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Re-building relationships

Re-building relationships

Story by Joseph Asher, staff writer

November 17, 2017


Filed under Top Stories, Viewpoint

Laughter can be heard from miles away. Sounds of joy bouncing off the ground. Water gushing out of the broken sprinkler. For some it would be trash, but for my brother and I, it was a world of excitement. Hours went by, and it was just the two us. Fascination glimmered in our eyes and smiles gleamed....

Joy is eternal

Joy is eternal

Story by Amanda Garmon, staff writer

November 15, 2017


Filed under Top Stories, Viewpoint

It is often misinterpreted by many that happiness and joy are the same thing and that they are both achieved by perfecting every aspect of your life. They’re merely destinations based on life circumstances. Some people say that if your life is good, it means you are happy. This is not the case. Many...

An injury in my four-legged family

An injury in my four-legged family

Story by Savannah Downs, staff writer

November 15, 2017


Filed under Top Stories, Viewpoint

I have a strong relationship with my dog. She is my lifeline. She is the shoulder I cry on. She is my favorite thing on this earth.   I can understand why some people don’t show emotion to their pets. To some, they’re just fur-balls, but to me they’re more than that. They have feelings...

What if?

What if?

Story by Amanda Garmon, staff writer

November 9, 2017


Filed under Top Stories, Viewpoint

No matter where I am, no matter what I’m busy with, thoughts roll around my head constantly. Sometimes, the thoughts transform into irrational ones– fears. Fear of the potential. Fear of what could go wrong. Fear of not being able to handle certain circumstances when they arise. I work myself up on...

They will always be there

They will always be there

Story by Jenny Gonzalez, staff writer

November 9, 2017


Filed under Top Stories, Viewpoint

I skimmed through our schedules, comparing our classes. We didn't have classes together,  obviously, but we still had both lunches together. “Hm okay,” I said. “Oh, and don't sit with me at lunch please.” “Whatever,” my sister said. “ Who would want to sit with you anyways?” M...

Open your heart

Open your heart

Story by Kaitlyn Gordon, staff writer

November 9, 2017


Filed under Top Stories, Viewpoint

She’s wearing a Women’s March t-shirt with pride. He’s white and young standing boastfully in his “Make America Great Again” t-shirt. She’s black with large curly hair and a voice so loud no one else seems to be heard.  He’s short and brown surrounded by his large family. She’s about...

You are not your parents

You are not your parents

Story by Cameron Murry, staff writer

November 7, 2017


Filed under Top Stories, Viewpoint

She peers out from the window excitedly as her father pulls into the driveway, his truck leaving a dusty cloud in its wake. She gathers her bags and waits by the front door, ready for a weekend of fun. Her mother, on the other hand, waits at the kitchen table, ready for her child support and to see the...

Who are the scouts?

Who are the scouts?

Story by Hollan Borowitz, staff writer

November 7, 2017


Filed under Top Stories, Viewpoint

Cookies. Samoas. Thin Mints. Tagalongs. Savannah Smiles. Do-Si-Dos. Trefoils. When people hear someone say “Girl Scouts,” all they think of is cookies. I’ve experienced it myself. I am a Girl Scout of 11 years, and I’ve been told by people in numbers so large I quit counting that they...

I hate when people hate people

I hate when people hate people

Story by Addison Cross, staff writer

November 3, 2017


Filed under Top Stories, Viewpoint

Pope Urban II turned the Christian world against the Islamic world in a lament against the schism of Christianity, and for a long time, a history of blasphemy and hypocrisy have crippled the “Christian” ideal with discrimination and self-righteousness. Christians are often blasted, sometimes rightfully...

Our right to write

Our right to write

November 3, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Top Stories, Viewpoint

We sit in a circle, squeezing onto couches, disregarding any sense of personal space we might have possessed. There is a chatter among us, the sound of loud laughter and people groaning overdramatically as they are forced to accommodate the arrival of one more body on the couch. As one of the editors...

There’s nothing worse

There’s nothing worse

Story by Amanda Garmon, staff writer

November 1, 2017


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Most people simply cringe when they hear slightly unpleasant sounds. I, on the other hand, may get upset. Misophonia, also known as select sound sensitivity syndrome, is the fear or hatred of certain noises and sounds. To me, there is nothing worse than someone’s loud crunches of ice, nauseati...

To declaw or not to declaw?

To declaw or not to declaw?

Story by Cameron Murry, staff writer

November 1, 2017


Filed under Top Stories, Viewpoint

The heated debate of declawing cats is very opinionated. In most cases, people will argue that the declawing of cats is either inhumane or that it doesn’t change the personality of cats. I currently have two cats that are declawed on their front paws. The recovery period for my second cat has been so...