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The Spirit of the Season

January 28, 2019

The holiday season is depicted as a joyous time, with a break from school finally leaving you time to sleep in or catch up on your Netflix shows. With winter comes a chance of snow due to dropping temperatures and longer nights. But as happy as parts of the season are, there seems to be a subtle sadness lying just beneath the facade of Christmas lights and decorations Serotonin is a neurotransmitter...

Resolutions: Is It Time?

January 15, 2019

Every year, many people in the nation partake in the annual custom of making New Year’s resolutions. These can include, but are not limited to, going to the gym, going on a diet or travel. Although it may seem like a light-hearted tradition, there are many controversies surrounding resolutions. Some see it as a joyous holiday tradition, while others find it an unproductive waste of time.

What the Public Deserves to Know

December 18, 2018

It’s not uncommon for people to see politicians committing crimes to gain fame and political standing in TV shows like Scandal, House of Cards or The West Wing. As much as we’d like to believe this is just fiction, the United States government does not have a perfectly clean slate of being forward and honest with the American people. The country was founded on the idea that freedom of speech...

Trump and the media

November 26, 2018

I first started looking into the complicated relationship between Trump and the media after attending the Al Neuharth Free Spirit Conference in D.C. this past summer. Famous photographer Doug Mills was one of the speakers at the conference and told the other students and I about his job of photographing every president from Ronald Reagan to current president Donald Trump. Mr. Mills told us about...

About that Kaepernick Campaign

October 29, 2018

Last month, Nike released a new marketing campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick, who has been shrouded in controversy since 2016 due to his choice to kneel during the national anthem to protest racial injustice. The campaign has been plastered everywhere, from San Francisco to New York City, and the discussion it has brought about has been virtually inescapable on social media. The ad has been divisive,...

Kneeling and the NFL

September 4, 2018

As the 49ers prepared to take the field on Aug. 26 of last year, Colin Kaepernick, now a household name, knelt during the national anthem in order to protest police brutality and social injustice in America. Over the past year, other players, including Michael Wilhoite, have joined in the kneeling, while some teams, including the Tennessee Titans, opted to not take the field until the anthem ended....

DACA and the Dreamers

September 4, 2018

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was an executive order signed into law by President Barack Obama. DACA protected children of undocumented immigrants from being deported as long as certain criteria were met like one has to be under 16 when one came to the US, have a high school diploma or GED and have no felony or serious misdemeanor convictions. DACA remained in place until President...

PUBG vs. Fortnite

September 4, 2018

The battle royale video game genre has become incredibly popular in the past year. This type of game involves 90-100 people dropped into an area where they are meant to gather supplies and survive. The last man standing is the winner. Currently, there are two battle royale games that dominate the genre and have become a matter of debate among players: Fortnite and PUBG. Fortnite is a cartoonish, playful...

Five Quick Breakfasts To Change Your Life

August 24, 2018

  For the Hungry: A Big Ole’ Bowl of Oatmeal Great for test days, oatmeal fills you up without making you crash later. Just a half cup of old-fashioned rolled oats, a cup of water, a dash of salt and you have a wonderful, wholesome meal. Bonus Points If You: Add cinnamon, bananas, and honey for a bit of flavor.   For the Rushed: A Variety of Toasts From peanut butter...

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