Live to your expectations

Jasmin Mitchell, Staff Writer

October 5, 2017

Filed under Opinion

I’m sure many people can relate to what I’m about to say. Over the years, I have been put on a pedestal of success. A lot of people, mainly my family, have high expectations set for me, but I didn’t realize it until late...

The limitations of language

Catherine Hyman, Assistant Editor

October 5, 2017

Filed under Opinion

By definition, languages are limiting. We cannot speak about things if the words don’t exist to allow us to do so. Sometimes, this makes us unaware of concepts others are able to discuss, other times, this limitation renders us in...

Service with a smile

Sarah Jones, Staff Writer

October 5, 2017

Filed under Opinion

“Hello. My name is Sarah, and I’ll be taking care of you this evening.” These are usually some of my first words to my customers when I greet them. What most of these people do not know is the hard work that goes into this...

You don’t have to try so hard

Ashley Krause, Copy Editor

October 5, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Last fall, while most students from my high school senior class were packing to move into their dorms, I was working to achieve an authentic life I have always wanted to lead. At some point in our lives, we all probably wond...

Melina’s Memorandum

Melina Much, Staff Writer

October 5, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Threats. Name calling. Aggressive tweeting. That may be acceptable between feuding high-schoolers or between celebrities. Not between world leaders. The status of relations between the U.S. and North Korea has recently been a far cr...

Beliefs: worth challenging

Catherine Hyman, Assistant Editor

September 21, 2017

Filed under Opinion

It is human nature to seek to maintain beliefs that we currently hold. The Oxford English Dictionary defines belief as a mental conviction, or a proposition or set of propositions held to be true. Beliefs can be good things; they are pa...

Melina’s Memorandum

Melina Much, Staff Writer

September 21, 2017

Filed under Opinion

The last week saw large-scale changes to immigration policy in the U.S., spearheaded by President Donald Trump and his administration. Most notably, former President Barrack Obama’s and his administration’s legacy executive or...

Walk a mile in their shoes

Lauren Owens, Editor-in-Chief

September 21, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Before this summer, I had lived 20 years without ever experiencing what it feels like to be the only white person in a room. Because my life experience is that of a southern, middle-class, white American, I did not know what it ...

Family is more than blood

Ashley Krause, Copy Editor

September 21, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Confused, broken and unloved. This was the way I felt the day I lost most of my family because of senseless, trivial disputes. That day, I walked out of my grandparents’ house knowing that our family would never be the same. ...

“Look What You Made Me Do” – Taylor Swift

Rachel Ankers, Copy Editor

September 21, 2017

Filed under Feature, Opinion

The first Taylor Swift song I ever heard was “Tear Drops on My Guitar,” and, like many people, I had no idea who Taylor Swift was when I heard it. But as an 11-year-old, I absolutely loved the idea of being the innocent girl...

Live the life you choose

Rachel Ankers, Copy Editor

September 21, 2017

Filed under Opinion

I got married in May. Before my husband and I even said, “I do,” people started asking us when we were planning to have kids, and it hasn’t gotten any better since the wedding. While I’m very excited about having a fami...

Fighting the stigmas

Ashley Kause, Staff Writer

August 31, 2017

Filed under Opinion

She’s the girl who hides her face when walking to class because her feelings are almost too powerful to bear. He’s the boy who has scars on his arms from countless battles with his mind. They’re the faces of the future and...

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