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The “Trump Effect”: How Our President Affects Modern Youth

The “Trump Effect”: How Our President Affects Modern Youth

Natalie Wilson, Co-Editor in Chief
March 15, 2017 • 130 views
Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

With all the rallies and protests clogging the drains of the anti-Trump culture, a cry for help for future generations has been shoved to the media’s back corner. In a Washington Post article, columnist Petula Dvorak begs that we ask ourselves not only what changes will come within the next four years but also acknowledge the threat it will impose upon today’s youth in the sense of m...

Is Barbie Ruining the Minds of Kids?

Is Barbie Ruining the Minds of Kids?

Julie Day, Staff Writer
May 10, 2016 • 168 views
Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

Mattel, the manufacturer of Barbie, recently began production of Barbie dolls sporting different skin tones, heights, and body shapes. In theory, these dolls should be showcasing body positivity to the developing minds of young kids; however, should younger generations be exposed to issues in body image? Elementary...

A Child’s Greatest Fear

A Child’s Greatest Fear

Nazmeydi Maldonado-Perez, Staff Writer
March 24, 2016 • 223 views
Filed under Literature, Showcase

I don’t like when the room goes dark, Neither does Teddy. Everywhere I look I see eyes looking at me. I cover my eyes so I don’t have to see them, But I can still feel them. I can still hear them. They scare me. I hide under my blanket, But they still don’t go away. When...

HBO Keeps Beloved Children’s Series Alive

HBO Keeps Beloved Children’s Series Alive

Austin McIntosh, Staff Writer
September 2, 2015 • 386 views
Filed under Features, Movies, TV, & Games, Showcase

Home Box Office (HBO) recently announced its new partnership with Sesame Street. The iconic series has screened on Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) for the last 45 years, but due to funding issues taking a devastating hit amid the rise of Netflix and other streaming services, Sesame Workshop simply did not ...

The Shows Must Go On

The Shows Must Go On

Perri Rabbitt, Staff Writer
January 21, 2015 • 296 views
Filed under School, Showcase

The NFHS drama department is opening the second semester curtain by juggling multiple productions. Filling the theatre with entertainment and laughs for all ages, the drama program will be putting on Winnie the Pooh, Alice in Wonderland, and Peter Pan Jr. The three children’s shows are opening on Wedne...

All Sons and Daughters

All Sons and Daughters

Rachel McCord, Staff Writer
December 12, 2014 • 465 views
Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

It is his first day of kindergarten, and he proudly boards the school bus like it is Air Force One. She has lost her first tooth and holds it up to her parents eagerly, praying that the tooth fairy will be generous. The gap in her teeth displays the innocence that embodies her very essence, and they...

The Mission Diaries: Returning to Orphanage Emmanuel

The Mission Diaries: Returning to Orphanage Emmanuel

Tara Bailey, Features Editor
February 26, 2014 • 6,420 views
Filed under Editor's Picks, Features, Showcase

I could tell you so many things. I could tell you that I was the one who changed the lives of all the children in the orphanage in one week, but that would be a lie. I could tell you that I was like Superman: saving the kids from the dangers of the world, one kid at a time, but that too, would be a lie....

Happily Ever After

Happily Ever After

Emma Franklin, News Editor
December 3, 2013 • 528 views
Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

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,...

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