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Theft of our peace of mind

Gwyn Barron, staff writer

February 24, 2015

Filed under Opinion

We've all heard of it, and it’s all happened to one of our friends or family members. Someone left a backpack or purse unattended and later found that valuables are curiously missing. Whether it’s a phone, iPod, or wallet, ...

Origin of Valentine’s Day

Kayla Flowers, staff writer

February 17, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Every year on February 14, people all around the world celebrate the Roman-Catholic holiday of Valentine’s Day.  We celebrate with chocolate, hearts, cards, bears, and flowers.  But have you ever wondered where the love-fi...

Why I hate Valentine’s Day

Cheyanne Jockisch, Staff Writer

February 17, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Around this time of year, pink, red, and purple are everywhere. People desperately look for someone to share February 14 with, and when they do, you better believe that social media will fill you in on their newfound love. Valentine’s...

#EffYourBeautyStandards

Marrion Ore, Staff Writer

February 9, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Growing up in a small town, Tess Munster was constantly bullied for her size. When she learned about plus-size modeling at age 15, she was told she was too short and too big to model. Fortunately, Tess Munster, now known as Tess...

A whole new world

Lydia K. Beard, Staff Writer

January 29, 2015

Filed under Opinion

As we continue to get older, the amount of experiences that we are exposed to increases. We make vital choices that can affect our lives in positive ways or negative ways. We decide what to do with our lives and hope that we are...

New year of hopes, dreams, and goals

Josh Hymes, Staff Writer

January 28, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Many people start off their new year with hopes, dreams, and goals. Many, many more people fail to meet any of these things by the end of the year. Why do people make all these aspirations if they can’t muster up the vitality...

A legend that left us too soon

Miguel Mosley, Staff Writer

January 28, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Stuart Orlando Scott (July 19, 1965 – January 4, 2015) was an American sportscaster and anchor on ESPN, most notably on the network's Sports Center. Well known for his hip-hop style and use of catchphrases, Scott was also a...

Cutest cat breeds

Abby Brown, staff writer

January 15, 2015

Filed under Opinion

When taking the time to think about domestic house animals, most people think of the main two as dogs or cats, but have you really thought about what kind of dog or cat you have as a pet. The more you think about it, more dogs...

Fading green

Josh Hymes, Staff Writer

January 13, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Time is a constant in the universe that we live in, always pushing forward day to night, day to night. As the days pass by into the catalog of memories we all keep, the world and people around us stay changing at the will of time....

All about that body

Gwyn Barron, staff writer

January 12, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Anyone with a radio in their car has probably heard Meghan Trainor’s newest body positive hit single, "All About That Bass." Though is it really positive towards all sizes? Or just the mid-waisted curvy girls seen in Meghan’s...

Adios 2014

Emanuel Lopez, staff writer

January 3, 2015

Filed under Opinion

The door is closing on 2014, and while most of us will feel nostalgic about the year that has passed us by, we 2015 seniors are ready to embrace the coming year with open arms. Most will remember 2014 as the year Kim Kardashian...

A holiday all enjoy

Abby Brown, staff writer

January 3, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Thanksgiving a day to celebrate with family and have a gigantic feast with meats and pies, but it also has a rather bigger past to its name. Thanksgiving is actually a national holiday celebrated primarily in the United States...

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