, many people go shopping on the famed Black Friday; however, due to technology advances stores have...

The school of your dreams

Chloe Grove, Assistant Editor

November 23, 2015

Filed under Features

  Many students and teachers have their own thinking of what their idea of a “perfect school” would be.  For the month of October,  “The Pioneer Press” asked students of JAHS: If you could change anything about the school what w...

Teacher for a day

Chloe Grove, Assistant Editor

November 23, 2015

Filed under Features

    Many students have a favorite celebrity or someone that they look up to. For this issue of the “The Pioneer Press” the staff asked students of JAHS: If you had the power to hire anyone to be your teacher for the day,...

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