Mosh pits cause controversy after 12-year-old girl gets injured

January 15, 2014


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By Staff Writer: Marissa VanDaelen Mosh pits have been around since the early 1980s. It’s no doubt that they have gotten more dangerous over the years so it’s understandable why it’s been questioned whether or not they should be legal. It seems like nothing more than a style of dance where people slam int...

Point/Counterpoint: Believing in Santa, healthy or dangerous?

December 19, 2013


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Belief in Santa Claus adds to the magic of the season By Staff Writer: Travis Waker The belief in Santa Claus is good for kids because of how it makes children feel on Christmas morning and the anticipation the night before on Christmas Eve of what is to come the next morning. If little kids knew the tru...

“The Knockout Game”: punching the trust right out of humanity

December 19, 2013


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By Staff Writer: Lexi PetroiRecently, a 16-year-old girl in London was knocked out cold by a complete stranger in broad daylight. A man died after being punched at a bus stop in Manchester, England. A 12-year-old boy and a 78-year-old woman were both punched in the head in separate attacks in Brooklyn, New York.Some law enforcement officials belie...

Teens express themselves with body ink

December 16, 2013


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By Feature Editor: Hannah Snyder Not that long ago tattoos were typically imagined on people who rode motorcycles and on the arms of criminals. However, tattoos have been becoming much more popular in today’s society. The form of art and expression has been attracting high school students for about f...

Point/Counterpoint: Does the music kill Christmas?

December 13, 2013


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How the music killed Christmas By A&E Editor: Madison Deadman It’s only the very beginning of December and I am so beyond sick and tired of hearing bells jingling and the same campy rhythms and beats behind every song. It plays in every pharmacy, gas station, mall, convenience store, grocery s...

Point/ Counterpoint: Deciding where to go after graduation

December 12, 2013


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Save some money, community college first By Feature Editor: Hannah Snyder Senior year, by far, has to be the most stressful year in high school. Trying to maintain a good grade point average while also trying to allow yourself to enjoy all of the senior advantages and activities can be a hard thing to ...

Point/Counterpoint: Which diet is best?

December 11, 2013


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Vegetarians help world become better place By Staff Writer: Tricia Tucker  Vegetarianism has become the most popular diet among the younger generation.  This has many factors but the main reason is because of the cruelty to livestock.  However, people become a vegetarian for a variety of other re...

Local Applebee’s continues to impress customers: A student’s opinion

December 11, 2013


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By Social Media Editor: Cassie Bondie At a restaurant infamous for having lots of decent food but nothing that particularly stands out on the menu, it is becoming increasingly more difficult to get a plate of more than mediocre food in modern America. Such is the case of places like Coney Island, Old...

Cell phone use: Out of hand?

Cell phone use: Out of hand?

Madison Deadman, Staff Writer

November 20, 2013


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By A&E Editor: Madison Deadman Ad-dic-tion    noun : a strong and harmful need to regularly have something (such as a drug) or do something (such as gamble) : an unusually great interest in something or a need to do or have something Cell phones are the newest addition to the human body, perhaps, a...

High school students blow savings on graduation

Eliza Bengala, Staff Writer

November 20, 2013


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By Staff Writer: Eliza Bengala They parade us into the auditorium and make us sit down and stay quiet. We all watch anxiously as a man gets up onto the stage to speak. He begins by introducing himself, and then the real show begins. Different images pop up onto the projector behind him as he talks abo...

Rise in technology: Is it helpful or harmful towards society?

Amber Lee Carnahan, Managing/Health & Tech Editor

November 12, 2013


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By Managing Editor: Amber Lee Carnahan In recent years, the amount of technology available to us has risen sharply, from touch-screen iPhones to social media access. Advances in technology have been great and have spread across the globe, but whether or not this surplus of technology is helpful or harmful has yet to be fully determined. “I think the amount of technology we have...

Christmas in October: Ads really necessary?

Kayla McClain, News Editor

November 11, 2013


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Shopping year-round is the key By News Editor: Kayla McClain Towards the end of October, you have your witch's costume on, friends to accompany you with trick-or-treating, and scary movies lined up for a terrific Halloween. You expect to encounter countless ghosts, monsters, and the occasional child princess. Then, in the fall weat...

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