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Social media creates motivation rather than angst

Mark Anbinder, News Editor

March 1, 2019

Filed under Opinion

As the gen z’ers become teenagers, a new generation of users is making their presence known online. This presence is creating negative consequences for the children currently using social media and their futures, both their p...

Self worth shouldn’t be determined by success and failure

Zoey Heinrich, In-Depth Editor

March 1, 2019

Filed under Opinion

There is a lot to be said for striving for excellence. After all, almost all of the most successful leaders and self-made celebrities seem to swear by never settling for less than their best. While it’s almost universally agree...

Representation in art allows for better understanding of international cultures

Connor Weilgos, Opinions Editor

March 1, 2019

Filed under Opinion

The film critic Roger Ebert once said that movies were like machines for empathy, allowing viewers to look into the lives of its characters for several hours at a time. That still rings true today, with movies, books and music co...

Growth Is Key For The Girls Basketball Team

Mike Mandell, Sports Editor

March 1, 2019

Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

Although the girls basketball team has seen many down-to-the-wire fourth quarter games, their ability to win when it counts has been the highlight of the season.  With the addition of zero hour conditioning, the girls began t...

February Issue Current Events

Allie Zyck

March 1, 2019

Filed under Current Events, News

2020 Presidential election season begins With less than 700 days to go until the next federal election, candidates have officially begun to announce their intentions to run. In particular, the Democrat field is looking rather cr...

CYNTOIA BROWN GRANTED CLEMENCY AFTER GAINING ATTENTION FROM KIM KARDASHIAN AND OTHER CELEBRITIES

Itzel Segura, Sports Editor

February 28, 2019

Filed under News

Cyntoia Brown was 16 years old when she shot the man that got her into sex trafficking, Johnny Allen. After her trial in 2006, Brown was sentenced to 51 years to life in prison for first degree murder, felony murder and aggra...

Music festivals consider security changes as threats increase

Phoebe Rusch, News Editor

February 28, 2019

Filed under News

Recently, Coachella  announced that they are finding ways to combat violence, assault and harassment at the festival.  With the large number of attacks during concerts in recent years, including the bombing at Manchester and t...

Push/ Pull – Are politicians exacerbating the impacts of illegal immigration?

Mark Anbinder and Connor Wielgos

February 28, 2019

Filed under Opinion, Push/Pull

Connor Wielgos Push In today’s political climate, many politicians are quick to vilify illegal undocumented immigrants, blaming them for job loss, crime and exploitation of federal services. There are 11 million undocumente...

Eating disorders go largely noticed as serious mental illnesses

Zoey Heinrich and Allie Zyck

February 28, 2019

Filed under In-Depth

Recently, many individuals have begun working to remove the stigma surrounding mental disorders such as anxiety and depression. This has given many other individuals the courage to open up about their experiences in a way they...

Timeless Teenage Turmoils: finding out that parents are people too

Ryder From, Opinion Editor

February 28, 2019

Filed under Features, Opinion

When we’re kids, we may think our parents can’t do any wrong or behave immorally  because we trust and adore them. As we age, however, finding out that parents are people too can create an internal struggle that is diffi...

Mirror of the Mind: The security of social trends

Zoey Heinrich, In-Depth Editor

February 28, 2019

Filed under Features

In the eighties, high schoolers’ interests included perms and slapstick comedy-filled movies. When the nineties came around, the big hair and funny movies were replaced with butterfly clips and basic video games. Now, instead...

From gluten to garlic, diets and dislikes are being passed off as medical conditions

Emma Mannukain

February 28, 2019

Filed under Features

Most people know at least one person with a food allergy, ranging from the type that are mildly uncomfortable to the more severe. Food allergies can be really serious, but now, it's getting hard to tell if they are as common a...

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