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Indiana cannot decide

Grace Poynter, Staff Writer
February 15, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Indiana has been known to be a little crazy when it comes to the weather. Last year, we had inches of snow one week , and the next 60 degrees outside and sunny. It’s starting to look like this again, with Groundhog’s Day just shy of a week ago. With six weeks of winter to go, does it really...

The participation trophy generation

Bailey Meenach, Staff Writer
February 15, 2017
Filed under Opinion

As a child care facilitator, I have single handedly seen what happens to children who earn nothing, but have everything. The up and coming generations are the ones who have never lost, because losing isn’t part of their world. Parents have poisoned their minds with the thought that participating...

Quitting is not the goal

Maxywell Carlton, Staff Writer
February 15, 2017
Filed under Opinion

With the turn of every new year, people always find a New Year’s resolution to incorporate into their life to adjust something that may need work or bettering. Last month, motivation was high and people were eating healthier, going to the gym three times a week trying to achieve the number one...

Not all homeless

Sarah Rogers, Opinion Editor
February 15, 2017
Filed under Opinion

A tin cup, a cardboard box, and mittens without fingers. A picture of a homeless man with a scraggly beard was just painted. This is how homelessness is portrayed; a simple white sign reading ‘will work for food.’ Dr. Jim O’Connell, the keynote speaker in Carter Hall last Monday, sought...

The doomsday clock

Grace Poynter, Staff Writer
February 9, 2017
Filed under Opinion

This past week any talk of the news that didn’t have the headline with the words Trump, Pence, or immigration ban was the word DOOMSDAY. The Doomsday Clock, by definition, is a metaphorical clock that tells nuclear scientists when the world will end, which, in my opinion, isn’t worth the hype ...

Know the word ‘no’

Gabi Wy, Features Editor
February 9, 2017
Filed under Opinion

For 11 years, I believed my “no” was meaningless. Today, I know differently. I spent my childhood free time roaming the streets around my apartment complex with a boy I thought was cool. I trusted him and wanted him to like me. He was older, more outspoken and physically stronger than I. On occ...

Not a ‘real’ fan

Sarah Rogers, Opinion Editor
February 9, 2017
Filed under Opinion

I am a poser. By society’s standards of what a true fan is supposed to be, I am a cheap cardboard imitation, trying hard to act enthused as others passionately talk about the latest “Grey’s Anatomy” season. I have yet to decide if I am an anomaly.   I was in elementary school when my b...

I am my own valentine

Maxywell Carlton, Staff Writer
February 9, 2017
Filed under Opinion

We are about a week away from the day that drowns everyone in hearts and roses. Valentine’s Day is when couples spend more money on each other as if the recent holidays were not enough, as well as italicizing and bolding their love for each other. This can seem very affectionate and heart throbbing...

Freedom of religion

Bailey Meenach, Staff Writer
February 9, 2017
Filed under Opinion

I have heard the term freedom of religion every day since I started school. It is a right granted by the United States Constitution. Lately, I have noticed a downward spiral of rights granted by the Constitution, leading me to wonder who actually has religious freedom? I experience being unable ...

Empathy not executive orders

Sarah Rogers, Opinion Editor
January 31, 2017
Filed under Opinion

I hate the term alien. Like children with tear-streaked dirty faces are from another planet. I do not understand how Americans can have such a disdain for immigrants, and then turn around and say how sad it is that people in other countries are living through atrocities. You would think the a...

The year of the march

Grace Poynter, Staff Writer
January 31, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Every year for the past 44 years, there has been a profound march of people from all over the United States walking for the right to life, to end abortion, and to defund Planned Parenthood. This is a march that I have respectfully been part of for a couple years. Recently, on January 27th, a record amount o...

Superb Super Bowl Sunday

Maxywell Carlton, Staff Writer
January 31, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Sunday night will be the night millions of Americans’ eyes are glued to a television screen.   The New England Patriots or the Atlanta Falcons will claim this year’s Super Bowl winning title, and Americans everywhere will be throwing parties to watch the event. Super Bowl parties are full ...

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