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Social Media: Is It a Friend or Foe of Today’s Society?

Peyton Stenander and Chasidy Culpepper (freshmen) give their opinion on how society is nowadays. Photo by Melody Scott.

Melody Scott, Staff Writer

December 10, 2019

From “Yee Yee” to “Ok Boomer,” society is embracing every trend and saying with complete ease. However, as each meme is being welcomed and integrated into society, some people have different thoughts and opinions on it. While the internet may see sayings and memes as jokes, some of society seems...

Crying Wolf: Society’s Tendency to Minimalize Mental Illness

Phrases which detract from the severity of mental illness have become common in our society.  Is it right to use certain words as slang if it may hinder how seriously people take real issues?

Emily Stocksdale, Literature Editor

May 9, 2017

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...

A Letter to the Closed-Minded

This photo emphasizes the unification of two people from two different races. They are able to come together without thinking about their different ethnicities or races.

Kayla Salemi, Opinion Editor

March 28, 2016

Dear Society, Who do you think you are? The burdens you put on young people’s mind will cause this world to self-destruct. I was walking down the hallways when a Muslim girl walked passed me, yet I did not think anything of it until I heard people gasp behind me. I heard one person whisper, “She’s...

The Chains of Adolescence

When will be free from the pressures of society and our peers? When will we triumph due to our own glory? Art credit – Downloaded from Deviantart, username Benedeus.

Tiffany Lovell, Staff Writer

February 17, 2016

Freedom, an idea presented and yearned forever since the dawn of time by every human being. It is not free, it is not given, but it should be something that everyone can have no matter the circumstances. In today’s generation, the definition of freedom has become warped and stretched into something...

American Psycho Earned a New Spot in my Heart

Ellis’s American Psycho is not a bed-time story.

Erin Dickman, Staff Writer

May 5, 2015

I never knew how it would feel to be an emotionless, psychopathic murderer until I read Ralph Easton Ellis’s American Psycho.  The main character, Patrick Bateman, haunts the reader’s mind as he blends into the typical, superficial life on Wall Street, yet he needs something more; he craves a new se...

We Are Classified By Our Color

It should not matter the color of our skin, it should not matter the curliness of our hair. We are human beings, and deserve equal respect as anyone of any other race does. We weren’t born hating someone because they are not the same shade, we are taught. We are faced with lies, and trickery in society that black is bad and evil; white is good and pure.

Kayla Salemi, Staff Writer

May 4, 2015

We are shamed because of our skin You act like it’s a deadly sin We are written down, simple words in history Although there is no mystery From where we came But who is really to blame We are classified by our color Not allowed to love another Our wild curls, our poofy hair But...

Struggle Is Just a Word

When did our world come to this?

JoAnn Ahn, Staff Writer

March 27, 2015

Big girls don’t cry, but yet, they do Why are there labels for me and you? The pain in our hearts no longer obtains a limit Little by little, how can we understand it? The struggles that we face are becoming massive We all crave acceptance, attention, yet still remain passive   Shaken...

The Face of Heroism

Any face told to represent heroism is a mask template, which not every hero can fit into. Is it possible for a mask to truly be “one size fits all?”

Julie Day, Staff Writer

March 27, 2015

A hero is not defined by the ability to save the world; a hero is measured by someone’s bravery and strength to fight for another person’s tomorrow.  The definition of a hero is something personal and should be an individual choice everyone must make for themselves. With a world full of roads...

Elegance is Dead

Neon flowers rest in a garden by a suburban home. They flourished there for many months before the biting cold wilted them away.

Hailey Yarbrough, Sports Editor

December 9, 2014

  The world is a garden, Green, lush, and fruitful. Through many centuries, The gardeners invented a word to define the flowers: Beautiful. In the eyes of the cultivators, Beauty is many things: From the delicate white daffodils, Fiery orange marigolds, Deep blue delp...

Hinder

The last hope remaining: a hindrance in society.

Morgan Franklin, Staff Writer

May 12, 2014

In the world, shots fired. Not small shots, but deadly Detrimental shots. They Tore entire lives up. These were not gun shots or Military bombs, but They were shots of control. New orders. New routines. New rules to oblige to. True love did not exist, And families were split. Only one thing...

O Common Sense, where art thou?

Jacob Blodgett, Staff Writer

February 20, 2014

When someone asks, what is common sense, most would say it is knowing the difference between right and wrong, hot and cold. In a way they are right and yet they are wrong. Common sense is about knowing how to use problem solving and basic information. Should I take the hall packed with shuffling students...

Living in North Georgia

In the heat of an outdoor tennis match in Windermere Subdivision, two young men talk strategy and regroup for their second set of doubles.

Sam Perryman, Staff Writer

January 22, 2014

Georgia is one of the most magical states in America. The wide range of climates and terrain give it beautiful scenery no matter which region you find yourself in, and the communities of genuinely happy southerners are surely the some of the most interesting in the South. In the northern half of the Peac...

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