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The power of a post

The power of a post

November 3, 2017


Filed under In-depth, Top Stories

She is controlled by a puppeteer. Confined by the rules and regulations of social media. Every post carefully considered, every caption formulated with care. She will bend over backwards to please the world.

Supporting the survivors, admiring the fighters

Supporting the survivors, admiring the fighters

October 26, 2017


Filed under In-depth, Top Stories

They say the color pink is a pretty color. It's feminine, it's dainty. It's what women wear; it's what women should be. But breast cancer isn't a fragile force, nor is it something to admire. It's not to be romanticized, and it's definitely not something to hold in high esteem. It's cancer-- a type of...

It’s not cool to be cruel

It’s not cool to be cruel

October 25, 2017


Filed under In-depth, Top Stories

It's easy to fake a smile and look the other way. It's easy to pretend not to notice. It's easy to push it under the rug and hope that someone else will stand up. However, in the time it takes to make a conscious decision not to care, the person that is being tormented could soon make the worst decision...

New Role Models

New Role Models

Story by Lois LeFors, news editor

September 5, 2017


Filed under In-depth, Viewpoint

She leans nonchalantly against her shopping cart filled with various groceries as she waits patiently in line at the checkout. Her eyes absently glance over the merchandise displayed all around her until her gaze fixes on the brightly colored magazines displayed in neat horizontal rows. Cover afte...

Redefining your reflection

Redefining your reflection

September 5, 2017


Filed under In-depth, Top Stories

In a world that is surrounded with cameras and instantaneous documentation, it is easy to become consumed with what is considered "beautiful." However, many do not take into consideration that every person has a different body, and that being "different" is what makes the world diverse. It's what catalyzes...

Splashing into the deep

Splashing into the deep

Story by Emilee Slayton, staff writer

September 5, 2017


Filed under In-depth

She steps onto the wet staircase that leads into the warm blue pool. She feels nervous. She couldn't really comprehend her feelings at the moment. Wearing a cute green pinup-like swimsuit, she starts to swim in the pool. She knows she doesn't look perfect, but the camera flashes anyways. Would she get ...

Glorifying violence in media filters down to everyday life

Glorifying violence in media filters down to everyday life

Story by Jillian Cheney, editor in chief

May 23, 2017


Filed under In-depth

Her eyes are bloodshot from staring at the screen for so long. His thumb cramps after hitting the ‘action’ button so many times. But there’s nothing wrong with playing a few hours of video games, or marathoning “The Godfather” trilogy back to back with James Bond and the Avengers. Because...

Silence of suicide

Silence of suicide

February 20, 2017


Filed under In-depth, Top Stories

  There is no closure in suicide. It is not an infectious disease; it is not a criminal. There is nothing to hate when everything is over. There is no way to get revenge. There is only the face of a loved one who dealt with pain to such a degree that there is no way to put it into words. I...

Lost in translation

Lost in translation

Story by Raga Justin, editor in chief

December 15, 2016


Filed under In-depth, Top Stories

It never used to be like this. Where did it go? His wit, his readiness with words? Back then- no, back there- he was a storyteller. A practiced manipulator of sentences. A sorcerer whose prose silkily wound its way into hearts and lingered. Language was an old pal, something that doggedly stayed by his side, lo...

Common pool practices come with serious risks

Common pool practices come with serious risks

December 1, 2016


Filed under In-depth

American summers are often spent poolside with steaks on the grill and lemonade-filled cups. Children start off in their floaties, splashing around next to their parents and crying when water gets on their faces. Then, as they get older, they evolve to the rambunctious kids who get whistled at every ...

What divides us

What divides us

Story by Anna Cannon, editor in chief

November 18, 2016


Filed under In-depth, Top Stories

  2016 is a year of division. The presidential election has done more than divide us by party; it has divided us by race, gender, belief and socioeconomic status. As tensions continue to escalate, the divisions continue to grow. Brick by brick, we’re building back the walls between us–the very ...

Dealing with the unexpected

Dealing with the unexpected

Story by Jillian Cheney, editor in chief

October 26, 2016


Filed under Feature, In-depth

They ignore the flutters in their stomach, the little hints of movement that leave them nauseated and miserable. They lean on cold ceramic tiles and tell themselves that it’s just a bug, that it’ll pass. But the thing is, it won’t. And for the next nine months, those girls–the same ones wh...