#NeverAgain

Molly Murch, Staff Writer

May 22, 2018

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“Please, we’re children. You guys are the adults,” Stoneman Douglas senior David Hogg said in a CNN interview following the recent shooting at his high school in Florida. He explains that, for adults, our politicians see...

The Fight Within

Molly Murch, Staff Writer

May 22, 2018

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“Get over it already. Just be happier,” they say. “Go out and have some fun,” . These comments are constantly thrown around as an attempt to somehow cure those with mental illnesses. What people fail to realize is that, like the ...

Global Affairs: The Deliverance of Indifference

Lucy Tu, Opinions Editor

May 22, 2018

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Ten seconds are left on the clock. The game show host pulls out a shiny card and asks the final question for the ultimate prize: “What are the names of the five Simpson family members?” Instantly, your nerves calm, and you readi...

Skepticism of Nepotism

Lucy Tu, Opinions Editor

May 22, 2018

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Every single one of us is aware of the fact that we are unable to change who our family is. After all, you are reminded of this each time your mom pulls out her phone to take a picture of you winning an award or taking a sip of wat...

Political Peace in Pieces

Lucy Tu, Opinions Editor

May 22, 2018

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It’s a Friday night. You’re in a booth with the worst first date of your life. Not only are they chewing with an open mouth and yapping about an ex, but they’re talking about politics, which is a huge red flag. Before long...

Vows of Silence

Lucy Tu, Opinions Editor

May 22, 2018

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“For better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death do us part.” These vows of marriage are some of the most sacred to any person. They are rules defining an unbreakab...

Autism speaks but not for me

O'Bryen Edwards, Staff Writer

May 21, 2018

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April is Autism Acceptance Month, and with it comes a flood of people tweeting #lightitupblue without an actual understanding of where it came from and why it is problematic. The hashtag “lightitupblue” was started by Autism Speaks, an...

Today’s decisions, tomorrow’s world

Adrian Enzastiga, Staff Writer

May 21, 2018

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In a world not far from now, all fossil fuels will be gone. The population has finally resorted to a complete reliance on clean energy, but even with windmills and solar panels covering every inch of open land, it is not enough....

The Backup Plan

Abbey Kegley, Staff Writer

May 18, 2018

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There’s a popular saying nowadays: “those that can’t do, teach.” This phrase in the most basic sense means that when people aren’t very good at what they do, they teach it rather than pursue it at a higher level. Is...

Free Thinking Philosopher?

Robert Carpenter, Staff Writer

May 18, 2018

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Recently, on April 25, Kanye West  posted a picture to Twitter and received lots of backlash from people everywhere. This picture was of him wearing a “Make America Great Again” (MAGA) hat, showing support for the Trump administration. As...

Selfish vs. Selfless

Laurel Westerman, Staff Writer

May 18, 2018

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Fingers graze against your palm, restarting your heart at a faster tempo. A friend laughs, and you can’t help but smile back. Your dog bounds up to you, nearly knocking you to the floor in a pile of giggles. For centuries,...

This Wasn’t Like High School Musical

Sierra Lancaster, Entertainment Editor

May 18, 2018

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As a Mustang Mentor, I preface the beginning of each year for my freshman with this inspiring quote: “Contrary to popular belief, high school is not the best time of your life.” The kiddos sit there, shocked for a moment...

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