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An important bond

Brodie Horton, Staff Writer
September 18, 2016 • 473 views
Filed under Opinion

Friends are special people. You hang out with them, talk to them, tell them secrets, all kinds of things. Friends teach you a lot of things, obvious things such as social skills and how to work with other people, but those are just regular friends. Your best friend is someone you can trust your life...

The wonders of writing

Alissa Gardner, Staff Writer
September 18, 2016 • 384 views
Filed under Opinion

When I was in sixth grade I loved to write. It was my first passion before I learned I could sing. I would write poems every day expressing how I felt but, honestly, it would be depressing. Everybody has those days. As I got older I started maturing in my literature. It went from poems to fantasy-styled...

Texting and driving: both despicable and dangerous

Gabby Catoe, Staff Writer
September 18, 2016 • 385 views
Filed under Opinion

  Driving is a privilege and it is important that drivers follow all safety rules. Texting and driving is becoming a problem with most people because if they get a text then they are going to think that it is okay to pick up their phone and instantly reply back to their text. This is a major ...

Orca captivity should captivate no one

Kinsley Dent, Online Editor
September 18, 2016 • 1,399 views
Filed under Opinion

If you are not familiar with, SeaWorld, it is a theme park that uses the captivity of animals to bring in a plethora of interested people who pay money to see these wild animals perform in shows.  These animals, in particular, are killer whales or orcas. This theme park chain captures the orcas out...

Grecian gourmet deserves widespread recognition

Cooper Ellis, Co-Editor
September 18, 2016 • 279 views
Filed under Opinion

Before we start I want to make clear that I am no Grecian and also no culinary expert by any means. I eat food and I enjoy it, that is all. But if there were any category of foodstuffs that truly satisfies my hankering for hungering, it would be the fine works of nourishment that come out of Greece. Most w...

Loss permanently alters outlook on life

Abigail Irick, Staff Writer
September 18, 2016 • 183 views
Filed under Opinion

When I was going into the seventh grade my parents told me that they were getting a divorce. Stunned is an understatement. My life changed completely and at the time I did not know that it was for the better. Shortly after their divorce my mom started dating a man named Johnny. Johnny, also called John,...

Bullying continues as a serious issue in schools

Jessica Kellogg, Staff Writer
September 18, 2016 • 180 views
Filed under Opinion

Almost everyone who has been to a high school has either been bullied or has been a bully. People should not have to wake up and be worried to come to school. People should not give others a hard time. Everyone is different and no one should be judged for who they are. I believe there are many ways people...

Even cereal box mascots must come to an end

Henry Kerfoot, Co-Editor
September 18, 2016 • 166 views
Filed under Opinion

One day this summer I was on my way to the lake when my mother calls me and asks if I could go to the grocery store to pick up some last minute things. The list was typical: eggs, milk, chips, and cereal. I quickly located the items on the list while gathering other foods that caught my attention. The l...

All sports matter: give lesser known sports a chance

Patrick Lindsay, Staff Writer
September 13, 2016 • 199 views
Filed under Opinion

When most people think of sports, they think of the most popular ones like football, basketball, or baseball. Many people are not familiar with other sports like tennis, cross country, and golf. Some just bypass these sports because they are not used to playing them. Sports like tennis and golf are lacking...

Online shopping scams shoppers

Tafadzwa Madzimure, Staff Writer
September 12, 2016 • 235 views
Filed under Opinion

Spending money is something some people like to do. People like to shop online whenever they can, even if they do not need it. I shop for clothes, shoes, watches, cameras, and other valuables. Everybody has been scammed at least once and never got what was promised. So now I am more cautious than ever....

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