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A Cloud Over Tomorrow

A Cloud Over Tomorrow

Evan Dorian and Laura Beard

May 22, 2019


Filed under Features, Multimedia, Showcase

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. And these days, where there’s a cloud, there’s a vape pen. In its earliest stages over a decade ago, vaping was marketed as a means to ease the process of quitting smoking cigarettes but now threatens to make a new generation addicted to nicotine. Vape pe...

Acting and Activism

Acting and Activism

Snowden Farnsworth, Dean Campell, and Owen Hewitt

May 20, 2019


Filed under Features, Local, Showcase

When I moved to Memphis and began working at Playhouse, I approached the Playhouse On the Square staff with the idea of adding a Queer Youth Theater to our education department, and everyone was on board!” Ms. Carley Crawford said. “Thus, Q&A was born.” Ms. Crawford founded the group in 2015 with ...

Starstruck

Starstruck

Snowden Farnsworth, Editor

May 16, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

Does the fault lie with the stars, as Shakespeare wondered, or does it lie with ourselves, that we trust them? Though we have known for millennia that the orientation of constellations in the night sky has no influence on individual human lives, horoscopes remain enduringly popular A survey complete...

#MeToo

#MeToo

Emma Bennett, Co Editor-in-Chief

May 9, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

I first became interested in the #MeToo movement walking to a football game last year with my friends and fellow seniors Hannah Grace Howell and Rachel Crane. What should have been a normal Friday night of a few friends going to a football game together quickly turned into something darker. “I...

The Space In Between

The Space In Between

Laura Beard, Editor

May 7, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

On Feb. 26, the United Methodist Church voted against a plan that would allow each church to decide on whether to host LGBTQ weddings and would relax restrictions on LGBTQ clergy. To many in the LGBTQ community, this felt like a step backwards. The space between religious an...

Silent Struggle

Silent Struggle

Snowden Farnsworth, Editor

April 22, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

One morning in Aug. 2016 I woke up unable to move. I was completely paralyzed. It almost didn’t surprise me. Over the past year, doctors had discussed diagnosing me with leukemia, lymphoma, neuroendocrine tumors, multiple sclerosis, Lyme disease and West Nile Virus, to name a few. At that point, I...

Appropriation/Appreciation

Appropriation/Appreciation

Mimi Young, Reporter

April 10, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

If you scroll through 19-year-old Swedish model and social media influencer Emma Hallberg’s Instagram page, you will see pictures of her with plump lips, medium complexion, and curly hair, but in real life, she is a white woman with straight hair, thin lips, and a light complexion. This is the social...

Colors You Can’t Ignore

Colors You Can’t Ignore

Cary Robbins, Editor of Feature Stories

April 1, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

"When I see racism in the news and stuff, I think ‘oh, that’s terrible. It’s happening to so many people,’” junior Kennadee Carlton said. “I never really think about how in a few years, this could happen to me.” Carlton is not alone in worrying about racism. A study by NBC news found...

The Avalanche

The Avalanche

Evan Dorian, Co-editor-in-chief

January 15, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Or is it? What if the holiday season, generally perceived as being an epicenter of happiness, a hub for celebration and time with family, is actually what brings some people down this time of year? In a survey conducted by the National Alliance of...

Where Do Christmas Trees Come From?

Where Do Christmas Trees Come From?

Emma Bennett, Co-editor-in-chief

December 24, 2018


Filed under Features, Local, Showcase

Let’s say you’re a Christmas tree, or rather, a Christmas tree seedling. You’re going to want to be planted alongside some sister seedlings in a place where you can soak up the sun, roughly seven feet from your fellow tree friends. That’s about 350 million tree friends, by the way, planted all...

Together We Serve

Together We Serve

Cary Robbins, Editor

December 21, 2018


Filed under Features, Profiles, Showcase

“I joined the military because it felt like it was the right thing to do,” Middle School IPS teacher Mr. Mike Smothers said. “There wasn’t a war on. It wasn’t this heroic mission thing. It was more that, I wanted to contribute. I wanted to help in some way.” Mr. Smothers was a...

Ten Points for GryphNation

Ten Points for GryphNation

Emma Bennett and Snowden Farnsworth

November 28, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

It should have been an ordinary Friday morning, but an email the night before informing students of a shortened academic schedule suggested otherwise. From morning to noon, freshmen, sophomores and juniors confusingly rotated through their abbreviated classes wondering what awaited them at the e...