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Movie speaks to staffer

Hannah Palmer, Multimedia

June 4, 2018


Filed under 2017-2018, A&E, Opinion

Coming out. Telling just one person the truth about who you are can be extremely scary. While watching the movie “Love, Simon” there were a lot of things that spoke to me. “Love, Simon” follows Simon Spier, played by Nick Robinson, through his coming-out journey and how he deals with diffe...

‘Love, Simon’ simplistic, yet poignant

‘Love, Simon’ simplistic, yet poignant

Kayla Morris, A&E/OP-Ed Writer

April 13, 2018


Filed under 2017-2018, A&E, Opinion

The recent release “Love, Simon” was adapted from the book ‘Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda’ and is closely  based on the plot of the novel. The movie begins with the main character Simon (Nick Robinson) introducing his family and friends to the audience. We meet his childhood best...

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

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 overplann...

Not the Greatest Show, Man

Not the Greatest Show, Man

Emily Van Bergeyk, Managing

February 4, 2018


Filed under 2017-2018, Opinion

Grossing more than $115 million in the U.S. and Canada alone, “The Greatest Showman” has dazzled fans and critics with smash-hit musical numbers and single-handedly resuscitated Zac Efron’s acting career. Trailer after delightfully gaudy trailer brought the movie national attention in late 2017...

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...

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