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Instagram model sells nude photos to save Australia: is she wrong?

Instagram model sells nude photos to save Australia: is she wrong?

Story by Ashlan Brooks, Assistant Online Co-Editor

January 11, 2020

In recent days, fires have ravaged parts of Australia, consuming more than 6,000 homes and claiming miles of land. In these times of destruction and heated turmoil, many people have stepped up with donations to fund the efforts to fight the fires and preserve wildlife. One of these instances has ...

New Year, New M-STOP

New Year, New M-STOP

Story by Lane Phifer, Multimedia Editor

January 3, 2020

With the start of the new year, people all across the world are taking action on their new year resolutions. Whether your goal is to lose weight, get better grades, or to simply become the best version of yourself, it’s easy to say that the new year brings something out in all of us. While some...

A paperless route to future problems: why digital isn’t always better

A paperless route to future problems: why digital isn’t always better

Story by Ashlan Brooks, Assistant Online Co-Editor

December 10, 2019

At this point in every school year, teachers and students alike scramble to make up for lost work and juggle remaining assignments and end-of-semester tests. The only difference with these particular past school years, as opposed to previous years, is that instead of dramatically shoving your pap...

How Trisha Paytas’ “Coming Out” video negatively effects the trans community

How Trisha Paytas’ “Coming Out” video negatively effects the trans community

Story by Lane Phifer, Multimedia Editor

December 4, 2019

American Youtuber Trisha Paytas is known for her clickbait and controversial content that range from topics about plastic surgery, race, hoarding, and most recently, gender identity.  After Paytas released her video “I AM TRANSGENDER (FEMALE TO MALE),” on Oct. 7, her viewers felt a multitu...

Wale drops sixth album, delivers underrated performance

Wale drops sixth album, delivers underrated performance

Story by Keith Perkins, Reporter

November 20, 2019

Oct. 11 marked the release of the sixth studio album by Nigerian-American hip hop artist Wale. “Wow...That’s Crazy” features 15 songs and runs just under 54 minutes. With features from artists such as Rick Ross, Meek Mill, 6lack, Jeremih and Bryson Tiller, Wale displays his unique upbeat style, whilst...

Kanye West drops new gospel rap album

Kanye West drops new gospel rap album

Story by Ian Sullivan, Reporter

November 19, 2019

As far as his political views , I am not a very huge fan of Kanye West. However, I find it nearly impossible to dispute his credibility as an artist. On top of his rap-career, he is a well-known record producer and fashion designer with his line of clothing, Yeezy. West released his 9th studio album, “JESUS...

Students overcommit to academics, extracurriculars

Students overcommit to academics, extracurriculars

Story by Braden Benson

November 15, 2019

About an hour after arriving home, I finally sit down at the table to start doing homework. I reach into my backpack and pull out all the papers I just crammed in. Geometry, Biology and Spanish, all laid out in front of me.  My stomach dropped as I realized that I haven’t even started on a proje...

Bathrooms for all: equal access for every student

Bathrooms for all: equal access for every student

Story by Lane Phifer, Multimedia

November 14, 2019

Like many transgender people, determinating which public restroom to use is a battle I face every day. I question my safety and how others will perceive me depending on which restroom I choose, not to mention the state laws.  In 2016, the Trump administration created the “Bathroom Bill,” which ...

Post Malone underwhelms, but delivers new pop sound

Post Malone underwhelms, but delivers new pop sound

Story by Ian Sullivan, Reporter

November 12, 2019

After his break-out single, “White Iverson”, singer-songwriter Austin Post, known as Post Malone, has been on a meteoric rise from opening for Justin Bieber, to selling out shows all across the world. Post’s newest album Hollywood’s Bleeding, was released on Sept. 6, 2019.  I’ve been a...

Brooks argues against the use of plastic straws

Brooks argues against the use of plastic straws

Story by Ashlan Brooks, Assistant Online Co-Editor

October 29, 2019

Did you know that Americans use over 500 million plastic straws each day? This number may seem astronomical, but let’s look at the facts: Every year 10 million tons of plastic waste gets funneled into our oceans. Every person on earth wastes 88 pounds of plastic each year, and 79% of that plasti...

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