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Audrey Harkaway, '23

Audrey Harkaway is a senior at J-DHS and can always be seen in a different pair of fun pants. In her free time, she enjoys lifting, running, playing the piano, and painting. She thinks every opinion matters and loves writing for the opinion section of RamPage.

The Drinking Age Should Be Lowered to 18

On July 17th, 1984 U.S. President Ronald Reagan signed legislation that raised the national drinking age from 18 to 21. The National Minimum Drinking Age Act required states to raise the drinking age to...

The Problem With School Lunches

In 2010, former president Barack Obama signed the Healthy Hungry-Free Kids Act (HHFKA) into law due to Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative. Her initiative aimed to reduce childhood obesity and encourage a healthy lifestyle...

Overturning Roe v. Wade – What it Would Mean

On May 2nd, Politico published what appears to be an authentic draft decision written by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, which would overturn the 1973 decision of Roe v. Wade. The leaked decision of...

Upperclassmen Should Still Be Able to Eat Lunch in the Main Gym Foyer

At the start of the 2021-2022 school year, seating arrangements were made available in the main gym foyer of Jamesville-DeWitt High School to juniors and seniors. There were about 10-12 tables holding 12 people...

What’s Happening Between Russia and Ukraine

In March and April 2021, Russia gathered around 100,000 soldiers as well as military equipment near its border with Ukraine. This was the highest force mobilization since 2014. The situation caused major concern over...

Schools Should Not Shut Down For The Omicron Variant

During the spring of 2020, 48 states, four U.S territories, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity mandated or recommended schools be closed for the rest of the 2019-2020 school...

Texas Abortion Law: A Woman’s Choice or the Government’s?

On May 19, 2021, Texas Governor Greg Abbott, signed Senate Bill 8 into law which prevented about 85% of women in Texas from getting abortion care, because it prohibits abortions after six weeks of...