“In the know” with Joe

Joseph Jordan, News Editor

March 17, 2011

I imagine myself on my deathbed, looking back at the life I’ve lived, wishing with every fiber of my being that I could go back to when I was young, wishing I could change this very moment, and truly live for something.  Now is my chance, I won’t get  to go back. We get around 80 or so years on this planet.  It’s...

Strange items rumored to cause cancer

Tiffany Bounkhong, Co-Editor

March 9, 2011

Over the past couple of years it seems that everything can cause cancer. Some things are as simple as chewing a particular type of gum or using a certain product. These things have sparked a fear in people.  It's reasonable to want to prevent cancer from even occurring. It's a serious issue. It's a life threatening issue,...

Making Minutes Matter

Ben Burns, Opinions Editor

March 8, 2011

The clock hangs above the door each and every classroom. The same black numbers on a white background are present on each clock. The hands of the clocks slowly move over each number from one to twelve over and over. Each turn signifies one minute. Each rotation of the clock passes the time a teacher has to impart knowledge...

Literacy Exam proves unfair

Britanee Russell, Co-Editor

March 8, 2011

Every year in March juniors from all over the state of Arkansas sit down for two days for the Literacy Exam.  Every junior in the state of Arkansas is required to take the test on March 8-9 of this year regardless of ability to speak English or course rigour. Because of this policy, many students struggle with the test...

Gas prices reach record highs

Hannah Blakely, Features Editor

March 7, 2011

Every time I go to the pump to pay for my gas I am astounded it costs well over $60 to fill my 15 gallon car.  I start reconsidering going to places, and I stop spending my money on other things.  I stay at home and feed less money into the economy.  This is not only my problem but the problem for people all over the ...

Hanging out with Hannah

Hannah Blakely, Features Editor

March 1, 2011

The windows were rolled down, but that could not cool the heat rising in my cheeks as I began to blush.  He had is arm around my shoulder and he was singing "Brick House" to me in between my bursts of laughter.  I felt happy sitting in his passenger seat as he drove me home from playing frisbee.  Every part of my skin glowed...

Talkin’ with Tiff

Tiffany Bounkhong, Co-Editor

March 1, 2011

I turn to the clock and the red LCD lights flash 2:00 a.m. I have yet to fall asleep. I rest my head on my pillow and have laid awake enveloped in my comforting sheets.  Thoughts constantly invade my mind. I'm constantly second guessing myself. I'm constantly questioning myself. Did I do the right thing? Did I say the...

Pageant experience worth the ride

Miriam Mercado

February 28, 2011

Growing up, I did a couple pageants, one when I was six and another one when I was about ten.  For me, it was just a day when I got to look extra pretty, but nothing out of the ordinary. It wasn't until this past Saturday that I really experienced the smell of hairspray and desperation in a beauty pageant. It was something...

Obama cuts budget to reduce the national deficit

Hannah Blakely, Features Editor

February 25, 2011

Last week, President Barack Obama announced his budget cuts for the rest of the fiscal year. Obama plans to lower the budget to reduce the federal deficit by $1.1 trillion in ten years by cutting many programs from the federal budget. In this he will cut two hundred very diverse programs. In these two hundred programs includes...

Arkansas baseball starts strong

Ben Burns, Opinions Editor

February 23, 2011

The Arkansas baseball team has been recognized as one of the elite programs in the country over the last 8 years. They have been consistently inside the top 25 and have even spent some time as number one in the nation over this time.  The team is expected to continue playing competitively, but the Razorbacks are in the midst...

Music has lost its meaning

Tiffany Bounkhong, Co-Editor

February 21, 2011

Back in the day a performance qualified as someone walking on stage and bearing their soul. It was about the music, and it was about the talent. Now an artist qualifies as someone who is so bizarre, so outgoing, so appealing they can sell anything. Lately the music industry has been lacking in real talent. Many artists are...

Bit by Brit

Britanee Russell, Co-Editor

February 17, 2011

Jan. 24, my lifelong dream came true. I was headed to the gym when my cell phone buzzed with an email.  I almost didn’t check it because usually it was nothing more than junk mail, but for whatever reason I decided to check it. My stomach dropped like I was on the world’s largest roller coaster when I saw who it was...

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