Reflecting on Depression: A Saga Sprinkled With Some Mediocre Poetry

Reflecting on Depression: A Saga Sprinkled With Some Mediocre Poetry

Annika Larson, Deputy Editor, Commentary

May 24, 2019

I have been dealing with clinical depression since the second grade but after losing one of closest friends, Brooklyn Short, at the beginning of freshman year, my struggle with mental illness took a drastic turn for the worse. I lost all medication and the classes I already struggled with became impossible. My life fell further and further from what I thought it was supposed to look like. As I struggled with suicidal idealization and self harm, I found my solace in literature. Reading and writing, especially poetry helped me to express how I was feeling. It became an escape from my dark reality. Junior year hit me hard but after partial hospitalization at Prairie Care, I slowly began to improve. I learned skills there that changed the way I dealt with my emotions and communicated with my support network.

What You Can Learn from Women In STEM

What You Can Learn from Women In STEM

Meili Gong, Copy Editor

May 24, 2019

According to a report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in 2018, about 24% of engineering degrees go to women, even though women outnumber men in graduate schools overall. Only 10% of innovative startups are founded by women, and women hold only 3% of the top management jobs in information and computer technology fields. Why are there less women in STEM spaces? Part of the reason is that many girls and women don’t identify with STEM interests. In response, Women In STEM clubs and organizations have popped up all over the world in colleges and high schools to help promote female confidence in STEM fields and change the face of STEM.  

If You Didn’t Already Know That I Whaley Like Whales, Here’s The Story

If You Didn’t Already Know That I Whaley Like Whales, Here’s The Story

Abby Schindel, Managing Editor, Feature

May 24, 2019

Any one that knows me or just follows me on Instagram knows that I have a slight obsession. It’s not a slight one, but a huge, constant and slightly insane obsession.

My High School Hockey Experience: Gaining a Sense For Where I Belong

My High School Hockey Experience: Gaining a Sense For Where I Belong

Grace Cruikshank, Backpage Editor

May 24, 2019

I had always imagined that high school hockey would be the pinnacle of my hockey career after playing since I was only five years old.

The Long Standing Controversy Over Coca-Cola’s Weird Flavors Continues

The Long Standing Controversy Over Coca-Cola’s Weird Flavors Continues

Caroline Davis, Abby Schindel, and Ellie Retzlaff

April 26, 2019

Coca-Cola has taken on the world and entranced everyone with their pop since 1886. Many flavors and versions have been created from cherry and vanilla to new twists like diet mango and orange vanilla, but there is a long-standing debate about whether or not these new flavors are worth all the hype.  

Using up Leftover Eggs from Easter: Three Recipes Sure to Please Anyone

Chaehyun Lee, Staff Writer

April 26, 2019

With the celebrations of spring that the end of April inevitably brings, many families head to the grocery store to buy eggs. According to AgHires, close to 180 million eggs are purchased each year for Easter festivities. While eggs are traditionally associated with the Easter holiday, they also symbolize the spring season. This protein-packed food is used in an assortment of egg-related activities, from decorating to using them as a prize for an egg hunt.

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