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2018 Super Bowl Ads

by Maddie Badowski, Creative Editor

February 10, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinion, Reviews, Sports, Sports Top Stories

Our staff got together after the 2018 Super Bowl and discussed our favorite commercials based on humor, meaningfulness, cleverness and success in getting us to consider actually buying their product. Here are our top seven, ranked from least favorite to most favorite: ...

Resurface of Blackface in Media

Resurface of Blackface in Media

by Taheera Washington, Copy Editor

February 2, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Nowadays, there’s a thin line between being offensive or appreciative when taking into account the topic of races. From birth, we’re taught to be accepting of all races and cultures in order to fill the resolve of becoming the “post-slavery” and all-inclusive world where all are accepted despite ...

Protection or Privacy

Protection or Privacy

by Saifiyah Zaki, Staff Writer

January 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Every time someone uses an electronic device, they hand over information. Most people are so used to it; they never stop to think what even the smallest action could be giving away about them. In typing a text, their favorite greeting pops up on the prediction bar. Their keyboard knows how they speak, ...

Pause Before You Post

Pause Before You Post

by Keara Barron, Staff Writer

January 22, 2018


Filed under Opinion

In the last decade, social media has seen an explosive growth. Businesses use these social networking sites for marketing strategies while celebrities reach out to their fans in a deceptively personal manner. Others stay in touch with friends and family, or use their platform to express thoughts and opinion...

Why the College Football Playoff Should Expand

Why the College Football Playoff Should Expand

by Jacob Murphy, Co-Sports Editor

January 15, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Sports

In 2014, the College Football Playoff was created and fans were ecstatic at the fact that four teams had a chance to contend for the national championship. In previous years the number one and number two team in the country battled it out in one game for all of the marbles, now the top four teams in...

Top Teams Topple Stars

Top Teams Topple Stars

by Joey Erickson, Co-Sports Editor

December 14, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Sports, Sports Top Stories

It was supposed to be an exciting atmosphere as two central division teams faced off last Wednesday. The Nashville Predators came to Dallas on the second half of a back to back, after defeating the Boston Bruins the night before at home. I thought it was going to be a slight advantage for the Stars ...

World Cup Draws

World Cup Draws

by Travis Humphrey, Staff Writer

December 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Sports, Sports Top Stories

With the World Cup less than eight months away, FIFA drew for the 32 teams in the tournament. After the intense qualifiers that saw teams like Chile and Italy miss out, the tournament will be filled with competition. I will be breaking down my thoughts on the group draws and who I believe will make i...

Finding Motivation

Finding Motivation

by Keara Barron, Staff Writer

December 4, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

With winter break just around the corner, it can be difficult to find motivation to study for exams and work hard in each class. If you’re a senior, senioritis may be creeping up on you, or maybe you just don’t enjoy school in general. Whatever the case, it can be difficult for many students to ...

Top NBA Stories For This Week

Top NBA Stories For This Week

by Jacob Murphy, Co-Sports Editor

December 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Sports

Firing in Memphis On Monday, the Memphis Grizzlies fired Coach David Fizdale, one day after losing their eighth game in a row. In a statement on Tuesday, Fizdale thanked the Grizzlies organization and gave his appreciation for the staff and the coaches. The eight game losing streak was not the on...

Star Wars: A New Hope for Diversity

Star Wars: A New Hope for Diversity

by Briana Lao, Co-Editor in Chief of Content

November 29, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Reviews

Minority representation in media continues to grow as years go by. “Old Hollywood”, while revered and romanticized, is infamous for its racism, whitewashing and blackface. The movie industry has a long way to go, as proven by the stereotypes and whitewashing still evident in modern-day movies, b...

Social Media Empowers Adolescents, Gives Them A New Voice

Social Media Empowers Adolescents, Gives Them A New Voice

by Baysia Herron, Staff Writer

November 6, 2017


Filed under Editorial Cartoons, Opinion

Social media, especially Twitter, allows many teenagers to find their place in the world, and gives them a chance to be heard. It allows them to be more aware of world issues, be open about their struggles and express their opinions. Social media has empowered adolescents and lets them have a voice in t...

Do Something About It

Do Something About It

by Reid McEowen, Co-Editor In Chief of Content

October 26, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, ANTIFA and the KKK are constantly pointed at for tearing the country apart. In fact, some believe society is more divided now than it has ever been and they blame the leadership of America. This blame is no doubt warranted, but everyday people also play a role in dividing th...

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