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Cancel Culture

Cancel Culture

Demetria Slyt, Opinion Writer

October 19, 2020

For those of you who aren’t aware, cancel culture refers to the mass withdrawal of support from public figures or celebrities who have done things that aren’t socially accepted today. This practice of “canceling” or mass shaming often occurs on social media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram,...

Should University Students be Required to Wear Masks?

Should University Students be Required to Wear Masks?

Brooke Kruger, Opinion Writer

September 14, 2020

Since the beginning of COVID-19, health organizations and disease centers have been very controversial about whether masks are effective in reducing the rate of infection. Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have shifted their guidelines and now rec...

The Power of Thank You Cards

The Power of Thank You Cards

Brianna Mayhair, News Editor

August 31, 2020

A few days ago, it was my birthday. I’m thankful that I have family and friends that wish me well and send me the annual birthday card or even treat me with a gift or dinner. I thank them in person if possible, but if I am unable to do so, I send a thank you card. Now, even if I thank someone in person that treated m...

Common sense vs. rumor

Common sense vs. rumor

Madie McPherson, Opinion Writer

April 28, 2020

The world is full of interesting people. Whether they possess the I.Q. of a genius or are the most seemingly ‘mediocre’ person someone has ever met, all of us tend to agree more on one major social system: common sense versus rumor. To elaborate, we function in this system of listening to everythi...

Cursive writing + snail mail

Cursive writing + snail mail

Madie McPherson, Opinion Writer

April 21, 2020

With the current state of the world as it is, technology is seemingly becoming the new norm for how education and learning is being effectively completed. Though before quarantine and technology became the root of this relatively effective educational system, there used to be two core subjects of educ...

Small businesses need us

Small businesses need us

Megan Vogt, Opinion Editor

April 21, 2020

  Small businesses need our support to stay alive. When this all passes, because one day it will, we will be thankful for those times when we spent a little extra at the small town coffee shop because that meant they could pay their bills that month. Upgrading from a 12-ounce iced vanilla la...

Random Acts of Kindness and Good News

Random Acts of Kindness and Good News

Megan Vogt, Opinion Editor

April 21, 2020

The true love of humanity is coming out in bold colors these days. Here are seven simple acts of kindness that are happening all around the world. Maybe you can let these short stories of hope bring a smile to your face.   According to thehill.com, in New York City, an apartment landlord ...

Empathetic Welcome Mat

Empathetic Welcome Mat

Demi Slyt, Opinion Editor

April 7, 2020

Is there such a thing as being too nice? Absolutely. People often develop a self-destructive habit of constantly putting others feelings and happiness before their own; usually out of fear of someone not liking them or losing the people who do. Another factor could be that you act so nicely because ...

Tiger King

Tiger King

Madie McPherson, Opinion Writer

April 7, 2020

Netflix’s Tiger King. When I first heard about it, I genuinely found the premise so stupid until I watched the first episode, and from there it was history. I got caught up in watching the rest of the episodes and trying to figure the possible reason why this show is such a success. Why during this time of unc...

Are we ready for love if we don’t love ourselves?

Are we ready for love if we don't love ourselves?

Demi Slyt, Opinion Editor

April 7, 2020

Are we ready to love someone if we don’t love ourselves? Most of the time it’s probably not something that comes to mind. However, it is something to consider if you are doubting yourself or your current relationship. There is obviously a reason for that doubt even if you aren't exactly sure wha...

Coronavirus Misinformation

Madie McPherson, Opinion Writer

March 10, 2020

When it comes to the flu, common cold, stomach bug, etc, we need to do what makes us feel better and (hopefully) receive the vaccines or antibiotics necessary. We go on with our lives, doing our best to not feel like crap.    However, with the most recent health scare, the coronavirus, see...

Real Relationships are Blessings

Real Relationships are Blessings

Cortnie Cottrell, Opinion Writer

March 10, 2020

As society continues to become more informed and technology continues to improve rapidly, I think that taking a step back and recognizing that even though technology provides humans with efficient short cuts and accessible information, it also plays a toll on how humans live and interact with each other. Even...

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