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The Heart of Education

The Heart of Education

Markus Albihn, Front Editor
May 10, 2017
Filed under Columns, Showcase, Uncategorized

Around the age of five or six, one enters the new world of learning associated with elementary school. They meet a man or woman who has made it their purpose to spread knowledge to every youthful, voracious mind they meet.   They’re taught the alphabet, the glories of sharing, the skill of reading, a...

Thrift Stores Ceasing to be a Bargain

Thrift Stores Ceasing to be a Bargain

Scarlet Edwards, Copy/Style Editor
May 9, 2017
Filed under Columns, Showcase, Style

  Just a few hours ago, I was at my local Goodwill Boutique (yes, a Goodwill “boutique” exists, despite the obvious irony), and when I went to check out, they asked me if I would be willing to donate an extra $1 to support their cause. Note that this is after already having spent over $30… On ju...

A look into the history of AP testing

A look into the history of AP testing

Zach Saldivar, Online Manager
April 24, 2017
Filed under Columns, Showcase

With AP testing right around the corner, I thought it would be fun to take a trip into the history books, and learn where this “life consuming” testing originated from.   The Ford Foundation created the Fund for the Advancement of Education. This was designed to study the overlap between...

50th Anniversary of the Patterson-Gimlin Film

50th Anniversary of the Patterson-Gimlin Film

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor
April 21, 2017
Filed under Columns

   Those with an interest in cryptozoology attribute Willow Creek, CA as the Mecca of Bigfoot due to it being the location of the Patterson-Gimlin Film. The Patterson-Gimlin Film shot in 1967 is the contemporary leading evidence of Bigfoot, in which Roger Patterson and Bob Gimlin captured a fifty-si...

Hairy and Happy

Hairy and Happy

Scarlet Edwards, Copy/Style Editor
April 18, 2017
Filed under Columns

  In the summer before sixth grade, I went to Catalina Island with one of my mom, sister, and a close friend. I remember enjoying myself, except for one thing that slightly jaded that excitement for me: my hairy legs. I had never truly taken notice of them, I just didn’t really care. I was eleven year...

Why remakes are a good thing

Why remakes are a good thing

Zach Saldivar, Online Manager
March 20, 2017
Filed under Columns, Showcase

As movies age, we are faced with a dilemma, let them fade into glory and legend? Or bring them back bigger, better, and in eye melting Ultra High Definition? Some say the past should stay in the past, but haven’t you always wondered what E.T. would look like if he wasn’t a puppet? Movie remakes...

Mass Effect: Andromeda

Mass Effect: Andromeda

Melissa Rodriguez, Staff Writer
March 17, 2017
Filed under Columns, Media&Arts, Showcase

Scheduled for realease on March 21st, Mass Effect: Andromeda is the fourth video game installment to the Mass Effect series developed by BioWare. Retaining its sci-fi role-playing strategy, the game begins in the distant future of the 22nd century in our homely Milky Way Galaxy. The player chooses...

Is Technology Destroying Society?

Is Technology Destroying Society?

Luisa Lopez, Fringe Editor
March 17, 2017
Filed under Columns, Showcase

If one really thinks about it, the last 90’s kids are pretty much the last people to know life without a cellphone or iPad at the dinner table. They're the last one to know what it's like to play outside until the sun goes down. I remember playing on the playground everyday, also how much I hated fall...

Discourse on the Value of Human Life and Loving Others

Discourse on the Value of Human Life and Loving Others

Zach Salidvar, Online Manager
March 13, 2017
Filed under Columns, Showcase

I believe that it is our moral duty to be taught, and to teach the value of human life. Why do we think this way? As unpopular of a statement this may be, the teaching of evolution has much to do with this. When we are told that we all came from bacteria that formed over millions of years, we equate...

We Still Don’t Understand the First Amendment

We Still Don’t Understand the First Amendment

Wyatt Terlaak, Staff Writer
March 6, 2017
Filed under Columns, Focus, Showcase

  As most of us know, the first amendment gives us the freedom to say what we want, with freedom from government intervention. This principle is well-liked by mostly everyone, as we all like to   say whatever we wish. The trouble comes when we enter a shady, gray type of speech. Many uphold...

AP Testing: College Credit or Collateral Chaos

AP Testing: College Credit or Collateral Chaos

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor
March 3, 2017
Filed under Columns, El Mo News, Showcase

Expo marker notes cover the whiteboard like a hailstorm of knowledge. Next to a Mount Everest sized stack of scribbled papers. A gush of wind hits as review books rapidly turn, and zombie like expressions of  distress can be heard through the school halls. This horror scene becomes  reality during...

Book Review: Annihilation

Book Review: Annihilation

Ethan Simons, Staff Writer
February 26, 2017
Filed under Columns, Showcase

“The tower, which was not supposed to be there, plunges into the earth in a place just before the black pine forest begins to give way to swamp…” reads the first line of Jeff VanderMeer’s “Annihilation.” It is a cryptic, and even confusing sentence. It truly sets up the book in an incredible...

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