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Holiday Overkill

Myranda Gold, Copy Editor

August 31, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Snowflakes cover the ground in a white blanket of crystal chill, trees stand naked of their leaves, the nights start early and the days are short. Winter. Along with winter comes the Holidays. Or at least the Holidays used to accompany winter. Every year the Holiday craze seems to start earlie...

How do I Christmas?

Bailey Ford, Photographer

August 31, 2014


Filed under Opinion

    There’s nothing more beautiful in the world than waking up at 6:30 on Christmas morning and seeing the way the lights on the tree illuminate the entire room, casting a warm glow over everything and to see the snow glittering in the light casted by the street lights in the dark....

Tis the Season

Jasmine Burkart, Copy Editor

August 31, 2014


Filed under Opinion

  Tis the season right? The holidays are supposed to be the most joyful time of the year but more times than not, the weeks before the holiday suck. I remember being young and counting down the days until Christmas and celebrating with family, but as I’ve gotten older, I realize why all...

A Palace Fit for a Queen

Jesse Olson, News and Feature Editor

August 31, 2014


Filed under Opinion

  In Azacualpa, Honduras, a town nestled in a valley between lush, green mountains, only three miles from the Guatemalan border, sits a new home, a beautiful home, made of cement blocks and painted in bright, lively reds and light blues. It is quite small for American standards, smaller than...

The Pursuit of Happiness

Syne Barr, Artist

August 31, 2014


Filed under Opinion

  What is happiness? How does one achieve such a thing? Can happiness be bought or not? That rhymes. Ha. A huge part of happiness is humor. Smiling is associated with happiness. Being able to laugh, at yourself, at others, with others. Laughing is a worldwide phenomenon, everyone does it, babies,...

The season of Giving

Erin Murtaugh, Co-Editor

August 30, 2014


Filed under Opinion

  Thanksgiving comes and goes and suddenly the holiday season is in full swing. In fact, Thanksgiving can’t even completely end before the holiday shopping season starts. Black Friday has become a popular "holiday" for those looking for deals on gifts. I hate Black Friday. I used to work...

Shutdown and Shutout

Jacob Jenson and Kade Wiemerslage

August 30, 2014


Filed under Opinion

  We all know about the government shutdown that happened a few weeks ago. Some might know that the reason was because congress was divided about Obamacare, also known as the Affordable Health Care Act. Which, despite it’s name is nothing of the sort. Most Republican leaders were against Obamacare...

Why Can’t We Be Friends

Myranda Gold, Copy Editor

August 30, 2014


Filed under Opinion

  Since the beginning of high schools, there’s always been one thorn that can never quite be clipped off. Cliques. Over time there have been different names for these many cliques: the popular kids, the jocks, the rowdies, the preps. Today, there might not be tight little groups with titles...

Designated cat lady speaks out

Lindsey Freitag, 100 Year Editor

February 21, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Some people are designated drivers. Some people are designated class clowns. These are the people that no matter what, you can count on them to live up to their given job. In my family, I’m the designated crazy cat lady. Basically, my family thinks that someday I will have never gotten married and wil...

FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT: where to draw the line on fighting

FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT: where to draw the line on fighting

Kessa Albright

March 27, 2012


Filed under Issue 5, Opinion

You’re walking down the hall between classes like any other day. Suddenly the crowd erupts. Everyone is screaming “FIGHT!” and rushing to their cellphones to take pictures and videos. The teachers are running out of their classrooms to try to stop the flailing fists. Everyone around is entranced...

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