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The focal point of love

The focal point of love

Sydney Stocksdale, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019

Sudesh Mujumdar said Valentine’s Day acts as a focal point of love. “These holidays tend to act as focal points, where you tend to reflect on your relationship. In which one might say, ‘If I am investing this effort and time, is this an honest investment, or am I just putting on an act that...

Polite prejudice not polite

Polite prejudice not polite

Emma Corry, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019

There may not be a more frustrating sentence in the English language than, “I don’t mind LGBT people. I just don’t agree with their lifestyle”. The concept of “not agreeing” with LGBT people is a baffling one. How can someone “not agree” about a fundamental fact about a person’s life? ...

A special celebration of love

A special celebration of love

Jasmine Myers, Staff Writer

February 16, 2018

  Creative Commons As a child, when Valentine’s Day came around, my father would buy me a huge box of chocolates. He brought me jasmine flowers and would write me a little letter.   As a family, we would enjoy each other’s company by going to see a movie and then going to a restaurant. I ...

Women can spoil men too

Women can spoil men too

Jenna Bowman, Staff Writer

February 16, 2018

Creative Commons It’s the day where loved ones find an excuse to buy flowers and chocolates and expensive gifts---Valentine’s Day. Traditionally, it’s usually the man’s job to spend the most money for Valentine’s Day. Men buy the women flowers, chocolates, stuffed animals, they pay for dinn...

Finding love after trauma

Finding love after trauma

Gabi Wy, Editor in Chief

February 16, 2018

Creative Commons Because I was sexually assaulted when I was 6, I was confused at 14 when my boyfriend didn’t ever ask me to have sex. I thought that his lack of interest in my sexuality meant he must not be really interested in me. After all, some guy when I was 6 always wanted to touch me ...

I am my own valentine

Maxywell Carlton, Staff Writer

February 9, 2017

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...

Let’s get united

Bailey Meenach, Staff Writer

January 24, 2017

Friday, Donald Trump took on the role of President of the United States. As many dread what is to come, others are celebrating and anticipating change. Since the election in November, American citizens have seen many allegations and comments of people trying to appeal its results. The 2016 electi...

Marching out hate

Megan Thorne, Chief Photographer

January 24, 2017

Saturday more than one million people across the world marched the streets in unison. In Washington, D.C. alone, the attendance numbers at the Women’s March almost doubled the amount of people who attended the inauguration. People took to the streets with one goal in mind: equality. Something our new pr...

Putting love first

Megan Thorne, Opinion Editor

June 12, 2016

49 lives were lost in a single night. 49 phones that ring will forever be unanswered. Over 50 others were put in a hospital, psychologically affected and forever traumatized. Close to 100 families put through the worst circumstances possible, waiting to see if their loved one survived. Al...

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