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What Women Don’t Know About Love

What Women Don’t Know About Love

Lyndsay Hampton, Staff Writer
December 16, 2013 • 694 views
Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

In a world where romantic movies dominate box offices and Valentine’s Day yields revenue of millions for candy companies and Hallmark, false expectations have been formed in the minds of the average American woman ranging in ages from puppy-loving teens to married seventy year olds. The things that...

Predators

Predators

Cameron Conner, Staff Writer
December 13, 2013 • 3,960 views
Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

Predator: One that victimizes, plunders, or destroys, especially for one's own gain. According to the Rape Abuse & Incest National Network,  Every 2 minutes someone in the United States is sexually assaulted. Each year there are about 207,754 victims of sexual assault.   It pains, nay, disgus...

A Leg is Just a Leg

A Leg is Just a Leg

Ashleigh Brown, Senior Editor
December 12, 2013 • 573 views
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The amount of stress placed on teenagers to “cover up” and “cover up” train us into believing that there actually is something ridiculously scandalous about our arms and legs, when in reality they are nothing more than bits of flesh. A mere head, torso, arms, and legs make up the very basic ...

Poachers: The Deadliest Thing in the Woods

Poachers: The Deadliest Thing in the Woods

Chase Samples, Staff Writer
December 12, 2013 • 488 views
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Everybody fears something when they walk into the woods. For some it is bears, and coyotes, the list could go on and on. For me it is poachers. Poachers are the deadliest thing out there, because they have already broken the law and will do whatever is necessary for them not to be caught. I have dealt...

Happily Ever After

Happily Ever After

Emma Franklin, News Editor
December 3, 2013 • 530 views
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The Disney princesses are the bread and butter of the Disney Company, but these princesses have been attacked for teaching some unsavory lessons about love and what a female is supposed to be. Surprisingly it is the older princesses, rather than the newer, that have come under fire. Snow White, Cinderella,...

Teenagers and Communism

Teenagers and Communism

Joley Odom, Staff Writer
November 20, 2013 • 648 views
Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

As an atypical American teenage girl I avidly asses a spectrum of different outlets, social and news-based, specifically on the internet. As someone who frequents the website Tumblr.com, I have noticed a certain trend among adolescents and young adults ages 13-25: communism. Now, I'm not exactly sure...

No Body Stands Without Beauty

No Body Stands Without Beauty

Caitlin Shelby, Staff Writer
November 18, 2013 • 1,435 views
Filed under Editor's Picks, Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

Sitting before the television, coloring book spread before my crossed twig legs and juice box propped by my side, I admired, from a disappointing distance, the lives of teenagers as Disney Channel conveyed to me. Their lives seemed surreally beautiful: boyfriends, cars, adventures, and cute clothes....

Pride, Disease, Information, and You

Pride, Disease, Information, and You

John Scott, Staff Writer
November 18, 2013 • 847 views
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Back in 2003, the People’s Republic of China was accused of undercounting severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) cases in Beijing military hospitals and being slow to deal with the growing epidemic. Both of these could be the primary reasons of the worldwide spread of SARS. However, China’s reaction...

Lawnmower Guy: Stopped for Doing a Good Deed

Lawnmower Guy: Stopped for Doing a Good Deed

Owen Wickman, Staff Writer
November 12, 2013 • 1,052 views
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This just in!  The government shut itself down! Everyone panic! Build a bunker and hide in it! Raid the food markets! Cook the dog for tonight’s meal! People who reacted like this upon receiving the news of the government shutdown are strongly recommended to seek help and to get checked out for paranoia....

We Are Our Society

We Are Our Society

Reilly Deckard, Staff Writer
October 30, 2013 • 7,825 views
Filed under Editor's Picks, Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

Our perspective on attractiveness from the 1940’s to now has changed drastically. It does not matter how honest and generous someone is or how abusive and cruel someone is. The only thing that matters is how many people like their photos on social media and how small the number on the scale is. Throughout...

The Horrors of Animal Cruelty

The Horrors of Animal Cruelty

Colin Herbert, Staff Writer
September 24, 2013 • 1,690 views
Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

I was discussing the topic of animal rights with my father today; naturally, my father and I share particularly different views upon the subject of animal rights. The debate got pretty intense due to the fact that we both had very valid points concerning the viewpoints we felt most strongly about.To...

You Do Not Have to Land Among the Stars: Just Make it Into Orbit

You Do Not Have to Land Among the Stars: Just Make it Into Orbit

Lyndsay Hampton, Poetry Editor
September 16, 2013 • 818 views
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You do not have to land among the stars; you just have to make it into orbit. Now, we are not all astronomers here, so hear this explanation…As long as you are working towards your goal and making strides to reach those stars, then you are doing more than fine. Lance Armstrong was not born on the...

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