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Depression: It Can Happen to Anyone

Depression: It Can Happen to Anyone

Merissa Pittman, Staff Writer

April 20, 2018

Filed under Editorial, Spring 2018

Years ago, people believed that depression could be treated with chemicals or drugs.   This belief was supported by false use of data from tests that were conducted by various researchers. Big businesses within the medical community supported findings that increased the likelihood that the public would “buy” into the solution...

Ways to Help Decrease Dropout Rates

Ways to Help Decrease Dropout Rates

April 10, 2018

Research done by the “Do Something Project” shows that approximately 25% of all high school freshmen will fail to graduate high school. With an increase in high school dropout rates, everyone is looking for someone to blame. Parents seem to catch a lot of the heat for this because they are having to work long hours...

Time’s Up

Time’s Up

April 1, 2018

With all the women standing up for gender equality and supporting each other in every field, the #MeToo and TIME’S UP movements have brought changes to women`s lives in many parts of the world. Women who have once gone through sexual discrimination and harassment can finally speak up for themselves. People have started to...

Being a Young Parent in College

Being a Young Parent in College

April 1, 2018

The stress that is put on the parent as she/ he tries to pursue their career. Some sources say that parents are the most stressed because it takes a lot of energy to deal with a child. Some parents lack support from family and friends. This also cause the drop out rate to be so high with young parents. Being a parent at ...

Debt: The College Life They Failed to Reveal

Debt: The College Life They Failed to Reveal

April 1, 2018

  From the beginning of high school, we have aspirations of being somebody one day. Our beloved teachers and administrators routinely coached us on college admission and choices. For the next four years, we had high expectations planted, fed, and lectured about what college was and what it meant. What they don’t...

The Opioid Epidemic in America

The Opioid Epidemic in America

April 1, 2018

The opioid epidemic has taken ahold of a vast majority of people in United States since 1992. Opioids are becoming the most popular drug of choice, creating alarming over-dose and death rates. Prescription opioids, when taken carefully and for their intended purpose, can be helpful to those who suffer from severe or chronic...

Why Closed Captioning Matters

Why Closed Captioning Matters

April 1, 2018

Recently, the issue of captioning in media has been in the spotlight, especially with celebrities, such as Nyle DiMarco leading the fight for inclusivity. Having captions in media, especially movie theaters, is important to those who may have hearing impairments, so they can enjoy the same things as people who are not hearing-impaired...

The Recognition Mental Health Deserves

The Recognition Mental Health Deserves

March 26, 2018

Mental health issues in America are currently being vastly overlooked.

Antifa and the Fight Against the Far Right

Antifa and the Fight Against the Far Right

March 26, 2018

The Black Bloc, more commonly referred to as Antifa, is an Anti-Fascist movement dedicated to stopping the spread of white supremacy and far right ideology wherever it emerges. They are not one unified organization. They are hundreds of autonomous collectives all over the globe. They call themselves the Black Bloc because...

Bottom of the Food Chain

Bottom of the Food Chain

March 24, 2018

The origin of how food goes from the fields and ends on the dinner table brings up the concerns of a very important social problem: unfair treatment of agricultural pickers. There is a documentary named Food Chains by Sanjay Rawal who talks about the struggles agricultural pickers go through. The food industry issues men...

Blaming Should Not Be an Excuse for Inaction

Blaming Should Not Be an Excuse for Inaction

Avery Wall, Editor-in-Chief

March 24, 2018

Filed under Editorial, News, Spring 2018

In a recent NBC Think article by Dr. Whitney DeCamp, politicians including President Donald Trump pointed fingers at violent video games as one of the main causes of violent crimes, such as school shootings. However, while politicians continue to find other sources to blame, students, like those of Marjory Stoneman Douglas ...

Stay Away, No One Wants Your Germs!

Stay Away, No One Wants Your Germs!

March 22, 2018

Lately, the flu is going around campus. Students and faculty alike are getting sick, and some believe that it is okay to come to class if they are feeling a little under the weather. However, even just "a little sick" can still spread the virus around to other people. According to AccuWeather, “A total of 97 influenza-associated pediatric deaths have been reported for the 2017-2018 season.” While this is significantly lower than...