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Exam Stress: Do’s and Dont’s

Cary Robbins and Dean Campbell

May 19, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Stick to a routine Hey, is your life going off the rails? Try a routine. According to Northwestern Medicine, people who do not follow a routine often run out of time, while having a routine helps people can stay on track. “People who set routines tend to stick to them better,” Dr. Stewart Burgess,...

Dear Everyone…

Callie Hollis, Reporter

May 13, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Mental Health is Not a Choice “People think of mental health as a mindset, not a chemical imbalance. You cannot just flip a switch and change your entire demeanor.” - Senior Danielle Chandler “It’s a biochemical thing that you have no control over. Then I think understanding it as that, breaks t...

Dark Humor

April 2, 2019


Filed under Opinion

While lacking a formal definition, dark humor is widely considered to be humor which pokes fun at serious topics like natural disasters, mental illness and recent or past tragedies. A recent rise of the use of this kind of comedy on the internet has sparked controversy regarding the use of sensitive...

The Spirit of the Season

Editorial Board, Editors

January 28, 2019


Filed under Opinion

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...

Resolutions: Is It Time?

January 15, 2019


Filed under Opinion

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...

What the Public Deserves to Know

What the Public Deserves to Know

Editorial Board, Editors

December 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion

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...

Trump and the media

Trump and the media

Emma Bennett, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

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 photographin...

About that Kaepernick Campaign

October 29, 2018


Filed under Opinion

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 d...

Kneeling and the NFL

Connor Lambert and Hudson Beaudry

September 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion

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 ...

DACA and the Dreamers

September 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion

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 diplom...

PUBG vs. Fortnite

PUBG vs. Fortnite

Connor Lambert and Hudson Beaudry

September 4, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Opinion

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...

Five Quick Breakfasts To Change Your Life

Five Quick Breakfasts To Change Your Life

Laura Beard, Editor

August 24, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Opinion, Showcase

  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,...