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In a stem world choose the arts

Aeryn Kauffman, Columnist

March 4, 2020

In a world with coding bootcamps for stay-at-home mothers, STEM schools for toddlers, and Ted Talk after Ted Talk with suspiciously happy speakers, it can be intimidating for a student with a natural interest in the arts. We don’t all have to be coding wizards, foaming at the mouth while staying up f...

Cat-astrophe!

Teagan Kimbro

Bailey Tomlinson, Columnist

March 4, 2020

The premise behind the infamous “Cats” (2019) is simple: a group of cats called the Jellicle Cats meet once a year. They have a song and dance based competition called the Jellicle Ball, where they must explain who they are and why they deserve to be reborn. The winner will get to ascend to the ...

‘The Invisible Man’

Teagan Kimbro

Jackson McMurray, Staff Contributor

March 4, 2020

“The Invisible Man” (2020) is a remake of the 1933 film in name only. Realistically, the only similarities between the two films is that there’s a guy in it you can’t see and it’s a horror movie. The 2020 film is not about the titular man but his victim, in this case his traumatized ex-...

Living alone: not so lonely

Teagan Kimbro

Nick Jahnke, Columnist

February 26, 2020

For most, college is a time of growth and transitions. The average student is still on the front end of a long journey. They have a lot to figure out and more to learn. During this time, it is extremely important to build a base of knowledge about yourself. It can be more difficult to do this when livin...

AP style is wrong. We should be using Oxford commas

Teagan Kimbro

Aeryn Kauffman, Columnist

February 26, 2020

After winning “America’s Next Top Model,” Jessica thanked her parents, God and Tyra Banks. I wish my parents were God and Tyra Banks. You can avoid an embarrassing mistake like this by using the Oxford comma. The Oxford comma occurs before the “and” in the following sentence: I like dogs, ca...

Dance deserves recognition

Teagan Kimbro

Tamara Sevao, Columnist

February 20, 2020

Imagine that you are back in elementary school. You wake up, go to school and get picked up by your parents. You scarf down your on-the-go dinner while heading to the dance studio. You have five hours of dance classes. You do your homework on the drive back because once you get home it will be bedtime...

Don’t allow children to be raised by the internet

Teagan Kimbro

Jake Freeman, Columnist

February 19, 2020

The internet and devices like iPhones and iPads are ruining childhood. It used to be a rare sight to see a 5-year-old with an iPhone in their hands, gawking at a YouTube video. Now you could see this exact thing multiple times a day at the grocery store or just walking down the street. Kids are expos...

Middle class struggles with cost of college

Teagan Kimbro

Paneal Holland, Columnist

February 19, 2020

All my life I was told that if I ever wanted to live a good life and support myself, I had to go to college and get a degree. As I got older, going to college became more important to me. Being born and raised in Ethiopia up until the age of nine made me open up my eyes and see things in so many diffe...

The evolution of Sonic the Hedgehog

Teagan Kimbro

Jackson McMurray, Staff Contributor

February 19, 2020

The horror of the old Sonic animation was defeated after the first trailer for “Sonic the Hedgehog” (2019) dropped and everyone, rightly, lost their damn minds.  Sonic was a nightmare. He was an uncanny mind-bending horror. He was not fit for public consumption. In an unprecedented feat of ...

What it’s like to drive a Tesla

Teagan Kimbro

Aeryn Kauffman, Columnist

February 19, 2020

Think about how it felt the last time you rode a roller coaster: euphoric, surprising and a little dangerous. Now add an element of nonconformity and temporary transcendence to a socioeconomic status you may one day reach. That’s what it’s like to drive a Tesla. A friend and I drove to the Westlake Tesla S...

College isn’t the only option

Teagan Kimbro

Harleen Kaur, Columnist

February 13, 2020

College is a waste of time and money. A college degree does not guarantee employment nor does it prepare you properly for the world. It prevents students from thinking outside of the box.  Students are not learning, they are trying to earn high scores on exams and compete with each other. Students and...

Emotional Support Animals might be the choice for you

Teagan Kimbro

Riel Hanson, Columnist

February 13, 2020

Among those with mental disabilities it is common to seek help and companionship with an Emotional Support Animal, or ESA. Mental disabilities differ from physical disabilities but still impact a person’s daily activity, making it difficult to live a normal life. John Hopkins Medicine states 18% of ...

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