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Too much too soon: the consequences of underage gambling

Katie Hansen, Guest Writer
February 3, 2016
Filed under Blog, Opinions

17-year-old Sam knew that if he was caught gambling he could have a lot of problems both legally and financially; steep fines, his parents and school punishing him, and possibly even jail time. However, despite being aware of these consequences, Sam knew the chances of him getting caught were minuscule....

Everything is a B16 Deal

Everything is a B16 Deal

Jessica Collins, Features Editor
November 10, 2015
Filed under Blog, Opinions, Opinions, Top Stories

This is it. This is what you've been waiting for. Attending the same high school, going through the same routine each day. After years of torture and pain, this is what you’ve been working hard for. All of the stress and anxiety has lead up to this one moment. You’re finally at the top; you’re a ...

Real sports real talk with Arpan and Josh

Real sports real talk with Arpan and Josh

Arpan Das and Joshua Waitsman
September 23, 2015
Filed under Blog, Opinions, Sports, Top Stories

Will the Rams ever find consistency, will they break through to the playoffs, will they win the easy games? Who knows! Joshua Waitsman: How can the Rams go beat the Seattle Seahawks, one the best teams in the NFL, but go and lose, in convincing fashion, to THE WASHINGTON REDSKINS. I just don't understand. Arpan...

Music To My Ears

Elly Levy, Asst. Opinion Editor
May 7, 2015
Filed under Blog, Opinions, Opinions

Music is everywhere. You hear it at home, in your car, at school, almost everywhere you walk. It affects peoples’ lives differently, whether it’s to inspire your life choices, or simply to please the ear. For me, it changed my life in more ways than one, ways that I never expected from the very beginning. I've...

Life after high school: Finding the right fit for you

Alex Kessler, Reporter
May 5, 2015
Filed under Blog, Opinions, Opinions

As the seniors prepare to leave their high school lives behind, some choose to attend college far away, while others chose to live their college lives close to comfort. Some people know from an early age exactly what they want to be and how they plan to get there. Not all of us are so sure of our plans,...

Kindness is not Overrated

Mary Adcock, Reporter
April 7, 2015
Filed under Blog, Opinions, Opinions

People center their lives on many different things: kindness, popularity, health, their career, education and more. Kindness benefits others and the individuals who practice it, and I believe it is a very important way to live life. How kindness benefits others, or ourselves when we receive it...

How to solve problems between friends

How to solve problems between friends

Jennifer Butler, Opinions Editor
March 31, 2015
Filed under Blog, Opinions, Opinions

Recently, I've seen a lot of drama between my friends, myself included. But my friends and I have a great system to solve all our quarrels. Here are some tips for when you get into a fight with your friends: Don’t talk to them about it. Don’t ask them how they feel, don’t tell them how you...

A Day In the Life Of a Jiu-Jitsu White belt

Bryan Woode, Reporter
March 27, 2015
Filed under Blog, Opinions

Twice a week, I attend evening Jiu-Jitsu classes at the Gracie Barra West location. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a form of martial arts that focuses on ground fighting, grappling and self defense. In my own words, I describe BJJ as a combination of Judo and Wrestling. Just as I put my belt on my Gi,...

Making the most of a seemingly bleak situation

Jessica Collins, Reporter
March 25, 2015
Filed under Blog, Opinions, Opinions

People always seem to say the grass is greener on the other side without appreciating what is right in front of them. Most people are too busy looking elsewhere to fully understand what they already have. No one seems to appreciate Missouri and all of the fun events our state has to offer. Many people...

Senior year involves busier schedule than anticipated

Jack Rogan, Life Editor
January 28, 2015
Filed under Blog, Opinions, Opinions

With January comes the annual and oftentimes stress inducing pick of classes for next year’s schedule. While some students, especially incoming seniors, want to take a wide array of Art or Physical Education courses, other students may choose to take slightly more challenging classes, such as Advanced...

The reason for the season

Alaina Strollo, Social Media Editor
December 18, 2014
Filed under Blog, Opinions, Opinions, Top Stories

Christmas truly is the most wonderful time of the year. Contrary to popular belief however, Christmas excitement shouldn't be confined to receiving or giving gifts. To me, the holidays are about so much more than just the presents. Don't get me wrong, waking up in the wee hours of a winter morning...

You Know What: Parties should stop name calling, start working together

You Know What: Parties should stop name calling, start working together

Jennifer Butler, Opinion Editor
November 20, 2014
Filed under Blog, Opinions, Opinions

George Washington once said, “[political parties] are likely in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the...