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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,”...

Junior Sophie Bier (left) tells peer Noah Smith (right) an intense story in which she uses the word “wild” to describe the situation. The adjective wild is an extremely useful word that is often overlooked and not given credit for its value.

Ode to Wild

Leilani Gibbons, Features Editor January 25, 2017

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...

When you see something enough times, it plasters itself to your memory and multiplies.

Jerks, Filters, and Reasons Why

Jack Kern, Staff Writer March 8, 2016

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...

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