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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
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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,...

New artist brings a spark of interest to country music

New artist brings a spark of interest to country music

Anna James, Reporter
April 29, 2015
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Upcoming artist Sam Hunt is bringing a whole new vibe into country music with his new album Montevallo. After he co-wrote all 10 songs on the album that ranked number three in Billboard 200, it was a hit in the world of country music. When "Leave the Night On" and "Take Your Time" topped the US H...

Kindness is not Overrated

Mary Adcock, Reporter
April 7, 2015
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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
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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...

Chaos And The Calm: Too calm to be remembered, but enjoyable

Chaos And The Calm: Too calm to be remembered, but enjoyable

Suzy Blalock, Reporter
March 31, 2015
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Singer/songwriter James Bay’s debut album Chaos And The Calm proves to be an awesome arrangement of songs, but overall lacks originality. The England native’s album contains an equal mix of upbeat pop songs with folk influences and acoustic, slower-paced songs. The combination of quiet feelin...

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

Bryan Woode, Reporter
March 27, 2015
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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,...

The Darkest Minds proves not to be another Hunger Games

The Darkest Minds proves not to be another Hunger Games

Amanda Shaw, Asst. Webmaster
March 26, 2015
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By now nearly everyone has read The Hunger Games or Divergent along with many other popular dystopian novels. The Darkest Minds, the first book of a trilogy by Alexandra Bracken, falls into this category, but don’t stereotype it: THIS BOOK IS NOT THE HUNGER GAMES. The Darkest Minds follows the life of sixte...

Making the most of a seemingly bleak situation

Jessica Collins, Reporter
March 25, 2015
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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...

The Walking Dead moves into its 6th Season

The Walking Dead moves into its 6th Season

Kaitlyn Wylie, Staff Reporter
February 13, 2015
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It keeps us on our the edge of our seat, gripping the remote, and occasionally makes us gasp in either surprise or disgust it's The Walking Dead. The show, based on the comic by Kirkman, follows a group of survivors in a zombie apocalypse that are constantly on the move trying to find hope in a world...

The DUFF proves to be quirky, funny despite cliche love story

The DUFF proves to be quirky, funny despite cliche love story

Delaney Eyermann, Webmaster
February 5, 2015
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The Des Peres Wehrenberg theater was kind enough to allow me to see a free advanced screening of the movie The DUFF. I had seen the previews for the movie and was excited to see it. When I got to the theater I was very anxious to see if the movie would reach my expectations, and as it began I imme...

Senior year involves busier schedule than anticipated

Jack Rogan, Life Editor
January 28, 2015
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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...