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Prom has become a beloved tradition, but it did not begin that way

Prom has become a beloved tradition, but it did not begin that way

Emily Silver-Campbell, Staff Writer

April 26, 2019

Colorful gowns, limos and tuxedos, all terms synonymous with the prom. Short for promenade, the prom is a tradition for high schools across the world. Early proms had the intention to teach students about proper behavior around the opposite sex and how to act respectable. Although a time of celebration,...

Skinned knees and statistics: Going to college from the perspective of a marginalized student

Skinned knees and statistics: Going to college from the perspective of a marginalized student

Abby Lee, Website Editor

April 25, 2019

The fact is that marginalized students have an entirely different college experience waiting for them.

The world of American short stories speaks volumes

The world of American short stories speaks volumes

Sage Cooley, Co-Opinions Editor

April 9, 2019

“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

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

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...

Myself reflected on the big screen

Myself reflected on the big screen

Tatyiana Davis, Multimedia Editor

March 22, 2019

I remember how chuckles would delicately swell through my body, as my brown eyes were smitten with static colors. Growing up watching cartoons that didn’t recreate the diverse scene of America submerged me in unsatisfaction. In a time of innovation, we’re progressively mindful of the negative effects...

Higher education: A broken and overpriced system

Higher education: A broken and overpriced system

Gabriella Kluch, Co-Opinion Editor

March 20, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

*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...

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