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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...

Go For It!

Go For It!

Katie Knight, Staff Writer

January 8, 2020

Hesitation. Uncertainty. Doubt. These emotions form heavy shackles forged of despair that prevent even the most determined individual from reaching their aspirations. What could be stronger than the grip of indecision, crushing its captors with the weight of dreams never realized? What immense power co...

Life Isn’t Fair

Life Isn’t Fair

Astrid Code, News Editor

January 8, 2020

I used to think that we were all balanced. I’m smart, but I have anxiety and I’m bad at sports. Some people are good at sports but bad at other things. Some people are bad at school but really kind. I used to think that life was fair, and that everything bad happens for a reason, even if it is har...

Video games do not cause violence

Video games do not cause violence

Kaylin Kyle and Kai Pennington

January 8, 2020

Removing the Q in LGBTQ

Removing the Q in LGBTQ

Emily Macaulay, J1 Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

LGBTQ+ is the most commonly accepted acronym for a community of people with sexualities that differ from heterosexual (straight) or gender identities differing from cisgender (one’s natural-born gender). The umbrella term stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Q*eer, as well as a plus fo...

There’s nothing wrong with a little procrastination

There’s nothing wrong with a little procrastination

Arushi Mithal, Opinion Editor

October 30, 2019

The brain is filled with constant battles with emotions and stress, but there seems to be one archnemesis that the brain simply cannot beat: procrastination. People cannot help but procrastinate about pretty much everything in their lives. This concept is thought of by many people as the worst thing ...

Grade wars and how they negatively impact self esteem

Grade wars and how they negatively impact self esteem

Arushi Mithal, Staff Writer

April 19, 2019

You walk in to math class, nervously anticipating to find out what your final grade is on the last exam. Everyone gets their papers back, some exclaim, comparing their grades that seem to be quite high. You finally get your test back, and a waterfall of dread washes over your face. You barely passed....

Prom: Ridiculously expensive, overrated, and on my calendar

Prom: Ridiculously expensive, overrated, and on my calendar

Keegan Tenney, Editor in Chief

March 20, 2019

With prom, the biggest dance at any school, less than 2 months away, everyone is hurrying to find outfits, dates, and make plans. Now let me tell you, all the hustle and bustle is not worth it by any means. Don’t get me wrong, prom is something to be excited about. But there is so much time to figure...

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