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It helps to move on

It helps to move on

Brianna Mathias, Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 10, 2016


Filed under Opinion

We each have a very short amount of time to live on this planet. For some, it’s unfortunately shorter than others, but even 100 years isn’t that significant in the long-run. Because of this, we have to live our lives to the fullest. We shouldn’t get so hung up on the little things. Moving on...

Participate in upcoming caucuses

Participate in upcoming caucuses

Brianna Mathias, Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 19, 2016


Filed under Opinion

As we all know, it’s election year and the pool of candidates is shrinking. In order for each party to narrow it down to one candidate, there are caucuses and primaries. Kansas is having caucuses, and anyone who will be old enough to vote in the general election can participate. So you could potentially...

Access to guns should be restricted

Access to guns should be restricted

Katie Weisenborn, Staff Reporter

January 21, 2016


Filed under Opinion

  Access to guns should be restricted, but not abolished. According to the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA), a person currently doesn’t need to have a permit to buy a rifle, shotgun or handgun. I think this is dangerous because people, as a general...

Teachers need to compromise with students’ schedules

Teachers need to compromise with students’ schedules

Madison Crees, Online Editor

January 12, 2016


Filed under Opinion

As we run through life, we’re advised to join as many activities as we can to really get a feel for what we might like. We’re also told to take the hardest classes we can handle, because it may earn us scholarships later on in life. What they don’t tell us is that you’ll be going from school,...

Lunchroom applause needs to stop

Lunchroom applause needs to stop

Anniston Weber, Online News and Media Editor

January 6, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

CRASH. The blood drains from your face. The whole lunchroom goes silent. You can feel your face growing hot with embarrassment. Then they start clapping. Drawing more and more attention to your small, but loud, accident. Unfortunately, most of the students in this school have either participated in, or wit...

The confederate flag shouldn’t be glorified

The confederate flag shouldn’t be glorified

Amiyah Gonzalez, Staff Reporter

November 19, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Patriotism is something we as Americans often take pride in. Fourth of July is a hugely celebrated holiday and many houses are decorated with an American flag.  There may be a point, however, when patriotism turns more into racism. Some citizens adorn their belongings with the confederate flag, which...

Skinny-shaming is just as bad as fat-shaming

Skinny-shaming is just as bad as fat-shaming

Anniston Weber, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2015


Filed under Opinion

With the ever-increasing popularity of the internet, new ideas and movements can easily travel and spread to others with just the click of a button. A movement that has become quite popular and rather controversial within the past few years is often referred to as the “body positivity movement.” This...

Community college a worthy choice

Community college a worthy choice

Brianna Mathias, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 13, 2015


Filed under Opinion

As we get older, we have to make many important decisions about our futures. We have so many options, but often, people think they will only be successful in life if they choose to attend a public four-year university. Of course this is not the only way to succeed. People may choose to serve in the...

Happiness is a choice

Happiness is a choice

Anniston Weber, Staff Reporter

October 20, 2015


Filed under Opinion

You see it all the time. A three word phrase that seems to work its way into your head as much as possible, whether it’s uttered by your parents or flashed on your Tumblr dash. “It gets better." For the longest time, I didn’t think this was true. In fact, I was absolutely positive things...

Columbus should not be honored

Columbus should not be honored

Brianna Mathias, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 8, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Every year we get out of school on the second Monday of October for Columbus Day. While it’s nice to have a day off, this holiday is definitely not worth the recognition we give it. Columbus Day was celebrated first in the 18th century but didn’t become a federal holiday until 1937. This holid...

Agree to disagree

Madison Crees, Online Editor

September 5, 2015


Filed under Opinion

From the time we start pre-school to the time we graduate, we are taught about bullying. We’re told how to detect it, how to prevent it, and what to do when it happens. We’re told it’s what you see when a kid pushes another one down on the playground. We’re told it’s what happens when kids...

Let men be feminine

Brianna Mathias, Co-Editor-in-Chief

August 25, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Anyone who expresses femininity, regardless of gender or sexuality is likely to be shamed for it. However, when a boy possesses feminine interests or attributes, things could get brutal. Gendered marketing exemplifies the fear people in our society have of being feminine. Though it is simply a technique...

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