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Society Unmasked

Cynda Allen, Opinion/Features Editor February 22, 2021

How boring it would be  To live in a society  Where people are afraid to be who they want to be. Like sheep, they are herded into one category, Following the first trend they see. Afraid...

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

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

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...

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?

Crying Wolf: Society’s Tendency to Minimalize Mental Illness

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,”...

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.

A Letter to the Closed-Minded

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...

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.

The Chains of Adolescence

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....

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

American Psycho Earned a New Spot in my Heart

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...

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.

We Are Classified By Our Color

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...

When did our world come to this?

Struggle Is Just a Word

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...

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?”

The Face of Heroism

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...

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

Elegance is Dead

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...

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...

Careful, its hot.

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...

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