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Loving myself? Say what?

Loving myself? Say what?

Shelby Zeigler, Columnist

February 2, 2016


Filed under OPINION

Self-love. Loving myself. What even is it? I’m supposed to love my body despite my flaws? How do I do that? Where do I start? The idea of loving our own bodies seems like an easy task to grasp, but in reality, it is hard to with the image society has created of the perfect, unflawed girl. It all co...

The best way to start this year’s shed hunting season

The best way to start this year’s shed hunting season

Rita Alonso, Reporter

January 29, 2016


Filed under OPINION

Whitetail bucks start to shed their antlers in the beginning of January and continue their shed until late April. Bucks shed their antlers every year to grow a new, bigger pair. The antlers get bigger due to maturing, and are also grown to help them fight during the rut. Bucks tend to start staying...

The paradoxical notion of taking lives over a life movement #StandWithPP

The paradoxical notion of taking lives over a life movement #StandWithPP

Shelby Zeigler, Columnist

January 4, 2016


Filed under OPINION

Being pro-life should mean believing in saving all lives, not just the lives of babies. Taking the lives of others because of a life movement is cynical. Disregarding the lives of others over a disagreement that will not be solved with death is sadistic and unethical. These two polar opposite belief...

Higher minimum wage, less to spend

Higher minimum wage, less to spend

Staff

January 4, 2016


Filed under OPINION

Workers at McDonald’s are picketing to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. This would raise the price of food, everyday household items and other expenses. Minimum wages for other occupations would increase, but all the prices would go up eventually due to inflation. Inflation is the sustained incre...

Top 5 holiday gifts for boys and girls

Alice Clark, Reporter

December 19, 2015


Filed under OPINION, Surveys

The best way to bag a squirrel

The best way to bag a squirrel

Rita Alonso, Reporter

December 18, 2015


Filed under OPINION

A few months into the annual Michigan squirrel hunting season, local hunters are bagging many squirrels already. During the colder days, these little critters run around in search of food to store for the winter months and to search for nesting materials. At daybreak, the woods burst with the sounds...

We are all just people. That’s it.

We are all just people. That’s it.

Kaylee Barker and Brianna Gomez

September 16, 2015


Filed under OPINION, Showcase

We sit in awe in front of our television screens, witnessing the horrific events of racial hatred unfold before us. Buildings are on fire, heating the faces of those who set the flames. Mobs of men and women form in the streets, stomping toward the barricade of police who are trying to protect their...

My body, my choice

My body, my choice

Shelby Zeigler, Columnist

June 4, 2015


Filed under OPINION

Every woman should be entitled to the choices that she makes involving her own body. If she doesn’t want to do something, then she doesn’t have to. A common phrase we hear today is, “You do you,” meaning do whatever you want. However, this phrase seems to be forgotten when abortion is brought...

Standardized testing is not a way of testing intelligence

Uncaged Staff

June 2, 2015


Filed under OPINION

Bubble one, done. Bubble two, done. My pencil barrels down the mocking rows of bubbles while I fight back the urge to throw my arms in the air and decide whether to give up. Question 25 quickly reaches out for me, followed by my close friend anxiety. I glance over at the clock. There’s not enough...

Rape culture is real

Rape culture is real

Shelby Zeigler, Columnist

June 2, 2015


Filed under OPINION

Rape culture is one that normalizes and advocates rape, and rape should be in no way a social norm or an everyday thing. We should be creating words and phrases that go against it, instead of words that encourage it to become routine in our culture. Thanks to non-profit organizations like #RedMyLips...

Scrolling for your money

Scrolling for your money

Kaylee Barker and Emma Lockhart

May 14, 2015


Filed under OPINION

Donate now! Sponsor us! Give us your money for senseless purposes! These quotes are more or less the same thing when promoted through online media sites such as Invisible Children’s KONY 2012 campaign. KONY 2012 is a fundraiser to capture a man named Joseph Kony, who had kidnapped children for the...

Since when is doing things ‘like a girl’ a bad thing?

Since when is doing things ‘like a girl’ a bad thing?

Shelby Zeigler, Columnist

May 12, 2015


Filed under OPINION

Puberty. This is where self confidence goes to die. It’s a horrible time period of uncertainty for young girls. A girl begins to develop a body, but she also begins to develop some skepticism about whether or not she’s beautiful and who she is as a person. Not only does a girl feel uncertain,...

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