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Texting, better than calling?

Raquel Amato, Opinions

February 15, 2018


Filed under 2017-2018, Opinion, Print Publication

With texting being one of the most popular communicational advances, it is rare to find someone who does not have a cell phone or does not text people. In fact, the average amount of texts sent across the globe in one year is approximately 8.6 trillion, according to a Portio study. Before the invention...

High school dating, worth it?

Raquel Amato, Opinions

February 15, 2018


Filed under 2017-2018, Opinion, Print Publication

Stupid, gross and pointless. Those were the adjectives I would have used at the beginning of my sophomore year to describe dating in high school. I would complain about seeing couples holding hands in hallways, sitting and cuddling together at lunch, basically anything considered PDA. Relationships...

Registration causes contemplation

Registration causes contemplation

McKenna Zacher, Sports Editor

February 8, 2018


Filed under 2017-2018, Opinion, Uncategorized

Every new semester brings a whole new wave of stress and adventure. I tend to adopt a “get-it-done” attitude by the end of January-- get through finals and try to come out sane on the other side. Adding to my mountain of stress has always been signing up for classes. As both a horrific ove...

Classes to eradicate student’s stress

Classes to eradicate student’s stress

Kate Lychik, Staff

January 31, 2018


Filed under 2017-2018, Opinion, Showcase

Another test. Another assignment. More homework.  These are all things that contribute to the stress taken in by students. There are plenty of different ways to get rid of this built up stress but not all of them are healthy. Thankfully, some colleges have begun to implement “relaxation classes...

Media and desensitization

Media and desensitization

Kate Lychik, Staff

January 31, 2018


Filed under 2017-2018, Opinion

We care less. That seems to be the case more and more often. Society is drowning in media. Everything is pushed in our faces through various means. News stories, movies and music are all ripe with all kinds of stimulation. The problem is, what if it is simply too much? We are so accustomed to bei...

Video games: Not so negative

Video games: Not so negative

Kate Lychik, Staff

January 11, 2018


Filed under 2017-2018, Opinion

Gamers are violent. Gamers are antisocial and weird. Video games are most frequently blamed for numerous negative aspects of society and are commonly seen as bad influences upon young people. Now there is no denying there is some correlation between negative behaviours and gaming, however, it...

Understanding the Importance of Creativity

Understanding the Importance of Creativity

Kate Lychik, Staff

November 29, 2017


Filed under 2017-2018, Opinion

“Think outside the box.” A common saying. Perhaps common enough to have lost some meaning by now. How often do we really “think outside the box,” extend beyond the barriers barring away our active imagination? How often do we think creatively and how often should we? I suppose the overall ...

Vegas Shooting Brings Back Debate

Raquel Amato, Opinion

November 6, 2017


Filed under 2017-2018, Opinion

According to the FBI, an event is considered a mass shooting if four or more people are killed due to gun violence. In the past decade there has been a number of mass shooting all across the United States, the most recent being in Las Vegas, Nev. Of course, this has brought the debate on gun control...

Massacre Breaks Silence

McKenna Zacher, Sports Editor

November 6, 2017


Filed under 2017-2018, Opinion

On October 2, 2017, I woke up to the dreadful wailing of my alarm, just as any other day. I turned off the alarm and started to scroll through the uncharacteristically abundant news alerts I received during the night. “At least 20 people are dead and more than 100 injured in a shooting on the Las Vega...

Graffiti: To be made legal or to remain unlawful?

Graffiti: To be made legal or to remain unlawful?

Kate Lychik, A&E Writer

October 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion

  Walking around the Hilltop area in Tacoma, my eyes are drawn to splashes of color around the drab and otherwise poverty-stricken neighborhood. Murals. Beauty. Art. Graffiti. When graffiti is mentioned, minds may wander to the stereotypically ugly words scrawled over some ...

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