Why We Should Sell the Statue of Liberty

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Caroline Hammond, Desk Writer
March 24, 2015

The United States has approximately 18.1 trillion dollars of debt. If the government cannot solve this crisis the debt will only continue to accumulate. What can we, as citizens of this great nation, do to eliminate the national debt? Imagine if we could convince the Cathy family to open Chick-fil-A... Read more »

Beyond Yourself


Jordan Houston, Writer of the People
March 18, 2015

I remember being rung up at Publix one day and having Jacqueline Phillips run myself and my mother up and she looks at my mother square in the face and says “how does it feel to be Jordan Houston’s mother?” and all I could think to myself was “Lord Jacqueline why…?” But then a thought came... Read more »

Racism in a Fraternity?? (Read Sarcastically)

The fraternity name.

Jared Stogner, Desk Writer
March 11, 2015

SAE, a fraternity at The University of Oklahoma, became immersed in boiling water this week due to a video being leaked of a member reciting an ignorant, racist chant. The moral whistleblower that came forth stated that he had heard a chant that was “similar to the video that has been on social... Read more »

Banning Books Burns My Soul

Jenna West, Concerned reader
March 2, 2015

Books give you a chance to escape from reality and live in someone else’s world. Each page that you read is exhilarating, causing you to visualize that you’re in an alternate world.  Reading gives you that type of thrill that you can’t get anywhere else.  It gives you new knowledge on... Read more »

AC/DC Keeps Rocking

On stage with Angus Young and Bon Scott

February 22, 2015

AC/DC: True Rock’N’Roll. They encompass everything right about the genre. With power chords, lyrics meant to be shouted, and a look that says, “We’re about to melt your face off with music,” they are easily some of the most legendary rockers of all time- leaving behind trademark... Read more »

Woman President?

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Gloria N'kutula, Desk Writer
February 2, 2015

In the 2008 presidential election, Barack Obama made out-breaking history by being the first African-American president of the United States of America. After almost 8 years in office, Americans have become immune to the skin color of their leader, but others are still remaining close-minded. With... Read more »

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 »

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