Medical Marijuana: The fear of a name

Riley Neil, Features Editor
February 17, 2017
Filed under Opinion

“Fear of a name increases the fear of the thing itself.” The quote written by J.K Rowling expresses the argument of medical marijuana today. Although the quote is being used to describe an evil wizard, the idea is still valid and comes to play into American politics today. Medical marihuana: one...

Attendance

Caroline Cain, A&E editor
February 17, 2017
Filed under Opinion

I lie in my bed and tug the covers further up over my head. My phone continues to buzz on my bedside table and I contemplate the ultimate question: “Is the attendance incentive really worth losing some extra hours of sleep?” Free days dance through my mind but extra minutes of sleep fight against ...

Ashley Judd Speech

Ashton Moreland, Reporter
February 16, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Pink hats and cardboard signs decorate the space above impassioned faces huddled together against the cold, all awaiting one woman to appear onstage and voice their cries of injustice and yearn for change. Every person of every color, body type, age, size, sexuality, and place of origin can be found in...

Ancient ideals expressed in the 21st century

Ashton Moreland, Reporter
February 16, 2017
Filed under Opinion

The term American exceptionalism is one that has recently been brought to my attention, due to the inauguration of our 45th president and an AP Lang discussion over the topic. By definition, American exceptionalism is understood to mean the “special character of the United States as a uniquely fre...

What we eat can make up who we are

Chloe Mangham, Opinion Editor
December 8, 2016
Filed under Opinion

As you eat your dinner, you may not think twice about what it is or what it was. Maybe it once was a chicken or a stalk of celery. Others may indulge into  their food as they think about the turkey they saved by switching it out for soy, or vise versa. The turkey they could be eating might have been...

Vine’s Six Seconds of Fame

Chloe Mangham, Opinion Editor
December 8, 2016
Filed under Opinion

It’s 2013, your friend just showed you a hilarious six second video from this new app called VIne. You decide to hop on the band wagon and create your own vine account. From there you lose yourself in a whirlwind of videos of cats and relatable content. News spreads a people start to become famous...

Students opinions on gun laws

Will Crotts, Reporter
December 8, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Every other weekend, junior Caden Davenport heads to the gun range to practice his aim. Davenport does not support strict gun laws, as his family owns multiple guns and shoots them often. Donald Trump's unwavering support of the second amendment means that big changes to gun laws may be to come. Don...

In the midst of it all, I believe in humanity.

Holland Primm, Editor in Chief
December 8, 2016
Filed under Opinion

I believe that people will always have a bit of truth within them that tugs their hearts in the right direction. No matter what, people have the ability to stop and listen, even if they do not believe in the argument of the other person. That ability to listen is founded in an innate respect that human...

Trump gets Trumped

Kirsi Grafton, Reporter
December 5, 2016
Filed under Opinion

The recent allegations that are surrounding Donald Trump and his sex scandal have been wavering the voters’ decisions so close to the election. Two women accusing Trump of sexual harassment decided to bring these instances to the public eye. The allegations were from several years ago, so it is ina...

Spirit week

Payton Primm, News Editor
December 5, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Curly afro wigs, sports jerseys, and Hawaiian leis fill the hallways as students pause to snap pictures with their friends. Spirit week is here once again, and this time, it is to prepare for Friday night’s rivalry game against last year’s state playoff opponent, Fayetteville High School. Spirit week is...

Save your skin from the frost of winter

Nathan Plowman, Copy Editor
December 5, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Summer is gone, and so are the days of constantly having to reach for my oil blotting sheets every hour. Fall is here, and my skin is now controllable due to the cooler weather, but not for long. Winter looms ahead of us with visions of dry, cracked skin that cries out for moisture and relief, and ch...

Fall brings flavorful drinks

Malorie Wiederkehr, Opinion Editor
October 20, 2016
Filed under Opinion

When fall comes around, we all become the highest level of basic. No one can deny it. The moment August turns to September, we start slipping on our long sweaters and scarfs, and start whipping out pumpkin spiced everything. But, the one thing fall can’t go without is seasonally themed drinks. ...

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