Politics: The Storm is Brewing

Jason Ferris, Co-Editor
February 8, 2016
Filed under Op/Ed, Top Stories

If you have been following the news, you know that the United States is in the throes of the 2016 presidential campaign and not just its soap opera merits. With Iowa starting off this year’s primaries to decide which Republican and which Democrat will have a chance at the presidency, the rest of the n... Read more »

Binging on Streaming, Purging on Traditional Network Television?

Casey Bacon, Co-Editor
February 5, 2016
Filed under Op/Ed, Television, Top Stories

With the new year comes new chances, the opportunity to turn around and do or become whatever you want to be, a full 366 days (thank you, Leap Year) to make the best of. Okay, but now to the real significant part of the first month or so of the year: the new premieres and winter returns of all the best and brightest in the way of television... Read more »

The Next Phase

Jason Ferris, Co-Editor
February 5, 2016
Filed under Op/Ed, Television, Top Stories

Superhero lovers have been scarfing up helpings of television series’, movies, and big screen films cooked up by Marvel and DC comics, but it has only been in recent years that the rest of the world has been entered these comic universes, all through the power of the big screen. Rather than releasi... Read more »

College…Affordability? Can the Two Ever Come Together?

Casey Bacon, Co-Editor
February 5, 2016
Filed under Career and College info., College and Career, Educational, Op/Ed, School News, Top Stories

College: for some of us, the idea is still years away; for others, the thought looms with only half a year before the big day. No matter what stage of the journey you’re in, many high schooler’s biggest focus becomes the idea of a post-public high education. First and foremost is the concern of get... Read more »

Finishing the Second Quarter

Finishing the Second Quarter

Hailey Springer, Junior Staff Writer
January 12, 2016
Filed under Lifestyle, School News, Student Life, Top Stories

As we all have made it back from winter break, we are slowly getting back into the grind of our everyday life. But we can’t be getting back into things too slowly, because the second quarter will be ending very soon. This means we will be in a hurry to get work turned in, or any extra credit to help... Read more »

Toys for Tots

Toys for Tots

Dallas Shrawder, Senior Staff Writer
January 11, 2016
Filed under Community info, Lifestyle, Op/Ed, School, Student Life, Top Stories

The giving season is fast approaching. People everywhere are in the festive spirit: spreading love, being joyous, and giving. One way to knock all three of those out in one swing is to participate in Toys for Tots drives. This time of year, it is not uncommon to be with friends and family to exch... Read more »

Star Wars Review

Star Wars Review

Skylar Broome, Senior Editor
January 11, 2016
Filed under Lifestyle, Movie, Op/Ed, Top Stories

This article contains spoilers for the newest Star Wars movie. Proceed with caution. The most popular conversation starter of the year is “Have you seen the new Star Wars movie?” After grossing $740.3 (according to the Guardian) and expecting an even higher number once it opens in China (the sec... Read more »

In the Aftermath of Paris

In the Aftermath of Paris

Kyle Lacey, Junior Staff Writer
January 11, 2016
Filed under Op/Ed, Top Stories

Recently several terrorist attacks occurred in Paris, France. It was believed, and later made official, that the Islamic State was responsible, or at least took credit for these attacks. These attacks are devastating not only to Paris, but to the whole world leaving death, destruction, and fear in their ... Read more »

New Year, New You? Eh. But Fear Not: There Is Hope!

New Year, New You? Eh.  But Fear Not: There Is Hope!

Casey Bacon, Senior Head Editor
January 11, 2016
Filed under Lifestyle, Op/Ed, Student Life, Top Stories

“5… 4… 3… 2… 1… Happy New Year!” Down drops the ball in Times Square, off pops the corks of champagne and sparkling cider bottle, up go the fireworks, and in go the people for hugs, kisses, and well-wishes for the year to come. It’s the turning over of a new leaf, the possibility for... Read more »

Amazon: What can’t they do?

Amazon: What can’t they do?

Nick Moats, Senior Staff Writer
January 11, 2016
Filed under Lifestyle, Op/Ed, Student Life, Top Stories

From the beginning of Amazon, the largest online retailer today, there were high hopes for its future development. Jeff Bezos founded this company in 1994 originally labeling it as Cadabra. Not much time passed before Bezos renamed the company Amazon, what we all recognize it as today. Since his graduati... Read more »

Top Ten Beats of 2015

Top Ten Beats of 2015

Regan Walker, Junior Staff Writer
January 8, 2016
Filed under Arts, Entertainment, and Reviews, Music, Top Stories

As 2015 comes to a close and as 2016 comes closer and closer, it must be observed that there’s been so much good music across every genre span, but pop music especially. We look back on the catchiest melodies, top 40 hits and a few of the old school beats, and rank up the top 10 music artists and th... Read more »

Just Another Day in the U.S.

Just Another Day in the U.S.

Casey Bacon, Senior Head Editor
January 8, 2016
Filed under Op/Ed, Top Stories

The stark reality of BBC’s opening to the coverage of the San Bernardino shooting seems to say it all: “Another day of gunfire, panic, and fear.” The attack, carried out at Inland Regional Center in California and leaving 14 dead, 21 wounded, came only days after a gunman walked into a Planned ... Read more »