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Today’s generation deals with increased anxiety

Today’s generation deals with increased anxiety

Tessa Rosa, Online Editor-In-Chief
May 12, 2016
Filed under Editorial

 The future is now. In a culture that is so focused on preparing for future opportunities, parents are forcing their children’s plans to become more career centric. This is adding more stress to a student’s life to perform well in academics, this stress often leads to anxiety. Anxiety is becoming a...

Social problem with labeling girls as ‘plus size’

Social problem with labeling girls as ‘plus size’

Mikayla Erf, Photographer
May 12, 2016
Filed under Editorial

Size. A word that brings fear into the eyes of students and others around the world, is a major controversy in the world today. Women everyday, students especially, are being criticized for being too big or too small, being too pretty or too ugly, and it is not right. Amy Schumer, a renowned comedian, was a...

EIC column: Same-sex couples make good adoptive parental canidates

EIC column: Same-sex couples make good adoptive parental canidates

Megan Karnuth, Online-Editor
May 11, 2016
Filed under Editorial, EIC Column

Recently a surrogate mother gave birth to a child, but decided that she wanted to keep the baby upon discovering that the parents were to be two men. This is an example of one of the many ways homosexual couples and people are unfairly discriminated against. The couple, Gordan Lake and Manuel Santos,...

Delay of war on ISIS shakes cybersecurity

Delay of war on ISIS shakes cybersecurity

Tiana Meador, Editor-in-Chief
May 3, 2016
Filed under Government and Political Opinion, Political Opinion

As of early last year, Islamic terrorists sounded the alarm with threatening messages to compromise the United State's cybersecurity. Although not gaining much attention, the combination of these threats with the unlocking of the San Bernardino shooter's phone, adds to the question of when the U...

Staff Ed: Social media becomes popular news outlet because of technology advacements

Staff Ed: Social media becomes popular news outlet because of technology advacements

April 28, 2016
Filed under Editorial, Staff Editorial

The 21st century has brought about many changes to the world of technology. Social media websites such as Twitter, Instagram or even Snapchat are being used by millions of people around the globe, but these sites are still trying to evolve and keep up with the ever changing world. Social media certainly is not de...

Appointing new Justice falls to Obama

Appointing new Justice falls to Obama

Tessa Rosa, Online Editor-In-Chief
April 7, 2016
Filed under Political Opinion

The power to appoint a new Supreme Court Justice lies with the President. A power given to them by the Constitution, it is one of the most important rulings that a president will make. Rulings by the Supreme Court judge directly affect our economy, security, rights and our daily living. On Feb. 13, 2016...

Closing Guantanamo Bay to benefit economy

Closing Guantanamo Bay to benefit economy

Lily Marchan, Online Editor
April 7, 2016
Filed under Political Opinion

Seven years ago, when President Barack Obama took office, he vowed to close the detention facility in Guantanamo Bay. Now, as President Obama pushes his proposal forward, it is met with a strong partisan opposition. Guantanamo Bay no longer is a benefit to the United States. Obama must continue t...

Pink tax costs women thousands more than men

Pink tax costs women thousands more than men

Caroline Allessi, Social Media Managing Editor
April 7, 2016
Filed under Political Opinion

"The Pink Tax" is a term that refers to the extra charge that women face when purchasing products or services. When buying one product, the price difference may not be that noticeable, but every year on average, each woman pays over $1000 more than men do.  This extra fee is an injustice to wome...

EIC column: political parties try taking down one another

EIC column: political parties try taking down one another

Justin Hannasch, Print Editor-in-Chief
March 16, 2016
Filed under EIC Column

Republicans and Democrats. A rivalry that has been around since the 1800s. This long-storied rivalry is bigger than ever. In the 2012 election for example, just over 129 million people voted according to uselectionatlas.org. On the Democratic side, President Obama received almost 66 million votes. On ...

Efficient planning to reduce Americas debt

Efficient planning to reduce Americas debt

Cole Lebourgeois, Copy Editor
March 15, 2016
Filed under Political Opinion

Every presidential candidate and president talks about the national debt and how they will fix it, but in reality they actually add more to it than lowering it.  America's $19 trillion debt needs to be fixed and the government needs to lower it. Debt in America has always existed, no person ...

Staff Ed: strong brand names become more powerful

Staff Ed: strong brand names become more powerful

March 15, 2016
Filed under Editorial, Staff Editorial

In a world dominated by material possessions and social hierarchies based on how you look and how much money you have, brand names and logos have become a major factor in the consumer industry. Brand names such as Nike and Michael Kors attract spenders across the US that are willing to pay more f...

‘Pink tax’ causes high female product prices

‘Pink tax’ causes high female product prices

Brianna Halverson, Social Media Reporter
March 15, 2016
Filed under Editorial, Photo Slide Shows

Men get one-to-two aisles to themselves in the body care section of any retail store. Women, on the other hand, can have ten or more aisles designated to female products. The shelves are laid with different smelling shampoos and hair-care products that are meticulously grouped with a tag on every...

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