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A Letter to the Class of 2015

Rachel Perley | Nov 17 2014 | in Opinion & Politics

There are seven months until graduation. Seven months. 29 weeks. 203 days. 4872 hours. 292,320 minutes. 17.5 million seconds. And each of those se...

Editor's Letter to Jay Bender

The Royal Banner Co-Editors-in-Chief | Nov 17 2014 | in Opinion & Politics

Dear Jay,  First of all, we at the Royal Banner would like to thank you sincerely for your response. We would like to stress that ...

Jay Bender's Letter to the Editor

Jay Bender | Nov 17 2014 | in Opinion & Politics

Dear Royal Banner Staff, Upon seeing the first newspaper of the school year, I was mildly disappointed when I found out that the Royal Ban...

What's Wrong With Homecoming?

Isabel Zuniga | Oct 1 2014 | in Opinion & Politics

Movies have given me the impression that Homecoming is a fun night where the whole school participates and has a great, safe time. But if this is ...

Music, Drugs, and Dancing

Aleah Matthews-Runner | Sep 26 2014 | in Opinion & Politics

“Now that bang, bang, bang/ I let him hit it ‘cause he slang cocaine” Nicki Minaj’s new song, “Anaconda”, has its place. That plac...

A Letter to Freshmen

Anonymous | Sep 22 2014 | in Opinion & Politics

This is called “A Letter to Freshmen,” but, really, this is a letter to anyone who has chosen to read this. Should you choose to read this, I wan...

Abolish the Death Penalty

Mike Sparkman | May 28 2014 | in Opinion & Politics

In light of recent events (those events being the botched execution of Clayton Lockett, convicted murderer,) I think it is time to ponder why we s...

Letter to the Editor: The Parking Problem

Dustin Michels | May 28 2014 | in Opinion & Politics

Last month’s Royal Banner allocated a page to discussion of the “the parking problem.” It suggested that a shortage of parking spaces is inconveni...

Pay No Attention to the Women Behind the Curtain

Aleah Matthews-Runner | May 28 2014 | in Opinion & Politics

Pay no attention to the women behind the curtain: Exposing the inequality behind the film industry The Academy Awards began 85 years ago, ...