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Girl power to the max

Story by Andrea Loredo, staff writer February 11, 2020

“You know what a harlequin is? A harlequin’s role is to serve. It’s nothing without a master.” These are the first lines of the initial “Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One...

Photo illustration by Peyton Sims. A teenage girl sit on her couch with a blanket and popcorn ready to enjoy a classic film.

Watch away the rainy day

Story by Peyton Sims, culture editor February 11, 2020

You’re curled up on your couch as you listen to the falling rain outside. The rain drops bounce off the window pane, making it difficult for you not to doze off. When the stormy weather keeps you from...

Taking vitamins or supplements should not replace eating a healthy diet.

The downside of vitamins

Story by Ruth Heinemann, staff writer February 8, 2020

Vitamin C for breakfast, multivitamins for lunch and a mineral supplement for dinner. Taking vitamins is part of the daily routine for millions of Americans. The popularity of vitamin and mineral supplements...

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Box office buzz

Story by Sydney Rowe, staff writer February 6, 2020

With the new year comes a brand new selection of movies to wait anxiously for, discuss and critique. Whether you’re the action type or prefer wholesome family movies, 2020 is sure to have something for...

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17 Ways in 17 Days

Story by Sydney Rowe, staff writer February 3, 2020

A little bit of kindness can go a long way. Whether it’s shown to someone during a time of darkness or on an amazing day, performing one simple act of kindness a day makes your life and other’s life...

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Psychology of the teenage mind

Story by Makenzie Hofert, staff writer January 17, 2020

The teenage brain undergoes many stressful situations throughout short periods of time, causing  most teens to hide their emotions and have difficulty openly talking about their problems. The teenage...

Graphic by Peyton Sims. The following list will sum up the highlights of the last ten years.

A blast from the past

Story by Peyton Sims, culture editor December 31, 2019

Another decade will soon enter the past as 2020 begins. Memories shared are left behind in the 2010s. As fast as time moves, it’s easy for people to not realize what significant events occurred within...

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The Finale

Story by Grey Johnson, staff writer December 20, 2019

In a land not so far away and around 40 years ago, “Star Wars” launched onto the big screen with a success like no other. It touched the lives of many and changed the film industry forever. After its...

Photo Illustration. It's common knowledge that parents lie to their children, whether for their children’s protection or their own. Many of these take the form of myths such as Santa Claus or the Tooth Fairy.

Lies that parents tell

Story by Emma LeFors, staff writer December 17, 2019

We all remember the horror we felt when our older sibling sneered down at us and told us that Santa Claus wasn’t real, or when we realized that our parents don’t have hidden cameras monitoring our...

Photo illustration. Adults are quick to blame technology or material greed for teen’s lack of enthusiasm with Christmas. Far too often, the surreal Christmas experience fades away with childhood and teenagers are left in the holiday season reminiscing on their childhood experiences.

Rekindle Christmas

Story by Doug Kyles, staff writer December 16, 2019

Far too often, the surreal Christmas experience fades away with childhood and teenagers are left in the holiday season reminiscing on their childhood experiences. As we age, it’s easy to see how Christmas...

Director Lisa Newton explains directions for a scene from the Spring musical, Peter Pan. The cast and crew began preparations in November.

Flying through the PAC

Story by Ruth Heinemann, staff writer December 11, 2019

The Tiger Theatre Company is taking on new challenges in this year’s musical “Peter Pan.” In January 2020, Peter will fly through the John Thomas Theatre, Wendy will tell stories and Hook will seek...

Graphic by Makenzie Hofert depicting the insects commonly found in food, unbeknownst to consumers.

What are you really eating?

Story by Makenzie Hofert, staff writer December 11, 2019

As soon as you get home from school, you go to the kitchen and grab a box of cereal to make an afternoon snack, but what are you really eating? Insect fragments, maggots, rodent hair and possibly fecal...

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