General Education credits should be reviewed

Julianna Poe, Copy Editor

February 4, 2019


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Picture yourself having finally graduated from high school and about to go to college, ready to take classes in your field of study. But there’s one problem. General Education credits. General Education credits, or Gen Ed for short, are required classes that make up the foundation of an undergra...

Say no more to enabling behaviors

Meredith Comas, Online Editor-and-Chief

February 4, 2019


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This column is in based on a story published in The Washington Post. To view the story that prompted the below message, go to the link below: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/national/wp/2019/01/19/feature/the-man-who-stood-behind-trump/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.9eee4c794a22.  My fellow Kansans, I write to you today in anguish of the...

Support, utilization can motivate students without press laws

February 4, 2019


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It’s been over 30 years since Hazelwood School District won the case against Kuhlmeier on student free speech. Students for years have been fired up about the fact of schools taking out the ability for students to use their right to explicitly state issues in an article or through visual media. Sin...

New York bill demolishes conservative morals

Javi Mercado, Staff Photographer

February 4, 2019


Filed under Opinions, Uncategorized

My mom was only 18 when I was born. Her pregnancy and my birth changed her life forever. I was an inconvenience for her. But here I am, an abortion survivor, able to write this piece today because she didn’t choose abortion, she chose to have me and raise me. Everyone who is reading this ri...

Are records coming back?

Madison Ritz, Staff Writer

January 28, 2019


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Personally, I think vinyl records are coming back. After making an unexpected disappearance in the early 2000s, vinyl records are officially becoming a trend once again. Before Christmas, I simply asked my parents for a record player for Christmas and I was disappointed about what my mom told me;...

Wildlife-centered media vital to protection of animals

Kaitlin Clark, Print Editor-in-Chief

January 28, 2019


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Vulnerability comes in many forms, but animals are particularly susceptible to the cruelty of others. With no way to defend themselves from humans, wild animals are killed, sold and traded every day. Activists and foundations do what they can to stop this, but with often few resources and low public vi...

Government shutdown irresponsible

Kris Long, Staff Writer

January 28, 2019


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The longest government shutdown in American history is finally over. At least for the time being, politicians have agreed. The government will reopen with no funding for Donald Trump’s wall. Trump was determined to to build his wall, as it was his signature campaign promise. After shutting the gov...

Misled information in media creates problems for everyone

Brianna Carmack, Opinions Editor

January 28, 2019


Filed under Editorial, Opinions

Nowadays with a wide spectrum of different types of technology, news is recorded across all forms of media. Whether it’s visually or written in words there is a story or viral video put out every day. But, sometimes, those stories or pictures can be used as manipulation or will reveal incorrect contex...

To grow up is to take responsibility

Sophia Comas, Sports Editor

January 15, 2019


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One of the very first life lessons most of us were ever taught by our parents was “life’s not fair.” I’ve heard that sentence almost every day of my life. I used to take those words for granted because I always thought it was one of those regular sayings all moms are required to tell their chil...

Make your life mean something

Meredith Comas, Online Editor-in-Chief

January 15, 2019


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Hello, reader. It’s been some time since I’ve greeted you on this page, as just myself. It brings back nostalgic memories of excitement brought by seeing my name on a freshly printed paper, speaking my mind on topics that, at the time, were pressing thoughts begging to be poured on an empty page. ...

Increased security has potential for preventing drug use of teens

Brianna Carmack, Opinions Editor

January 15, 2019


Filed under Editorial, Opinions

One’s teenage years, while full of exciting and fun, can also be the beginning of an everlasting addiction. Even though it's always been a problem for teens, it seems like drug use has been increasing in popularity to the point where it's normal to go into the bathroom and notice that people are vapi...

Are records coming back?

Madison Ritz, Staff Writer

January 15, 2019


Filed under Opinions

Personally, I think vinyl records are coming back. After making an unexpected disappearance in the early 2000s, vinyl records are officially becoming a trend once again. Before Christmas, I simply asked my parents for a record player for Christmas and I was disappointed about what my mom told me;...

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