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Book Review: Chasing Brooklyn

Desiree Mayfield, Staff Writer

September 18, 2013

Filed under Opinion

Death, loneliness, and despair. These are the things that surround Brooklyn after the death of her long-term boyfriend, Lucca. A year later, her friend Gabe overdoses on pills and guilt. Shortly after,  a ghost, gray and decomposing...

Book Review: A Study in Scarlet

Nina Russell, Staff Writer

September 17, 2013

Filed under Opinion

Murder. Refined, cold-blooded murder. Considering the obvious incapability of the officers at Scotland Yard in 1880s London, only two men stand between notorious criminals and the general population—Sherlock Holmes and Doctor...

Pride in Respect

Michaela Hulsey, Staff Writer

April 4, 2013

Filed under Opinion

As I attended the sectional basketball game I was completely disgusted by the amount of disrespect the student sections were showing towards the opposing teams. I was extremely proud of our student section for not joining in....

Tablets vs Textbooks

Kyle Currington, Staff Writer

March 11, 2013

Filed under Opinion

I am a strong proponent of using tablets instead of textbooks. One good option would be using the iPad Mini. Right now, schools are forced to use the same outdated books for years. But with the iPad, schools could get an updated...

To MAC or Not To MAC? That Is the Question

Jessica Kottmeier, Staff Writer

March 11, 2013

Filed under Opinion

Many juniors plan on going to Mineral Area College (MAC) their senior year, and most seniors love the freedom of it. The question is, are there more pros than cons to going to MAC while still in high school? Some things that...

Divergent Book Review

Emily Hayes, Staff Writer

March 11, 2013

Filed under Opinion

In Divergent, the inhabitants of a future-set Chicago city have been split into five different factions. Each faction has a character trait that they prize more than any other. Abnegation values selflessness, Dauntless values...

Harry Potter Series Beats The Hunger Games

Emily Hayes, Staff Writer

March 7, 2013

Filed under Opinion

I think the Harry Potter books are a much better series than The Hunger Games. J. K. Rowling manages to hook readers from the very first sentence in the first book. Yes, Suzanne Collins managed to write a good first book, but...

Rant on Windows 8

Seth Ottman, Staff Writer

February 20, 2013

Filed under Opinion

As most of you know, Microsoft has come out with a new operating system (Windows 8) to replace Windows 7. I, personally, am not impressed with Windows 8 at all. The new system is too much like Windows phone where there are these...

Android vs iPhone. Robots rule!

Zachary Conway

February 8, 2013

Filed under Opinion

As your upgrade date approaches, your minds begin to wonder about what type of phone you should get. Should you get an iPhone or an Android? Well, I will make it easy for you:  choose an Android. When I first switched from...

Got Thirty Dollars, Come Join!

Jessica Kottmeier, Staff Writer

January 15, 2013

Filed under Opinion

In my opinion, freshmen and sophomores should not be allowed to go to prom unless escorted by a junior or senior. The prom is a formal and fun dance intended for upperclassmen who have earned their spot there. The name of it is...

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