The Truth Behind Diabetes

By: Emily Bevelhymer Diabetes is an autoimmune disorder that people recognize but many do know the facts. As a Type 1 Diabetic, I have heard every comment and question that is associated with the disorder. People who recognize the disease usually comment, “I think one of my grandparents have that,” and the most common question is, “Can you eat that?” Diabetes has many misconceptions surrounding … Continue reading The Truth Behind Diabetes

Ralph Wrecks the Internet Will Wreck Your Heart

By: Kayla Stephensen ******SPOILER ALERT****** In a story about the unusual friendship between two video game characters, the infamous villain Wreck-It Ralph and the glitch princess racer Vanellope von Schweetz, the feels are there. As Ralph tries to find a way to create something new and exciting for his best friend, he accidentally breaks her game. Discovering the internet which is full of unpredictable experiences, … Continue reading Ralph Wrecks the Internet Will Wreck Your Heart

OPINION: Trump’s Lack of Environmental Policy Could Prove Disastrous

by Emily Lewis In a world that is changing both economically and environmentally, it is clear to see which issue our current administration tends to favor. Since President Trump comes from an entrepreneurial background, many of his decisions in the past two years support growing business at the expense of the environment. With the changing climate a threat on the horizon, our lawmakers need to … Continue reading OPINION: Trump’s Lack of Environmental Policy Could Prove Disastrous

My Journey to Hamilton

by Emily Lewis In early November, I had the opportunity to see Hamilton: An American Musical in Chicago. I’ve been obsessed with the musical since summer, soaking up the rich complexities of the soundtrack for months before I learned I would have the opportunity to see it live. Watching the performance was surreal. With lively performances from Miguel Cervantes, Jamila Sabares-Klemm, and Colby Lewis, I … Continue reading My Journey to Hamilton

Opinion: Should You Thrift If You Don’t Need To?

By Heidi Papay While walking through the aisles of a thrift store, you will encounter two types of people: the people who thrift because they have no other options, and the wealthy people who thrift because it has become a trend. Within the last few years, thrifting has become more and more popular. People who would never have gone into a thrift store, let alone … Continue reading Opinion: Should You Thrift If You Don’t Need To?

Movies in Review: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before v. Sierra Burgess is a Loser

by Abbey Raison Netflix movies are one of two things: super mediocre or are good enough to become time-honored classics. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and Sierra Burgess is a Loser were released on Netflix within the month of August in 2018. Both movies are considered teenage rom-coms with a sprinkle of high school angst. Each movie is rushed through its own climax … Continue reading Movies in Review: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before v. Sierra Burgess is a Loser

Opinion: Who does the Nike boycott actually hurt?

By: Arden Lunay Nike has recently released a controversial campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick, a former NFL quarterback who has been under fire after kneeling during the National Anthem, and many are calling for a boycott of their products. They argue that he is a symbol of disrespect towards American soldiers despite statements from Kaepernick claiming that he is protesting police brutality against minorities. These boycotts … Continue reading Opinion: Who does the Nike boycott actually hurt?

Black Panther Contains Interesting Secrets

By: Kayla Stephensen The most recent Marvel movie The Black Panther came out with thematic events that curiously analyze the geopolitics of African American and African response to racism. The main protagonist, T’Challa, is the heir to the throne of the technologically advanced country of Wakanda and represents native Africans. When he takes the throne as the new Black Panther, he originally decides to keep … Continue reading Black Panther Contains Interesting Secrets

Opinion: The President is Stealing Our Land

by Ryan Westergaard On December 4, President Trump downsized two national monuments by over one million acres. The Bears Ears and the Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments reside in Utah and comprise millions of acres of the most beautiful and pristine land in the country. It is commonly used for hiking, camping, exploring, rock climbing, and many other outdoor activities. This area acts to preserve species … Continue reading Opinion: The President is Stealing Our Land

The Reasons Behind the High Number of U.S. Mass Shootings

By: Kayla Stephensen In the past two months, the United states has seen 5 mass shootings: the Rancho Tehama shooting spree killing 5, the Texas church massacre killing 26, the Wal-Mart shooting in suburban Denver killing 3, the Edgewood business park shooting killing 3 and the Las Vegas Strip massacre killing 58. It is no wonder the United States gets the poor reputation for the … Continue reading The Reasons Behind the High Number of U.S. Mass Shootings