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Blues can’t stop winning

Linsey Sparks, Co-Editor

March 10, 2019

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On Feb. 19, the St. Louis Blues set a franchise record of their longest winning streak ever. The streak lasted an impressive 11 games, beating the previous record of 10 set in January 2002. The record-breaking game was played...

The ugliness of impulse politics

Ian Feld, Staff Writer

February 7, 2019

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“We’re going to impeach that m***********.” Newly elected congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, the first Palestinian-American to be voted into office, made this comment at a reception after being sworn in, and it perfectly represents...

Impossible to separate art from artist

Staff Editorial

February 7, 2019

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R. Kelly, Xxxtentacion, Kanye West. These celebrities, who once could do no wrong in the eyes of most, now have some type of controversy attached to their names. Xxxtentacion was charged with aggravated battery of a pregnant woman,...

When you realize your minority status

Julian Albright, Co-Editor

December 15, 2018

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For 18 years of my life, nothing ever made me feel like a minority, that is, until 11 people were shot and killed.   Granted, at first glance most people would not assume that I am in a minority group. When people look a...

Gambling addiction damages underage teens

Elijah Ballard, Guest Writer

December 15, 2018

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High school students face stress daily for a variety of reasons, but underage gambling is one that goes unnoticed. I was one of the unnoticed that fell victim to underage gambling. I didn’t know what I was getting into. Online...

Drawn-out debate dehumanizes immigrants

Rebecca Rico, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018

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Immigration isn’t and has never been a problem. The American government, among other nations--such as Britain continue to disregard the lives of those crossing their borders. Leaders of first world nations display their caring...

Capitalism and activism collide in Nike ad

Staff Editorial

November 30, 2018

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When Nike chose Colin Kaepernick to be the spokesperson for their “Just Do It” campaign, they knew they were taking a risk.  As individuals who have supported Kaepernick’s movement since the very first kneel, our initial re...

Hear me!

Charya Young, Guest Writer

May 14, 2018

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Throughout most my school experience, I’ve been apart of a small minority group. Honestly, I only hung out with the people I did because they looked like me. Most of the students I surrounded myself with didn’t really put...

Arming teachers is not the solution

Naiah Garrett, Guest writer

April 6, 2018

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One hundred twenty-two students have had their lives cut short due to school shooters, starting at Columbine in 1999, according to Axios. Putting more guns in schools is not the answer. To arm teachers in schools all acros...

Young people spur movement

Isaac Braeske, Guest writer

March 30, 2018

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The 2018 Parkland shooting caused a new generation to speak up about gun control, as well as other gun-related issues. Survivors are taking center stage by giving interviews and talking to the media about their opinions on the gun...

Warnings must prompt action

Diamonique Dunn, Guest Writer

March 29, 2018

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It  just keeps happening. Everybody wants answers and everyone feels like they have them. It is embarrassing to say that I am a part of the mass shooting generation but that's just what it is. One hundred twenty two students...

Guns don’t kill people, people kill people

Diamond Smith, Guest writer

March 29, 2018

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Gun control is not the issue, it's the people with the guns that are the issue. Making people feel better about their lives can prevent school violence. We need to fix how we communicate. Therefore, guns are truly not the issue in...

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