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Breakfast: The most important meal of the day

Breakfast: The most important meal of the day

Elizabeth Walker, Staff Writer

December 19, 2018


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A recent Kellogg's study showed that over 31 million Americans tend to forget or skip breakfast each morning. Many people across America think that eating breakfast in the mornings is a waste of time and empty calories. The truth is, breakfast can be very beneficial to people, when you eat it properl...

Freedom of speech upheld in face of ‘Nazi salute’ backlash

Freedom of speech upheld in face of ‘Nazi salute’ backlash

Nickolas Roberson, Columnist

December 5, 2018


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School officials at Baraboo High School of Baraboo, Wisconsin, have decided that the students who were involved in a now-viral Twitter posting of them performing a Nazi, “sieg heil,” salute will not be punished. The picture was taken and posted prior to Baraboo High School’s 2018 spring prom...

Sex trade in Afghanistan runs rampant

Sex trade in Afghanistan runs rampant

Katlyn Sherinian, staff writer

December 5, 2018


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Sex trafficking. What is it? Sex trafficking is when someone  forces anyone into a commercial sex act. A commercial sex act includes pornography, prostitution, or sexual performance in exchange for something of value such as money, food, shelter, or clothes. Since 2007, the National Human Trafficking H...

Elon Musk, Twitter, and his Bizarre Marketing Strategy

Elon Musk, Twitter, and his Bizarre Marketing Strategy

Nickolas Roberson, Columnist

November 16, 2018


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Elon Musk is quite a curious and peculiar individual The man has 120-hour work weeks and sleeps in his factories for days at a time, and he has also been seen insulting an analyst during a Tesla earnings call. Musk also appeared on Joe Rogan’s podcast, discussed his companies and smoked a blunt, and has been accus...

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


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“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...

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