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The world of American short stories speaks volumes

The world of American short stories speaks volumes

Sage Cooley, Co-Opinions Editor

April 9, 2019


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“Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury rests in front of me, my bookmark on page fourteen. “Angels and Demons” by Dan Brown — I managed to read about halfway through. “The Invention of Wings” by Sue Monk Kidd I haven’t even started. Frankly, novels sometimes feel indefinite and burdensome as...

Dress for success

Dress for success

Ryanne Howard, Co-Editor-In-Cheif

April 8, 2019


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Dressing up is a great way to make a lasting impression on your peers and teachers.

2020 Hopefuls and women of color: Earning the vote

2020 Hopefuls and women of color: Earning the vote

Gabrielle Donaldson, Sports Editor

March 27, 2019


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In 2019, the black female community is seeking a return on their investments: to gain support for their own political initiatives and to have their voices heard by politicians who can potentially earn their votes. Historically, black women account for a large portion of the American electorate. We...

Higher education: A broken and overpriced system

Higher education: A broken and overpriced system

Gabriella Kluch, Co-Opinion Editor

March 20, 2019


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Senior year of high school is the most stressful year of my life so far. This is the first year in which I’m facing the unknown of the future face-on. The impending intensity of higher education is right around the corner, and I have mixed feelings of dread and excitement. There is so much to look forwar...

Rigor and academic performance: a perspective for the bustling student

Rigor and academic performance: a perspective for the bustling student

Sage Cooley, Co-Opinions Editor

February 15, 2019


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After a long first week of grappling with my worries about this semester’s course load and rigor, I had a conversation with my mom Friday morning. She shared with me a perceptive lesson on appreciating how our unique talents contribute to humanity’s betterment. It’s important as young people to re...

The government shutdown earthquake has ended, but the aftershock continues.

The government shutdown earthquake has ended, but the aftershock continues.

Emily Silver-Campbell, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019


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After a long “will they, won’t they” debate over President Trump’s border wall, the government shutdown has ended. Before you celebrate, remember that we are still not out of the woods because the shutdown’s death is only temporary. Although many have been concerned about the possibility of...

Why is our pro-veteran president against serving?

Why is our pro-veteran president against serving?

Gabriella Kluch, Co-Opinion Editor

February 11, 2019


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As of January 22, 2019, the United States Supreme Court ruled that transgender people are not eligible to join the U.S. military. The policy was originally announced last year in July from the President via his twitter account in the span of three consecutive posts: “After consultation with my General...

Does Trump care about the lower class?

Does Trump care about the lower class?

Abby Lee, Website Editor

February 7, 2019


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America has long been heralded as the land of the free, and the land of opportunity. That’s what we’ve been told our whole lives. However, we grow up, and along the way, we learn that this isn’t necessarily the truth. As a queer kid, I spend a lot of time thinking and writing about how oppr...

Important Takeaways from A Star is Born

Important Takeaways from A Star is Born

Kendra Randle, Student Life Editor

January 7, 2019


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*Warning: This article contains spoilers Mental illness is real. Substance abuse is serious. The main character in the movie, Jackson, was seriously affected by alcoholism and prescription drug abuse. His addiction stemmed from his unresolved childhood trauma. Addiction is unfortunately commo...

Classroom size: is study hall a solution to improve student performance?

Classroom size: is study hall a solution to improve student performance?

Tatyiana Davis, Multimedia Editor

January 4, 2019


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The pain slithered from my open palm down my outstretched arm, aching along the length. A sigh poured from my mouth as my question continued to go unanswered. My teacher zoomed from student to student, trying to assist with mathematics. As I tried to gain some help, the dismissal bell mocked my efforts....

Becoming: one of America’s most influential women in history

Becoming: one of America’s most influential women in history

Gabrielle Donaldson, Sports Editor

December 19, 2018


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When the name “Michelle Obama” is spoken, words like class, brains, beauty, and elegance come to mind. As one of the most hated and honored First Ladies to journey alongside her husband, Michelle Obama has presented herself to the world in a mere transparent manner that no other First Lady of the ...

Menstruation is nothing to be ashamed of, but the pink tax is

Gabriella Kluch, Co-Opinions Editor

December 12, 2018


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I have seen it everywhere since middle school. Girls whispering to others, asking if they had a pad to borrow, or quickly shoving a tampon into their pocket before asking to leave the classroom. As I have grown older, I have begun to question why people who menstruate feel ashamed when it comes to t...

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