NBA lockout shortens season

John Kirchner, Reporter

December 20, 2011

On Nov. 24, the NBA lifted a 139 day lockout that had canceled 300 games and caused millions in revenue loss. The main reason over the lockout was league revenue sharing. With the previous deal in place, the players recived 57 percent of league earnings from things such as television contracts and fans. The new deal in...

Breakfast feeds the body, soul

Ashlynn Mayes, Reporter

December 20, 2011

When asked for an explanation for my cheery demeanor in the early hours of the day, I do not hesitate.  The answer is simple, breakfast. While knowledge and spirituality feed the mind, breakfast has a dual effect as it nourishes the body and soul.   In my mind few things can better prepare you for the day than whole...

Social media heads down wrong PATH

Joshua Carroll, Opinion Editor

December 15, 2011

Seriously? Okay come on. We have Facebook users, people always tweeting about things that nobody really cares about. Even Youtube is considered to be a social media networking web sight. The majority of these social networking sights have apps for the casual smart phone like the iPhone and Droid. Some phones now are made...

Monday tests set students up for failure

Anna Moore

December 14, 2011

Everyone hates taking tests, right? They’re long and tedious and can ruin your grade if you haven’t studied. So why in the world would teachers give students a test on a Monday? We’ve just come back from the weekend, whether it was amazing and awesome or super boring, students have most likely forgotten to study. Now...

The Rotunda Life

Lexi Nordin, Reporter

December 10, 2011

Finally... the little hand hits the four and the freedom bell rings.  I shove everything in my backpack and head to the "usual spot" on the bricks under the rotunda stairs where I meet my friends every day after school.  I prop myself up on my bag and basically freeze myself in time while the busy life goes on around me. ...

Mistletoe Anyone?

December 9, 2011

The dreaded little green leaf. No, I'm not talking about drugs, but mistletoe. The idea of mistletoe intrigues me. It's mysterious and gives you a "get out of jail free" card. If a clump of leaves gives me the power to kiss Bradley Cooper, then mistletoe deserves some respect. Some may say that it's absolutely ridiculous...

Gabbin with Gaby

December 9, 2011

Understanding a person completely, is a challenge. There is always more to a person than what you are presented with. Therefore, you are not put in a place to judge. When you first meet a person, you automatically pick out what you like or dislike physically. As the person begins to spreak, you judge their intellectual...

DREAM Act beneficial to motivated students, country

December 8, 2011

The DREAM Act is a legislation that would allow exceptional children of illegal immigrants to pursue a higher education or obtain a career in the armed forces.  A form of the act was first proposed to Congress in the mid-200s and is still awaiting approval.  The act, whose name is an acronym for Development, Relief and...

Minecraft never disappoints

Trevor Proctor, Reporter

December 8, 2011

Minecraft is a first person sandbox Role Playing game. The world around you in the game consists of 3D blocks that have different textures to make them look like dirt, wood, leaves, etc. Players can place and destroy blocks anywhere on the world. The main objective of the game is to survive. When you create a new world,...

Will It Ever Grow Back?

Blair Breazeale, Reporter

December 2, 2011

Finally, I can get this mane chopped off.  I mean look at it, the ends of it look like french fries.  This is what runs through my head during math, because who would think of Pre-Cal Trig an hour before they get their hair cut. Finally the bell rings, and I drive a little too fast to get to the salon.  As I sit down in...

Coach Paterno fired for involvement in Penn State scandal

Casey Stark, Reporter

November 29, 2011

The Penn State football head coach, Joe Paterno, was fired on Nov. 9, after his former second-in-command Jerry Sandusky was charged with a sexually abusing boys over a period of 15 years. Supposedly Skandusy has been charged with sexually abusing eight boys. In 2002, Skandusky was seen by the other assistant coach, Mike McQueary,...

News gets overshadowed by celebrity nonsense

Kelsey Scroggins, Reporter

November 18, 2011

From Charlie Sheen to Lindsey Lohan, to the mysterious death of Michael Jackson, these celebrities have not stayed out of the news.  Personally, listening to all the chaos involving Lindsey Lohan’s court battles gets very annoying.  The news needs to focus on reporting real life issues that affect every day Americans. ...

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