It Is a Sin to Remove “To Kill A Mockingbird” From A School’s Reading List

Jessica Fosse, Staff Writer

October 26, 2017

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“They're certainly entitled to think that, and they're entitled to full respect for their opinions,” wrote author Harper Lee in her novel “To Kill A Mockingbird,” a book that 8th grade students in Biloxi, Mississippi will...

Americans Continue Battle over Gun Control

Ava Fehrmann, Staff Writer

October 26, 2017

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After the deadliest shooting in American history happened in Las Vegas on Oct. 1, resulting in 59 deaths, people continue to face the controversial question: should we be doing more to stop gun violence?   The debate...

Saturday Night Live Tackles the Political Climate

Devin Johnson, Staff Writer

October 19, 2017

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Live from New York, it’s political controversy!   For a television series that is now on its forty third season, Saturday Night Live has weathered generations of politics.   When they first took to the...

The Professional Soccer Pay Gap: How it’s Crushing the #1 Team in the World

Anna Kutz, Life Editor

October 19, 2017

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With subpar performance comes subpar pay. Or, that's at least what most would assume. But in the world of professional soccer, the terms pay and talent seem inversely proportional. After the U.S. Men's Soccer team lost to...

To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate, There is No Question

Emma Lazerson, Views Editor

October 19, 2017

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With autumn’s commencement, we can look forward to pumpkin spice everything, leaves transforming into red and orange hues and an excuse to wear our favorite fuzzy sweaters.   However, we tend to forget the more unsavory...

Is Climate Change Creating Crazy Storms?

Zoe Robinson, Staff Writer

September 21, 2017

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Less than a month after Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc in Texas and not even two weeks after Hurricane Irma hit Dominica and Florida, Hurricane Maria has made landfall in Puerto Rico as a Category 4 hurricane; it may hit the same...

iPhone X: Worth $1,000?

Emma Lazerson, Views Editor

September 21, 2017

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Less than a decade ago, I received my first phone.  It had a (semi) touch screen, a sliding keyboard and was the coolest piece of hardware available for 12-year-olds. Today, everyone seems to own a smartphone. In response...

Are School Dances Worth It?

Devin Johnson, Staffer

September 7, 2017

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The lights are dimmed. The music is cranked. There’s dancing, groups of friends on the floor, and a night chock full of memories.   Every high school movie claims it’s the most important night of your high school...

It’s Hurricane Harvey, Not Hurricane Trump

Joshua Perry, News Editor

September 7, 2017

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Most people are aware of the phenomenon known as the “butterfly effect.” Simply put, seemingly inconsequential actions have unexpected, sometimes monumental effects–like a twister resulting from a butterfly’s wing flap. This...

Out of this World or Potential Reality?

Anna Kutz, Life Editor

August 31, 2017

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Somewhere out in the cold, dark stretch of space, there are planets where life exists.   It's an astronomer's dream – or, possibly, reality. For centuries common people and scientists alike have pondered, and so I...

A Literal Doll’s House: Your Phone Screen

Emma Lazerson, Views Editor

August 31, 2017

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It runs rampant in music videos: a woman barely dressed.  It is evident in films: a woman visible only for her lack of clothes.  It even permeates television: a woman known for her body alone.   But is this bad?  Are...

Donald Trump: A Disappointing Time in Office

Sam Lance, Sports Editor

August 24, 2017

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Eight months. A lot can happen in eight months. You could get an interesting new job, get a solid ACT score or even invite a new life into the world. Since Inauguration Day back on Jan. 20, Donald Trump has been running our...

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