Right to work laws make a difference

Right to work legislation has taken root in several Midwestern states, including Michigan, Wisconsin, and our beloved Indiana. This idea, centered around workplace freedom, sounds like the type of law that would become popular around here. The common-sense approach to the passage of these laws relies on the argument that workers shouldn’t be forced to […]

Let’s rethink greek life

After viewing the movie “Legally Blonde” when I was younger and more impressionable, I decided I wanted to join a sorority when I grew up.  Imagine my surprise when certain members of my family informed me that they could never picture me in a sorority. As I grew older and my experiences and views on […]

Movie reboots are a slippery slope

Rebooting movies can be a tricky task for filmmakers to accomplish, with plenty of room to disappoint the already existing fan base of the franchise. But when done well, movie remakes can manage to have more representation as well as enable younger viewers to get into the older series while still being nostalgic and fun […]

Frustration over lack of democracy in school

Throughout our lives, we as students have had democracy hammered into our heads. We hear of how Russia is becoming less democratic and less free, and how China is ruled as an autocracy that oppresses its people. Yet we don’t get much of a democratic experience in our daily school life. The executive decisions made […]

What not to do when texting

In high school, things can get very confusing very fast. These things include: why there was no 2-hour delay, why a certain teacher seems to be out to get you, and why the last ten minutes of 5th and 8th hour seem to take hours. But, perhaps, something more confusing than those three options is […]

Charlie Hebdo and the NAACP

On January 6, the Colorado Springs Branch of the NAACP was attacked by a bomber.  No one was injured but still, the news was largely left untouched because the next day the attack on Charlie Hebdo’s magazine occurred. The first event echos the struggles faced by those in the civil rights movement, yet the second […]

Staff Editorial: E-Learning

As the school cancellations tack on this year, teachers and students are becoming more aware of the missed time that could have been used for school. The proposition, or solution, that is on the table from the Indiana Board of Education, is that during school cancellations students will be able to access “worksheets” online that […]

Sexual harassment in social media

                          In September, the internet responded to popular YouTube vlogger Sam Pepper’s attempt at a “prank” video, in which he grabbed unsuspecting women’s butts in public for “entertainment.” This harassment and violation of women without consent is inexcusable, and many social media sites’ […]

Weird breakfast is better than no breakfast

The life of a high school student can be pretty fast, and especially in the mornings. Students can be scrambling around for clothes, homework that is due that day, and food. Since we are all teenagers, we rely on food, and what we have for breakfast can largely affect our day. On TV, one can see […]

Staff editorial

News about sexual harassment, sexual assault, and gender equality is popping up everywhere on the internet and social media, from YouTuber, Sam Pepper’s “prank,” to Emma Watson’s UN women’s rights speech, and campaigns like HeForShe and It’s On Us.  The fight for equal rights has been going on for years, but now more than ever the […]

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