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Stop pointing fingers, start appreciating teachers

Kalli McCann, news editor
November 14, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Growing up I always found being the child of two teachers either to be a tool to impress people or just simply annoying. I would either refer to them when someone recognized my name or I was referred to my parents when I did something wrong. When I entered middle school and was in the same building as... Read more »

Unsportsmanlike move calls for change

Veronica Payne, co-editor-in-chief/photo editor
November 14, 2014
Filed under Opinion

This weekend I had the privilege of covering the wrestling team’s first tournament of the season, and, for the most part, everyone competed pretty well. During the first round, Thomas Moman faced Central’s Sam Apland. Moman and Apland stumbled out of bounds and the ref blew the whistle, which... Read more »

‘Tis the season to be shopping

Theresa Macdonald, co-editor-in-chief/photo editor
November 7, 2014
Filed under Opinion

As buckets of candy dwindle and piles of wrappers grow, the end of the Halloween season has quickly arrived. Just as quickly as the trick-or-treaters come and go, so does the most wonderful time of the year. No, I’m not talking about Christmas, and while we should all be thankful for what we have,... Read more »

Sorry thieves, you can’t steal fabulous

Leila Rush, online editor/marketing editor
November 7, 2014
Filed under Opinion

My whole life I was told I was one of kind and that there was no one else on the earth just like me….well obviously. I’m scared of butterflies, am the mother of a demon chihuahua, have the most ridiculous sneeze and think I’m a Kardashian. Honestly, where else are you going to find that combo? No... Read more »

Poli-ticking me off attack ad style

Jen Bradwell, design editor
October 31, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Over the years, I’ve read my fair share of scary stories. There’s the one about the Hook Man, at least a thousand variations on the legend of “Slenderman,” stories from Stephen King and Edgar Allen Poe, but lately, the idea that has frightened me most is the upcoming midterm election. Give me... Read more »

Cute costumes should be the new sexy

Karissa Davis, features editor
October 31, 2014
Filed under Opinion

It is that time of year again where the malls, Targets and Walmarts fill their shelves with Halloween costumes. One can walk down the kid costume aisles and see the cute superhero costumes, the poofy, pink and purple princess dresses and the black, sparkly witch gowns. In other stores such as Halloween... Read more »

From the sports editor…

Veronica Payne, co-editor-in-chief/sports editor
October 24, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Sports

Between last Thursday and Friday, Ames High School administrators became uncomfortable upon hearing news of gang-related threats roaming around East High School. When the rumors circulated around East on Thursday, administrators sent out an email to parents stating if they felt their child needed to... Read more »

Tune out technology, live in the now

Kalli McCann, news editor
October 24, 2014
Filed under Opinion

It has happened hundreds of times. I will be telling an extremely intense story that entails over two minutes of detail only to be left with dead silence. When I wait for a response, my friends, family members or peers will look up from their phones and say something along the lines of “Okay, what... Read more »

Dear Twitter Trolls, words hurt

Shari Saunders, staff writer
October 17, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Rewind back to sitting in little orange chairs in a colorful room with the alphabet pinned across the walls and a giant comfy rug in the front of the class for circle time. Now remember the big poster hanging in the corner of the classroom, probably colored with shimmery gold, big writing and fat, flying... Read more »

Letting loose lightens life’s load

Leila Rush, online Editor/marketing Editor
October 17, 2014
Filed under Opinion

My whole life I’ve heard the phrase, “age is just a number.” It always flew right over my head because I honestly didn’t care. I have no problem with aging; life just gets better and better. When you’re 16 you taste freedom with your license, at 18 you can vote and 21 you can legally down an... Read more »

From the sports editor…

Veronica Payne, co-editor-in-chief/sports editor
October 17, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Sports

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: postseason baseball. Kansas City defeated Baltimore, 4-0, in the ALCS on Wednesday night, Oct. 15, the night The Grand Views goes to print. As I type this, San Francisco is ahead of St. Louis, three games to one. The Royals have come pretty far: the... Read more »

Don’t be trashy, keep campus clean

Theresa Macdonald, co-editor-in-chief and photography editor
October 3, 2014
Filed under Opinion

It’s a beautiful fall day on Grand View’s campus and the feeling of sunshine and a cool breeze drift through the air as I take a walk to my car. Stepping over an empty alcohol bottle, I try to enjoy the beautiful weather and the day I have planned ahead. That is quickly halted by the amount of trash... Read more »