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Black Friday is overrated

Black Friday is overrated

Cynthia Rossi, Staff Writer

November 13, 2018

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

“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

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

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

“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

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

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

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...

Importance of the individual spans the millenia

Importance of the individual spans the millenia

Nickolas Roberson, Columnist

September 4, 2018

The individual has been prominent throughout the entirety of human history, both in reality and mythology. In almost every instance of ancient culture, and even modern culture, there is the story of the hero facing the dragon. The hero isn’t represented by any group or collective, he represents Hi...

Worry shapes our lives

Elijah Hudson, Staff Writer

April 23, 2018

85 percent of things that we worry about will never happen. All that time distraught over something that didn’t affect you negatively. Worrying usually is our minds trying to anticipate bad things that have a possibility of occurring. Excessive worrying often leads to anxiety. The word worry comes from an Old...

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