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Favorites for reading about past

Favorites for reading about past

Allyson Bonhaus, Feature Chief
May 4, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Here is a list of (in my opinion) great historical fiction books. However, some of these books were recommended from friends and I have not read them yet. Warning: the books are varying levels of difficulty and require different levels of maturity due to the seriousness of some of the grave situations...

New money, no problems

New money, no problems

Adhiti Chundur, Beats Editor
April 27, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew announced on Apr. 20 that former president Andrew Jackson will be replaced on the $20 by Harriet Tubman. Tubman will be the first person of color- male or female- on US currency. This representation is a significant step forward for our country. The irony is not lost. A...

Pushing limit on dress code

Pushing limit on dress code

Alex Karev, Opinion Editor
April 25, 2016
Filed under Opinion

As we begin to move into the warmer months, a prevailing question is that of what to wear. During winter we do not have as many choices as we currently do. Typically during the cooler months, students dress with more layers of clothing to keep warm. Boys, usually, will wear jeans, khakis, or sweatpants...

Hamilton turns tide

Hamilton turns tide

Yasmine Guedira, News Chief
April 22, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Music is a powerful force in our world. It can influence people and spread a message like nothing else can. The new Broadway musical Hamilton fits this description perfectly. Recently, Hamilton has released a casting information notice confirming that they will only accept non-white actors for auditi...

Are ‘Bernie-bros’ bad for democracy?

Are ‘Bernie-bros’ bad for democracy?

Claire Lefton, A&E Chief
April 21, 2016
Filed under Opinion

All politicians are human beings. Be they scientists, teachers, or presidential candidates, all people are imperfect. Why are so many political activists forgetting that? Before supporters of Senator Bernie Sanders are directly addressed, it is important to note that advocacy for him is understan...

Risk of doing nothing

Risk of doing nothing

Sarah Horne, Broadcast Editor in Chief
March 18, 2016
Filed under Opinion

  According to CNN, more than three million people die prematurely each year due to overexposure to air pollution. The burning of fossil fuel is the largest contributor to the world’s threatening climate change.   The negative impacts of burning fossil fuels instead of using alternate reusable...

Daycare or presidential debate?

Daycare or presidential debate?

Claire Lefton, A&E Chief
March 11, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Politics have never been the most wholesome or friendly practice, but the 2016 presidential race has really pushed the limits on how unwholesome and unfriendly politics can really be. In the most recent Republican debate on March 3, the candidates bragged about the size of their genitalia, shamelessly...

Athletes proving bad role models

Athletes proving bad role models

Lauren Kurtzer, Associate Editor
March 3, 2016
Filed under Opinion

The drama of Peyton Manning’s alleged sexual assault shows just how little we know about athletes and why we should not look up to them as role models. Even though there is social media and up-to-date news with the Internet, athletes that we love can and do hide part of their lives from the publi...

Re-Envision your movie experience

Re-Envision your movie experience

Claire Lefton, A&E Chief
March 3, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The new movie theater down the road is more than it seems. Envision goes beyond the typical movie theater to create a friendly and sociable environment and experience to those who walk through its doors. Envision sets the mood before you even reach the doors with a patio space and walkway with a be...

‘Yes, we can’ get a new justice

‘Yes, we can’ get a new justice

Brooke Landrum, Print Editor-in-Chief
February 29, 2016
Filed under Opinion

In a given term, the president is in office for four years or 48 months or roughly 1,460 days. During this time the President has many duties to perform and tasks that he is in charge of. In order to be a good President, he or she must take care of these things. Seems like a no-brainer right? Upon...

Cultural appropriation or appreciation?

Cultural appropriation or appreciation?

Yasmine Guedira, Staff Writer
February 18, 2016
Filed under Opinion

In our modern day and time, much of our understanding for the outside world comes from the media, news outlets, and pop culture. So what happens when we are generally only exposed to the glorified versions of countries and fail to see the rest? This very dilemma resurfaced with the release of Coldplay's...

Counselors busy with scheduling

Counselors busy with scheduling

Alex Karev, Staff Writer
February 17, 2016
Filed under Opinion

The time of year has come for students to create their course outlines for next year. Although it can be a painful process for students, the counselors have it worse. Students have to come up with ideas of what they are going to take the next year, which can be a difficult and stressful process. Freshman...

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