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Vacay vs Staycay

Vacay vs Staycay

March 23, 2020

Sleep is unnecessary

Sleep is unnecessary

Kylie Clifton, Feature Editor

March 21, 2020

In this prime era of our lives, time is everything. Apparently 6-8 hours of sleep is necessary every night according to any “doctor,” but many don’t realize what an absolute failure of productivity that is. We’re wasting hours upon hours every night, and for what? Nothing!  Now, forgoing sle...

We are all pieces of the same puzzle

We are all pieces of the same puzzle

The Staff

March 19, 2020

­“Okay Boomer.” This phrase has been everywhere on social media in the last few months. It is a way of the ‘younger’ generations, like Millenials and Gen Z, dismissing the ideas and opinions of the older, Baby Boomer generation. There has always been a notion that the Baby Boomers are so diffe...

Color is not consent: how St. Patrick’s day can start an important discussion about touching people without permission

Color is not consent: how St. Patrick’s day can start an important discussion about touching people without permission

Brianna Neuhouser, Digital Media Manager

March 17, 2020

A two sentence horror story: “You’re not wearing green!” A pinching hand reaches towards you, tapping their pointer and thumb together.  Every St. Patrick’s Day, thousands of people across the country scramble to find any sad excuse for green to avoid unwanted touching from their peers. ...

Kindness is a waste of time

Kindness is a waste of time

Kylie Clifton, Feature Editor

February 4, 2020

If you were born in a time with a basic level of civilization, perhaps no life threatening diseases, or even a reigning dictator, you’ve likely been burdened with being taught the “art” of kindness and respect. You may even have been told that these were lifelong skills would help us get a job,...

Congrats, you’re broke again!

Congrats, you’re broke again!

Liam Fagan, Sports Editor

February 4, 2020

Whether you have AirPods, AirPods 2, or no AirPods at all, I’m sure that you, like me, are feeling rather broke this holiday season. It’s not because of how much money we have, or because of our mental health. It’s because of the newcomer to the headphones game: AirPods Pro. We have lost all s...

Hey, why not?

Hey, why not?

Liam Fagan, Sports Editor

January 23, 2020

In this life, there is no shortage of opportunities. However, there is a shortage of people willing to take chances and accept those opportunities. People are controlled by inhibitions, fears, and doubts. We need more people in this world that are willing to try, regardless of the outcome. To anyone readi...

Destiny Is Mine

Destiny Is Mine

Melissah Morris-Adkins, Staff Writer

January 8, 2020

Everybody is destined for something in their life, no matter who you are. Whoever you are, you can be destined for greatness, whether it be everything you wanted or less than what you wanted. If you feel as if destiny is leading you down a path that you don’t like, you can change that. You have the p...

I Love You

I Love You

Brianna Neuhouser, Web Editor

January 8, 2020

It’s the third date with the person you’ve known your entire life. It’s going perfectly. Everything you ever wanted from the person you’ve always dreamt of. Your breath catches in your throat, the significant other’s hand wrapped in your own, three words the only thing you can think. But i...

I Don’t Know

I Don’t Know

Natalie Grinder, Staff Writer

January 8, 2020

Words have a big impact on people, especially the ones that leave a person hurt or unsure. Some of the most frequently used words can have the most meaning, including the phrase “I don’t know.”  This phrase can be good or bad depending on the context, and can be used to mean a lot of things. ...

Learn From Yesterday

Learn From Yesterday

Gavin Stevens, Staff Writer

January 8, 2020

This short but powerful phrase--originally coined by Albert Einstein--can often be seen slapped on the walls of classrooms and offices or on the covers of journals and inspirational greeting cards, or even on t-shirts. But although this nugget of wisdom may seem uncomplicated and rather simplistic, it is an...

Only One You

Only One You

Arushi Mithal, Opinion Editor

January 8, 2020

One time, in middle school, my teacher kept confusing me with another girl in our class. I was puzzled because to me we looked nothing alike. My teacher would tell her to sit back down while calling my name, and call out the other name while looking directly at me.  The reason I was upset about this is because...

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