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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...

Don’t shame people who choose abstinence

Brianna Mathias, Co-Editor

April 21, 2015


Filed under Opinion

There is a double standard very evident in our day in age. If someone has a lot of sex, they are either praised for it or bashed for it, and if they haven’t had any sex or want to wait a while before they do, they are considered weak and are made fun of for it. Anyone, regardless of gender,  is subject...

Mental disorders are not adjectives

Raina Basso, Staff Reporter

March 30, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Nowadays, people are always heard using terms like “depressed” and “OCD” to describe their actions or feelings when they are in fact not suffering from these disorders. Diseases such as eating disorders, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic attacks, anxiety and bipolar disorder...

Meninism is satirical, should not be taken seriously

Meninism is satirical, should not be taken seriously

Brianna Mathias, Co-Editor

February 23, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Meninism started as a Twitter account parodying feminism. Satire, jokes, that’s all it was set out to be. The creators of the account actually agreed with feminism. Then suddenly, a bunch of boys began using the hashtags meninist and meninism to claim that females have more rights than males and...

America needs to say no

America needs to say no

Rachael Arthur, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2015


Filed under Opinion

We as a society have begun to promote saying yes to everything. Everything is okay as long as it feels good. And if anyone confronts you about what you’re doing, keep doing what you’re doing because you feel like it. While I do believe that everyone has the foundational right of freedom, I do have...

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