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Perfect Places

Perfect Places

Micaih Thomas, Staff Writer

November 6, 2017


Filed under Blogs & Columns, Recent Stories

From the day we breathe our first breath, society teaches us to think that daydreamers grow up to become crazy. Our brains get filled with the idea that the ones who have vivid imaginations and live outside of our own perspectives have been corrupting society since the beginning of time. This Earth i...

Saving American Soccer

Saving American Soccer

Jose Cruz, Yearbook Copy Editor

October 31, 2017


Filed under Blogs & Columns, Recent Stories, Sports Columns

Where did it all go wrong? For years, the United States Men’s National Team and Youth Teams have held a seat at the table with CONCACAF’s elite, a pantheon of giants like Mexico and the emerging Costa Rica. But for all the hype, all the growth that soccer has achieved in the past decade, one t...

Living For Now

Living For Now

Priscilla Brothers, Staff Writer

October 30, 2017


Filed under Blogs & Columns, Recent Stories

Of all things I could have chosen to spend countless hours doing, I chose dance. Maybe I wanted to follow in my mom’s footsteps or maybe I just liked the idea of expressing myself without having to speak. Regardless, dance is all I did. And when you spend all your life engrossed in one activity, it b...

Secret Struggles

Secret Struggles

Kathryn Pedroza, Staff Writer

October 23, 2017


Filed under Blogs & Columns, Recent Stories

I just finished teepeeing and forking my youth pastor’s yard, when I felt unsettled. We ate Chilis that night and when we got home, my stomach felt like it never has before. I couldn’t get to sleep and kept tossing and turning, trying to ease the gnawing in the pit of my stomach. Then it happened. For...

2017-18 NBA Season Preview

2017-18 NBA Season Preview

Grant Baker, Editor-in-Chief

October 17, 2017


Filed under Blogs & Columns, Recent Stories, Sports Columns

Well, that was a fun offseason. Where else do you see stories of betrayal, backstabbing, rising stardom, disappointment and tragedy? Not in the NFL offseason. Certainly not the MLB offseason. Between Kyrie Irving leaving the team that he won three straight Eastern Conference titles with, Kevin ...

Dealing With Loss

Dealing With Loss

Jazmine Necessary, Staff Writer

October 16, 2017


Filed under Blogs & Columns, Recent Stories

I never wanted to be that girl. The girl you pass in the hallway and can’t help but feel pity for. Instead I wanted to be the girl who you pass and you can't help but stare because of the her radiant confidence, not because of what has happened in her life. Life seems to take what I want and all the t...

Doing My Part

Doing My Part

Brinley Koenig, Staff Writer

October 9, 2017


Filed under Blogs & Columns, Recent Stories

The world gets worse every day. Even as someone who loves the news and loves politics, I recently got to the point where following current events became too disturbing to handle. It became painful to open twitter, painful to turn on the tv and painful to live in a world seemingly lacking any good. Then...

A Smashing Success

A Smashing Success

Ben Schnuck, Staff Writer

October 2, 2017


Filed under Blogs & Columns, Recent Stories

Intense screaming fills the room. People pump their fists into the air in celebration. Raw emotion pushes against the walls as Michael King, a senior, walks away with a victory. Stop. Rewind. The clock reads 9:00 a.m. and I’m preparing for the first ‘Fall Schnuck Smash Tournament’ (FSST1)...

An Unexpected Addition

An Unexpected Addition

Brooke Johnson, Staff Writer

September 25, 2017


Filed under Blogs & Columns, Recent Stories

Up until six years ago, I was an only child. Just my mom, my grandma and I. Spending girl time with my mom seemed important to me, and we did it often. We would go to the movies together and have spa days. Then we got this little visitor every other weekend, my five year old cousin, Kason. My mom told...

Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead

Felicity Veliz, Staff Writer

September 19, 2017


Filed under Blogs & Columns, Recent Stories

Writing a blog happens to be the only time I can express something I’m very interested in through my writing. Thanks Mallett. And with it being currently 2 a.m, I guess you can say I write at this time because I have a lot on my mind. I did talk about how stressful my junior year was in my previous...