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Photo Illustration by Peyton Sims

Saving bucks on spring break

March 15, 2020

Spring break is all about having fun and you don’t need a lot of money to do so. From spending time in the great outdoors to having a night inside with a couple of friends, there are many budget-friendly ways to spend your week. Go on a road trip Flying is cool, but there is so much more to see with no clouds in th...

Up in the hair

Up in the hair

March 14, 2020

Pollen has started to fall, the little flowers that sprinkle the ground are sprouting and afternoon thunderstorms are beginning to roll in. It’s early spring, and with the cold weather rolling out, it’s time to roll in the bright color palettes that make up a spring wardrobe. With Target, Kitsch,...

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17 Ways in 17 Days

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 so much better. Random Acts of Kindness Day is celebrated on Feb. 17 and is a day to brighten peop...

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

A blast from the past

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 the past few years. It's possible they haven’t even noticed that an entire decade will soon be i...

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

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 every move so we stay in line, or that parents don’t possess a magical ability to know when we’re ly...

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

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 is geared towards children. Trips to visit the local mall Santa or browsing the toy aisle are c...

Photo Illustration. in recent years, Christmas has found its way into other months, obliterating other holidays and their meanings. The season must be pushed back to allow other holidays the deserved focus.

Holly jolly season creeping closer

December 10, 2019

Christmas is a holiday that is loved and adored by most people, but in recent years, Christmas has found its way into other months, obliterating other holidays and their meanings. Seeing stores and television promote the winter holiday earlier and earlier each year has made other holidays seem like a...

Photo Illustration. Two girls fight over a piece of merchandise in a local department store depicting the turmoil of Black Friday shopping.

Shop till you drop

November 29, 2019

The day has come: Black Friday. It’s the holiday that best embodies the spirit of giving. So grab your dearest family and friends to celebrate the beginning of the Christmas season by brawling with someone over a Dyson that is only an extra 5% off. Here are some tips and tricks to survive the blood...

Two rocking chairs sit on the wooden porch of the Excelsior Hotel in Jefferson, Texas. This rumored ghost infested hotel has brought in guest from all across the country.

Haunted tales of a hotel

November 1, 2019

The empty streets leave silence lurking across Jefferson, Texas. Old, abandoned buildings creek in the depth of the night. China dolls glare at you through the glass of rundown flea markets. Jefferson is one of the few places where its history can be seen by simply walking through the city. Horse carriag...

Graphic by Peyton Sims. The Halloween and Costume Association has launched a petition to change the date from October 31st to the last Saturday in October. The association and some parents say that having Halloween on a Saturday might make it so that parents can accompany their kids to festivities easier.

Date on Scares

October 31, 2019

The old time tradition of going out on the night of October 31st, dressing up in scary costumes and going door to door asking for candy started in America in the 1950s. Generation after generation, people wait all year for that fateful night of October 31st to play their tricks and receive their treats...

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Clowning around

October 17, 2019

Most Americans knows about the year of the clown, 2016. People ran around waving knives dressed up as clowns, hence  the name “killer clowns.” From wearing clown masks to robbing stores to chasing young children away from their bus stops, these clowns did it all.  After these occurrences, states such as Mich...

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As luck would have it

September 13, 2019

Cross your fingers, knock on wood, step on a crack and you’ll break your mother’s back. From hopeful wishes upon stars to unlucky black cats crossing your path, superstitions have defined society for centuries. Each culture has their own beliefs that define them. Some are thought to bring good luck ...

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