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Acceptance isn’t exclusive

Acceptance isn’t exclusive

Olivia Baird, Opinion Editor

January 9, 2015


Filed under Columns, OPINION

The call for the acceptance of all body types is drilled into us, high schoolers especially. We are assumed to be the weakest in the department of self-love, and we hear messages to promote positive thoughts all the time; love yourself if you’re short, love yourself if you’re tall, if you’re wide,...

Preparing to climb the Ivory Tower

Preparing to climb the Ivory Tower

Zac Johnson, Entertainment Editor

November 19, 2014


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, Columns, OPINION

"The Ivory Tower," a film that questions the cost and value of American higher education, is making its nationally televised debut on Nov. 20. The documentary, by Andrew Rossi, takes place on college campuses and examines average students day-to-day lives. “We wanted to get into the stream of stu...

A Swift Recap

A Swift Recap

Zac Johnson, Entertainment Editor

November 19, 2014


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, Columns, OPINION

With the release of her new album, 1989, Taylor Swift has garnered attention from the likes of Businessinsider, Time magazine, and a good chunk of the internet. The album, albeit a bit catchy, is not the reason the once country, now popstar has been thrust into the limelight once again. Her most r...

Student exchange offers a unique perspective

Student exchange offers a unique perspective

Natasha Vyhovsky, News Editor

October 30, 2014


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, Columns, OPINION

Walking down the hall, we passed lines of tall, bright orange lockers without any locks and dozens of people who smiled and said “hi” to everyone they passed, all genuinely happy to see each other. As part of the annual student exchange on Tuesday, I shadowed junior Tanner Johnson of Oak Grove High...

Why we still don’t need to be scared of Ebola

Why we still don’t need to be scared of Ebola

Natasha Vyhovsky, News Editor

October 22, 2014


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, Columns, OPINION

Hearing students crack Ebola jokes on a regular basis upon hearing a sneeze, cough or any other symptom of common allergies, it is obvious few people understand what Ebola is and how one can actually contract it. In response to the recent outbreak of Ebola and its recent arrival in the U.S., a national...

Making the grade

Making the grade

Ayesha Vishnani, Writer

September 29, 2014


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, Columns, OPINION

As the final word of the question was uttered, the sound of reverberating applause suddenly engulfed the theater. For many of the students, it was a moment of unison; it was a moment of protest. It was an embodiment of the sentiments that put “us” against “them.” Unbeknownst to the guests on...

A recap of Summer 2014

A recap of Summer 2014

Claudia Chen, Social Media Manager

September 1, 2014


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, Columns, OPINION

Labor Day marks the formal end to summer, as pools close, and school is back in full session. Here are some events, organized chronologically, that defined and made Summer 2014 memorable: Late May: #YesAllWomen In the aftermath of a shooting that occurred in Isla Vista, California, the hashtag “Yes...

“Freedom” in Ferguson

“Freedom” in Ferguson

Natasha Vyhovsky, News Editor

August 19, 2014


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, Columns, OPINION

This past Saturday marks exactly one week since the controversial shooting of black teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., bringing with it protests and lootings, along with vigils by the citizens of St. Louis and other areas. Although reports vary from source to source regarding the events prior to and...

Is it creepy or social protocol?

Is it creepy or social protocol?

Avery Mojica, Writer

October 16, 2013


Filed under Columns

If you’re a boy, you’ve probably seen a girl you like in the hallway, and wanted to compliment them on how cute they look or something. But then you stop mid-thought and realize they might think you're creepy. Why is that? An example is when I was working on something on a computer, and needed...

Steroids: You lose when you use

Steroids: You lose when you use

Kuhlmann's Corner, Liz Kuhlmann

September 10, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Columns

As kids, we always dreamed about becoming professional sports players. We had our role models, the pros we looked up to and wanted to be like. We wrote letters to them in illegible writing, drew pictures of them, wore their jerseys and whenever the question appeared on an “All About Me” assignment:...

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