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Appreciate the written word and its impact on your life

Appreciate the written word and its impact on your life

Ava Charnley, staff writer

August 28, 2019

For well over a decade now, humans have come to rely on cell phones. With that reliance came excessive use of emojis, texting slang, and voice to text. While it is hard to imagine life without these luxuries, one has to wonder about the negative consequences of it all, especially for our generation. ...

My life guiding philosophy: Pseudo-Objectivism

My life guiding philosophy: Pseudo-Objectivism

Nickolas Roberson, Columnist

May 2, 2019

“If you know that this life is all that you have, wouldn’t you make the most of it?” That is the question that the Russian-American philosopher and writer Ayn Rand asked of us. With that question in your mind now, think of your life: past, present, and future. Where did it go? Where is it now? Whe...

Stay active this summer

Stay active this summer

Joe Perry, Sports writer

May 2, 2019

As winter finally loosens its grip on Northern Indiana and finals begin to roll around, it is finally time to look ahead to the most coveted time of the year: summer. I’m not talking about the season; I’m talking about that ten week break between school years that is completely symbolic of our e...

Be open to other opinions

Be open to other opinions

Nickolas Roberson, Columnist

April 17, 2019

Everyone has differing opinions in this day and age, and most likely throughout the entire history of human civilization. We all have opinions on politics, religion, economics, race, gender, and a near endless list of other topics. With these topics in mind, the majority of us believe that our opinions...

The presence of racism in plays and musicals

The presence of racism in plays and musicals

Cynthia Rossi, Staff Writer

April 17, 2019

Have you ever been watching a musical or play and realized that the scene you’re watching is actually incredibly racist? If so, then you are not alone. Lots of old plays and musicals contain racist, bigoted scenes because of the time period they were written in. However, if making a racist comment or i...

Free market could be the savior for American education

Free market could be the savior for American education

Nickolas Roberson, Columnist

February 27, 2019

This past month of February, teachers in West Virginia, California, Colorado, Arizona, Kentucky, and Oklahoma have been leaving their classrooms to participate in strikes in the name of increases in teacher wages, compensation, and school funding. Their numbers ranged from the hundreds to the tens o...

Debating to find middle ground in classrooms

Debating to find middle ground in classrooms

Cynthia Rossi, Staff Writer

February 27, 2019

I was scrolling on YouTube one night and I found a channel about debating to find middle ground. The topic naturally intrigued me so I decided to watch a few videos. They were absolutely eye-opening. They made me truly realize how often we as a society try to change the minds of those who disagree wit...

Stacey Abrams: A voice of unity

Stacey Abrams: A voice of unity

Elijah Hudson, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019

On Feb. 5, President Trump delivered his annual State of the Union address from the halls of Congress. Stacey Abrams was chosen for the honor of giving the Democratic response to his speech. The Commander in Chief finished his Presidential address, leaving Stacey Abrams with the nation’s eye. Most m...

Keep the sportsmanship in sports

Keep the sportsmanship in sports

Joe Perry, Sports Writer

February 13, 2019

“Young people need models, not critics.” This simple yet complex line was spoken by John Wooden, who won 10 NCAA championship titles and led the UCLA Bruins to four undefeated seasons during his tenure as their basketball coach. Wooden retired in 1975, but the truth in this statement still rings t...

Do subscription boxes hurt socialization?

Do subscription boxes hurt socialization?

Nickolas Roberson, Columnist

February 13, 2019

We all enjoy and love the subscription box services and products that we pay for and receive every month. Whether it be shaving products, popular culture merchandise, or even food and water, these services provide easy-to-access, quality goods that are delivered to our very own homes. However, how do...

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