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Alteration of the generation

Alteration of the generation

Story by Peyton Sims, staff writer

December 19, 2018

As the years go by, generations morph into something that’s different than the previous ones. It may be the new trends, a new form of technology, health problems or new personality types. Our current generation is referred to as Generation Z, or Gen Z, which are people born between the mid-1990s and ...

A step away from the classroom

A step away from the classroom

Story by Ashlyn Winters, staff writer

December 18, 2018

As a whole, our school has fewer and fewer field trips every year. You could count them on two hands. Yes, clubs and honor societies leave campus to do community service every now and then but these “field trips” aren’t exactly learning experiences that would appeal to the average high school stud...

Waiting on doors

Waiting on doors

Story by April Alvarado, opinion editor

December 15, 2018

Local residents will soon have access to a food delivery app that will offer deliveries to their doorstep. Waitr is an active food delivery service in more than 235 cities across the South available on the mobile app for iPhone or Android or just by visiting their website. “I think it’s amazin...

Native tongue

Native tongue

Story by Misty Lopez, in-depth editor

December 8, 2018

The United States of America, being one of the most diverse countries has transformed into a melting pot of culture, religion, and language. Each day, more people are settling and redefining the generalization of what an American is. According to the data collected from 2000-2010 by the Census Bur...

If you ain’t first, you’re last

If you ain’t first, you’re last

Story by Logan Diggs, staff writer

December 3, 2018

In the movie “Talladega Nights,” a star Nascar driver named Ricky Bobby has a horrific car accident mid-race. After this accident, Ricky's life falls into a downward spiral, his wife divorces him, he loses his job, his best friend marries his wife, and if that wasn't enough, he's also forced to move in...

Lost connection with identity

Lost connection with identity

Story by Joseph Asher, staff writer

November 28, 2018

I’ve always had a strong feeling that something was missing, that a part of me was not yet put together: my culture, a tricky puzzle that I struggle with figuring out. Being adopted at the age of two deprived me of learning about my culture, about who I was. I was born in South Vietnam, in a s...

The first Thanksgiving

The first Thanksgiving

Story by Maryam Kulaib, staff writer

November 26, 2018

One of the biggest advantages of being an exchange student is to get a lot of knowledge and experience, learn new traditions and try new things. I have already understood that the cultural difference between Azerbaijan and America is more than I could have imagined. For the first time in my life, I am...

The genetic divide

The genetic divide

Story by Charli Hueter, staff writer

November 16, 2018

When you think of twins, you might imagine the closest the human race will ever come to true clones. Clothed in identical genes, these biological copycats roam the earth with only subtle implications of a unique identity. For my sister and I, this is not the case; we’re fraternal in every aspect of th...

The Perry Initiative

The Perry Initiative

Story by Charli Hueter, staff writer

November 14, 2018

It is no secret that I have always wanted to become a doctor. Growing up, there were the old photos-on-the-fridge renditions of halloween parties in which I, a naive and toothy first grader, was dressed in oversized scrubs and a bellowing lab coat. I  was eagerly brandishing my plastic stethoscope. Even as...

Rebuke to toxic masculinity

Rebuke to toxic masculinity

Story by Remington Cook, guest writer

November 7, 2018

Take a moment and think of what “being a man” means to you. Is it being able to bench press 240 pounds and still add more weight? Is it how many fights you can win, and how bad you can make the other guy look? Is it how many curses you can put in a single sentence, or how fast you can drive your ...

A cold room

A cold room

Story by Monteunah Glasgow, staff writer

November 7, 2018

Learning to stand up for the right thing is not always easy, especially when it involves bullying. I learned this lesson in elementary school, because sometimes you would rather not be the person who says something. Although most students in the school were well-mannered,  I was one of many people...

Thanatophobia

Thanatophobia

Story by Joseph Asher, staff writer

November 7, 2018

Is there an afterlife? Does one leave their body and travel upward? Does the world simply fall black and nothing occur? These are a few questions that many people who find terror in death ask themselves. Thanatophobia, better described as the fear of death, is a complex phobia that shapes how pe...

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