Enough is Enough: The Threat of Gun Violence in Schools

Enough is Enough: The Threat of Gun Violence in Schools

Anna Hoffman, Maureen Reinhardt, and Molly Johnson

April 4, 2018


Filed under Backpage, Top Stories

Everyone, regardless of age or political opinion, has been affected in some capacity by gun violence in America. Though you may hold a different position on the gun control controversy than your neighbor, something we can all agree on is that every student is entitled to a safe education. This article is not intended to change your mind or sway your established opinions, but rather to inform you about gun violence in American schools. No matter your opinion, it is important to know the facts that are available in order to make educated decisions.

History of Student Protest and its Impact on Society

History of Student Protest and its Impact on Society

Rebecca Schumacher, Staff Writer

March 16, 2018


Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

Since the creation of democracy, protest has been the cornerstone of this Great Experiment. According to Paul Goren, department chair of political science at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, student protest is critical because they “let young people signal their dissatisfaction with current conditions on issues they care deeply about,” therefore allowing them to participate in politics and have a voice in society.

International Day of Happiness Is For Smiles, Laughter and Acts of Love

International Day of Happiness Is For Smiles, Laughter and Acts of Love

Abby Schindel, Feature Editor

March 16, 2018


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

What is happiness? Does it have an exact definition or is it just an emotion that overcomes you? Most people only know what happiness is by a feeling: the butterflies in your stomach or your heart skipping a beat. Everyone has their own take on what happiness means to them.

Why It’s Important to Learn Media Literacy in High School

Why It’s Important to Learn Media Literacy in High School

Isabella Bennett, Managing Student Life Editor

March 16, 2018


Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

Since 2016, the term “fake news” has become increasingly popular. Originally, the term was used to describe certain websites that spread false news stories starting around the time of the presidential election. Nowadays, it has become a bit if a meme, but fake news is still a serious problem. And it’s not just untrue news stories that people should be worried about; media bias can be just as harmful because, on the surface, the news sources look perfectly reliable. Media literacy, or the ability to read and analyze media messages, has become increasingly important amidst these problems.

Indisputable Ranking of Greatest Scenes from The Office

Indisputable Ranking of Greatest Scenes from The Office

Isabella Bennett and Liam Boris

March 16, 2018


Filed under Commentary, Top Stories

The Office (U.S.) is undoubtedly one of the most iconic sitcoms ever produced in the 21st century. Some of the most memorable moments of the show are from the cold opens, or the scenes that are played before the opening title sequence. Below are ten of the best of those cold opens, ranked from great to greatest.

Why the Release of Black Panther is Perfect for 2018 (No Spoilers)

Why the Release of Black Panther is Perfect for 2018 (No Spoilers)

Anna Sagrillo, Staff Writer

March 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Top Stories

2017 was a year full of disputes and tension, ultimately leading to discord in the United States. Friction between political parties challenged the strength of political foundations. The new POTUS drew the world’s stability into question. Now, in 2018, people everywhere fight for their rights and equality as they struggle to redefine themselves and change. The film Black Panther triumphs over disputes, tension, and inequality, illustrating the journey of a man trying to preserve his people, culture, and identity.

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