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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 »

But words will never hurt me

Karissa Davis, Features Editor
January 23, 2015
Filed under Opinion

The openly hateful and commonly hated Westboro Baptist Church is scheduled to strike again. The church plans on picketing the Iowa Capitol building as well as East High School on Monday, Jan. 26. What ridiculous... Read more »

Getting sick of falling behind

Theresa Macdonald, Co-Editor-in-Chief/Photo Editor
January 16, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Every semester it never fails, teachers encourage students to stay home if they truly feel sick, yet week by week as the cold and flu... Read more »

How I really feel about ‘The Bachelor’

Veronica Payne, Co-Editor-in-Chief/Sports Editor
January 16, 2015
Filed under Opinion

So I started watching “The Bachelor” two weeks ago. I have never watched it before until this season, and I never quite understood everyone’s fascination with the reality show. There are two reasons I am doing... Read more »

The true tale of how I survived college

Veronica Payne, co-editor-in-chief and sports editor
December 5, 2014
Filed under Opinion

During all of the brainstorming on what to write for my editorial this week, it hit me: how did I arrive at this halfway point through my senior, no, my final year of college? How have I survived the past three years? Here’s how I have gotten through college, in no particular order: Don’t... Read more »

Personal reflection required for growth

Theresa Macdonald, co-editor-in-chief and photo editor
December 5, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Students are either halfway done with their first year, halfway done with their entire college career or halfway done with their senior year. No matter where you fall in this case it’s time to reflect on a semester well done. Personally, we can reflect on our triumphs and tribulations, getting good... Read more »

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 »