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Local elections need more focus and support from the voting population

Katie Songey, Editor-in-Chief

October 30, 2015

Filed under Opinions

Every four years, many Americans suddenly become interested in politics and run to the polls to cast their votes for the next President of the United States, but rarely do we ever invest the same amount of interest in the elec...

There needs to be a change in the way people think about Diabetes

Reilly Swennes, Design Editor

October 30, 2015

Filed under Opinions

It was not until I knew a diabetic that I realized how debilitating of a disease it was. Unfortunately, most people will live their entire lives without knowing the truth about diabetes and will continue to make ill-founded a...

Religious freedom ends when another person’s liberties are denied

Reilly Swennes, Design Editor

October 30, 2015

Filed under Opinions

After the Supreme Court ruled in a five to four decision declaring same-sex marriage constitutional in June, many people have questioned to what extent we can demonstrate our freedom of speech and religion in the United States....

Painkillers in the NFL

Logan Pearce, Editorials Assistant Editor

October 30, 2015

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In a series of recent interviews conducted by Vice Sports, former National Football League players opened up about the abuse of prescription painkillers during their careers. Kyle Turley, Nate Jackson, Marcellus Wiley and Keith McCa...

Should college athletes get paid?

Erika Snyder, Sports Editor

October 30, 2015

Filed under Column

  Colleges with big Division 1 programs make hundreds of millions of dollars each year.  The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is the largest sports college program in the United States which made $871....

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Amber Doyle, Business Manager

October 28, 2015

Filed under Opinions

Coast to coast, African-Americans are tweeting instructions on what to do if they are murdered in the hands of the ones who are supposed to be protecting us.  Even trending #IfIDieInPoliceCustody.  Every tweet seems to focus a...

Marijuana should be legalized for medical, recreational purposes

Logan Pearce, Editorials Assistant Editor

October 16, 2015

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With recent discussion over marijuana legalization in the United States, three different camps have arisen.  One definite side, believes legalizing the drug for recreational and medical use is necessary and that the nation would bene...

Are Teens Too Emotionally Invested in TV Shows?

Rachel Parker, Editorials Editor

May 21, 2015

Filed under Opinions

The newest couple, death or nail-biting drama on any television show continually spark emotion in its viewers. Often, it is common to see the rage, the tears or the joy expressed on social media, such as Twitter or Instagram....

Should All Seniors Graduate Early?

Rachel Parker, Editorials Editor

May 21, 2015

Filed under Opinions

High school is an excellent opportunity for teenagers to acquire study skills and try to formulate a plan as to what they want to do with the rest of their lives, but a valid question to consider is if four full years are really...

Is School Designed More For Girls Than Boys?

Rachel Parker, Editorials Editor

May 21, 2015

Filed under Opinions

The education system is designed to create equal academic opportunities for everyone, despite race, religion, social status and gender; however, some people argue that school is constructed in a way that allows females to succeed...

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