Accept what you must, but fix what you can

Travis Barton, Online Editor
February 27, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Acceptance is an important concept to learn. We accept that Des Moines weather between January and April will remain as consistent as a pregnant lady’s mood. We accept tha ice cream is always better without the unnecessary... Read more »

How to be a respectable adult, say thank you

Karissa Davis, Staff Writer
February 27, 2015
Filed under Opinion

We all go shopping, out to eat, to the movies, pump gas, etc. It is a natural thing for people to do especially on their days off. We have all gone shopping for something that wasn’t there anymore or out to eat when... Read more »

We can all learn lessons from friends

Laura Goettsch, Copy Editor
February 20, 2015
Filed under Opinion

For Lent this year I have decided to make the bold, outlandish decision to give up some of my friends ... Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Phoebe and Joey. Before I do this let’s revisit this iconic show and look... Read more »

Let’s teach youth it’s not about winning

Veronica Payne, Co-Editor-in-Chief and Sports Ediotr
February 20, 2015
Filed under Opinion

On Wednesday, Feb. 11, the world was told that Little League Baseball stripped the U.S. championship from Chicago-based Jackie Robinson West. The league also suspended its coach for violating a rule “prohibiting... Read more »

Nobody is single on Valentine’s Day

Jen Bradwell, Design Editor
February 13, 2015
Filed under Opinion

With Valentine’s Day coming up tomorrow, there may be some students in the world who feel like they don’t have a partner (cue that Red Hot Chili Peppers song). ... Read more »

Shouldn’t have to choose between life and love

Theresa Macdonald, Co-Editor-in-Chief/Photo Editor
February 13, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Recently I read an article asking readers to choose between life and love. Throughout the article the writer made valid points about how in college we might be forced to feel the pressure of those around us who are... Read more »

Faux Pas known as Valentine’s Day

Dakota Keul, Staff Writer
February 12, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Who says Valentine’s Day is important? Certainly, I don’t. Yes, Valentine’s Day may be a time for all the couples and hopeless romantics in the world to act like making fools of themselves is actually normal, but it is also a time when many people who aren’t inherently romantic get pressured... Read more »

Don’t take these memories for granted

Kalli McCann, News Editor
February 6, 2015
Filed under Opinion

I didn’t eat, and if I had the choice, I doubt I would. When sitting around a table of people whose heads hang low as they concentrate on their plate of food, it makes it kind of hard to eat, yet alone do anything.... Read more »

Embracing the L word (lasagna)

Travis Barton, Online Editor
February 6, 2015
Filed under Opinion

When I take time to contemplate the month of February, my eyes gener- ally morph into a hazy gray, my voice suddenly sounds similar to Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh and I tremble knowing my vison will not flash green... Read more »

Refreshing reads from unexpected section

Jen Bradwell, Design Editor
January 30, 2015
Filed under Opinion

I’m going to admit something some may find to be a little shameful: I still read kids’ books. There were quite a few articles I read over the summer that said more and more adults are straying from their section... Read more »

TV series: a short-term relationship

Matthew Doyle, Marketing Editor
January 30, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Have you ever been so into something that you were willing to lose sleep over it, would skip meals for it, and is all you could think about? Then, all of a sudden, it was gone and you were devastated. I’m not talking... Read more »

Be a friend; make a difference

Laura Goettsch, Copy Editor
January 23, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Last Monday, Jan. 12, a 17-year-old named Danny, a boy from my former high school, committed suicide in the gymnasium. Sadly, the beginning of this story sounds way too familiar to many of us as suicide rates among... Read more »