The value of teaching

Emily Wachter, Managing Editor

November 2, 2017

Filed under Opinion

“So, what are you going to do? Just be a teacher?” This is the reaction I get when someone asks about my future and how I plan on making a living with an English degree. While being a teacher is a part of my plan and I...

The anthem is not a platform

Emily Wachter, Managing Editor

October 19, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Everyone who knows me is aware of the fact that I’m not exactly a sports fan. However, I’ve recently found myself watching and listening to several news stories concerning the NFL players who decided to kneel during the national...

We all have a common thread

Sara Porter, Staff Writer

October 19, 2017

Filed under Opinion

When you think of your neighbor next door or the guy that jogs beside you at the gym, you briefly see their faces in your mind and think about who they are. You might think to yourself, “She’s a nice lady, and she always waves...

Melina’s Memorandum

Melina Much, Staff Writer

October 19, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Oct. 1, 2017 marked the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history at the Route 91 Harvest Festival concert in Las Vegas, Nev. Gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire on country concert-goers from a hotel room in the Mandalay Bay...

They have the right to kneel

Jordan Kirby, Staff Writer

October 19, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Limits on the protections guaranteed by the First Amendment have been a talking point for as long as I can remember. One of the more divisive discussions stems from what some consider anti-patriotic acts of expression, such as...

Preparation for graduation

Jasmin Mitchell, Staff Writer

October 19, 2017

Filed under Opinion

I know for some of you, myself included, graduation is right around the corner. Some of you might think that graduating is the best thing that can happen to you. You’re about to have your diploma in your hand, and you can...

Miley Cyrus – “Younger Now” album

Rachel Ankers, Copy Editor

October 19, 2017

Filed under Opinion

When I first decided to write a review on the new Miley Cyrus CD, “Younger Now,” I was very excited because I’d heard that her new music was supposed to be similar to her earlier songs. I grew up watching Cyrus in Disney...

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...

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