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Student discusses CPS’s current non-use of firearms

Erika Vives

October 26, 2017

Filed under Opinion

On an average day, 93 people in the United States are killed by guns. In one year, there are nearly 12,000 homicides involving them. 62 percent of suicides in the United States are caused by them. Guns. They are talked about frequently...

Take a “Trip” with Jhene Aiko

Shelby Cokeley

October 26, 2017

Filed under Opinion

This fall brings many new albums including Jhene Aiko’s sophomore album “Trip,” exploring her relationship with drugs, romance and loss. Aiko had been out of the solo music scene for the past three years after her breakout...

Future of marijuana contingent on reclassification

Kyle Riske

October 12, 2017

Filed under Opinion

In 1970, then President Richard Nixon signed the Controlled Substance Act into law as an attempt to better regulate drug use. At the time, Nixon put marijuana under schedule I, the highest classification for drugs. This put marijuana...

Party culture threatens artistic value in music

Shelby Cokeley

October 12, 2017

Filed under Opinion

The amount of times a radio listener asks “Wait, what did he say?” about the lyrics of a hit song is increasing everyday. Most of the time the listener is attempting to decipher the awful mumble rap the artist murmurs over...

Europe leads the way with legislation while America trails behind

Erika Vives

October 12, 2017

Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

In countries around the world, hate speech is viewed as a threatening and vilifying offense. In America, it continues to be tolerated with little to no consequence. Denmark, France, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom are a...

NCAA faces opposition from student athletes

Aidan Lannom

October 12, 2017

Filed under Opinion

It is time to stop pretending National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) division I football and basketball players should be amateur athletes and come up with a feasible way to compensate them. It is often argued that an...

Shooting sparks mental health awareness

Tyler Brown

October 12, 2017

Filed under Opinion

After the massacre in Las Vegas, Nev. on Oct. 1, Americans are once again pitted against each other in the gun control debate. It is unfortunate we have to keep addressing this issue, but the United States (U.S.) has seen 273...

Reliability of news sources burdened by social media

Maddy Kellas

September 28, 2017

Filed under Opinion

In today’s world, people have access to an abundance of information at their fingertips. The internet, particularly social media, makes finding and sharing news easier and faster than ever. Popular websites like Facebook...

“It” dominates box office in opening weekend

Madison Thompson

September 28, 2017

Filed under Opinion

With over $125 million grossed in its debut weekend, the film adaptation of Stephen King’s classic horror novel “It” entertained and terrified movie goers across the world. Clowns are creepy no matter what though, right?...

NFL player accused of abusing girlfriend

Kyle Riske

September 28, 2017

Filed under Opinion

On August 11, 2017, the NFL handed the Dallas Cowboys star running back Ezekiel Elliott a six-game suspension for breaking the NFL’s Personal Conduct Code due to an accusation of abuse. He was never tried and criminal charges...

College graduates struggle to leave the nest

Shelby Cokeley

September 28, 2017

Filed under Opinion

“Mom, will you please remember to close the door when you leave my room?” are not exactly words one would expect to hear from an early twenties college graduate. Well, maybe they are. With the ever changing job market and...

Confederate flag ignites debate over First Amendment privileges

Erika Vives

September 28, 2017

Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Freedom of speech has been a hot topics as of late especially after the election of President Donald Trump. With issues that push the boundaries of what is considered freedom of speech and what is not, the confederate flag and...

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