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Caffeine: Life Saver or Life Taker?

Justin Kelliher, Columnist
May 31, 2017
Filed under Features, Student Opinion, Uncategorized

Davis Cripe was a healthy 16-year-old teen who overdosed on caffeine. Cripe collapsed at his high school and died at a hospital after consuming a large soft drink, a latte, and an energy drink over a period of three to four hours. This is a prime example of what happens when you consume caffeine prod...

Slurs in Sports: Native American Sports Team Names and Mascots

Pradyoth Velagapudi, Columnist
May 31, 2017
Filed under Student Opinion

As you cheer on your favorite major league or school sports teams, have you ever thought about how so many are named for Native Americans? Some of these names are extremely controversial, but many people don’t want them changed; most people don’t consider that sort of thing racist. Today, I ask, ...

Benefits of Community College

Haylee Haupt, Columnist
May 18, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Student Opinion, Uncategorized

Most high school juniors right now have to start looking into where they’re planning on going for college, and that can be an extremely stressful task. You have to figure out what major you want to study, which colleges carry the courses you need, and find an affordable location. Hours upon hours are ...

If It Ain’t Book, Don’t Fix It!

Pradyoth Velagapudi, Columnist
May 18, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Books, Movies, Showcase, Student Opinion, Uncategorized

Book to movie adaptations. The movies where people are bound to comment that movie was not as good as the book or that the character’s hair is different. I usually look at the movie adaptation not as the same story as the book, but as a standalone portrayal of a similar, but different story; still, I c...

Violence on Facebook Live Presents Censorship Problem

Ethan Hurlburt, Columnist
March 13, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Student Opinion, Uncategorized

As live streaming might be seen as the future of social media, it’s gaining attention for some violent, disturbing acts occurring through a popular live-streaming outlet Facebook Live. Facebook Live, as seen in a TV ad campaign, gives users with a phone a way to share live video with Facebook’s 1...

Trump’s Wiretapping Claims: What You Need To Know

Pradyoth Velagapudi, Columnist
March 13, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase, Student Opinion, Uncategorized

On Saturday, March 4, 2017, President Donald J. Trump tweeted an unsubstantiated claim that his predecessor Barack Obama had the “wires tapped” in Trump Tower during the 2016 election. This proclamation met a wave of disapproval from the general public, and from the Obama Administration. Even the ...

Joy Villa: Distasteful or Closing the Divide

Hannah Browning, Columnist
February 17, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Student Opinion, Uncategorized

At the Grammys on February 12, 2017, a considerable amount of celebrities wore questionable outfits, and the singer Joy Villa was no exception. However, what made her dress more notable was that it featured President Trump’s slogan from his presidential campaign: “Make America Great Again.” She has...

The Year of Atlanta

Kylee Golden, Columnist
February 10, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Features, Showcase, Sports, Student Opinion, Uncategorized

This past weekend the Atlanta Falcons went to Houston, Texas and represented their hometown in Georgia while competing against the New England Patriots but sadly lost the battle. Even though this was heartbreaking and disappointing for the city, there are still many positive things for Atlanta to look forw...

Trump Dumps Immigrants and Refugees

Pradyoth Velagapudi, Columnist
February 2, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Student Opinion, Uncategorized

On Jan. 27, President Donald J. Trump implemented an “immigration ban” that effectively blocks all refugees and most immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries (Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen) from entering the United States. This was an almost overnight order which left many...

High School Sports Teams Losing Players to Club Teams

Kylee Golden, Columnist
January 27, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Student Opinion, Uncategorized

As a high school athlete, I am beginning to notice that club teams are starting to take over and dominate over high school sports. I am a lacrosse player who plays club in addition to high school. However, I find it fascinating that some club players are not taking high school season as seriously. ...

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