Improving Sex Education

Staff writer: Olivia Ramirez Many people in their early teen or preteen years will either have an awkward conversation with a parent about the basics of what sex is or they learn the basics from school. Some people receive both, but most people aren’t getting enough information. Sex education is held to an extremely low […]

Vape Products May Be Causing Seizures

Staff Writer: Olivia Ramirez The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is currently investigating thirty-five cases of seizures and convulsions as the result of nicotine poisoning. While there is no proven relationship between vape products and seizures, vape products can do real harm. Nicotine poisoning is not uncommon and is likely the result of people being […]

When Is Enough, Enough?

Section Editor: Avery Adams Informing my boss that we need to put our flag at half-staff because we had not one, but two mass shootings in a day was an eye opener. Not only has it become common for the process of lowering the flag to happen, it’s become something that we as Americans are […]

And yet…

In under 24 hours after French President Emmanuel Macron made a call for donation, nearly $1 billion had been pledged. As important as Notre-Dame Cathedral is to history and Catholicism, are the donations overboard? Couldn’t and shouldn’t that money be used for more pressing issues?

Considering the Fact II

America’s timeline is filled with hatred and racism and making statements such as “Make America Great Again” does nothing but prove that the hatred is still there. Can America finally be made great? Perhaps, but it requires addressing and rectifying the deafening silent problems that still go on on a daily basis. 

Tragedy Strikes

Staff Writer: Arie Mitchell As many of you have heard, there was a horrific shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand. The tragedy occurred March 15 leaving 49 dead and 50 injured. Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand’s Prime Minister, has already taken steps to make sure something like this does not happen again. The gunman was identified as […]

Considering the Fact

Make America Great Again. The saying that has been repeated time and time again since Trump’s announcement of him running for president. The question is, however, when was America ever great, especially for everybody?

Country Music is the Best Music

Staff Writer: Michael Brown There are many common myths about country music that a lot of folks seem to think are true. That it’s actually not music, that it uses the same generic drum rhythm in every song, that it’s for hillbillies and rednecks, that it’s essentially the work of Satan himself. I’m here to […]

The Problem With the Second Amendment

Compared to the rest of the world, America loses most of its citizens at the hands of a psychotic man with a gun in his hands. Statistics show that 64 percent of deaths in 2016 were result of a gun according to AP News. No other country in the world has had this problem, and every other country has stricter gun laws than America. It’s crazy how that works isn’t it?

The Ghosts of Terrorism

When people think about terrorism in America, their minds revert to Sept. 11, 2001. However, is that truly the only act? Terrorism is defined as the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, especially for political reasons. Domestic terrorism are attacks carried out by United States citizens or permanent U.S. residents. So why do other forms seem to be ignored, forgotten or mislabeled?