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The Stranglehold of Social Media

The Stranglehold of Social Media

Markus Albihn, Front Editor
January 25, 2017
Filed under Columns, Showcase

Within the age of likes, friends, followers, and favorites, social media has developed an uncompromising grasp upon news, opinion, and any semblance of individuality. One attends the assembly of opinion within the Twitterverse and logs off attaining an amalgamated view upon the world.   Not on...

Why We Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Change?

Why We Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Change?

Markus Albihn, Front Page Editor
November 3, 2016
Filed under Columns, Editor's Picks, Uncategorized

Change, by definition, is "the act or instance of making or becoming different." The biggest fear for a lot of people is change (the fear of change is called "Metathesiophobia"). These people are otherwise comfortable in their concurrent lives of incessant drollness. I was one of these people for quite...

Black Mirror: Season Three [Series Review]

Black Mirror: Season Three [Series Review]

Markus Albihn, Front Page Editor
October 26, 2016
Filed under Focus, Media&Arts, Showcase, Uncategorized

  Originally broadcast on the British network Channel 4, "Black Mirror" is a Sci-Fi anthology series. It criticizes culture through its use of dark and sometimes satirical themes regarding the dangers of technological advancements in modern society. The creator of the show Charlie Brooker stated th...

The Cup Controversy

The Cup Controversy

Celia Janes, Op/Ed Editor
November 11, 2015
Filed under Columns, Showcase

Starbucks has recently released its new holiday cup.  Rather than featuring typical Christmas decorations such as Santa Claus, reindeer, and snowflakes, the cup is plain red. Although the design seems simple enough, it has actually spiked huge controversy in America.  Many believe the simple cup...

Is The Price Right?

Is The Price Right?

Mackenzie Watkins, Social Media Advisor
September 14, 2015
Filed under Columns

   Over the past few years, going to your favorite concert has become more of a task than a treat. Within this past summer, ticket sales ranged anywhere between $38 and $500 to see artists such as Taylor Swift, Meghan Trainor, and One Direction.   Two of the hottest shows of the summer were Taylor Swift's...

Why we Need to Give Peace a Chance

Why we Need to Give Peace a Chance

Megan Cox, Front Editor
May 7, 2015
Filed under Columns

38 million people were displaced last year according to Geneva's Internal Displacement Monitoring Center. Having trouble grasping what 38 million is? Combine the populations of London, New York, and Beijing. Violence caused 30,000 people to flee their houses a day, due to violence. At no other time...

Pros, Cons, and Why It Is Important

Pros, Cons, and Why It Is Important

Loretta Cardenas, Staff Writer
May 6, 2015
Filed under Columns

Being an adult for about a week and a half, you would think I have not learned one thing about the real world. Contrary to popular belief, I am already learning a lot about decision making and how it can affect the future. Looking at both the pro’s and the con’s of a situation make you think about...

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