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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. ...

New bill would require Georgians to get a new prescription for controlled substances every five days

New bill would require Georgians to get a new prescription for controlled substances every five days

Emma North, Photography Editor

February 15, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

I sincerely thought it was fake. I was scrolling on the news app when I saw the headline, “Georgia bill would require new ADHD prescriptions every 5 days.” I thought maybe it was satire, until I noticed it was by CNN. The bill in question, bill 81 SB, was drafted by Sen. Renee Unterman in late Ja...

Should parents buy alcohol for their children?

Should parents buy alcohol for their children?

Patrick Bullock, Staff Writer

February 9, 2017


Filed under Opinions

Though strict laws and regulations have been enforced in states all across America, underage consumption of alcohol continues to be a deterring problem that results in deaths from motor vehicle collisions, homicides, over-consumption, suicides, as well as numerous other injuries caused by the dysfunct...

A first-generation American’s look at the “muslim ban”

A first-generation American’s look at the “muslim ban”

Mahima Siripurapu, Editor-in-Chief

February 6, 2017


Filed under Opinions

I grew up in Georgia. I grew up in a conservative suburb an hours drive from the hospital in Atlanta where I was born. I grew up in a neighborhood that was empty on Sunday mornings, where my best friend brought me rosaries from church. I grew up watching Spongebob Squarepants, and eating Lunchables....

When does parental pressure become too much?

When does parental pressure become too much?

Cayla Vanderzanden, Opinion Editor

February 6, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Parental pressure has the ability to radically influence career and/or education decisions of adolescents. The role that a parent or guardian takes on is vital while his or her child is in the process of making life altering decisions, such as choosing the right college. It is necessary for children...

Donald Trump’s travel ban is being blown out of proportion

Donald Trump’s travel ban is being blown out of proportion

Cameron Adamczyk, Staff Writer

February 4, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Donald Trump signed an executive order, prohibiting people coming from seven Muslim-majority countries to cross into the United States. The travel ban has made headlines, to say the least, and has inspired protests all around the country. Outrage has emerged from the left, and even some right-wing po...

Lack of student awareness worldwide

Lack of student awareness worldwide

Kelly Yoon, Social Media Lead

February 2, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

BREAKING NEWS: Russia has hacked into US computers and manipulated the election of 2016. Back in early December, this  story went viral, with no time to simultaneously alert all United States citizens. Various news channels reported this skeptical incident that was caused by Russia and directed towards...

Award Season Blues

Award Season Blues

Colin Masterson, Sports Editor

January 21, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

The turn of the calendar every January marks the turning of a new leaf for many people. Whether you're starting a new workout regimen, diet, or are trying to become more organized and financially responsible, it seems like everyone is trying their best to mark a new beginning  in their lives. Unfortunately,...

Why we should let Syrian refugees into America

Why we should let Syrian refugees into America

Allie Tatoy, Staff Writer

January 19, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Over 11 million Syrians have fled their country after a civil war broke out in March 2011. Six years later, the debate is still fired up over whether we should be allowing Syrian refugees into our country. The usual cons given are the lack of security and safety they could potentially cause in the...

Destroying the internet with cyberbullying

Destroying the internet with cyberbullying

Madeline Parris, Social Media Lead

December 16, 2016


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Bullying is the use of one’s power to harass another either physically or mentally. Bullying is degrading and humiliating for the victim and can damage a person’s character. But what happens when bullying evolves and electronics are involved? Harassing another person through electronics and social media i...