America a melting pot for all

Aydan Rolph, Co-Entertainment Editor

February 16, 2017


Filed under Staff Ed

Recently, there has been a surge of nationalism (a radical form of patriotism, which often evokes feelings of superiority to people from other countries) in the United States, and in several other places around the world. Patriotism is generally not a bad thing- it can bind people together after gre...

Spoiling babies impossible; only leads to scientific benefits

Spoiling babies impossible; only leads to scientific benefits

Kaete Schmidt, Staff Writer

February 16, 2017


Filed under Opinion

“Don’t pick him up every time he cries,” and “Do you ever put that baby down?” and “Do you want your baby to be spoiled?” are just three of the questions that moms get asked frequently. So many people believe that if a mother picks her baby up every time the child cries then it will be...

Broadening communication level helps in all elements of life

Katherine Lindgren, Editor-in-Chief

February 16, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Being in high school is the first step in the transition to adulthood and self-sufficiency. Seniors will be moving out and heading to college in just six months. This means that students will have to find their way in the real world - which requires good communication skills in order to be successful....

Be aware of college security environment

Be aware of college security environment

Lauren Mitchell, Asst. Editor-in-Chief

January 27, 2017


Filed under Staff Ed

This summer, as the recently graduated class of 2017 is purchasing items for dorm rooms, they and other Kansas college students will face an additional security concern. Along with date rape, substance abuse, theft and other crimes that are a concern at colleges, the expiration of the current extensions...

The solution to sexism starts with boys

Aydan Rolph, Co-Entertainment Editor

January 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion

8:27 a.m. You’re running late. You threw on your worst pair of jeans, the ones that have that coffee stain on them. It’s the first day of “that time of the month.” You didn’t do your hair. Your friends are trying to cause drama. It feels like stress has ceased to exist, and that this is now...

‘Love trumps all’ means accepting different beliefs

Michaela Regier, Sports Editor

January 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Between the daily acts of violence across the globe and over-the-top callouts in politics, any given conversation can turn very depressing very fast. While news is not intended to be about butterflies and rainbows, it did not used to be this negative either. Powerful protests take over the streets of...

Communication about flirting key to success

Communication about flirting key to success

Faye Smith, Reporter

January 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Dictionary.com states that “to flirt” is “to court triffingly or act amorously without serious intentions; play at love.” People can be so hung up on the act of a significant other flirting with another person of the same or opposite sex that there can be worry it will deteriorate a relationship. With...

She said, she said: The pros, cons of small and large families

She said, she said: The pros, cons of small and large families

Katherine Lindgren, Editor-in-Chief

January 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Only children seem to have a bad reputation in popular culture: people either wish they were one without thinking of the downsides, or assume the worst about onlies. Most of the common stereotypes about only children have negative connotations. However, many of these generalizations are completely...

She said, she said: The pros, cons of small and large families

She said, she said: The pros, cons of small and large families

Payton Fenwick, Opinion Editor

January 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion

I live in a family of ten. While my family is a divorced one, I am thankful. In a world like today that is full of hate and animosity, adolescents, who, according to dailymail.com, stay in the adolescent stage until age 25, need support and love. A family of ten verses a family of three. Who is going...

Destigmatization of mental illnesses needed for patients

Katherine Lindgren, Editor-in-Chief

December 21, 2016


Filed under Opinion

According to nami.org, 1 in 5 children ages 13-18 have or will have a serious mental illness. That means 20% of all teenagers struggle with an issue that cannot be seen from the outside, and may even be brushed off by others. People tend to have certain negative beliefs about mental health. Whether it...

Blowing a situation out of proportion unnecessary

Michaela Regier, Sports Editor

December 21, 2016


Filed under Opinion

There are many dangers in life, but a statistician’s greatest fear is the dangers of extrapolation. Extrapolation is when the equation of a line is used to assume the value of a number beyond the given graph. It is dangerous to assume the values beyond the given graph because the line could change,...

Jokes about sexual violence make recovery for victims difficult

Payton Fenwick, Opinions Editor

December 21, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Sexual violence is absolutely, positively not a joke. Laughs should not be procured and jokes should not be created centered around the feeling of terror and vulnerability caused by sexual assault. According to CNN.com, every two minutes an American is exposed to some sort of sexual violence. Instead...

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