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EIC Column: Spring break in Mexico puts students at risk

EIC Column: Spring break in Mexico puts students at risk

Lucy Langmack, Print Editor-in-Chief
February 12, 2015
Filed under Editorial, EIC Column

The middle of March marks the annual, legendary spring break; also known as a week in a tropical country without parents, all inclusive hotel luxuries and a legal drinking age of 18 years old. According to studentadvtrav.com, spring break is “outstanding parties, beaches, cheap booze and beer.” Stre...

Consumerism destroys true meaning of Christmas

Consumerism destroys true meaning of Christmas

Jessica Thomas, Print Editor-In-Chief
December 25, 2014
Filed under Editorial, EIC Column

The idea of Christmas has drifted far from its true meaning and roots. It has turned into a cultural holiday of consumerism and materialism rather than its religious significance. The fact the religious ties to Christmas are often dismissed and replaced by the beliefs of spending and shopping in America...

In response to the Ferguson ruling, racial tension increasing

Lexie Sherrick, Editor-in-Chief
December 4, 2014
Filed under Editorial, EIC Column

The streets in Ferguson were outraged with dissatisfaction after the court decided not to indict officer Darren Wilson for the murder of Michael Brown. The decision has larger meaning than the death of an 18-year-old boy or the officer being found not guilty, the decision and reaction are focused around...

Trembling voice proclaims strong message

Trembling voice proclaims strong message

Lucy Langmack, Editor-in-Chief
November 1, 2014
Filed under Editorial, EIC Column

In an unintentional continuation of the Harry Potter movie series, the young actress of Hermione Granger passed on her wisdom to a room full of ambassadors in the United Nations New York headquarters on Sept. 20. At a young age, Emma Watson declared herself a feminist and has been working as a U.N. ...

Target needs work to regain customers

Target needs work to regain customers

Christy Prust
May 21, 2014
Filed under Editorial, EIC Column

Minneapolis based company Target Corporation is quickly spiraling downward with no sign of stopping. The multi billion-dollar corporation has lost large amounts money, customers and now employees in the recent months. Said to be the second largest discount retailer in the United States (behind Walmart),...

Government shooting away mental health concerns

Government shooting away mental health concerns

Paul Hudachek
May 21, 2014
Filed under Editorial, EIC Column

Here is a question: how many people have to get shot before the nation starts critically considering the government’s system of dealing with mental health concerns? It is easy to chalk up each of the recent mass shootings to gun control problems, or people who were just crazy. The serious concern, how...

Palcohol will increase alcohol abuse

Jessica Thomas, Editor-in-Chief
May 21, 2014
Filed under Editorial, EIC Column

After years of trial and error and consulting with scientists from all over the world, Mark Phillips completed the task he set out to do. He successfully created, Palcohol. Palcohol is powder alcohol. It comes in a one ounce package and is meant to be poured into a water bottle, shaken up and then ...

Connotation of ‘feminism’ harms movement towards equality

Connotation of ‘feminism’ harms movement towards equality

Anna Kaul
April 1, 2014
Filed under Editorial, EIC Column

Feminism used to entail women searching for equal rights. Now the word has been mutilated, mangled and maimed to be a woman who hates men. So, why the shift in attitude? It’s not only men who believe this distorted view of feminism, but also women who perpetuate their disdain for so-called feminist...

College education system needs to be more affordable

College education system needs to be more affordable

Paul Hudachek, Editor-in-Chief
February 19, 2014
Filed under Editorial, EIC Column

“I owe $77 thousand in college debt,” said college student Amy Rosebruster to her family one night. Her brothers and sisters, all in college as well, nodded with understanding. $77 thousand? 77 thousand? For a lot of people, including Amy Rosebruster, that is over a year’s salary. Yet this numbe...

Marijuana should be treated as a disease, not as a crime

Marijuana should be treated as a disease, not as a crime

Anna Kaul, Editor-in-Chief
February 19, 2014
Filed under Editorial, EIC Column

President Obama’s popularity is slipping, and his grip on the country is slowly dwindling. Desperate times seem to have called for desperate measures, forcing Obama to appeal to the 55 percent of Americans who support legalizing marijuana. While his words about treating pot as a “public health prob...

Youth needs education to halt the spread of cyberbullying

Youth needs education to halt the spread of cyberbullying

Anna Kaul
November 26, 2013
Filed under Editorial, EIC Column

A computer can be a teenager’s most dangerous weapon if in the wrong hands. Its force lies in its anonymity. If a teenager points a gun into an innocent crowd of students, they know to run. Similarly threatening cyberbullies, sometimes unknowingly, use a web of encryption to hurt other teenagers us...

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