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Changes coming in social media

Changes coming in social media

Emily Merlin, Social Media Editor

November 27, 2019

Social media is constantly changing, moving, and talking. Each social media channel provides different outcomes, but they essentially have the same concept: to communicate with other people and to see what they doing. One update from Instagram is a little out of the ordinary. This month, Instagram released an expe...

Plastics in packaging is going overboard

Mandy Scheuer, Office Manager

November 27, 2019

Have you ever opened something you ordered online, and there was way too much packaging for the item you bought?  Even an item such as a new iPhone 7 case there was about twice the amount of packaging as needed. When I was unpackaging a set of earbuds, I was amazed by how much plastic was used in...

Parents need to take care of personal mental health

Destiny Hines, Staff Writer

November 27, 2019

For a lot of people there is never a good time to bring up mental health concerns like depression, anxiety or suicide. I myself have struggled and continue to struggle with PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), generalized depression and anxiety. One of the hardest times I’ve experienced was PPD (pos...

Take a break to manage stress

Tessa Morhardt, Editor in Chief

November 27, 2019

I never knew how stressful life could be. Being a full-time student with a full-time and part-time job while trying to have a social life is a challenge. Life can get tough sometimes, and you tend to push this feeling back and tell yourself you will be fine. You need to remember that you are only h...

Try being blunt and bold

Try being blunt and bold

Amara Gobermann, Managing Editor

November 27, 2019

Recently I have been hearing this term a lot. Being politically correct. What does that mean exactly? The phrase politically correct is used to describe language, policies, or measures that are intended to avoid offense or disadvantage to members of particular groups in society. From my experience, ...

Global warming: Mother Nature’s flu

Global warming: Mother Nature’s flu

Brooke Foye, Contributor

November 13, 2019

Global warming has been a debate for years. What it is, how to fix it, and whether or not it’s really a danger to people. What is global warming? Global warming is a term used to describe the worldwide heating of the planet’s surface, caused by heat from the sun being trapped within our atmosphere. ...

WolfPack parenting: Flu season

Destiny Hines, Contributor

November 13, 2019

There’s nothing worse than being sick while being both a parent and a student. Well, at least it feels that way when you’re in the middle of it; brain fog, sore throat, cough or even worse a fever and vomiting. As diligent as most of us try to be with washing hands and sanitizing doorknobs it’s inevit...

Nicotine in vaping pods at higher levels than cigarettes

Nicotine in vaping pods at higher levels than cigarettes

Amara Gobermann, Managing Editor

November 13, 2019

Vaping isn’t that bad right? Wrong. There are a lot more health concerns that are not being shared openly with the public and to younger generations. We see multiple ways to vape now, there are juuls, small vapes with no button to push, big vapes with multiple buttons. We also have a huge variety of ...

Vaping’s appeal to youth may bring about restrictions

Vaping’s appeal to youth may bring about restrictions

Casey Anderson, Opinion Editor

November 13, 2019

With the heavy advertising and release of the Juul in 2015, vaping became a sensationalized activity that was extremely popular amongst teenagers and young adults. In high schools, it was easy to catch a student hiding a Juul up their sleeve during class or even taking frequent bathroom breaks to Juu...

Muppets offer comfort

Muppets offer comfort

October 31, 2019

Tessa Morhardt Editor in Chief Sesame Street has come out with a new character to show children that they’re not alone while their parents struggle with addiction. The new muppet Karli, who is 6 years old, talks to other Muppet friends about what is going on in her life, and how her mother is ...

Domestic violence does not discriminate

Hailey Griffin, Arts Editor

October 31, 2019

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month is held in October to recognize victims of domestic violence and help spread awareness. Participants wear purple ribbons to show their support towards the fight against domestic violence. Statistics prove that domestic violence does not discriminate; it affects co...

Halloween fun can turn frightening

Halloween fun can turn frightening

Kaleia Lawrence, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

Halloween is right around the corner. It is important to remember that along with this spooky season, you must also take precautions to stay safe. Madison is filled with so many unique, fun things to do to celebrate Halloween. One of them is Freak Fest. Because of the large number of people in the area during ...

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