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The Oxford Comma: Is it Relevant?

The Oxford Comma: Is it Relevant?

Tyler Burkett, Writer

May 4, 2020

You’ve most likely seen it or at least heard of it without even realizing it: the Oxford comma. An English teacher’s preferred piece of punctuation pertaining to the pellucid order of items and people.  “[The Oxford comma] is used in the series of commas when you are separating different item...

Opinion: Conceptual Art is Losing its Touch

Conceptual Art:

Tyler Burkett, Writer

April 2, 2020

Art can be a beautiful expression of creativity and ingenuity that thoughtfully puts the best of humanity on display. Art isn’t the same for everyone and is defined differently throughout the world. With that being said, let’s dive into art that takes creativity and ingenuity and makes it seem ob...

Opinion: The Lemonade Stand Down the Street is Run Better Than the NCAA

Opinion: The Lemonade Stand Down the Street is Run Better Than the NCAA

Olivia Eisenhauer, Writer

March 15, 2020

For most Kansans, except the ones in Manhattan, March is a time awaited since the season started in October, as it is “March Madness.” But, thanks to the lack of leadership in the NCAA, March Madness is now nonexistent. Only the NCAA would have the ability to take an unfortunate situation and m...

Opinion: The Stonewall Riots Blockade from School History

Opinion: The Stonewall Riots Blockade from School History

Matt Bice, Writer

February 28, 2020

Summer of 1969, police raid the Stonewall Inn, a New York City bar that was frequented by members of the gay, lesbian and transgender communities. Three days later, eight police officers enter the bar undercover and arrested many people, singling out the employees, drag queens, and anyone dressed as t...

Art, Brought to You by Pepsi

The Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime show prompted various opinions, including Brendan Ulmer's.

Brendan Ulmer, Writer

February 24, 2020

I have heard a downright astounding amount of people have opinions on this year’s Super Bowl halftime show, and I must say, I truly don’t get it. Was it inspiring to see women so fit at an age where most people have long lost their fit physique, or was it disgusting to see a woman dance on a met...

Valentine’s Day Fever

Weigh your options on how you should react to Valentine's Day.

Riley Keiter, Writer

February 18, 2020

The last week was filled with many things: hard candies in the shape of hearts, annoyingly positive Instagram posts, and an influx of money to nearby florists. Why? Well, Valentine’s Day passed just last Friday! As the sickeningly sweet holiday made its appearance, some people were ready to run from a...

What Is Art?

Tyler Burkett

February 6, 2020

Art can be seen by some as this grandiose feat where only especially talented people can create it. Others see it as a more relaxed and laid back process that isn’t fancy in the slightest. “It’s not something that I’m great at, but I enjoy it,” junior Ruth Pickens said when asked about her d...

Opinion: Facilitating Change Through Conjugation

Spanish teacher Anna Nondorf teaches her spanish one class to speak about their classes.

Matt Bice

December 10, 2019

Many students tend to avoid taking a foreign language or just take it for the credit needed for capstone requirements. What these students don’t realize is the magnitude of benefits they are missing by doing this. A foreign language class doesn’t teach you how to succeed in a career or how to...

Opinion: It’s 2019, and Marriage is…not Outdated

Opinion: It’s 2019, and Marriage is...not Outdated

Caché Goracke, Editor in Chief

November 10, 2019

It’s 2019 and a popular question is circling: Is marriage outdated?   “What’s wrong with having five or six loving adult relationships through your life?”  HuffPost asked in an article questioning the relevance of marriage in our society today. Other popular sources, especially newly tren...

Opinion: Casual Dating Can Lead To Bad Habits In Marriage

“Dating has become a very laid back scene that seems to me has no real commitment involved.”

Tyler Burkett

October 23, 2019

Heartbreak can be a terrible thing, especially in high school. But dating in high school is very casual compared to a full-blown marriage. The formalities of dating have loosened up in recent years, and as a result dating can be seen as a casual thing and not important to either person involved. Almo...

Opinion: Homecoming Court Should Be Eliminated

While some students wish for the day to be finally nominated for homecoming court, Brendan Ulmer believes the practice should be eliminated.

Brendan Ulmer, Writer

October 1, 2019

The day was Sept. 23, 2019, and I was spending my Power 50 shooting the breeze with my dear friends as I always do, when the conversation turned to homecoming. At first, it was the specifics: how many people are in our group, what we wanted to eat that night, how many cars we’ll need, so on and so...

Opinion: Pornography is the Pedestal on which Rape Culture Stands

In just the five minute period it takes you to pass to your next class, the porn industry will have made around one million dollars.

Caché Goracke

April 8, 2019

Beaten, tied up, and viciously raped, consistently for nine months, Elizabeth Smart told CNN and many other news sites “pornography made [her] life a living hell.”  Her captor would come to her excited and “amped up” with porn magazines. He would show her the pages and say that they were go...

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