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No frights for Halloween movie nights

Josh Slusarek, A&E Writer

October 24, 2019

I consider the month of October to be the prime time to go to the movie theater, eat a bunch of candy and popcorn with my friends or family and get my pants scared off by a scary movie. At least, that would be what I would do if it weren’t for the fact that “scary” movies aren’t all that scary anymore. I don’t get the same sense of fear someone from the 70’s or 80’s would have gotten from seeing a true horror film on the big screen....

The most meaningful gift

Jack Renning, Opinion Writer

October 24, 2019

The scene is set on a dimly lit lane, lined with houses, multitudes of children milling around in colorful and crazy costumes ready to consume absurd amounts of sugar. The scene shifts to a room with a group of people gathering around a kitchen table laden with presents and topped with a majestic cake. Then, back again to the kids with their parents in tow, determined to hit as many houses as possible, so they can maximize their sugary loots. It returns...

Who will you save?

Riley Cornelius, Opinion writer

October 24, 2019

Without people who donate blood, I would have lost my mom at the age of four, due to leukemia and lymphoma. I had just turned four when I heard the news and I was too little to understand what was truly going on with my mom. All I knew was that family and friends were crying and telling me my mom had a really bad bug. People were constantly coming to my house bringing Rice Krispies for me to eat to soften the mood. I remember her losing her hair and being s...

Apple cider all the way

Maddie Serbousek, Opinion Writer

October 24, 2019

It’s finally fall and that means...it’s apple season. Apple pie, apple crisp, apple donuts, caramel apples, candy apples and the most essential fall staple, apple cider. These are some of the many things apple season blesses us with.  Even though fall is apple season, some people love to argue that the fall season is the pumpkin spice latte’s time to shine, and it is according to aboudning sales of the drink. Yet, it’s not nearly as good as a hot cup of apple c...

Pale pink ribbons

Ella Schulte, Student Life Assistant Editor & News Writer

October 24, 2019

There once was a girl who stood at the top of a hill with arms grasping for the star-swept sky. Pale pink ribbons wrapped securely around her velvet curls. She felt invincible. No matter how many times she got grass stains or scraped knees, that feeling, that feeling never went away...that is until the day when she first gave thought to the pale pink ribbons that were wrapped so securely around her velvet curls. October  is  National  Breast Cancer Awareness Month, whi...

What makes it country

Virginia Russell, Opinion Writer

October 8, 2019

We’re standing up in our seats, faces lit with excitement. Far below, the stage shines with multicolored lights and beams that crisscross every which way, making patterns on the stadium’s ceiling. All of the sudden, the figure on stage turns toward our section and points up at our minuscule selves, dancing and singing along to every song. We jump up and down and point right back, waving like crazy and screaming at the top of our lungs. THE Thomas Rhett, one of the biggest...

If I can, you can

Maddie Serbousek, Opinion Writer

October 8, 2019

When I tell people I am a runner, most of them give me a look of confusion and ask why. And if I’m being completely honest, I am only a runner because of my very persistent friends, Lizzy Schmitt and Avery Arens. Other than that, I honestly don’t know why I joined cross country in the first place. But I don’t regret it.  This is my first year doing cross country and I can honestly say I am pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoy it, even though I am not particula...

How a body should look

Hayley Seymour, Opinion Writer

October 8, 2019

When you think of the phrase, “body image,” what is the first thing that comes to your mind? Instantly, I think of insecurity, imperfection and anxiety. In this day and age, it is hard not to feel pressured when the weight of society’s expectations are on your shoulders. Whenever millennials log onto social media, one of the first posts they come across is most likely photoshopped models and celebrities with unrealistic body types. Personally, opening the accounts...

Learning to trust

Grace Ries, Editor-In-Chief

October 8, 2019

Trust. Merriam-Webster defines trust as, “to place confidence in; belief that someone or something is reliable, good, honest, effective, etc.” Trust should be something you have in people you love or you really care about. For some people trust is easy. They can let people into their lives because their trust has never been broken by someone or by God. This can be both good and bad. That means their trust can be broken in the blink of an eye. However, for me, trust...

Don’t click, it’s a trick

Jack Renning, Opinion Writer

September 18, 2019

It’s an energetic place full of bubbling laughter and constant talking. It’s the bright, yellow domain of children everywhere. It’s the thumpy, bumpy, rickety ride that has filled many children’s mornings and afternoons. It’s of course, the school bus. The good old way to transport thousands of kids off to the wonderful world of school. This mode of transportation has been around since our grandparents’ days. With the same design, the same yellow and black color,...

How to stop being awkward

Ellie Tanko, Opnion Editor

September 18, 2019

As he rereads over the menu for the fourth time, practicing his order, he chokes on his water. As I attempt to contain my laughter, his eyes rapidly divert towards the bronze name tag upon my chest. After a valiant effort of trying to order, he tries to casually use my name, but ends up calling me Eli. While walking back to the kitchen to place his order, I couldn’t help but giggle at the endearing, SNL-worthy interaction I just encountered. Suddenly, I’m ambushed from...

A thank you and hello, future

Lexi Ferden, Opinion Writer

May 15, 2019

Things are about to change. Although this can be hard, think of it as the beginning of a new chapter. These past years, I’ve learned some important life lessons, and have met some incredible people. I’ve gone through tough times and happy times. I’ve made memories I will never forget and will cherish forever. But, I’m ready to begin this new journey in my life. Thank you to all of my friends and all of my past friends, you know who you are. You have all taught...

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