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Crying Wolf: Society’s Tendency to Minimalize Mental Illness

Crying Wolf: Society’s Tendency to Minimalize Mental Illness

Emily Stocksdale, Literature Editor
May 9, 2017 • 46 views
Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

It seems to be a constant in our society these days, with teens muttering, “I’m going to kill myself!” after getting a bad test grade, brushing off their neatness as “just my OCD acting up again,” labeling other students as “autistic” or “retarded” for little reason.  Often, these...

Ode to Wild

Ode to Wild

Leilani Gibbons, Features Editor
January 25, 2017 • 124 views
Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

Out of all of the adjectives available in the vast English language, there are a plethora that are exceptionally overused. Fun. Great. Bad. Good. All are examples of words that need to be pushed aside and replaced with better, more effective words. But not just any word; no, there is one word in particular...

Jerks, Filters, and Reasons Why

Jerks, Filters, and Reasons Why

Jack Kern, Staff Writer
March 8, 2016 • 290 views
Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

There was a period of time a when the anti-bullying movement was at its peak, and one of the many things being drilled into the brains of elementary and middle school students was to “stand up against bullies”. You wouldn’t think it, but those movements were just as effective at stopping bullies...

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