Reality TV distorts truth, dampens intellect

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De'Ja Heard, staff reporter
March 27, 2015

Reality TV. The new way to get into celebrities’ lives seeing them laugh, cry, and sometimes even fight. Back in the early 2000s, reality TV was about family, seeing your favorite superstar eat a bowl of cereal, or getting an inside look on someone’s great, or average life. MTV was especially good... Read more »

Collective persuasion of social media inhibits masses

Cameron Fairchild, staff reporter
March 27, 2015

Think back to the last major event in your life you didn’t share with your friends on the internet. Think of the last cool place you visited that you didn’t Snapchat about or take a selfie next to. Social apps, in all their multitudes, have given us a platform to record and respond to the events... Read more »

Online dating proves risk not worth reward

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March 27, 2015

Everybody is always on the search for a boyfriend, a girlfriend, a friend with benefits, or just a companionship. It’s basically wired into our brains. As humans we yearn to have some kind of connection with other humans. The introverts of our race just don’t like having that companionship sprung... Read more »

Turnip for what? Not school lunch

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Mackenzie Brown, Editor-in-Chief
March 27, 2015

As soon as Michelle Obama started promoting healthier foods in schools, we knew a change was coming. It started in the lunch line, spread to the student store, then it was the vending machines, and now…now, everything is different. There are rarely options other than the predetermined daily choices,... Read more »

Social media spawns predatory male behavior

Jude Hanno, Staff Reporter
March 27, 2015

Meeting potential love interests on the internet has become a new fad. From apps like “Hot or Not” to “Meet Me,” you hear many teenagers nowadays talking about falling in love via these popular social networking sites. There has been so much fuss about so many of these apps that I decided to... Read more »

Risque baristas face unjust judgement

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Karlee Johnson, Staff Reporter
March 24, 2015

Since the creation of the “bikini barista coffee house,” we all have had a similar thought: “Why are they even a thing?” It’s generally believed that these bikini barista locations are for guys only, which is why the girls aren’t fully clothed. For those who have never ventured... Read more »

Modeling industry inspires harassment, negativity

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Cameron Fairchild, staff reporter
February 13, 2015

The modeling industry is a cutthroat, dishonest, and mysterious business, the escapees of which have nothing but negative things to say about it, selling sex and inadequacy to the masses and passing beauty off as mankind’s greatest pursuit. The desire to attain aesthetic beauty is a vicious cycle;... Read more »

Valentine’s Day; breaking hearts, making money

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Karlee Johnson, Staff Reporter
February 13, 2015

Valentine’s Day. It’s either one of your favorite holidays or your absolute least favorite. There are many perks to being single or taken on Valentine’s Day. Personally, I think this holiday is a complete waste of time. Some may ask ‘Why?’ Well, it’s supposed to be a special day, where you... Read more »

Social media removes social from socializing

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Jessica Perez, Staff Reporter
February 12, 2015

Going over to a friend’s house when we were kids was an enjoyable experience. Now, as we are older and technology is getting more advanced, going to your friends house is no different than spending time at your own house. It has come to the point where all we do is spend time on our phones and show... Read more »

Reading between lines: fiction and non-fiction

Jessica Perez, Staff Reporter
February 12, 2015

When it comes to whether or not reading books is a good use of time, for most people, the answer is a definite “no.” The reason for this is that people aren’t aware that it really just depends on the type of book you are reading. If you find nonfiction too boring to stand, then try fiction. I... Read more »

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