Gun safety courses would lessen gun violence

Lukas Lengele, Video Production

April 17, 2018


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Safety and firearms are now coming to the forefront of the national news, sparking up many disagreements. People across the country are saying that firearms need to have higher restrictions, that people should not own them, or at least specific firearms. But other people disagree, saying that it is aga...

NFL players paid excessively

Mason Alberto, Staff Writer

April 17, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Sports Column

As the National Football League Draft is nearing, we’re going to see more players getting paid too much for their performances. For years, teams have progressively been giving more and more money to players who might not even play. The Cowboys recently released their star receiver Dez Bryant bec...

NCAA caught amidst fraud scandal

Meredith Comas, Opinions Editor

April 17, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinions

Bribery threatens the long loved game of collegiate-level basketball   The National Collegiate Athletics Association has been under fire for their recent bribery scandal, in which Adidas bribed players and families of the NCAA to attend company-sponsored schools and then endorse the company later when ...

Immigration system not helping immigrants

Kaitlin Clark, Entertainment Editor

April 16, 2018


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Our nation was built by immigrants, but say the word “immigration” in a crowded room, and I guarantee that there will be people who are passionate on both sides. Following Donald Trump’s win in the 2016 presidential election, his rhetoric denouncing illegal immigration escalated. According to the Was...

Fake news, corporate lies

Meredith Comas, Opinions Editor

April 10, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinions

Sinclair Broadcast Group draws corporate news content into question   Until recently, many Americans went about watching their local news stations without a single indication of the corporate mandates handed down to them by one of the largest telecommunications groups you’ve never even he...

Limit senioritis, finish strong

Jacob Clanton, Print Editor-in-Chief

April 10, 2018


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If you’ve spent any amount of time around seniors recently, I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase, “Man, senioritis is hitting me hard.” It’s a common trend among high school seniors who are ready to move on. Senioritis is not an equal-opportunity mentality. Some seniors are struggling mor...

Juuling poses danger to students

Makenna Wollenburg, Online Photo Editor

April 10, 2018


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The Real Cost commercials of teens with flash drives as cigarettes has become a reality. Juul vape pens look and charge like flash drives, making the commercial a hypothetical scenario Juul is a new vape pen that has a similar look to a flash drive. This means anyone can pass it off as just a fla...

Good Sportsmanship makes a big difference

Aloera Ostermann, Staff Writer

April 10, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Sports Column

As the month of March comes to a close so does the season of March Madness, the season of thrilling and intense men’s and women’s basketball tournaments hosted by the National Collegiate Athletic Association. During March Madness, teams face off in many different tournaments to ultimately fi...

School walkouts supporting end to gun violence effective, showcase student voices

Meredith Comas, Opinions Editor

April 3, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinions

There have been 18 incidents of gun violence on school grounds. 21 lives lost to gun violence in educational institutions. All just 45 days into 2018. 2018 is off to a violent, terrifying start that has been shaking the public, tearing into the shaken and divided society that is America today. ...

Drug use in professional athletics affects future generations

Micheal Simmons, Sports Editor

April 3, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Sports Column

In professional sports it's a common debate of whether to allow performance enhancing drugs or not. Despite this, several athletes who experimented with PEDs are trying to justify using them or even  allow them. But the use of PEDs should be banned because it sets a terrible example, athletes ...

World Honors Women

MaKenna Eilert, Photo Editor

April 3, 2018


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In the year of #MeToo and Time’s Up, Thursday’s International Women’s Day continues to illuminate the stunning achievement and collaboration of women everywhere. Rooted in the movements campaigning for better pay and voting rights, this day is now all about women coming together, inspiring eac...

Put An End to Animal Cruelty

Maddy Gleason, Staff Writer

April 3, 2018


Filed under Opinions

Maybe she’s born with it. Maybe it’s cruelly been tested on an innocent animal. Whether or not products for human use should be tested on animals before actual human tests are done is one of the most emotive and controversial subjects to date. Products such as makeup, shampoo and tons of other h...

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