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Is Amazon Key the Key to Stopping Package Thieves?

Xander Sharpe, Columnist

December 8, 2017


Filed under Features, Student Opinion, Technology

Just last year, over 11 million homeowners in the United States had their packages stolen, according to Business Wire. That’s more than half the population of Arizona. It’s also gift-giving season, which is the perfect time of year for robbers to steal your packages. There is a proposed solution, however,...

Bring Back the Classics

Reese Bennett, Columnist

December 8, 2017


Filed under Student Opinion

When Walt Disney Studios first started making movies, they used traditional drawing and 2D (two-dimensional) animation to bring their stories to life. Walt Disney, the founder of the movie company, created films such as “Bambi,” “Snow White,” and “Sleeping Beauty” with this technique. Now, howev...

Lunchtime or Clubtime?

Emily Christian, Columnist

December 1, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Clubs, Student Opinion, Uncategorized

One of the most popular club slots is during lunch, and these clubs generally have around the same attendance as their after-school counterparts. They are beneficial when considering the average student’s schedule, but lunch is also a time to eat food with friends and interact socially, more than ju...

“Pay to Win” Video Games are Taking Over the Gaming World

Xander Sharpe, Columnist

November 19, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Student Opinion, Video Games

Video games are a huge part of many people’s lives these days. According to Polygon, who surveyed 4,000 households nationwide, “63 percent of U.S. households surveyed include at least one frequent gamer.” This is a huge amount of people that play video games and just proves how much video games ar...

On Gratitude and Employees

Reese Bennett, Columnist

November 19, 2017


Filed under Student Opinion

As with many holidays, Thanksgiving weekend has stores expecting to be packed with customers. Employees from a wide range of stores will be staying to work the busy days of Thanksgiving and Black Friday, and a good chunk will likely not be happy about it. Everybody has probably had at least one empl...

NCAA Cheats Student Athletes and Plays Itself

Ethan Hurlburt, Columnist

November 1, 2017


Filed under College & Beyond, Sports, Student Opinion

As Adidas and University of Louisville are involved in a bribery case that has so far resulted in the firing of Rick Pitino, college basketball coach, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is embroiled in scandal yet again. Last week, federal prosecutors, including the Federal Bureau of...

Sports Fans Could Use A Few Chill Pills

Reese Bennett, Columnist

October 29, 2017


Filed under Sports, Student Opinion

Sports are known worldwide, and they’re something almost everyone can relate to. However, some people need to take a serious chill pill when it comes to watching and supporting their favorite teams. The sports fan zeal comes from the brain. A hormone called testosterone rises by 20 percent when...

The Bone-Chilling Clown Craze

The Bone-Chilling Clown Craze

Reese Bennett, Columnist

October 6, 2017


Filed under Student Opinion

When you walk into the theater to watch a horror movie, you know what’s coming. However, people are not usually prepared for a real life encounter. A terrifying event that occurred last year was the multiple eerie clown sightings that began to pop up around Halloween-time. They hid in corn mazes, chased ...

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, ...

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