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Private college is a scam

Private college is a scam

Madison Forbis

May 30, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Higher education is becoming an increasingly more competitive market. Schools that were once commonly considered safety schools have become reach schools for many. As a college degree becomes increasingly expected in the workforce, more and more people are considering college for their post-graduate...

Reopen restrooms

Reopen restrooms

Reema Patel

May 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion

You remember the whole water bottle you drank during 1st period halfway through a test worth a quarter of your grade and, with reluctant permission from the teacher, you hurry to the nearest restroom only to find a sign with the fateful message: “closed”. This one word sends you on a ten-minute wild goo...

We need gun control policy change and action

We need gun control policy change and action

Katie Delk

February 20, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

After 19-year-old, depressed Nikolas Cruz murdered 17 students and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, President Donald Trump offered "prayers and condolences." But with 30 mass shootings just this year as of Feb. 14, according to the Gun Violence Archive, we need more than j...

COLUMN: Community Service

COLUMN: Community Service

Madison Forbis

February 15, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

“I met a homeless person at my one and only time at the local food pantry and it made me realize that my life is great and theirs isn’t.” Sound familiar? It must to college admissions officers. With the rise of mandatory community service hours in American high schools, community service...

Halloween just isn’t the same anymore

Halloween just isn’t the same anymore

Lauren Komar

October 31, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Halloween was my favorite holiday. Since I can remember, Halloween was my favorite day. I would spend hours figuring out which costume to wear each year. Was I going to be one of the many Disney princesses or opt for a scarier look like Ghostface from Scream, or Jason Voorhees from Friday The 13th? The...

How old is too old to trick or treat?

How old is too old to trick or treat?

Mercy Tsay

October 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Trick or treating has always been an October staple since I was young, along with the pumpkin spice lattes and Ugg boots. Many people begin to shame trick or treating when you get older and I don't think that's fair. I rarely went out trick or treating as a kid but the times that I did I had...

Colin Kaepernick deserves to play

Colin Kaepernick deserves to play

Arianna McQueen

September 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers,  Colin Kaepernick, made headlines at the start of the 2016 NFL preseason when he decided to take a knee during the National Anthem. In an interview, Kaepernick explained why he kneeled, saying “I am not going to stand to show pride for a country that oppress...

DACA is a blow to Trump’s presidency

DACA is a blow to Trump’s presidency

Delores Battle

September 7, 2017


Filed under Opinion

President Trump's administration decided to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which protected illegal immigrants who entered the United States as minors with their parents from deportation. As of Sept. 5, around 80,000 immigrants who received work permits or other benefits ...

Erasing racism, not history

Erasing racism, not history

September 6, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

A racist by any other name is just as racist. Wanting to preserve history is an understandable viewpoint. But there’s a fine line between preserving history and praising it. Though the intent at the construction of Confederate statues may not at the time have been to directly support racism,...

Looking back on Trump’s first 100 days

Looking back on Trump’s first 100 days

Michael Strobl

May 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion

America loves an entertainer. Based on that, it’s hardly shocking that we’ve ended up with President Trump. He ran a nationalistic campaign full of funny nicknames, bizarre yet fascinating stunts and even had some pretty catchy music accompanying him (thanks, Freedom Kids). But now that he’s had...

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