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The Courage it Takes to Follow Your Heart

The Courage it Takes to Follow Your Heart

Celia Janes, Op/Ed Editor
June 7, 2016
Filed under Columns, Feature, Showcase

  The most important lessons we learn in life are often in the beginning, rather than the end.   We learn about ourselves and who we want to become.  We also learn that who we want to become isn’t always how we will end up, and we don’t have to be the same as those around us.  We are all ...

Open Mind, Open Heart, Open Eyes

Open Mind, Open Heart, Open Eyes

Sarah Davenport, Staff Writer
June 7, 2016
Filed under Columns, Showcase

 When I was younger, I held all the attributes associated with the typical shy kid. I was the one who played with her dolls alone, the one who always hid behind my parents when introduced to someone new. I enjoyed feeling encompassed in my own little world, my safe haven. I believed that I did not need...

Keep Moving Forward

Keep Moving Forward

Lauren Kliewer, Editor-in-Chief
June 6, 2016
Filed under Columns, Showcase

I’ve had a long twelve-year journey of finding my own way through life, and it’s not even close to done. But from the day I was born, I knew I wouldn’t follow anyone. I was someone who knew what she wanted and preferred to set out on her own to obtain it. However that may sound, it helped define...

Finding Yourself in the Forest

Finding Yourself in the Forest

Sarah Davenport, Staff Writer
May 31, 2016
Filed under Columns, Showcase

It is almost the end of the school year. You are anticipating what is to come, but also frightened of the unknown. Your mind is clouded with endless anxieties, doubts, and dreams. You are old enough to feel truly mature at times, but you hate the idea of growing up. Your heart either races or sinks when...

The “Winning” Factor

The “Winning” Factor

Sarah Davenport, Staff Writer
May 24, 2016
Filed under Columns, Showcase

Although the film  Little Miss Sunshine was released in 2006, it contains themes that still appear to be relevant in today's society. The movie features a dysfunctional family, the Hoovers, as they travel 1000 miles in a minivan to take their youngest, Olive Hoover, to the "Little Miss Sunshine" Beauty P...

The Drama Heightens

The Drama Heightens

Lauren Kliewer, Editor-in-Chief
May 23, 2016
Filed under Columns, Media&Arts, Showcase

Today on May 23, 2016, the Bachelorette JoJo Fletcher took the stage. After a major heartbreak on live television last season, Fletcher wanted to try to find her own true love. It seems that these reality T.V. shows draw in millions of viewers, fans, and even obsessors. The day after, you can walk...

Can’t You Just Hear The Music?

Can’t You Just Hear The Music?

Jacqueline Palacios, Staff Writer
May 19, 2016
Filed under Audio, Columns, Music, Showcase

When you listen to music what do you feel? Do you ever hear a song and stop what you’re doing to admire how good that song is? Many times we come across music we can relate to because it says all the things our hearts are demanding to be let out. It helps us cope with feelings and emotions and ...

The Recourse of Our Identities

The Recourse of Our Identities

S. Davenport and M. Hill
May 17, 2016
Filed under Columns, Showcase

Does a body have a mind of its own?  The shaking doesn't end in the unknown  Are we truly the people we want to be  Or have we adapted to personas; undeniably clones? Fruition yields to strong uncuttable ties,  But life can't be lived if it's despised, The world is sealed with h...

Ways to Purge the Clothes Monster

Ways to Purge the Clothes Monster

Jordan Cowdell, Front Editor
May 17, 2016
Filed under Columns, Showcase, Style

It’s a known fact that almost everybody loves getting new clothes. There’s nothing like the feeling of walking around in a new outfit’s entirety, or wishing you could wear that new comfy striped long sleeved shirt for the rest of your life. However, the more you buy, the more clothes from the past...

Oh Grow Up

Oh Grow Up

Jacqueline Palacios, Staff Writer
May 13, 2016
Filed under Columns, FrontlineFeed, Showcase

Are you growing up? Or are you just getting older? Many people spend most of their childhood thinking about adulthood and what lies beyond that. Most of their day consisted in what their future would be like, so they missed actually growing up. That was me at the age of eight, the age where the illus...

Hercules Burgers: 3221 E Chapman Ave

Hercules Burgers: 3221 E Chapman Ave

Christian Duarte, Staff Writer
May 12, 2016
Filed under Columns, Feature, Showcase

I had become a regular back when this place was named Duke's Burgers. My friends and I would always order "The Ninety-Nine Cent Jr. Burger" and the occasional side of large fries. We'd visit this place multiple times a week and literally sit for hours just passing the time.      I have oddly came to realiz...

McCandless Was Something Else…

McCandless Was Something Else…

Mackenzie Watkins, Advertising Editor
May 9, 2016
Filed under Columns, Media&Arts

   When I first read Krakauer’s novel Into the Wild, I was inspired by the story of Chris McCandless. It was raw and pulled on all the heart strings it could. Krakauer’s words inspired me to take into consideration both the beauty in life and nature along with its dangers and mystery. Krakauer...

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