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I Got By With a Little Help From My Friends

I Got By With a Little Help From My Friends

Adeline Sims, Music Editor
May 31, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Uncategorized

 I was never big on school dances, Spirit Week celebrations, or assemblies. I loathed waking up early, pulling all nighters for school work, or just the simple task of having to spend 7 to 8 hours of my life every day in a classroom. High school is a strange thing. You love it without knowing you lo...

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...

NBA Playoffs First Round Predictions

NBA Playoffs First Round Predictions

James Joslyn, Photographer
April 13, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Western Conference Warriors vs. Trailblazers This series will likely have no surprises as the Warriors dominate the Trailblazers in every facet of the game. The Warriors are favored to win the 2017 NBA championship, they should have no problem taking down the 8th seeded Trailblazers. Clippers...

Of Easter and Marketing

Of Easter and Marketing

Adeline Sims, Music Editor
April 11, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Uncategorized

How are resurrection, a bunny, and chocolate related? Easter, of course. The holiday that was created to celebrate the “resurrection” of Jesus in the A.D, morphed into a simple day for families who were religious (or not) to gather and have fun together. Parents would hide colored hard boiled or pl...

Watch “Stranger Things”

Watch “Stranger Things”

James Joslyn, Photographer
March 16, 2017
Filed under Media&Arts, Showcase

If you like mystery, suspense, and a touch of horror, then you must watch Netflix original, Stranger Things created by Matt Duffer, and Ross Duffer. The suspense of Stranger Things sucks you in, once you start the series you won’t be able to stop. If desired, you can knock this show out in a day...

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...

Trump So Far

Trump So Far

Adeline Sims, Music Editor
January 24, 2017
Filed under Showcase

On January 20th, Mr. Trump became the 45th President of the United States. Along with this change of power in the White House, America will see many more changes in the first 100 days of the Trump administration. In October, Trump outlined his goals for the first 100 days of his presidency. These i...

Series of Unfortunate Events [Review]

Series of Unfortunate Events [Review]

Markus Albihn, Front Editor
January 17, 2017
Filed under Columns, Media&Arts

  The new Netflix original series, “Series of Unfortunate Events”, based upon the Daniel Handler book series of the same name features headline actors such as Patrick Warburton who plays Lemony Snicket, the series’ narrator, and Neil Patrick Harris who plays the dastardly Count Olaf. It also ...

Giving Is Better Than Receiving

Giving Is Better Than Receiving

Zach Saldivar, Online Manager
December 14, 2016
Filed under Focus, Showcase

We have all heard the saying, “giving is better than receiving.” But what does that really mean?   This idea constantly comes up, especially during this time of the year. Everyone has expectations of things they want to receive, and so often forget to think about what other people want....

Safe Space: Sheltered Place

Safe Space: Sheltered Place

Markus Albihn, Front Editor
December 8, 2016
Filed under Columns, Showcase, Uncategorized

A safe space is "a social space which is restricted with respect to social relations, language, political views and/or behavior." To put it cynically an area where people's feelings of marginalization are placed higher than the first amendment of the constitution. It is a place where dialogue, discussion...

NOstalgia

NOstalgia

Markus Albihn, Front Editor
December 1, 2016
Filed under Columns, Showcase, Uncategorized

Nostalgia, by definition, is the "sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past , typically for a period or place with happy personal associations". It has become an overused sales tactic by businesses and industries with the knowledge of their own abilities to market and advertise using specifically...

Voting for the first time

Voting for the first time

Zach Saldivar, Online Manager
November 17, 2016
Filed under Columns, Showcase

As a first-time voter, there is some uncertainty as to what voting is like. Is it glamorous? Does it fill you with patriotism? I would say no to the former, and yes to the latter. I voted at a local elementary school, it was around 4:00 PM, a quiet afternoon, there was only one other man voting there...

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