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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...

Kneeling during anthem proves to be controversial

Kneeling during anthem proves to be controversial

September 28, 2016


Filed under In-depth, Top Stories

Professional athletes have begun to kneel during the National Anthem in order to protest treatment of black Americans by police. Now, high school athletes are following their lead. ...

Food without the fuel

Food without the fuel

Story by Anna Graves, print co-editor-in-chief

April 19, 2016


Filed under In-depth, News, Top Stories

He looks in the mirror. He’s hungry, but you couldn’t tell. Though the number on the scale continues to rise and it looks as if he has enough in his belly to sustain himself for decades, he needs nutrients. He goes to school, rushes to the lunch line and grabs everything he can get. He’s full for now...

The great divide

The great divide

Story by Tyler Snell, print editor-in-chief

February 16, 2016


Filed under In-depth, News, Top Stories

The alarm clock rings. He lazily climbs out of the bed, puts on some clothes and trudges to school. The bell rings, and it’s test day. But he didn’t study. He doesn’t care. He just wants to take the test and go back to bed. The alarm clock rings. She pulls herself out of the bed, puts on some clot...