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Why The Death Of Nipsey Hussle Is So Heartbreaking

Why The Death Of Nipsey Hussle Is So Heartbreaking

Tray Minor, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

On March 31, 2019 everyone in the music industry was hit hard with the news that Nipsey Hussle had been shot by a then-unidentified assailant. Many fans and celebrities alike took to Twitter to give their condolences to the late rapper. Nipsey Hussle was an American Hip-Hop artist, entrepreneur, and...

The Benefits of Traveling Alone

The Benefits of Traveling Alone

Lexe West, Editor in Chief

April 1, 2019


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

I walked through the doors of the KCI airport and immediately felt waves of fear wash over me as tears began to well in my eyes. I searched the entrance frantically, looking for someone who knew what they were doing, but this came to no avail as there are very few people wandering around airports at...

Green New Deal Goes Too Far

Green New Deal Goes Too Far

Elyse Nguyen, Staff Writer

March 18, 2019


Filed under Opinion

In order to save our planet from climate change, we need a strong plan that will be efficient and impactful, yet still realistic and achievable. I completely agree with Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on the importance of going green, but I do not fully agree with her Green New Deal Resolution,...

Staff Farewell: Breah Turner Says Goodbye

Staff Farewell: Breah Turner Says Goodbye

Breah Turner, Staff Writer

February 27, 2019


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

After living in Kansas for three years, I’m finally leaving. Even though I’m only moving next door to an equally underwhelming state, I’m excited to have a fresh start in Missouri. I moved from Louisiana to Kansas halfway through 8th grade and began at Fort Riley Middle School. I remember how...

Paris and the Yellow Vest Movement

Paris and the Yellow Vest Movement

Jacob Lindsey, Staff Writer

February 22, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Recent

The “yellow vest” movement started online as a grassroots rebellion against higher fuel prices, but it has morphed into a wide-ranging outlet for middle-class anger over the high cost of living. It reportedly cuts across different age groups and geographical regions, although it’s primarily composed...

Teens Should Disconnect From Their Phone More Often

Teens Should Disconnect From Their Phone More Often

February 1, 2019


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

New technology has been added to smartphones, which means more time to spend on the phone. When you hear the ring or feel the vibration, the urge to check the notifications is immediate. The ring tone is unsettling, as the unknown settles over the mind, wondering what could be waiting on the screen. 90...

How To Stay Sane When Moving Somewhere New

How To Stay Sane When Moving Somewhere New

Breah Turner, Staff Writer

January 25, 2019


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Students who have to move, especially during the school year, can go through a scary and stressful time. Since most people move at least once in their life, and even more in the military, it’s a good idea to have a plan and follow steps to keep your sanity in check when scrambling around to make the...

Global Warming Is Real: Why You Should Care

Global Warming Is Real: Why You Should Care

Elyse Nguyen, Staff Writer

November 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion

What is Global Warming? Simple. It’s the rise of Earth’s overall temperature. This is common knowledge but what’s not common is to see people take it seriously. People have very different views on global warming. There are those at one end of the spectrum who don’t even believe global warmi...

Osaka’s Tennis Victory Overshadowed by Serena Dispute

Osaka’s Tennis Victory Overshadowed by Serena Dispute

Elyse Nguyen, Staff Writer

September 21, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

On Sunday, September 10th, 2018 Japan's Naomi Osaka defeated 23-time grand slam champion Serena Williams in a very dramatic and epic match, with Osaka winning both the first two sets with scores of 6-2 and 6-4. Although Osaka made history as the first Japanese player to win one of the Grand Slam tournaments,...

I Went Makeup-Free For a Year and It Was Worth It

I Went Makeup-Free For a Year and It Was Worth It

Breah Turner, Staff Writer

September 19, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Back in 8th grade and freshman year, I caked my face in makeup every day. I’m talking about big, fake eyebrows, heavy eye makeup, and 10 layers of foundation among other face products. Every makeup product you could think of, I wore every single day. Now that I’m a junior, I haven’t worn makeu...