This day.

Remembering 9/11

19 years ago today, the heart of America was pierced with the devastating and tragic events of September 11, 2001. We acknowledge and remember this day, even as most of our staff is too young to have any vivid memories of it. The horrific acts of terrorism took over 3,000 lives this day, and we … Continue reading

Stopping the Coronavirus

With COVID-19, otherwise known as the Coronavirus, spreading rapidly across the United States, citizens young and old, as well as, the media are being sent into a frenzy. According to the CDC, the virus has 423 confirmed cases in the U.S. as of March 9 and has spread mostly through travel-related circumstances.  While many are … Continue reading

Peer Pressure

Recognizing when you should say "no"

Peer pressure is one of the hardest things to resist in life, especially when it comes from friends. People want to be liked, so they want to fit in and make everyone happy. So, when a group pushes someone in particular to do something, it seems like a perfect opportunity to fit in.  However, those … Continue reading

Social media and the 2020 election

No matter what your social media intake is, it’s hard to deny that platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat play a large role in today’s American society. That doesn’t just stop at the polls, social media has shown it played a large role in the 2016 election and it is looking to do so … Continue reading

The unique system of state caucusing

One of the big topics of a heavy week in politics were the Iowa Caucuses. The first state primary of the 2020 presidential election, Iowa’s caucuses are viewed as an early indicator for the remainder of the primary. After nearly a week of controversy, the state’s Democratic Party announced late Sunday that Pete Buttigieg has … Continue reading

Leaving a legacy

Kobe Bryant's mamba mentality will live on

Kobe Bryant is dead.  The moment that reality set in was something that anyone old enough to comprehend its significance will never forget. Few athletes transcend the sport that they play, and “The Black Mamba” was certainly one who fell into that category. At just 17, Bryant made his NBA debut under a microscope, because … Continue reading

Leaving bad habits behind, new semester awaits

With the second half of the 2019-2020 school year underway, the workload from classes and responsibilities are about to become increasingly strenuous. Before that happens, however, students should make adjustments to ensure more success compared to last semester. There are many different aspects of school life that should be examined for change. Three of them … Continue reading

Time for a break

With Thanksgiving and Black Friday passing, students are now looking forward to winter break and the holiday season. Even though the fall semester is coming to a close, that does not mean the learning and growing in students should stop until next semester.  College is a short part of a student’s life. They have studied … Continue reading

Fighting for rights

Protests continue throughout Hong Kong

Protests have ravaged the city of Hong Kong since June, with increasingly violent friction festering between rebels and police.  The protests, sparked by a bill that would allow criminals within the city of Hong Kong to be extradited to mainland China for trial, have no signs of slowing after five months of demonstration.   Though Hong … Continue reading