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Why Jaden Smith is grossly underrated

Why Jaden Smith is grossly underrated

Megan Riehle, Assistant Photo Editor

May 7, 2019


Filed under Arts and Culture, Opinions, The Golden Record

20 year old artist, activist, entrepreneur, business owner and conscientious member of society, Jaden Smith is doing absolutely everything he can to seriously change the world. Being the son of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith and the brother of the talented Willow Smith and the lesser known Trey Smith...

The issue college athletes face without pay

The issue college athletes face without pay

Gavin Turner, Opinions Editor

May 3, 2019


Filed under Academics, Basketball, Football, Opinions

An HBO special “Student Athlete” highlights common misconceptions about college athletes. Although their lives are viewed by the public as idyllic and many aspire to emulate the semi-pro athletes, a closer look proves the life of a college athlete comes with many issues. One of these problems includes ...

Why teaching only abstinence is counterproductive

Why teaching only abstinence is counterproductive

Iris Brucker, Co-Opinions Editor

April 24, 2019


Filed under Opinions, Top Stories

Sex education has always been a controversial topic, often criticized for exposing our precious children to the vulgarities of the body or promoting sex. Most sex-education talks about the actual act of sex (almost always heteronormative) and the physical components around it. We understand the anatomy a...

How the Government Shutdown Affects Local Families

Logan Christensen, Staff Reporter

April 23, 2019


Filed under Current Events, Opinions, The People

January 25 marked the end of the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, which started on December 22nd and lasted 35 days. The government shutdown directly affected 800,000 government employees, from multiple different government agencies. This shutdown occurred because of controversy surround...

A couple things to know before becoming a brand ambassador

Gillian McMahon, Advice Columnist

April 23, 2019


Filed under Opinions

In the era of social media, brand ambassadors are becoming a commodity as companies work with people, typically 18-24 to promote their line. From offering free items to discounted purchases, many millennials sign up to work with their favorite brands for a chance to become a social media influencer. The ...

Dear Parents: don’t prepare the road for the child

Dear Parents: don’t prepare the road for the child

Gillian McMahon, Advice Columnist

April 22, 2019


Filed under Current Events, Opinions

When news broke Tuesday about the college scandal, many people responded with shock. The news that stars like Lori Laughlin and other wealthy elites were bribing their way into colleges like the University of Southern California as well as cheating on entrance exams and fabricating fake athletic recruits...

How we are Hypocrites

How we are Hypocrites

Gillian McMahon, Advice Columnist

April 20, 2019


Filed under Current Events, Opinions

In a fight against climate change, teens all across the country protested on March 15 to change policies and help ensure a better future. Still, some people showed up with no idea what they were protesting for and even not understanding the consequences of their actions. By not taking the time to be educated on ...

Measuring for Measure – a review of Thespian Troupe 1915’s latest performance

Measuring for Measure – a review of Thespian Troupe 1915’s latest performance

Violet Crabtree, Staff Reporter

April 19, 2019


Filed under Arts and Culture, Current Events, Humor, Opinions, Theatre

The acting, the stage layout, the dramatic sound design and lighting, "Measure for Measure", written by William Shakespeare and performed by student actors these past two weeks, was a thrilling and engaging performance. Edited and directed by Steven Beckingham, of the 18 student actors in the play, nin...

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