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Selfish vs. Selfless

Laurel Westerman, Staff Writer

May 14, 2018

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, people have debated the truth behind basic human nature: are we inherently...

Free Thinking Philosopher?

Robert Carpenter, Staff Writer

May 14, 2018

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 soon as his picture was posted, people attacked West for...

The Back-Up Plan

Abbey Kegley, Staff Writer

May 14, 2018

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 there some validity in this saying? Sure. Does it completely invalidate ever...

This Wasn’t Like High School Musical

Sierra Lancaster, Entertainment Editor

May 14, 2018

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. How could their educational sherpa and mentor contradict pop culture like this? Didn...

Violent Games

Liz Nelson, News Editor

May 10, 2018

In today’s modern society, violence is attributed to an array of issues, such as a rough upbringing, a feeling of entitlement and cycles of abuse. Another argument correlated with rogue personalities Although some studies suggest that these types of video games may contribute to violent behavior,...

College Cuts

Peytan Schulte, Sports Editor

May 10, 2018

Imagine signing your letter of intent, planning your future around one college, and preparing to play the sport you love for four more years, only to have the dream, turned plan, ripped from your hands just months before the ball gets rolling. This is a recent, harsh reality for many seniors all over...

Age: Just a Number

Peytan Schulte, Sports Editor

May 10, 2018

You can legally drive a car at age 16. You can see a rated R movie at age 17. The legal age to vote is 18. Children in Nebraska are considered to be adults at age 19, but at what age does a kid’s opinion count? The Parkland shooting that occurred on Feb. 14 of this year created a national movement,...

Autism Speaks But Not For Me

O'Bryen Edwards, Staff Writer

May 10, 2018

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 organization that claims to help autistic people but in actuality...

The Education of Separation

Megan Joyce, Staff Writer

May 10, 2018

If you grew up in Millard, the idea of clear backpacks and metal detectors probably sounds more like a prison than a school. But for millions of high school students living in Chicago and in several other urban areas, those standards are their reality. I am lucky enough to have spent the last few years...

Vows of Silence

Lucy Tu, Opinions Editor

May 10, 2018

“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 unbreakable bond of love. However, with these vows comes a new set of rules with...

Today’s Decisions, Tomorrows World

Adrian Enzastiga, Staff Writer

May 10, 2018

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. People of the world wonder if there was anything they could have done differently. The...

The universal laws of a high school classroom

Aanya Agarwal, Staff Writer

March 13, 2018

As I sit in class while my teacher drones on about Newtonian physics, my mind wanders from the lesson at hand to life’s biggest questions. What is life? What has been the defining trait of my (admittedly short) high school experience? Is mint chocolate chip ice cream just mint ice cream with chocol...