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Athlete interviews are useless

Athlete interviews are useless

Hunter Hippel, Online Editor

February 14, 2017

"That was horse (explicit).  He shouldn't even be able to work at Foot Locker," Chiefs' tight end Travis Kelce said after a holding call effectively ended the Chiefs' season against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the NFL Divisional Round in mid January.  The hold was on Eric Fisher, a lineman who has str...

Project-based learning benefits students academically

Project-based learning benefits students academically

Megan Karnuth, Online Editor-in-Chief

February 11, 2017

Learning is being compromised because high school students care more about their grades than actually learning the material. Students copy assignments to save time and their GPA. High school is the gateway to college and or real world jobs, so it is important to make sure students are absorbing everything...

Demanding lifestyle means college athletes get paid well

Demanding lifestyle means college athletes get paid well

Sonia Moran, Photographer

January 14, 2017

Although athletes already get scholarship money, the NCAA started allowing schools to give a small allowance to college athletes. Athletes practice anywhere between 40 to 50 hours a week. They would complain that since they bring a lot of money to the schools they should be getting paid. Some athletes complain about not being able ...

Violent protests break apart American trust

Violent protests break apart American trust

Megan Ramberg, Online Editor

January 12, 2017

Protesting becomes more prominent than ever  Burning the American flag, intentionally shutting down highways, anti-Trump marches, is it all anti-American or an exercise of rights? Minorities are using their voice in an nontraditional way, and Americans should listen, regardless of their stron...

Fidel Castro’s death fails to make a difference in U.S.-Cuban relations

Fidel Castro’s death fails to make a difference in U.S.-Cuban relations

Evan Klein, Social Media Reporter

January 11, 2017

According to the Council on Foreign Relations, business transactions between the US and Cuba have increased 30 percent since 2014. The trend is very positive between the US and Cuba, however, some believe the death of Fidel Castro could strain relations. Castro's death will have little to no effec...

Burning American flags burns bridges

Burning American flags burns bridges

Ben Wicklund, Social Media Reporter

January 8, 2017

"Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag," tweeted President-elect Donald Trump late November, "if they do, there must be consequences -- perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail!"  What Trump doesn't seem to realize is that the banning of the burning of the American flag violates the Constitution, freedom of spe...

Trump turns a blind eye on businesses’ conflicts of interest

Trump turns a blind eye on businesses’ conflicts of interest

Cates Eliasen, Online Editor

January 6, 2017

As president-elect Donald Trump begins his ascension towards presidency, numerous severe controversies have risen about his campaign, his companies, his family, and even Trump himself. However, one specific controversy is worrying economists and politicians around the world: his control over his bus...

Fantasy sports sparks debate, ethical concerns

Fantasy sports sparks debate, ethical concerns

Adam Johnson, Business Editor

December 5, 2016

Last year if someone turned on a football game they would be greeted not only with the game itself, but countless ads for online programs such as DraftKings and FanDuel.  One week fantasy football leagues that promised big payouts for those able to win, it sound like a great system, until you loo...

Array of disorders do not usually require conventional drugs

Array of disorders do not usually require conventional drugs

Tiana Meador, Online Editor-In-Chief

November 29, 2016

"Natural, 100 percent organic, non-GMO, vegan, gluten free, pesticide free," these are the words that spray across every major food market, giving consumers the reassurance that they are eating 'pure' substances. However, this trend seems to halt when it comes to medicine- with a drug addict...

Trump supporters outraged about feeling like minorities

Trump supporters outraged about feeling like minorities

Craig Sanislow, Layout Editor

November 29, 2016

In the wake of the nastiest presidential election the nation has ever seen, a social civil war has broken out. It's being fought in the streets, in the halls, and on the internet. Interestingly, at the root of argument is not the president or political parties, but respect, or more importantly,...

Self-driving cars more terrifying than useful

Self-driving cars more terrifying than useful

Travis Jacobson, Social Media Reporter

November 28, 2016

Who could have imagined that humans would have cars that drive themselves. Research for a new type of vehicle has been on the rise. Companies such as Google, and even Apple, have been researching; in Google’s case, even developing cars and prototypes have been released and started testing. Even so, such tec...

Rachel’s challenge replaced with health initiative

Rachel’s challenge replaced with health initiative

Jared Taylor, Distribution Reporter

November 16, 2016

Healthy eating, physical fitness, mental health specialists and anti-bullying campaigns all have one thing in common: they are all health initiatives. What’s special about health initiatives in schools is how they effect the students within the school in which the program is being used. Rachel's Challeng...

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