Why Ferguson Still Matters


Amy Kalayjian, Desk Writer
January 26, 2015

The death of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Tamir Rice have reopened many questions about what it is like to be black in America. Whether racism still exists, or if our justice system is fair, or if police are trained to see being black as a crime, and the most important question is whether or not we... Read more »

Has Profanity Lost Its Shock Value?

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Katie Lowry, Desk Writer
January 15, 2015

Have curse words lost their impact because they are used so often? As you walk around high school between class changes, you hear strings of profanity. The majority of students and even teachers use curse words on a daily basis and think nothing of it. When I asked students if they cursed or what... Read more »

War on Rih


Daijah Kellogg, Desk Writer
January 7, 2015

Men have specific channels on television that they’d rather watch over Oxygen, Lifetime, WeTV, and other channels that are considered feminine channels. The majority of men have a different preference in entertainment than most women. Specific media attracts the female’s attention and opposite... Read more »

Are We All We Are?


Jordan Houston, Jenna West, Writers for Real People
January 5, 2015

We’ve finally made it to high school, the innocence of elementary school is gone, the awkwardness of middle school is gone, and now we can begin the next stage of discovering ourselves. However, this journey is hindered by one driving force that continually gets into people’s way throughout their... Read more »



Jordan Houston, Writer of the Truth
January 5, 2015

THC, that’s the magical chemical in marijuana that gives the narcotic its “high” effect. Many may know this, many may not; but regardless of the science behind the drug, many know what it feels like. This is, in my opinion, a problem however my opinion doesn’t matter, what matters is what the... Read more »

Pot or Not?


Amy Kalayjian, Desk Writer
December 18, 2014

The legalization of marijuana has been a hot button issue ever since the 70’s with decriminalization efforts. Many people feel that the recreational use of marijuana would be too much, and that many people would abuse the drug. Though that is a valid concern, the benefits far outweigh the consequences... Read more »

The Giving (Christmas) Tree


Juliann Lloyd, Writer
December 8, 2014

Tis’ the season to be…… jolly? Or is it something else? How many adjectives could you place there that describes the life filled season of Christmas? For many, Christmas is a time of happiness, thankfulness, and celebration. Everyone’s spirit is filled with joy and they give and receive many... Read more »

Being Truly Body Positive


Amy Kalayjian, Desk Writer
December 5, 2014

When most people think of body positivity, they think of promoting an idea of self-love, which is important and is on the right track. But most people aren’t accepting of all the many types of bodies people have. Media promotes an unachievable standard, attained by Photoshop and unhealthy habits... Read more »

Hypemachine: A Better Way to Discover


Micah Farrar, Desk Writer
November 13, 2014

I think it’s a pretty universal fact that everyone likes music. At least the ones that live and breath and, you know, have souls and the like. We have radios, computers, phones, and mp3’s dedicated to the purpose of playing the music that we like. Even those who don’t have access to... Read more »

Alex From Target: Overnight Sensation


Jared Stogner, Desk Writer
November 10, 2014

If you’ve been on Twitter lately, chances are you’ve seen #AlexfromTarget. Just a regular teenage employee that rose to fame after another teen snapped his photo and posted it online. Hundreds of thousands of girls fawned over the part-time scanner as the photo of him spread like wildfire.... Read more »

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