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Fast food industry using more organic foods

Fast food industry using more organic foods

Jordan Fulin, Editor in Chief
April 26, 2016
Filed under Focus, Photo Slide Shows

People are strolling around supermarkets filling their carts with non-organic food galore and do not even know it. Those same people may consider fast food restaurants their second home, familiar with the menu's latest triple-burger creations. However, these behaviors are becoming a thing of the ...

Fast food popularity on the rise

Fast food popularity on the rise

Dylan Cook, Visual Arts Media Editor
April 26, 2016
Filed under Focus, Photo Slide Shows

  Fast food is back. As result a of years of rapid increases in the pace of daily life the consumer has begun to demand efficiency in every way possible. The food industry has adapted to this well and has been rewarded with mass popularity. From adults to children, Americans are obsessed wi...

Fast food restaurants coming after youth

Fast food restaurants coming after youth

Justin Hannasch, Editor-in-Chief
April 26, 2016
Filed under Focus, Photo Slide Shows

  Whether it's TV, radio, social media, even road signs along I-35, Americans now face the reality that this country is bought with advertisements. In a world where consumers have constant pressure of advertisements wherever they go, fast food companies are some of the largest competition.  In fact, according to Ad Age, fast food companies spent an enormous $4...

Google introduces self-driving cars

Google introduces self-driving cars

Kaitlin Bloom, Online editor
April 7, 2016
Filed under Focus, In-Depth

For a long time, people have imagined a future free of driver's education, road tests, and maybe even accidents. Cars would drive themselves, independent of any human control. People would be able to send their young sons and daughters off to a friend's house alone and be able to trust they'll ge...

Students set on the path for future fame

Students set on the path for future fame

Dylan Cook, Visual Arts Media Editor
March 15, 2016
Filed under Focus, In-Depth, Photo Slide Shows

Confident, skilled, experienced, knowledgeable and unique. These are the traits of a person bound for fame. They can be used to describe students such as junior Corri Gardner, senior Clay Knoll or sophomore Lydia Stannard; all three of which are on the journey to fame. Rising stars are in abund...

Familiar famous faces close to home

Familiar famous faces close to home

Joe Rice, Editor-In-Chief
March 14, 2016
Filed under Focus, In-Depth, Photo Slide Shows

A doppelganger is a person who looks nearly identical to another person. Although many of us would like to be a doppelganger of a celebrity or just a beautiful person in general, most people look uniquely average. The high school may not have any true doppelgangers, however, there are quite a few ...

Local strangers form connections

Local strangers form connections

Lily Marchan, Online Editor
February 23, 2016
Filed under Focus, In-Depth, Photo Slide Shows

All around us are strangers. A fleeting face passing by us, we look for no more than a second and then it is gone. The face forgotten and our lives continuing on our own winding path without thinking twice about that unfamiliar person who happened to be one step ahead in line, or sitting across ...

Break the silence, talk about ‘crazy’

Break the silence, talk about ‘crazy’

Tessa Rosa, Online Editor-In-Chief
February 11, 2016
Filed under Focus, In-Depth

Shh, don’t talk about it. This is a common phrase that comes into play when mental illness is brought up. People do not like to talk about the subject, it is often reacted to like it is taboo. Mental illness is a serious disease, but most people do not understand it. Mental illnesses are medica...

Seasonal Affective Disorder, more than winter blues

Seasonal Affective Disorder, more than winter blues

Dylan Foster, Field Reporter
February 10, 2016
Filed under Focus, In-Depth, Photo Slide Shows

Winter Blues The winter blues come and go for some, but are much more severe in others. Many people who live in the cold regions of the world can develop a condition in which too little sun can cause them to go into a depressive state. It often occurs during the winter months when people do not o...

Wellness Center supporting self-change

Wellness Center supporting self-change

Nick Carlson, Field Reporter
February 10, 2016
Filed under Focus, In-Depth, Photo Slide Shows

High School is a time for students to have fun, lay down the final preparations for what they are going to do in life, and pursue their passions. Unfortunately sometimes this is not the case, simply because life is difficult at times. However, the Wellness Center serves as resource for students...

Mental health among teens, an exploration

Mental health among teens, an exploration

Brian Jaap, Layout Editor
February 10, 2016
Filed under Focus, In-Depth

Mental illness is an extremely touchy subject that many prefer not to talk about.  There are many factors that contribute to mental illness, especially in high school students. According to nami.org, as children approach their teenage years, one in five 13-18 year olds have, or will have, a serious mental illness and fifty percent ...

Universal rules of ‘being cool’

Universal rules of ‘being cool’

Lauren Lebourgeois, Copy Editor
January 13, 2016
Filed under Focus, In-Depth, Photo Slide Shows

  Many people wonder what it means to be cool. Everyone has their own definition of, and think of, it a little differently. It is natural for trends to start, and also to come to an end. Trends are constantly happening in our evolving society. Since before anyone could remember, humans have al...

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