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Free market could be the savior for American education

Free market could be the savior for American education

Nickolas Roberson, Columnist

February 27, 2019


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

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


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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


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

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


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“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


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

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...

Valentine’s Day: an over commercialized holiday

Valentine’s Day: an over commercialized holiday

Elizabeth Walker, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019


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Admit it. Valentine’s Day isn’t quite what it’s cracked up to be. Despite having a good intention and an underlying cute message, this holiday is simply ho hum and uninspiring. Alas, the obligatory sense of giving on this day is slightly off-putting and prosaic when forced down the throats of the ...

As eLearning days grow, the purpose misses the mark

As eLearning days grow, the purpose misses the mark

Jordan Ladd, editor

January 30, 2019


Filed under Opinions, Student Life

As temperatures continue to dip, snow continues to fall, and ice continues to freeze, students are being left with more and more two hour delays and eLearning days. This is the reality for many students around Indiana, and for many students around the nation. The beginning of 2019 has brought some of th...

Debate over dance styles

Debate over dance styles

Cynthia Rossi and Jessica Powlen

January 17, 2019


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As I was scrolling through Instagram one day, I embarked on a post that would later inspire a serious conversation about the dance world and even this very article. It was a post that made me truly realize how few people fully understand how diverse the dance world is and how many people’s careers...

Government overreach will grow with both parties in power

Government overreach will grow with both parties in power

Nickolas Roberson, Columnist

January 16, 2019


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

As of November 2018, the Democrats control the US House of Representatives, while the Republicans control the US Senate. With both of these political parties in power now, political gridlock in this great nation of ours will consume all things political in nature, preventing a copious amount of legislation...

I’m Listening

I’m Listening

Katlyn Sherinian

January 16, 2019


Filed under Opinions, Uncategorized

Religion and politics—two topics that send many people running in the opposite direction. I, however, am not one of those people. As many of you know, I love talking about my political views and would gladly do it for hours on end. However, for this article, instead of working to convince you of what...

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