Straight teeth, crooked social construct

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Jessica Perez, Staff Reporter
May 5, 2015

The treacherous and dreadful thing we know as braces have saved the teeth of many people throughout the world. The end result may be fantastic, but the whole process of having braces is very expensive and painful. Braces cost thousands of dollars only to be a never ending cycle of pain. They are worth... Read more »

Diversity acceptance prompts cultural invasion

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Aaron Baker, staff reporter
May 5, 2015

In an age when accepting cultural diversity has become the latest fads, needless celebration of holidays considered novel by the ethnic majority is now seen as fashionable. Cinco de Mayo is widely celebrated by the white American demographic, but the streets of Mexico are, in fact, as quiet as usual... Read more »

Vape life: making haze on values

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Jude Hanno, Jesse Eisenbacher, staff reporters
May 5, 2015

The human race is naturally accustomed to following the crowd. From what we wear to what we do, the topics that never fail to spark our interests are those that are the most prevalent and popular. Although this universal herding can at times be completely harmless (such as fashion and pop music), trends... Read more »

Reality TV distorts truth, dampens intellect


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


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 »

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