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Turkey day before Christmas music

Turkey day before Christmas music

Annie Goodman, Editor-In-Chief

November 20, 2018

Growing up, my mom always told us, “When you celebrate Christmas before Thanksgiving, an elf kills a baby reindeer.” Needless to say, we do not listen to Christmas music until after Thanksgiving.  While the argument over when you can listen to holiday music may seem silly and unimportant, dedi...

The spirit of Christmas music must be celebrated all year long

The spirit of Christmas music must be celebrated all year long

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2018

When I worked in retail during November and December of 2016, I dreaded going to work. It was because there was Christmas music on the entire shift. Adding to the fact that I had been misplaced by the flood of 2016, worked about 20 hours per week, and did not have any time to enjoy my senior year of...

My perception of Thanksgiving

My perception of Thanksgiving

Breanna Rexwinkle, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2018

When hearing the word “Thanksgiving,” the first thing most people think about is a few days off of school, eating tons of food, and Christmas around the corner. That may sound correct, but originally, Thanksgiving was a small gathering of newly-settled Pilgrims and helpful natives. Unfortunately,...

In light of the Paris attack, let us reflect on the value of togetherness

In light of the Paris attack, let us reflect on the value of togetherness

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2018

There is light and dark. There is good and bad. There is the blue, bright sky and the gloomy, cloudy one. There is happiness and sadness. There is beauty and ugliness. There is the cacti in the desert and the flower that blooms amidst the thorns. There is love and hatred. There is the yin and the yang....

Boy, girl, them or leaf

Boy, girl, them or leaf

Breanna Rexwinkle, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2018

Whether someone identifies as a boy, girl or it, their gender identification is theirs and only theirs to worry about. Confusion and anger can arise when bringing up this topic. But what is the point of giving an opinion on something I know almost nothing about? Though I am cisgender and not the mos...

Keeping you and your roommate civil

Keeping you and your roommate civil

Madeline Cancienne, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2018

Living with a new person can raise annoyances that you never knew existed. Horror stories of awful roommates have been told over the years and it usually give people a good laugh, but it is very different when you are the one living with them. Some think that a roommate agreement is necessary to establis...

If you grow your hair for a month, consider donating in December

If you grow your hair for a month, consider donating in December

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2018

Although the origins of No Shave November are unclear, its impact in the realm of cancer donations is distinct. The fundraiser hit American soil in November of 2009 and was started by the Chicagoland Hill family after their father, Matthew Hill, lost his battle to cancer in November of 2007. In...

The power of participating at the polls today

The power of participating at the polls today

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2018

My vote is my voice. This world is consumed in the mayhem of injustice, in the metaphorical dungeons filled with people chained by the frauds called fake freedom and fake peace. In the chaos that is the constant degradation of races, sexes and sexual orientation, my vote is my voice. My vote rings...

The value of genuine friends

The value of genuine friends

Madeline Cancienne, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2018

We are not meant to live life alone. So, we create bonds with one another that make life worthwhile. There are billions of people in this world, and no two people are exactly alike. While this is certain, there are qualities that many people share with one another. When most people are asked what...

Why we should care about the invisible line

Why we should care about the invisible line

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2018

Many things go unnoticed in sports: the referees’ names, the work it takes to make the field look good, and sometimes the positions of key players. One of the most underrated facets of sports is the football offensive line. To specify, I am talking about all five offensive line positions: left tackle,...

From kids to senior citizens, let us enjoy Halloween

From kids to senior citizens, let us enjoy Halloween

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

October 30, 2018

I grew up in a lackluster neighborhood called Sherwood where everything and everyone was laid-back. All of my neighbors were mild-mannered, and there were never any loud noises in our neighborhood. There was just a sense of peacefulness that pervaded the streets. However, that all changed when Hallowee...

What Dr. Christine Ford’s testimony can teach us about sexual assault

What Dr. Christine Ford’s testimony can teach us about sexual assault

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

October 24, 2018

Ambiguity is the legal system’s worst fear. It has been over a month since Dr. Christine Ford accused Associate Judge Brett Kavanaugh of a sexual assault incident that happened 36 years prior. During this case, I tuned into different news outlets, compared the “he’s innocent” and “he’s...