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Surviving isolation

Chris Ware color illustration of flu-stricken boy in bed.

Chris Bird, News Editor

March 25, 2020

I started feeling sick on Tuesday, March 13. I didn’t think much of it, I mostly felt tired and had a bit of a headache, but I had to take a test, try to get some sources for articles and generally live my life. By the next day I was completely out of commission. I had a fever, then I had chills,...

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, or don’t

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day, or don't

Anica Graney, Design Director

March 4, 2020

St. Patrick’s Day is a-coming and unless you’re Irish or 21 and over, this holiday is difficult to celebrate. Now, I know non-Irish and those under the drinking age still celebrate the ol’ Irish way, but let’s pretend for this article’s sake that we live in a world where underage drinking...

Love of chicken tenders costly

Casey Anderson, Opinion Editor

March 4, 2020

Casey Anderson Opinion Editor All right, I am definitely one to admit I have spent my fair share of money on chicken tenders. All right, way more than my fair share. As in, I buy them, like, every day. But... at least I’m getting protein, right? But at what cost? I have a deep, deep passion fo...

Vacation is overrated, spend spring break the way you want at home

Tessa Morhardt, Editor in Chief

March 4, 2020

Spring break is coming up quick and most people already seem to have their spring break trips planned. Well, not me. I plan on reorganizing, decluttering, working, and, most importantly, spending time with my family.  I know spring break is supposed to be a time to take a step back from all the str...

Group promotes practice of parenting with love and logic

Group promotes practice of parenting with love and logic

Destiny Hines, Contributor

March 4, 2020

Destiny Hines Contributor As a busy single parent and student with an endless list of daily tasks, I often find myself not wanting to leave my apartment. The kids can be found climbing on me, jumping on furniture and screaming, or, most often, crying about something I’m sure I won’t be able to fix o...

Celebrate International Women’s Day

Tessa Morhardt, Editor in Chief

March 4, 2020

March 8 is International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate women and women’s rights. Women have come a long way in today’s society all around the world. They have fought to be given the rights to many different things such as working, voting,  owning property, earning equal wages, etc. Women today have more o...

Celebrities deserve time to grieve, too

Tessa Morhardt, Editor in Chief

February 20, 2020

Losing a loved one is a sensitive subject. I have lost many and it doesn’t get any easier when another passes. I can’t imagine thought being a celebrity or an influencer in today’s era and having a loved one pass. When Gigi and Kobe Bryant passed away, news spread fast. The Bryant family had all...

Yes, spring really is on its way

Mandy Scheuer, Office Manager

February 20, 2020

Does this seem familiar? You parked in the far lot on Anderson Street. You get out of your car, and it is frigid. You bundle up, lock the car and put on your backpack that has at least two binders and one big textbook. Once you are ready to brave the cold, you take a short walk to wait for the ligh...

Gender identified name belongs on diploma

Casey Anderson, Opinion Editor

February 20, 2020

According to NBC News, California recently introduced a bill that requires Californian public colleges to update the name of a student’s diploma to their gender identified name. The introducer of this legislation, David Chiu, says that he intends for this to break down barriers that trans and nonbina...

What to do on leap day

Anica Graney, Design Director

February 20, 2020

As punishment for rounding up the length of our days here on Earth to 24 hours, the Gregorian calendar system has given us an extra day at the end of February. For those who don’t know, days are actually 23 hours and 56 minutes long, but clocks weren’t made to accommodate that amount of time in a ...

Reactions to performance were predictable, but way off base

Singers Shakira and Jennifer Lopez perform during the Pepsi Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show at Hard Rock Stadium on February 02, 2020 in Miami, Florida.

Ezra Peters, Staff Writer

February 20, 2020

Every February, families and friends alike gather around their TVs with snacks and games to watch the sporting event of the year – a football game called the Super Bowl. The Super Bowl is one of the most watched television events in the world, but its popularity cannot solely be attributed to the game i...

Many ways to find college success

Shia Aaron L. Fisher, Contributor

February 5, 2020

My advice for new college students is to gamify their learning experience: learn the rules, practice the techniques and win. First, I should add a disclaimer, everyone’s experience is unique and I certainly do not have all answers myself. In fact, I have developed my style after several failures. I ...

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