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ERA brings hope to the U.S. too soon

ERA brings hope to the U.S. too soon

Catherine Diel, Social Media Manager

January 23, 2020

The Equal Rights Amendment was first introduced in 1923 by Alice Paul, and has since then been battling for ratification. “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex,” the ERA said. The proposed amendment guarantees...

Surviving Dooms week

Surviving Dooms week

Catherine Diel, Social Media Manager

December 11, 2019

Mental breakdowns, all nighters, drinking too much coffee: Finals are coming at us at full force. Here is a list of our top 10 tips on how to prepare for finals. TIP 1: Do the study guide It may not be for a grade, but teachers have made it specifically for the exam. That means most of the inform...

Jason Aldean’s New Album “9”

Jason Aldean’s New Album “9”

Tim Tschoepe, Sports Editor

November 18, 2019

Jason Aldean's ninth album is coming out this Friday. The record is called “9” and follows his “RearviewTown” album that debuted in April of 2018 and reached number one on the Billboard chart, his fourth album to reach first on the chart. The album features 16 tracks, including songs written...

The Bite of the “Baby Sharks”

The Bite of the “Baby Sharks”

Tim Tschoepe, Sports Editor

November 16, 2019

On wednesday October 30th the mighty Houston Astros were slayed by the "baby sharks" (AKA the Washington Nationals) in the World Series. The astros collapse is not all i will be talking about, the resilience of the Nationals should not be overlooked. This nationals team was  19-31 through the first 5...

To my dad, a veteran…

To my dad, a veteran…

Chloe Presley-Gundaker, Managing Editor

November 11, 2019

One vivid memory I have from my younger days was the day my father left for Iraq the first time. I didn’t really have much of a concept as to what was going on until I saw him getting on the bus. When it finally hit me, I started running as fast as I could, wanting to give my father one last hug bef...

In loving memory of Mrs. Younts

In loving memory of Mrs. Younts

Rebekah Mann, News Editor

November 7, 2019

I am at a loss for words. I not only lost one of my favorite teachers, but one of my most amazing friends. Stacie Younts has been my teacher for almost a year and a half, and in that short time she has impacted my life in an unexplainable way.  She not only cared about my academic life, but made ...

When discussion is shut down

When discussion is shut down

Chloe Presley-Gundaker, Managing Editor

November 5, 2019

If you told me a year ago, I would eventually become as politically skeptical as I am now, I would have laughed at you. As a freshman and sophomore, I grew to believe my beliefs were grounded and unchanging, and I refused to look at anything else that differed. Now that ideology has changed, as I...

Negative review

Daniel Lackey, Editor-in-Chief

October 28, 2019

Where to begin with a novel that had loads of potential, but fell short? First off, “Dig” by A.S. King features an ensemble cast of characters facing their own internal and external struggles. Each chapter switches points of view, allowing the reader plenty of opportunities to learn about and f...

Positive review

Catherine Diel, Staff Writer

October 28, 2019

Dig, by A.S. King, follows a group of teens and an elderly couple: the Shoveler, the Freak, CanIhelpyou?, Loretta the Flea-Circus Ring Mistress, First-Class Malcom, and Gottfriend and Marla Hemmings. Their stories seem unrelated, however throughout the story, clues relating the group are sprinkled. The...

Injustices to the Student Journalists

Injustices to the Student Journalists

Catherine Diel, Social Media Manager

October 24, 2019

Student journalists all over the US are fighting for their rights. The New Voices Laws will be under debate in 2021. These would lessen the power of the Hazelwood case, which allows school administration to censor content they deem contradict community norms. The movement, however, started with student p...

Streetwear line offensive

Streetwear line offensive

Rebekah Mann, News Editor

October 11, 2019

In 1999, 13 people were killed at Columbine High School. In 2007, 32 were killed at Virginia Tech. In 2012, 26 at Sandy Hook Elementary. In 2018, 17 at Stoneman Douglas in Florida. And three weeks ago, a clothing company released a hoodie line glorifying these tragedies. New York-based...