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The deal with tattoos

Bella McGill, staff writer

September 8, 2015


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I like tattoos. I think they’re pretty. I think they’re cool. I think they’re a great way to express yourself. I think they’re a great way to permanently remember something or someone. Lately, tiny tattoos have come into fashion. Arrows, anchors, dream catchers, and infinity signs are extremel...

The power of a giving heart

Emilee Gear, staff writer

August 25, 2015


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“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. “ - Mahatma Gandhi Service needs to become a more regular part of the daily life of youth. Students should be aware of the benefits volunteering can bring to not only the community, but the individual as well. Involving...

Beauty: You keep using that word, but I don’t think it means what you think it means

Jeßyka Brown, Columnist

May 20, 2015


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As a young woman, I have often heard well-meaning people tell me that I am beautiful, regardless of many things. Regardless of height, body type, weight, skin type, hair, hobbies, personal attributes and qualities, and especially beauty. I am beautiful on the inside. Beauty has become this quality that...

Chivalry should be dead

Miranda Edwards, Editor

April 15, 2015


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Every human being with functioning ears has heard the words, “Is chivalry dead?” Well, considering chivalry was actually a word used to describe a brave, honorable knight who laid his life down fighting for the weak, yes, it is dead. However, the definition of chivalry has shifted to such acts as...

Pink Slips: It would have been nice to know

Jeßyka Brown, Columnist

January 29, 2015


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What is with these E-learning days, or rather, the ramifications because of them? The school corporation has been planning on using these E-learning days since we started using them during Snowpocalypse 2014, and we even had a practice E-learning day in November in preparation for this winter. It...

New Year’s is Not the Time for Resolutions

Jeßyka Brown

January 19, 2015


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New Year’s Resolutions are stupid. Yeah, I said it. The idea that a new year somehow magically makes someone a “new person” is silly and false. The fact is that people do not change because the date does, and just because the date changes does not mean that people are ready for making themselves...

Nothing is Real

Jeßyka Brown, Columnist

December 4, 2014


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“I don’t know if we are actually human at this point, those of us who are like most of us, who grew up with TV and movies and now the Internet. If we are betrayed, we know the words to say; when a loved one dies, we know the words to say. If we want to play the stud or the smart-ass or the fool,...

Media distorts society’s views

Miranda Edwards, Editor

December 1, 2014


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People rely on news coverage to mirror society, and to report the current events occurring in our town, state, country, and world. However, the media is distorting this mirror, thus shaping society, and the way we think. The media controls what we believe, and often times, the important news is left...

“Not My Problem”

Jeßyka Brown, Columnist

November 17, 2014


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There is a problem that is becoming more and more prominent in this day and age, the “nmp” problem. “Nmp” is a text-lingo reply, often sent after a friend or coworker asks for help, that translates into English as “not my problem,” as in, “Because it does not directly affect me right now,...

Death with Dignity Act not assisted suicide

Miranda Edwards, Editor

November 13, 2014


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Brittany Maynard, 29, died through the Death with Dignity Act in Oregon on Saturday, Nov 1. She had been diagnosed with glioblastomas earlier that year, which are highly aggressive and fatal tumors in the brain. Maynard was in for a painful, degrading death. Instead, she opted to, in her words, die on...

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