Don’t tell me I’m the extremist for caring about beings other than humans

Hannah Irelan, Editor

November 18, 2016


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Disclaimer: this article is extremely opinionated and may be offensive to some people. Read at your own risk. On June 10th of this year, I made the very controversial (but shouldn’t be) decision to become vegetarian after wondering just what it meant to be a true animal lover. You see, for year...

Male birth control trials shows hypocrisy in our world

Male birth control trials shows hypocrisy in our world

Olivia Livingston, staff writer

November 11, 2016


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Sixty-two percent of women of reproductive age are using a contraceptive for birth control. Women have many different birth control options: the pill, the shot, the implant, the patch, or abstinence. However, the options for men are few: condoms and abstinence. A common question in the minds of many wome...

#TrumpBookReport launches a revolution that leaves the public in awe

Hannah Irelan, Editor

November 7, 2016


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Oct. 19, 2016. Ah, yes, the beginning of the end of the world–I mean, uh, the last presidential debate, of course. Anyway, to hopefully no one’s surprise, Trump was chock-full of his hand-waving, lip-puckering, nose-sniffling outlandish antics, and Twitter nearly exploded. This time, however, I must say,...

Education needs more appreciation, less complaints

Education needs more appreciation, less complaints

Olivia Livingston, staff writer

October 13, 2016


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Education is defined as, “the process of receiving or giving systematic instruction, especially in school or university.” Another definition is, “an enlightening experience.” These two definitions hold true to the word education. In my opinion, a lot of us take education for granted. Especia...

Millennials vs Baby Boomers: A defense of our generation

Olivia Livingston, staff writer

October 13, 2016


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I, being born in 1999, am a millennial. As most of our generation knows, we are looked down upon as a generation. (That’s right, not just a few of us, the whole generation is looked upon as terrible.) The people who are stigmatizing us as the worst generation are the baby boomers. Baby boomers are ...

Tim Burton lacks tact and diversity

Tim Burton lacks tact and diversity

Bella McGill, Editor

October 11, 2016


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The buzz surrounding Tim Burton’s new movie Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children was subtle but strong when it came out Friday, Sept. 30, 2016. It was named the number one movie in America, and the tag line #Stay Peculiar has gathered a substantial group of followers. Book fans were excited bu...

Why “twenty minutes” should be twenty years in prison

Bella McGill, Editor

September 23, 2016


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Two weeks ago, Brock Turner, the twenty-one year old who sexually assaulted an unconscious, unresponsive woman, was let out of prison after serving three months of his six month sentence. But first, before I get into the details, allow me to phrase this how the news websites phrase this. “Stanford...

Colin Kaepernick protest causes controversy

Jacob Clouser, Sports Writer

September 23, 2016


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  America is in the midst of racial inequality and police brutality cases without any proper acknowledgment. People have tried to change things, but not the right way. People have tried rioting, over and over with no results. Then out of the blue comes football season, and with it a player wh...

Cell Phones: Are we more or less connected

Katie Gear, staff writer

September 22, 2016


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Most teens cannot go more than 30 seconds without checking their phone. Researchers from Kent State College found that female students spend an average of 365 minutes per day using their cell phones, sending and receiving an average of 265 texts per day, and making and receiving six calls per day. Ma...

Why 80s movies are better: “Dirty Dancing” edition

Why 80s movies are better: “Dirty Dancing” edition

Bella McGill, Editor

September 12, 2016


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Unpopular opinion: modern television and movies suck. They lack substance, they lack a lesson. What happened to the sweetness of Full House, where every episode had a moment that left you with a warm feeling in your heart? What happened to movies like Heathers where teenagers kill other teenagers and...

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