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What’s in a flu vaccine?

What’s in a flu vaccine?

Story by Ashlyn Winters, staff writer

April 10, 2019


Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

Each season, the flu virus hits harder and harder. Although there are available flu vaccinations, most of the time the strand is wrong. I have been very lucky. I have never had the flu in the past, but I have also never had the flu vaccination. The flu vaccination gives the patient a strand of the virus so t...

Social disservice

Social disservice

Story by Cameron Murry, staff writer

April 3, 2019


Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

Some walk right past me, ignoring the “hi, how are you?” I ask each patron. Some give me a half-hearted wave and head for the bar. Others give me time to ask each question and seat them promptly. But each person has a story, each individual has a tale. I have worked around customer service since ...

Thinking elementally

Thinking elementally

Story by Grey Johnson, culture editor

March 14, 2019


Filed under Editorials, OPINION, TOP STORIES

Mental health plays an integral part in every student’s academic career, directly affecting their ability to conduct themselves in everyday situations, classroom environments, and professional settings. A student’s success may be in jeopardy if their mental health inhibits their focus and their ...

Missed the mark

Missed the mark

Story by Maddie Anderson, opinion editor

March 8, 2019


Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

Thousands of students and adults bowed their heads in a moment of silence. Feb. 14 marked the one year anniversary of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting in Parkland, Florida that killed 17 people. The moment of silence began at 10:17 a.m., denoted to the 17 slain. Stoneman Douglas students arri...

Shocking results

Shocking results

Story by Salem Karr, staff writer

February 20, 2019


Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

The constant feeling of pins and needles is the reality for many. There are people who suffer from severe joint pain, arthritis and injuries. For those of us who suffer from one of these issues, there is a solution: physical therapy. Almost three years ago, my knee popped out of place and since th...

Crossing the boundary

Crossing the boundary

Story by Andrea Loredo, staff writer

February 6, 2019


Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

There’s a knot in my throat. I am scared, nervous and excited all at the same time. I hope and pray in my mind that things are going to be just fine. This is not the first time we’ve crossed the border, and it is not going to be our last. I was born in Mexico, along with both of my siblings and my pare...

The good behind the blue

The good behind the blue

Story by Ashlyn Winters, staff writer

February 4, 2019


Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

Growing up with a police officer as a father makes me proud. Whenever he would come to have lunch with me during elementary school in his police uniform, I felt thrilled because I knew that he protected people and the community for a living. I remember that I would go to the police station with my father ...

Applying some pressure

Applying some pressure

Story by Cameron Murry, staff writer

February 1, 2019


Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

It is a colorful box. It’s the word “congratulations.” It is retaking the ACT four times. It is three years of all-nighters and coffee the next day. It is all of that hard work finally paying off. Academic scholarships do not come easy, and they do not stick around without continued hard wor...

The time machine

The time machine

Story by Charli Hueter, staff writer

January 31, 2019


Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

There is a corridor that I have walked many times – a hallway that leads me to the past. The walls are covered by a timeless coating of memories printed upon monochrome pages. With every step, I advance deeper into the world of my relatives, watching years of their lives blink past within squared frame...

Divided states of America

Divided states of America

Story by TJ Wall, sports editor

January 30, 2019


Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

It ruins families. It ruins friendships. It causes arguments at the workplace. It surrounds us in everything we do on a daily basis. It’s called politics. We are not supposed to talk about politics at family gatherings and we often remain silent when any discussion that is even semi-political co...

The cycle of addiction

The cycle of addiction

Story by Joseph Asher, staff writer

January 25, 2019


Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

This is the last time. Those five words have been said numerous times by those who ironically have many “last times.” Words that reassure the mind what you’re doing isn’t an issue and you have control over it all, telling yourself that you could stop anytime you wanted. But do you? As teens...

Learning to forgive

Learning to forgive

Story by Cameron Murry, staff writer

January 24, 2019


Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

Breaking a bone hurts. Losing a loved one hurts. But holding a grudge? That leaves an ache so deep you can’t forget it. I don’t come from a happy-go-lucky background of fidelity and support. My parents were separated by the time I was six, and I was switching between custodial hands before I w...

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