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Is Decorating Becoming A Competition?

Is Decorating Becoming A Competition?

Morgan S., Reporter

December 14, 2011

Decorations, decorations, and yes, more decorations. Is getting ready for Christmas beginning to get out of hand? As the Christmas season is suddenly approaching, more and more stores are beginning to get into the Christmas spirit. I drove down the road the other night and these people already had their tr...

Sink or Swim: The Trouble With Today’s Notorious Celebrities

Sink or Swim:  The Trouble With Today’s Notorious Celebrities

Kristin L., with Brandi B.

December 12, 2011

Growing up in the spotlight in front of millions of watchful fans can cause childhood celebrities stress, psychological disorders, as well as brief encounters with the law. In the industry of both music and movies, it’s simple; you either sink or swim. In our opinion, some celebrities are still on...

Fight for Writes?

Fight for Writes?

Kristin L., Reporter

November 30, 2011

The use of cursive writing has gradually become unfamiliar to a sizable number of students over time. There are many components that have factored into the decline of its use. One element that has impacted society’s writing greatly is technology. Advancements of technology and a greater and greater...

Hurt People Hurt People

Hurt People Hurt People

Bridget F., Reporter

November 28, 2011

Picture this: It’s middle school again. You are focused on getting good grades, starting to think about high school, and trying to fit in with your peers. This is the time when you are trying to figure out who you are, what you believe in, and who your real friends are. For some, it was a good experience,...

Thanksgiving: Then and Now

Thanksgiving:  Then and Now

Bridget F., Reporter

November 24, 2011

The first Thanksgiving took place in 1621 in Massachusetts.  Those who attended were the Plymouth colonists, also known as the Pilgrims, and the Wampanoag Indians.  The holiday actually started as an autumn harvest feast, but for decades colonies and states began making their own traditions and days...

Cyber Stalkers Uncovered

Cyber Stalkers Uncovered

Brandi B., Opinions Editor

November 21, 2011

I completely understand  when workshop facilitators and teachers discuss the dangers of social networking. From the scenarios they paint about the predator that could be messaging you on Facebook to the person that is copying your pics on Myspace  in order to use them for their creeper Tumblr page,...

Detrimental Decibels: The Effects of Loud Music

Sarah T., Reporter

November 21, 2011

Though hearing loss is commonly affiliated with old age, and sometimes even heredity, everyday noises can cause a long-term affect on hearing, eventually causing noise-induced hearing loss. Occupational and recreational noises are key factors in the loss of hearing we face in our lives. Particular jobs...

A Look From the Outside

A Look From the Outside

Emma L., Reporter

November 11, 2011

As seen in movies or books, it appears as though people all around the world have categorized Americans into stereotypes. Many believe Americans are overweight couch potatoes, while others think American teenage girls can’t complete a sentence without saying the word “like”.  When I see Americ...

Social Life, Sleep, or Get into College: You can only pick Two

Social Life, Sleep, or Get into College: You can only pick Two

Brandi B., Opinions Editor

October 23, 2011

If your anything like me, you already hate college,  and you have not even stepped foot on a college campus as a true college student yet. The process is uncalled for, the applications are dreadful, and the inbox of my personal e-mail is full messages from colleges that even College Board finds questionable....

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