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Beauty across the world

Beauty across the world

Katlyn Sherinian

November 15, 2018


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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but society likes to condition us to think otherwise. In America there is a very specific ideal of beauty. This isn’t just a problem in the United States. To dig deeper into the issue, I interviewed all of our foreign exchange students, asking the simple question: Wha...

Broadway musicals sure to entertain

Broadway musicals sure to entertain

Jessica Powlen, staff writer

November 13, 2018


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Musicals are basically plays with songs and dancing, yet somehow, to me, they are much more entertaining.  They require an enormous amount of time and effort in order for them to be performed perfectly. Originating from England, in the 19th century, musicals were a combination of comic stories and operettas ...

Black Friday is overrated

Black Friday is overrated

Cynthia Rossi, Staff Writer

November 13, 2018


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In just about every aspect possible, Black Friday is overrated. Not only does it disrupt the euphoric feeling after spending a quality day together as a family, it is starting to run more and more into Thanksgiving every year. Black Friday is slowly becoming Black Thursday, ruining a day that is meant to ...

The power of stories

The power of stories

Nickolas Roberson, Columnist

October 18, 2018


Filed under Feature, Opinions, Uncategorized

“Once upon a time,” a phrase that has introduced an abundance of fantasy stories over the past few centuries, ranging from adventure and danger, to romance and tragedy, to eerie and ghostly. With Halloween close at hand, it is the time for spooky, flashlight stories being told by a nestled campfir...

Why do many sequels underperform?

Why do many sequels underperform?

Jordan Ladd, editor

October 17, 2018


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Whether it’s been a book, a movie, a TV show, we’ve all had something we’ve loved and are deeply connected to. Usually after finishing said thing, we clamor to see if there’s a sequel. Eventually, after we’ve gotten the sequel or waited long enough for the sequel to be made, we speed through it...

Fall into fall: the most alluring season

Fall into fall: the most alluring season

Elizabeth Walker, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018


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Imagine walking through the forest, the crisp autumn wind clears your head. In a plethora of different colors, the leaves cascade into small piles all around you. Nothing feels better than the crunch of leaves under your feet as you snuggle further down into your favorite sweater. Some believe that summ...

Reaffirming the validity of the Second Amendment

Reaffirming the validity of the Second Amendment

Nickolas Roberson, staff writer

September 19, 2018


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“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” These are the words that have sanctified and secured our rights and liberties in the United States of America since the 15th of December, 1791, when th...

Should parents be allowed to choose their child’s sex?

Should parents be allowed to choose their child’s sex?

Cynthia Rossi, Staff Writer

September 19, 2018


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In late 2016, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend announced that they were going to have their first child together. While some of the world was celebrating, others were infuriated. With the announcement of her pregnancy, Chrissy Teigen also noted that she and John decided to choose their child’s sex. ...

9/11 from the perspective of a teenage girl

9/11 from the perspective of a teenage girl

Katie Stanley, guest writer

September 11, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

On Sept. 11, 2001, I wasn’t born. I existed nowhere on this planet. I was born a full nine months after the attacks against our country, but this in no way discredits the events that occured on that day for me, nor should it for anyone else. I believe for many, many reasons, that we should still c...

Hear me out: I’m a feminist

Hear me out: I’m a feminist

Katlyn Sherinian, staff writer

September 5, 2018


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Feminism is the advocacy of equality between genders. Unfortunately, the word feminism  has developed a negative connotation. It has become a running joke that feminists are angry women who hate men. However, feminism is merely the simple idea that the treatment of men and women should be equal. &n...

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