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Maximum importance of minimum wage

Maximum importance of minimum wage

Logan Connolly, Editor-in-Chief

May 20, 2019


Filed under LIFE, MOST RECENT STORIES

Money. It runs America. Everyone needs it to live. The need for money begins as a teen, hence making minimum wage an important discussion to students. The situation has some believing that minimum wage jobs are starting positions and the pay needs to stay low, with others believing that the pay needs...

Teens both isolate and accommodate their social lives

Teens both isolate and accommodate their social lives

Jacey Gustafson, Staff Reporter

May 20, 2019


Filed under LIFE, MOST RECENT STORIES

On any basic Friday night, freshman Olivia Fletcher sits at home in front of the television while playing video games. “I’m usually staying in reading, playing video games and eating,” she said. “I  rarely ever leave the house.” A stereotypical activity for introverts: staying inside with...

Here comes the sun

Here comes the sun

Abigail Douglas, Creative Editor

May 20, 2019


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Sophomore Ben Young plays sports year round. From the fall to spring, he is either playing soccer on the field or in an indoor stadium he also runs on a track. “It's nice to be outside instead of inside all the time,” Young said. “Being in the sun and running really boosts my mood, unless it is to...

Become aware of your surroundings

Become aware of your surroundings

Samantha Stitt, Staff Reporter

April 17, 2019


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Seemingly, every day a story runs about human trafficking in the local news. It happens at stores, parking lots, on the street, even in parks. Human traffickers do not just prey on children, but also mothers, young teens and sometimes even older men. In 2017, 309 cases of human trafficking were repor...

Body image affects mental health of adolescents

Body image affects mental health of adolescents

Jacey Gustafson, Staff Reporter

April 15, 2019


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After a rough breakup, sophomore Melanie Eskew felt like her self-love vanished because she let it depend on her ex-girlfriend. “I pinpointed the things that I did not like about myself,” she said. “I wasn’t seeing a change in my self confidence as fast as I wanted to.” She explained that i...

The brain on social media

The brain on social media

Hannah Bolton, Assistant Editor

April 12, 2019


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Companies like Wendy's and schools such as our own use social media. New medical terms such as “Facebook depression” and “Facebook addiction” have come to use. Social media keeps users hooked, giving a hit of dopamine to keep them contributing content on the site. The site gives posts likes and ...

When you aren’t what you eat

When you aren’t what you eat

Ronin Hackworth, Staff Reporter

May 21, 2018


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Anyone who has ever been to a public school has probably seen the signs “Peanut-Free zone” or “No soy beyond this point.” However, often times people forget to see the people behind the signs, the people who have the food allergies. Senior Craig Nothnagel, who was born allergic to both p...

How to get started on changing your life

How to get started on changing your life

Martin Hoeksema, Staff Reporter

March 22, 2018


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YOUR PLAYBOOK: The last practice is the hardest part of the season for some, but for most it is the beginning of the grind season. Of course, it is hard to start, but just spending 10 minutes on abs can make the biggest of gains. Follow three simple steps to get where you want to be: push yourself, nev...

Rejuvenation faces evaluation

Rejuvenation faces evaluation

Maria Risner

March 21, 2018


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Had a rough day at school, or work, or just want to kick back and relax? Take a look into the daily use of a face masks. Rejuvenation of skin and a clean face can give off the feeling of a refreshing feeling. It’s simple, easy and convenient to apply and use as pleased. Uncaged took four students...

A soldier’s beginning

A soldier’s beginning

Matt Hill, Staff Reporter

January 11, 2018


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On September 19, the United States military sent its latest group of troops to Afghanistan. These 3,000 soldiers are just the latest to be deployed there. Since 2001, 1,695 troops have died in the war in Afghanistan. With no plans in the works to lower the amount of troops overseas, the men and women going i...

Perceptions

Perceptions

Jordan Hammerberg, Staff Reporter

May 19, 2017


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Imagine two people cloud gazing. One person sees a sheep, while another sees an atomic explosion. No one is right or wrong, but rather their perceptions are simply different. People are the same way. Your view of yourself may be the polar opposite of the perception that your loved one has of you...

Hidden Gems

Hidden Gems

Sarah Barney and Eric Johnson

May 16, 2017


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A resurgence of interest in old styles has put clothing and accessories such as high-waisted pants and round, John Lennon-esque sunglasses back on the shelves. While millennials take to stores like Forever21 and PacSun to get their fix of new trends, local stores can remedy the same demand. “I like that local shops feel h...

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