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North Korea: World Threat or Paper Tiger?

North Korea: World Threat or Paper Tiger?

Ethan Adato, Reporter
May 11, 2017
Filed under OPINION, Showcase

In the 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, both the Soviets and the USA pushed to the brink of nuclear war. Now, with the USSR gone, North Korea has quickly become the United States’ greatest enemy. During the Obama administration, the United States and her allies quickly placed severe economic ...

Unfilmable: The Forgotten Controversies of Hollywood’s Brightest Stars

Unfilmable: The Forgotten Controversies of Hollywood’s Brightest Stars

Cameron Wolff, Reporter
February 15, 2017
Filed under OPINION, Showcase

February 26th, 2017: Hollywood’s most prominent night will air to millions of televisions across America. This is the Academy Awards, or the Oscars, the star-studded centerpiece of every cinephiles’ year, where acclaimed films are cemented into Hollywood’s storied history forever. I always watch th...

10 Things Turning 10 in 2017

10 Things Turning 10 in 2017

Grace Culbertson, Reporter
January 23, 2017
Filed under OPINION, Showcase

The Smartphone was Born   One of the most well-known products of 2007 is undoubtedly the iPhone. While the technology looked nowhere near to how it does currently, at the time, in a generation of big, chunky flip-phones, this technology paved the way for the following decade. The iPhon...

Lions, Tigers, and Bears…Oh Why?

Lions, Tigers, and Bears…Oh Why?

Victoria Dicks, Reporter
December 20, 2016
Filed under OPINION, Showcase

Abusing and exploiting animals is nothing new to humanity; we eat them, wear them, test on them, hunt them, torture them. And why? For our own enjoyment, in other words--for no necessary or logical reason at all. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that circuses that include animals are just as cruel as an...

Oil Isn’t For Drinking

Oil Isn’t For Drinking

Ethan Adato, Reporter
December 9, 2016
Filed under OPINION, Showcase

Oil companies have been putting down pipelines for decades. Oftentimes, they’ve had to fight local residents in order to go through with their construction, but they’ve almost always managed to go through with their projects. The Dakota Access Pipeline, so far, has been a different story. Worldw...

Doom, Gloom, and Climate Change

Doom, Gloom, and Climate Change

Ethan Adato, Reporter
November 28, 2016
Filed under OPINION, Showcase

Floods, hurricanes, drought: These disasters and more occur at an alarmingly increasing rate. Heat waves last about three times the long term average since 2011, droughts cost the U.S. more than ten billion dollars yearly and the frequency of major storms like hurricanes continue to escalate. This ...

Christmas Season: The Sooner the Merrier?

Christmas Season: The Sooner the Merrier?

Averi Baudler, Reporter
November 10, 2016
Filed under OPINION, Showcase

Super heros, monsters, and pop stars were just recently roaming the streets in search of candy to satisfy their sweet tooth a few weekends ago, and finally-- Halloween is over. Not only does the day after Halloween signify mass amounts of candy on sale and the absence of annoying dancing pumpkins on...

Anime: Why it Deserves a Second Look

Anime: Why it Deserves a Second Look

Damion Wallace, Reporter
November 7, 2016
Filed under OPINION, Showcase

Anime has been around just as long as American cartoons, but have only really been taking over America in the last few years. Anime in recent times has been skyrocketing in popularity all over our great nation, and becomes more accessible to Americans as time goes on. With its own category on Netflix...

Five Ways to Fall for Fall

Five Ways to Fall for Fall

Emma Kern, Reporter
October 14, 2016
Filed under OPINION, Showcase

Fall marks the end of warm weather, swimming, and staying out late with friends. Though the season changes and the days get shorter, the fun does not have to stop. Here are 5 exciting things you can do to embrace the season, and fall in love with Fall.  Pumpkin Patches- Pumpkin Patches may be a cli...

Good Bye, Seniors

Good Bye, Seniors

Kaitlyn Redman and Anna Nelson
May 19, 2016
Filed under OPINION, Showcase

Mady Adams (Yearbook Editor) [Iowa State University] Mr. Peterson frequently tells the story of a timid sophomore Mady Adams, who wasn’t really sure Publications was for her. The tale ends with a beautiful senior Mady, who has blossomed into a true force to be reckoned with. Mady, your beauty a...

PDA; How Much Is Too Much?

PDA; How Much Is Too Much?

Genesis Ramos, Reporter
May 5, 2016
Filed under OPINION, Showcase

We all see it, we all notice it, and some may be a part of this horrible epidemic. It’s PDA or, “public display of affection”. Whether it is giving a simple hug goodbye, a kiss on the cheek, or any other form of romantic action; it’s qualified as PDA. Now if you are the witnessing it take plac...

Ted Cruz is the Zodiac Killer

Ted Cruz is the Zodiac Killer

Griffin Wright, Reporter
April 13, 2016
Filed under OPINION, Showcase

With recent controversy being stirred up about Ted Cruz, a fact that has been staring everyone in the face plainly is that Cruz is not who he appears to be. I can say with complete confidence that Ted Cruz is the Zodiac Killer. There is evidence all around us; all you have to do it look. The first an...

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