Social media creates inauthenticity among teens

Emma Elliott, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019

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In recent years, with the rise in the use of social media -- primarily Snapchat and Instagram -- teens have become more in tune with others lives … or so we say. If you were to check the profiles you’re following on Instagra...

NRA against domestic abuse victims

Sophia Comas, Sports Editor

April 8, 2019

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Honestly, a lot of us are kind of sick of talking about guns. I know I am. I think it’s such a misunderstood topic that no one could possibly begin to bring the change they want so badly, at least not in my lifetime. However, I...

Social media creates a divide among teens, makes us less real

Emma Elliot, Staff Writer

April 8, 2019

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In recent years, with the rise in the use of social media -- primarily Snapchat and Instagram -- teens have become more in tune with others lives … or so we say. If you were to check the profiles you’re following on Instagra...

Disregard diplomas, dive for degrees

Micheal Simmons, Blue M Editor-In-Chief

March 25, 2019

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In 51 days, one of the most important days of a student's life will come and an overwhelming number of us will be considered college students instead of high school students. While this is true, the idea that pursuing a colleg...

Methodist tradition degraded by anti-LGBTQ plan

Will Bannister, Guest Columnist

March 4, 2019

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In the last week of February, the United Methodist Church met for its general conference, and the question of human sexuality was at the forefront of debate and discussion. The church was set to vote on a series of plans that would deter...

Internet challenges causing hypothetical situations

Makenna Wollenberg, Assistant Photo Editor

February 28, 2019

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Most people know what internet challenges are. They are usually pointless, stupid and idiotic. They have resulted in temporary discomfort or just entertainment, but they could now be causing death. In recent news, people have...

Better integration needed for military students

Emma Elliott, Staff Writer

February 25, 2019

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Students and staff of public schools alike need to be more inclusive with new military students. After readapting to 10 new places over the course of the last 14 years due to my dad’s job in the Army, I’ve seen and exper...

Make recycling mean something

Jennifer Sadler, Staff Photographer

February 20, 2019

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How many years have your parents, neighbors, or even teachers mentioned the term “recycle” to you? That term plays a vast role in our society, yet many people choose to neglect it. In the United States, the rec...

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 sho...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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