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Cloud of dread

Cloud of dread

Story by Maddie Anderson, staff writer

September 13, 2017


Filed under Top Stories, Viewpoint

I first felt the “college creep” my eighth-grade year: the ever-looming black cloud of dread and anxiety that comes with college admissions and taking the SAT and ACT. Counselors and teachers constantly drilled into students the importance of doing our homework, participating in school clubs and extracurric...

Where my trust is without borders

Where my trust is without borders

September 11, 2017


Filed under Top Stories, Viewpoint

Students take the chance to travel to countries across the world to spread their faith. Mission trips are often at times scary and intimidating, but full of enriching and rewarding experiences.

The greatest of these is love

The greatest of these is love

Story by Paisley Allen, copy editor

September 11, 2017


Filed under Viewpoint

Watching from the window, my awestruck gaze sweeps over the billowing green hills and patchwork fields. As I marvel at the ruins of structures once so formidable and steadfast, a wave of excitement, apprehension and anticipation consumes me all at once. It is a wave that is all-encompassing, without wa...

An un-Belize-able experience

An un-Belize-able experience

Story by Emily McMaster, copy editor

September 11, 2017


Filed under Viewpoint

Daydreams of interacting and sharing my faith to a different culture captured my thoughts for years. I prayed daily for the time to come, that I would be allowed to go, and that I would receive the courage to expand outside of my comfort zone. I was overjoyed when I was informed this dream was to become a r...

Ascending Chiefs, descending Patriots

Ascending Chiefs, descending Patriots

Story by TJ Wall, staff writer

September 10, 2017


Filed under Viewpoint

Football is back! It’s finally here! After all of the waiting, after all of the anticipation, after all of the offseason moves, after all of the pre-season-predictions, the NFL season has finally arrived! The NFL season kicked off Thursday night with the Kansas City Chiefs facing reigning champs,...

Before we start throwing stones

Before we start throwing stones

Story by Joseph Rodgers, news editor

September 7, 2017


Filed under Top Stories, Viewpoint

  “One cannot and must not try to erase the past merely because it does not fit the present.” This quote by Golda Meir can be specifically applied to America today as race relations and hatred boil over in the wake of the Charlottesville riots and “Unite the Right” protests. The r...

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...

Breaking through the glass

Breaking through the glass

Story by Colton Johnson, editor in chief

September 5, 2017


Filed under Viewpoint

While a mirror is not always kind, it is always honest. It is hypnotizing almost. It draws innocent eyes in, captivates them. It is a foundation for narcissists to build their castle of vanity upon. But for a vast majority of the population, their mind will not allow them to see the truth in this irre...

Live without labels

Live without labels

Story by Hollan Borowitz, staff writer

September 3, 2017


Filed under Top Stories, Viewpoint

It seems no name is complete without a label to follow it. Ashley Graham, plus-size model. Gigi Gorgeous, transgender internet personality. Mae C. Jemison, African-American astronaut. Demi Lovato, bisexual singer. Ellen DeGeneres, lesbian television star. Bella Hadid, muslim supermodel. Name, labe...

More and more people are being murdered in Mexico – and drug cartels are to blame

More and more people are being murdered in Mexico – and drug cartels are to blame

Story by April Alvarado, staff writer

September 3, 2017


Filed under Top Stories, Viewpoint

Two cars were following them since they pulled out of the driveway. He knew, but he decided to keep it from his three sons and his wife who was carrying their one-year-old daughter. Both cars were on his tail without discretion. Inside the cars were a couple of men, no older than 18. He knew who...

Terroristic anxiety

Terroristic anxiety

Story by Molly Kyles, staff writer

August 22, 2017


Filed under Top Stories, Viewpoint

A squeal. A scream. A few tears of joy. When I heard I was going to Europe this summer I was ecstatic. But as I began planning and told my other relatives and friends, their reactions weren't as enthusiastic. Questions of  “Are you sure you should go?” and “Make sure you avoid all the landmark...

Pushing limits and overstepping boundaries

Pushing limits and overstepping boundaries

Story by Amanda Garmon, staff writer

August 18, 2017


Filed under Top Stories, Viewpoint

Fluttering butterflies. Heart pounding. Many “what ifs” asked one after another, piling up. Overwhelmed with racing thoughts: What if they don't like me? What if it’s too much for me to take in? What if I fail and disappoint myself? Taking a step out of your comfort zone is a step to...