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Wrong Answer

Emma Stadelmann, Beginning Journalism Writer

March 1, 2018

Filed under Beginning Journalism

In light of the recent Florida school shooting, President Donald Trump proposed a plan to stop gun violence. Instead of creating laws that limit who can buy a gun, President Trump’s solution is to arm teachers. This method of ending gun violence is not only ineffective, it is dangerous. I would go so far as to say that arming school teachers could cause even more gun violence at schools. What the United States needs is laws that limit who can possess a gun. Currently,...

When expectations fail

Ellie Tanko, Beginning Journalism Writer

February 21, 2018

Filed under Beginning Journalism

“You’re a wack.” “That’s weird, don't do that.” “Why are you like this?” These are all statements I’ve received from boys that I’ve talked to. When I first start talking to someone, usually it’s pretty good for a while. Then, somewhere along the line, they learn something about me that maybe doesn't fit how they wanted me to be.          I have had lots of girls open up to me about their struggles with boys. I hear the same kind of thin...

Not a joking matter

Ellie Tanko, Beginning Journalism Writer

February 21, 2018

Filed under Beginning Journalism

I heard the words come slowly out of Coach Lilly's mouth. I couldn't believe what he was saying, yet my world started to spin and I felt like I was going to be sick. A Xavier student I was friends with was in medical care because she attempted to take her own life. Later that week, she lost her battle for life. Not even half a year later, I was standing at a home football game and the freshman weren't cheering loud enough for the rest of the upperclassmen's taste. One bo...

Karma Coffee Café is the place to go: 5 stars

Abigail Todd, Beginning Journalism Writer

February 5, 2018

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Beginning Journalism

Lately I have been looking for a good, calm place to study and hangout after school. Ideally, I was looking for a place not too busy with delicious food. I am proud to say Karma Coffee Café is the place to go. Unlike your normal choice of Starbucks or Pancheros, Karma Coffee gives off a pleasant vibe and it is not too busy. They also have a variety of delicious food and beverages. From coffee to smoothies and sandwiches to a piece of toast, Karma is a great place to sit...

Understanding mental illnesses

Taylor Scallon, Beginning Journalism Writer

January 25, 2018

Filed under Beginning Journalism

One of the most un-talked about conditions that affects a large portion of our population is mental illness. A mental illness is defined as any disorder or health condition that influences the change in a way a person thinks, feels, behaves, and/or relates to others in their surroundings. The difference between a mental and physical illness is that a mental illness takes place inside one’s mind and a physical illness takes places inside one’s body, and the symptoms are shown...

Its all about good food

Robert Weger, Beginning Journalism Writer

January 24, 2018

Filed under Beginning Journalism, Uncategorized

Before my grandpa retired, he worked at the post office downtown. My grandma and I would often go to the Arby’s on 1st Avenue and get lunch to eat with my grandpa on his break. Some of my favorite childhood memories involve my grandparents and an Arby’s lunch. Although my grandpa has been retired for almost ten years now, Arby’s is still a great place to get fast food. One of the best features of Arby’s is their variety of food. “We have the meats” isn't...

The best fast-food around

Kieran Coe, Beginning Journalism Writer

January 24, 2018

Filed under Beginning Journalism

What is the the first thing you think of when you hear the words “fast food?” There’s a good chance you immediately thought of the king of fast food: McDonald’s. With about 37,000 restaurants worldwide, it’s one of the most popular places to grab a bite. McDonald’s has been serving satisfied customers since 1940, being one of the first places ever to serve fast food. Through its amazing food and great prices it has grown into a huge corporation, with locations...

Why you should “eat mor chikin”

Jack Renning, Beginning Journalism Writer

January 24, 2018

Filed under Beginning Journalism

Where else would I go to get my fast food other than the home of the original chicken sandwich? Chick-fil-A is simply the best option for every one of my fast food needs. With a wide variety of chicken items on the menu ranging from chicken biscuits for breakfast to chicken wraps I always find something to satisfy my appetite. In 2017 Chick-fil-A was the most popular fast food restaurant in the United States and the most popular in Iowa for many reasons. All other...

A balance game

Sean Deegan, Beginning Journalism Writer

January 24, 2018

Filed under Beginning Journalism

Fast food is a balance game. There are two questions one has to consider when judging a restaurant in this category: are they fast, and do they have good food. Wendy’s outperforms all its competitors with exceptional food at an unbelievable price. First off, Wendy’s has the best deals. Yes, I am talking about the 4 for 4 deal. Brilliant. Revolutionary. No other fast food restaurant can keep up with this deal. You can enjoy a great, fresh, never frozen Bacon Cheeseburger...

Culver’s is the best fast food joint

Cody Clemenson, Beginning Journalism Writer

January 24, 2018

Filed under Beginning Journalism

When I am on a night in the town and I get a hankerin for some food, I have tons of options. However in my mind one option truly sticks out. Culver’s, Culver’s is by far the superior fast food chain compared to everything else. If I’m out with my family and we want something to eat and don’t want to wait we go to Culver’s. Culver's is the number fast food chain for many reasons. To start it has so much variety it could suit just about anyone's needs. From their...

The family man

Michele Barnum, Beginning Journalism Writer

January 22, 2018

Filed under Beginning Journalism

The circus is a way to bring families together. Many people go to the circus to experience happiness, with all the vibrant colors and entertaining acts. Phineas Taylor Barnum, the creator of the Barnum circus, was able to bring families together through the circus. All of these reasons make Barnum a good person.   The first time I experienced this type of joy was when I went to a Barnum and Bailey museum. I was seven when I went to the museum in Georgia. The a...

Having a phone isn’t having a social life

Haley Cummings, Beginning Journalism Writer

January 19, 2018

Filed under Beginning Journalism

       Since when did social gatherings become a time to check Twitter or Snapchat? If I want to hang out with people, I don’t spend the entire being on my phone and ignoring them. Being on a phone and checking social media every two seconds while being with other people is not simply ‘staying up to date’ but just flat out rude to those that are around. It’s basically saying they aren’t worth talking to, so I’m going to do something else. A w...

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