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Who is Christmas

Who is Christmas

Ben Lyons, Staff Writer

December 25, 2017

Pine trees, vibrant light bulbs, crackling wrapping paper, and commercialism. I’ll take “what is Christmas” for 200, Alex. Yes! That is correct! But had a contestant answered family, friends, community or even Jesus, they would have been out of any points they had felt entitled to.

Christmas is NOT a Religion

Christmas is NOT a Religion

Emma Jones, Staff Writer & Social Media Manager

December 24, 2017

As soon as the weather turns chilly and the leaves have fallen, our minds turn to one thing: the holidays. No matter what you celebrate, the holidays mean ‘time off school’. And if you’re like a large percent of the population, the holidays also means Christmas.

The Grinch is My Soul Mate

The Grinch is My Soul Mate

Aubrey Tanner, Staff Writer & Artist

December 24, 2017

Although we’re not green, we can all relate to the Grinch in one way or another. The older we get, the less we appreciate socializing.

Giving to Get

Giving to Get

Abi Lingam, Staff Writer

December 24, 2017

Tis’ the season of giving to get where Black Friday is more important of a holiday than Christmas because the discount you get on good gifts is more important than showing love for your family.

Another Side of Mental Illness

Another Side of Mental Illness

Kallie Brown, A&E Editor

December 12, 2017

Hello. I’m Kallie, and I have been diagnosed with both anxiety and perfectionism. Yes, perfectionism is an actual illness that you could be diagnosed with and isn’t just a term for when you like to put items nicely in place.

No Offense

No Offense

Ben Lyons, Staff Writer

December 11, 2017

“Hey, no offense, but [insert blatantly insulting comment here]”. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? That’s because people have been using the “no offense” trope since the dawn of time in order to “soften the blow” of brutal honesty, but in truth, that is neither the intent nor the result.

If You Don’t Have Anything Nice To Say

If You Don’t Have Anything Nice To Say

Abi Lingam, Staff Writer

December 5, 2017

Freedom of speech is a right that you are given as a citizen of the United States; however, if your speech harms someone then it could be taken away.

College Day Made Me Cry

College Day Made Me Cry

Konnor Woodburn, Editor in Chief

November 30, 2017

I'd love to say that the last time I cried in school was in kindergarten. It wasn't. It was College Day.

Senior Stress

Senior Stress

Emily Rodrigues, Opinion Editor

November 28, 2017

Seniors have heard it all: we are lazy, reluctant, tired, and overall just infected with that stuff called “Senioritis.” However, the reason for all that drowsiness isn’t just sheer lack of will; it is the aftermath of stress.

Lions and Tigers and Guns, Oh My

Lions and Tigers and Guns, Oh My

JP Wilson, Staff Writer

November 23, 2017

With terrible tragedies like the shooting in Las Vegas, people often wonder if the U.S. should almost completely take away guns like so many European countries have

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