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New movie portrays a great story but could have been better

Mason J. Rockfellow, Editor in Chief

February 3, 2016

Filed under Reviews

The new drama “The Finest Hours” told a great story, but it could’ve been better. Based on a true story of an impossible Coast Guard rescue mission of 32 crewmembers. Bernie Webber captained a 36-foot boat off the coast of Cape Cod during a blizzard in 1952. I wish that Disney had gone a little deeper into the back story. I would’ve liked to know more about Webber... Read more »

Pete Rose deserves to be on the Hall of Fame

Pete Rose deserves to be on the Hall of Fame

Carl E. Littleberry Jr., Reporter

February 3, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Over the years the baseball Hall of Fame committee has enshrined 312 people who have contributed tremendously to the history of the game. Whether it be... Read more »

Con: Voting, should it be done?

Chris Miller, Reporter

February 3, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Your vote doesn’t really matter. Those are not the kinds of words any American voter wants to hear. Unfortunately, when it comes to electing which candidate becomes President of the United States, these words ring true. As most informed voters are aware, there are the popular votes and the electoral votes. The popular votes are the votes cast by the majority of participating... Read more »

Pro: Voting, should it be done?

AK Pachla, Copy Editor

February 3, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Over the last twenty years in America, and indeed in many western democracies, many people, especially young people, have felt disenfranchised. Looking at the state of the world’s largest democracies, people are starting to feel as though government is not for them. As a result, many have come to the conclusion that their participation can only serve to prop up a deception. British... Read more »

New game allows you to explore new world

Chris Miller, Reporter

February 3, 2016

Filed under Reviews

Xenoblade Chronicles X is a true successor to the original Xenoblade Chronicles and manages to provide everything a JRPG, or Japanese Role-Playing Game, fan could ever want in this type of game. Xenoblade Chronicles X is a JRPG exclusive for the WiiU that released in early December last year. It is a spiritual successor, not a direct sequel, to the original Xenoblade Chronicles. The... Read more »

Flu shots: Con

Victoria Miller, Opinions Editor

November 18, 2015

Filed under Opinion

It’s that time of year again; flu season is upon us and we are once again bombarded with reminders to get our annual vaccination. Everywhere we go, we have friends, family, corporations and organizations drilling the idea into us that getting a flu shot is a matter of life or death. Americans are scared out of their minds about getting the virus, while companies make billions... Read more »

Flu shots: Pro

Mason J. Rockfellow, Photo Editor

November 18, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Many people argue whether a flu shot is worth getting. Some say it doesn’t work, and a lot of people, such as myself, say it does work. From my experiences with flu shots, it seems to get the job done. Even though you usually get a mild cold or illness a few weeks after getting the flu shot, it has prevented me from getting the flu. When I was young, I wasn’t able... Read more »

California becomes the sixth state to legalize physician-assisted suicide

Victoria Miller, Opinions Editor

October 21, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Earlier this month, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation that will allow terminally ill people to take their own life with the help of a physician, making California the sixth state to legalize physician-assisted suicide, or PAS. PAS is not a new concept. Switzerland has allowed assisted suicides to take place since 1947. In Belgium, euthanasia is legal, including... Read more »

New phone apps make food ordering process simple

Carissa Diaz, Reporter

October 21, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Since cell phones have become so important to people’s everyday life, companies have come up with an idea to invent an app that makes ordering food much easier. These apps are everywhere and can be used for well-known fast food restaurants. I believe that it can be extremely helpful to anyone but more importantly to college students when it comes to saving time. Most... Read more »

Caged animal debate goes on as circus comes to town

Mason J. Rockfellow, Giovanni Lopez, Photo Editor, Reporter

September 10, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Reviews

Pro There are all types of unique things that come to town with the circus, that if it wasn’t for the circus, you wouldn’t get to see or experience them. Exotic animals are one of the things I am talking about. You don’t usually get the chance to see a tiger, lion, or an elephant outside of a cage, man-made habitat or out from behind glass. Getting to see those big... Read more »

Pokémon trading card game captures experience

Chris Miller, Reporter

September 10, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Reviews

The official Pokémon Trading Card Game Online card simulator captures the experience of playing with and collecting Pokémon Cards almost perfectly. The PTCGO is a free downloadable card game simulator for PC found on the official Pokémon site. The PTCGO is a card game simulator that allows players to battle with, collect, and trade virtual Pokémon Cards with its online... Read more »

Isis crisis putting the US in a political pickle PRO

Isis crisis putting the US in a political pickle PRO

September 10, 2014

Since the departure of the United States military from the battered country of Iraq, a group was forming in the shadows. The Islamic State of Iraq and... Read more »

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