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The possible reality of free or reduced college tuition in America

The possible reality of free or reduced college tuition in America

Quinn Forney, Features Editor
May 19, 2017
Filed under Opinions

Since the late 80s, college tuition prices at public four-year colleges have risen at about 3.8% annually, and 3% at two-year colleges. The rising prices of tuition have prompted a national debate to address them, which primarily centers around the proposal of “free college”. Throughout the 2016 pre...

Should college be free?

Should college be free?

Amanda Merritt, Staff Writer
May 10, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Should college be free? The answer is simple, no. My thought process isn’t based solely on the fact that I like to spend money, but also that making something as meaningful as college free would degrade the importance of college, subdue high school importance, and make the college education you receive...

Active shooter responses; Lambert’s lockdown

Active shooter responses; Lambert’s lockdown

Madeline Parris, Social Media Lead
May 8, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

School shootings have been a recent issue since the start of a zero tolerance to weapons, drugs, and even attitudes that imply terrible actions to come. This zero tolerance policy started with Columbine, an infamous high school shooting in 1999; this event truly opened up the eyes of the public, and...

No country for young pen

No country for young pen

Cayla Vanderzanden, Opinion Editor
May 8, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Uncategorized

The argument has been made countless times; the never ending debate: should student journalists be granted freedom of press? Aren't they people too, don't they deserve the same rights as professionals? Unfortunately, it is not possible nor is it plausible to grant student journalists the same rights and...

Trump’s Environmental Regression

Trump’s Environmental Regression

Cayla Vanderzanden, Opinion Editor
April 25, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

A hoax. President Donald Trump once called climate change a hoax fashioned by China, tweeting “The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive”. On Tuesday March 28th, 2017 President Trump signed an executive order at the Environmen...

Global warming: a solution through ethical eating

Global warming: a solution through ethical eating

Elizabeth Findley
April 13, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Think of the stereotypical American meal: a cheeseburger with fries, a hot dog at a baseball game, bacon and eggs in the morning, fried chicken if you’re living in the South. It’s not hard to spot the common factor tying all of these foods together- meat. It’s no secret that America runs on ...

Promposals are ridiculous

Promposals are ridiculous

Cameron Adamczyk, Staff Writer
April 8, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

It’s that special moment. It’s that moment that every girl dreams of. Their significant other looks deep within their eyes behind a magnificent backdrop. The view from the hot air balloon and flowers that were scattered throughout was more than any girl would expect. And then, the magic words rolled...

Be the top of your class or stick to your morals?

Be the top of your class or stick to your morals?

Shreya Desai, Staff Writer
March 31, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Eyes red, muscles tensed, hands clammy, students struck with anxiety during the test distribution process rapidly try to think over all of the broad subtopics of the unit. The nervousness that tests and grades cause puts a burden over every student because of the importance colleges place on GPA during...

Living as an Asian-American in a “gun-happy” society

Living as an Asian-American in a “gun-happy” society

Mahima Siripurapu, Editor-in-Chief
March 30, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

In the midst of my errands on the unusually warm February afternoon, I found myself walking out of Walmart feeling uncomfortably sweaty in my over-sized "USA" sweatshirt and shorts. In an attempt to get to my car as quickly as possible, I balanced the large trifold board and a gallon 2% milk in my arms,...

The reality of Obsessive-compulsive disorder

The reality of Obsessive-compulsive disorder

Cayla Vanderzanden, Opinion Editor
March 23, 2017
Filed under Opinions

An anonymous student from Lambert High School defined Obsessive-compulsive disorder, commonly called OCD, as “someone must have things a certain way” and another student described it as “you have to be organized 24-7”. The general lack of knowledge regarding OCD makes it that much easier to misuse...

A necessary change

A necessary change

Cayla Vanderzanden, Opinion Editor
March 20, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Change must be cumulative. Any colossal change on this Earth has transpired due to an individual or individuals inspiring the masses, the tactic necessary in order to provoke change. Human will is powerful, as proven by Rev. Martin Luther King Jr, who had a single dream of racial equality and was able...

Antidepressants: One teen’s struggle with depression

Antidepressants: One teen’s struggle with depression

Patrick Bullock, Staff Writers
March 9, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

I used to struggle with depression. Negative, suicidal, and melancholic thoughts would consume my mind. I found myself unable to enjoy family and friends, and outdoor activities. I didn’t even want to leave my bedroom for the matter. The only comfort I had was my bed, wrapped up in my white sheets. ...