OPINION: Teachers Protest in the Carolinas

By Jade Edwards Thousands of teachers used a personal day on Wednesday, May 1 to protest in Columbia, South Carolina, contributing to the inevitable closing of at least five school districts.  On the same day, a mass protest in Raleigh, North Carolina effectively closed more than 40 school districts and charter schools. Why are these teachers doing this? They find the sacrifice of being out … Continue reading OPINION: Teachers Protest in the Carolinas

Top Four NFL Draft Picks: What Will Happen vs What Should Happen

by Garrison Williams The NFL draft seems to go the same way every year. Everyone has their predictions about which college stars are going to be drafted first. However, most don’t even consider how these players will actually benefit the lineup. Sure, Baker Mayfield seemed to work out perfectly for Cleveland. However, this year’s draft prospect rankings don’t fall nicely with what would be best … Continue reading Top Four NFL Draft Picks: What Will Happen vs What Should Happen

NFL 2019 Season Divisional Predictions: Surprises In Store

by Garrison Williams AFC North – Cleveland Browns This is by far the biggest surprise. We all remember the famous 2017 0-16 season for the Browns. However, at the same time, is it a surprise? For the first time since 2002 (their last playoff appearance), it feels like the Browns are doing the right things. They drafted their franchise quarterback in Baker Mayfield and fired … Continue reading NFL 2019 Season Divisional Predictions: Surprises In Store

Opinion: Creative NFL Overtime Rule Change Proposal

by Garrison Williams The NFL decided to throw all logic and reason out the window with its overtime rules. This problem most recently came into greater light in the American Football Conference championship game of the 2018-2019 season. The Kansas City Chiefs had bested Tom Brady and the New England Patriots all game. However, as regular time expired, New England was able to tie the … Continue reading Opinion: Creative NFL Overtime Rule Change Proposal

Movie Review: How to Train Your Dragon Brings Tears to My Eyes

By: Kayla Stephensen *********SPOILER ALERTS********* Maybe it has to do with the proximity of my menstrual cycle, or maybe it has to do with how close to home the stories hit, but I have cried during the second and now third How to Train Your Dragon movies. In the second movie, the parents were brought back together only for the father to lose his life … Continue reading Movie Review: How to Train Your Dragon Brings Tears to My Eyes

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?