What is a Caucus?

Iowans everywhere gathered this past week to debate the next presidential Democratic nominee.

Lilly Wolfe, Columnist

February 7, 2020

While most states use primaries to select their choice for Democratic and Republican Presidential nominees, the first state in the process, Iowa, uses something called a caucus to make their selection. While a primary is basically a simple secret voting process, a caucus is different. It is more like a...

Campus Control

A new app may determine participation and attendance points at college.

Madeeha Akhtar, Columnist

February 2, 2020

Technology has advanced much over the years, surprising us all with the new things it can do. Colleges have always been hot spots for tech development, but there is potentially a whole new level of technology in the works for campuses. A tracking app, spotterEDU, is being used on new Missouri College st...

It’s a Beautiful Day with Loving Lyfe

Episode five of the original “Loving Lyfe” season.

Carsten Oyer, Columnist

February 2, 2020

YouTube may not be the most common place to find a good TV show. It would doubtfully be the first platform you check. However, “Loving Lyfe” is changing that. The wry humor of the show, created by the channel JK! Studios, keeps their audience coming back for more every time a new episode is released....

Famed Planters Mascot “Mr. Peanut” Dies in Freak NUTmobile Accident

Mr. Peanut in his final moments.

Selina Fluty and Erika Sonnemann-Creed

January 26, 2020

In the final hours of the morning on Jan. 22, 2020, a deeply-beloved mascot that has played an iconic role in the American market for over 100 years passed away. Mr. Peanut’s Twitter account, renamed “The Estate of Mr. Peanut” after the tragedy, posted a 31-second video that took the world by storm. It revealed Mr. Peanut sacrificing himself to save Matt...

Fake Frogs

Not all that ribbits is real.

Madeeha Akhtar, Columnist

January 26, 2020

Everybody will have to touch a slimy green frog at least once in their school biology class. Many people think, though, that dissecting these once-living animals is gross and morally wrong.  According to ABC News, about three million frogs are killed for these projects annually. Luckily, Florida schools have ...

Safe for the Sun and Sea

Not all sunscreens are the same.

Madeeha Akhtar, Columnist

January 20, 2020

Oxybenzone is one of the most common chemicals found in sunscreen. However, this seemingly helpful chemical has been found to be extremely toxic to both the environment. As a result, many Pacific islands such as Hawaii and Palau are banning sunscreen with the chemical, according to The Guardian.  ...

Why the Weekend?

Welcome to the weekend.

Ben Geist, Columnist

January 19, 2020

Leaving school or work on a Friday afternoon is one of the best feelings in the world, and not many people care to question where the weekend came from, as long as they have it. However, the history of the work week and the blissful weekend are important to the life we lead today. First, we have t...

Some Pretty Rad Dishes

Kalyn McLeod, Columnist

January 19, 2020

I have always loved to cook. As I got older, I wanted to try and make new dishes and use new techniques. The problem was, I had trouble choosing what to make and what recipe to use. I wasn’t sure if I had the right tools to not burn down the kitchen for some recipes, and I had to double check my re...

The Resistance Reaches the End

As we say goodbye to

Gael Solis, Columnist

December 19, 2019

“Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker” is the last movie in the “Star Wars” saga, a franchise that has been around since 1977. This movie takes place one year after “Episode VIII: The Last Jedi,” where, after a last stand, the New Republic failed to hold against the evil First Order on the pla...

Swirling Snowflakes and Graceful Flowers

Zora Griffin Todd on the front program of the Ahwatukee Foothills Nutcracker.

Kalyn McLeod, Columnist

December 19, 2019

It was August of 2015, and I was begging my mom to take me to my friend’s Nutcracker performance. It was her first ever time in this show, and she was so excited. My mom was reluctant to buy the tickets because the show was in five months, and we still had to plan our holidays, but I was a persisten...