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Ask Elle: The stressful junior journey

Elle Smith, Advice Columnist

September 23, 2019

Dear Elle: So, basically, last year I coasted through the year with only doing the major homework and whatever I wanted to do. This year, I'm a junior and every class I get a lot more homework—every single day.  Lately it's been quite stressful because I am in theatre and it’s my first year i...

Ask Elle: Should I stay or should I go?

Elle Smith, Advice Columnist

September 4, 2019

Dear Elle: My boyfriend and I have been dating for two years. We are seniors and have been talking a lot about college. I've decided to go to MCC, but my boyfriend is looking at a private school in Wisconsin. We even visited the college last week. I'm worried, though, because I don't know if our re...

Military: Strong Option for Many Graduating Students

Military: Strong Option for Many Graduating Students

Mario Ochoa, Editor - West Campus

May 6, 2019

One of the strongest and most reliable options after high school for most students without a plan is enlisting with the United States Military Service. There are a couple of options for students, including the Army, the Marines, the Navy, the Coast Guard, and the Air Force. There are many reasons a student may choose ...

Should College Athletes be Paid?

Should College Athletes be Paid?

Peyton Roper, Staff Writer

May 1, 2019

In 2017 the National College Athletic Association (NCAA) made close to $1.1 billion in total revenue. Now think about the players. They do not receive any rewards for their play and contributing to this large number of $1.1 billion. This year, Duke, a highly ranked basketball team, has sold out a...

Fast Fashion is a Plight on People, the Planet

Fast Fashion is a Plight on People, the Planet

Chase Creech, Staff Reporter

May 1, 2019

Fast fashion is inexpensive clothing that is produced quickly in large quantities that can come from sample ideas such as catwalks or from the celebrity culture which is put into the mass markets to satisfy consumers on the latest trends. Fast Fashion is prominent with brands like Zara releasing 20,0...

Kanye West Has Redefined Rap Music

Kanye West Has Redefined Rap Music

Cody Dyer, Staff Reporter

April 1, 2019

From production, lyrics, even the content of his songs, Kanye West has influenced contemporary rap music more than any other artist. With the release of his fourth studio album “808’s and Heartbreak” West achieved a revolutionary moment in pop culture. This project redefined the rap genre and bent t...

Using the “F” Word

Using the “F” Word

Maggie Morris, Staff Reporter

April 1, 2019

In modern day society, the “F” word is uttered daily. Feminism, when used with its negative connotation, has been denounced in public.  In reality, feminism is needed to advance the values of equality and progress in society. The objective of feminism is to achieve political, economic, and social eq...

Can Video Games Be Considered A Sport?

Can Video Games Be Considered A Sport?

Meier Glab, News Staff East Campus

February 5, 2019

Competitive video games, e-Sports as they’re called, have become a growing phenomenon over the last decade considering the massive amount of attention they are getting from the general population. Millions of people around the globe are tuning in on the internet to watch “professional gamers” ...

Lack of Agendas Has Little Impact on Students

Gianna Matassa, Editor - West Campus

January 24, 2019

At the beginning of this school year, District 156 stopped providing agendas for their students. When I originally began this story, I thought losing the school-provided agendas would be a horrible thing, but as I researched the process, I began to rethink my stance on this issue.

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