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Pancakes take the cake

Lauren Nelson, Opinion Writer

October 29, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Flour, eggs, milk and butter on a warm skillet. This is all someone needs to make the breakfast of dreams. A sweet and savory item that can be paired with anything of your liking: fruit, bacon, cereal, syrup, you name it because this item goes good with it all. With this description, you may have thought of one of two things, waffles or pancakes. If you thought of waffles, you’re wrong. Pancakes are superior in many ways. First of all, they can be healthier than waffles. ...

“H” word

Jack Renning, Opinion Writer

October 29, 2018

Filed under Opinion

This time of year people see them everywhere; posters upon posters asking for something. Maybe they just ignored them and moved on having seen it too many times before. Maybe they’ve seen the same thing said over and over again and it all just fades away. Then they see a really creative one, point it out, take a picture and move on. The person is just left there to live their life confused, and you know-homeless. Were you expecting a different “h” word there? I’m...

Forget-me-not

Ella Schulte, News Writer

October 29, 2018

Filed under Opinion

I am surrounded by a society who neglects to count heartbeats as a sign of being, who is numb to the number of school shootings and mass killings, and used to benefit concerts, violent protests, and endless marches. Life has become disposable, an inconvenience, degraded to a political argument or temporary commodity, but life is not a choice, nor a trigger one pulls, or pill one takes. Of course, anyone could argue that life can be unplanned, unexpected, and even unwanted,...

Scandal in the Catholic Church

Emma Stadelmann, Opinion Writer

October 29, 2018

Filed under Opinion

When I learned about the most recent reports of sex scandal in the Roman Catholic Church, like many others, I was disgusted. The Church has had countless problems with sexual abuse in the past, but it has only just been revealed how much was known by Church authorities-- and subsequently covered up. To briefly summarize the newest reports: It was revealed that over 300 priests from 6 Pennsylvania archdioceses had been molesting children and teenagers for decades. While...

The unsolved murder case of JonBenét

Ellie Tanko, Assistant Opinion Editor

October 29, 2018

Filed under Opinion

A child has been mysteriously killed. The parents look suspicious, but there’s a possibility that someone outside of the home could have done it. There’s a darker, more sinister truth, however. In 1996, on a gloomy, cold Christmas Day morning in Boulder, Colorado,, a six-year-old child beauty queen named JonBenét Ramsey was reported missing. Her mother, Mrs. Ramsey, found a ransom note on their stairs. Mrs. Ramsey told authorities she read the note right there on...

Actions have consequences

Haley Cummings, Student Life Editor

October 10, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Actions have consequences. Before taking action you need to ask yourself, is what I’m doing right? We’ve all been there, standing at the crossroads. Should I cheat off the person sitting next to me so I could maybe get a better grade? Should I take that drink because my friends say it’s okay? To you, I say just because you can, doesn’t mean you should. Recently, I have strongly felt the effects of actions and their consequences. As you may or may not know, there...

Always more to the story…

Maddy Andresen, Photo Editor

October 10, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Showcase

When you look around at the people you are surrounded by, what do you see? You probably see people of different genders,  ethnicities, styles, and faces, but what do you know about those faces? Do you know  one in five people suffer from a mental illness? Considering this, how often do you say that you are feeling so depressed because you have to do homework, that you have so much anxiety about a test, or that you want to die because something bad happened? These are words...

What hurts most

Ellie Tanko, Assistant Opinion editor

October 10, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Jimmy Cliff once said, “We all need somebody to lean on.” You could take this in so many different ways, but I think it means there’s somebody we always rely on. Whether it be a friend or a sibling, this person  always have your back. Recently, I lost my best friend because we realized it wasn’t going to work out. Without support from them, I constantly ride a roller coaster of emotions. Sometimes I feel hopeful that we’ll make it separately through the pain,...

Service with a smile

Jack Renning, Opinnion Writer

October 10, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Driving on the highway late at night, suddenly you feel that inexplicable pang of hunger in your stomach. Luckily, you spot those glorious Golden Arches, only 10 miles away. You nudge up your speedometer until you finally pull up and hear the magic words, “Hi, Welcome to McDonald’s. May I take your order?” You order food and pull out of the parking lot, only to find your hamburger is missing the four extra pickle slices you requested. Do you, A: accept this as an easy...

Parliamentary Peppermint

Ella Schulte, News Writer

October 10, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Millennials & Generation Z have grown up in a world constantly engulfed by political arguments, to the point where deciphering one’s  beliefs from their parents or peers has become practically impossible. At the age of 17, it’s overwhelming. Political discussions frequently turn into heated disagreements when tension is felt and opinions forced, often resulting in a lost or overlooked perspective. With the majority of celebrities, social media influencers,...

Say thank you to self-love

Lexi Ferden, Opinion Writer

September 12, 2018

Filed under Opinion

There is a huge difference between self-love and being selfish. No, it is not conceited to love yourself. We often doubt ourselves because we do not think we are attractive enough, popular enough, smart enough, etc. It is OK to not be the best at everything. Loving yourself is important, and there are many reasons why. Loving yourself helps you see how much others love you. This may sound cliché, but it is true. I always thought it was selfish to say, “thank you”...

Pressures of the future

Alex Drish, Opinion Writer

September 12, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Even though junior year has just begun, I’m already feeling the pressure. Every night at dinner, I get bombarded by all sorts of questions. What do you want to do? Where are you going to college? Where do you see yourself in the future? These are questions I hear from my family, and I expect other juniors hear them from theirs. We are expected to have it all figured out. How are we supposed to have it all together and know our whole life plan when for all of our lives...

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