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Op-Ed: Living with siblings with disabilities

Jacqueline Aquian, Reporter

November 18, 2019

Having siblings isn’t easy for anyone. Having siblings with disabilities is different than most but it isn’t a bad thing. I am in a family of five with two my parents and two brothers. One of my brothers is the oldest, I am the middle child and then there is my little brother. With the three of us, we are each five years apart. My older brother is in college studying...

The Clean Beauty Industry and The Harsh Chemicals Found in Cosmetics

Bianca Cacciola, Reporter

October 21, 2019

Many people who wear makeup or use skincare don’t put much thought into what actually makes up the products that go on their face or body. Many companies use harsh chemicals to preserve and keep the product smelling fresh. One of the harshest and most potent chemicals found in cosmetic and skincare products is parabens. Parabens are found in any product that has water...

Op-Ed: My perspective on grief and the passing of loved ones

Tyler Frost, Reporter

October 17, 2019

It’s past midnight, and the moon seems to be the only thing shining given your current state of emotions.  You’re driving and listening to a song that you and your loved one sang together many times, while chowing down on their favorite gas station snack.  Your tears are making it hard to speak, though you feel that the moon would be the only thing that can hear...

My journey as a vegan

My journey as a vegan

September 6, 2019

If you’re an animal lover, it probably crosses your mind from time to time that you consider going vegan. If you’re not already and you know you want...

Op-ed: Daily life with mental illness

Jocelyn Sandusky, Reporter

September 6, 2019

It is 6:30 p.m., 30 minutes before I have to start getting ready for work, and I am sitting on my bathroom floor, crying hysterically. I am desperately trying to do my deep breathing techniques to calm my anxiety but it seems impossible because it feels like my throat is closing shut. I cannot breathe and I am starting to hyperventilate. My heart begins to race and I am feelin...

Chasing dreams: Playing pro

Hilario Ismael Gomez, Reporter

January 24, 2019

As unrealistic as it may seem, it’s every young athlete’s dream to go pro and play in front of millions of fans with bright lights and the roar of the crowd driving them relentlessly. Any athlete would pounce at the chance to make millions playing any sport and a highly regarded draft pick with the future face of a franchise. Imagine being a bonafide star from the first...

Op-ED: Collecting sneakers is now more than just a fashionable trend

Op-ED: Collecting sneakers is now more than just a fashionable trend

November 25, 2018

Sneaker culture has evolved into a phenomenon that now reaches far beyond the typical sneakerheads and Jordan collectors. More and more people across th...

Op-ED: Victoria’s Secret excludes both plus-size and transgender runway models

Op-ED: Victoria’s Secret excludes both plus-size and transgender runway models

November 25, 2018

Uh-oh. Victoria doesn’t have a secret anymore. What has been her secret? Transphobia and fatphobia. Which if you ask me it doesn’t look so great on ...

Op-Ed: Watch the upcoming NBA season

Malachi Parker, Reporter

October 26, 2018

Ladies and gentlemen, the NBA season is upon us once again. With an active offseason, many teams improved while some teams stayed stagnant. Many elite players found a new home through trades and free agency this summer. LeBron James is now a Los Angeles Laker with a young set of teammates to hopefully help him reach his ninth straight NBA Finals. Reigning champion Golde...

Op-ED: How can we best react to celebrity deaths?

Cameron Johnson, Reporter

September 27, 2018

Death is an unavoidable aspect of life, and it seems to sting a little more when a life is lost at such a young age. Potential is lost; the opportunity for a person to achieve something great is stripped away from them prematurely. Death at a young age, unfortunately, is a common thing, and it has been taking place in the music industry since its beginning. However, a focus...

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