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Why diamonds aren’t this girl’s best friend

Why diamonds aren’t this girl’s best friend

Emily Hudson, staff writer

April 10, 2017


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Since the 1949 musical Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, women have been told that diamonds are a girl’s best friend. In 1953, the idea was pushed at women again in the Marilyn Monroe film version of the same title. The idea is that diamonds will always stay constant even when the men waver or the beauty fade...

Rick Riordan is the best children’s author

Carol Johnson, staff writer

February 28, 2017


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In fifth grade, I saw a trailer for a brand new movie called Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief.  Just coming off my first time reading Harry Potter, I was eager for more books, so once I got to school, I went to the library and got a copy of the Lightning Thief. It was one of the be...

Grocery store bought cookies are the best

Hannah Alexander, Staff Writer

February 27, 2017


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You all know them: the soft, crumbly sugar cookies layered with a delicious, brightly colored frosting that can be bought at basically any grocery store. Some may say that these grocery store bought cookies are gross, but they are completely wrong! These cookies give joy to anyone who eats them. I ...

Lady Gaga shows she was “Born This Way” through her half-time Super Bowl performance

Lady Gaga shows she was “Born This Way” through her half-time Super Bowl performance

Bella McGill, Editor

February 9, 2017


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On Feb. 5, 2017, Lady Gaga―singer, songwriter, and actress―performed the Pepsi-sponsored halftime show at the Super Bowl and absolutely rocked it. Her performance started off with her singing “God Bless America” and “This Land is Your Land” with drones as background dancers before literally jumpin...

Feminism is not a dirty word

Bella McGill, Editor

January 27, 2017


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feminism (n.) the policy, practice or advocacy of political, economic, and social equality for women (feminist.org) the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities (merriam-webster.com) the radical notion that women are people (on a shirt I saw) Now, most of you who ...

The difference between pink and blue (or, the gender stereotypes forced on us from a young age)

Bella McGill, Editor

December 5, 2016


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Girls are sugar and spice and everything nice while boys are snips and snails and puppy dog tails, according to an old nursery rhyme. Personally, I know this rhyme from that one episode of The Powerpuff Girls when Mojo Jojo creates the Rowdyruff Boys and chaos ensues. But I digress. Girls are taught from a young age ...

Listening to Christmas music: sooner or later

Listening to Christmas music: sooner or later

Emily Hudson, staff writer

November 21, 2016


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Black Friday now starts on Thursday, and the holidays are approaching faster than ever. But as kids (and teens) start creating Christmas lists, I have to ask: when can I start listening to Christmas music? The Grinch would say, “Never listen to it,” and snarl in the damp, dark cave he calls home, but...

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,...

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