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New Elected Officials Indicate Times Have Changed

Written by Kathleen Malone. Media by Kelsey Middleton. There has been a new development within school boards, lawmaker positions, city councils, and state offices. On November 7, eight transgender candidates were elected to those positions. Most of the people elected won by a very slim margin--some of them by only a six-vote margin. Times have changed, and this is shown even more so by the candidates that w ...

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Boy Scouts Go Co-Ed

Written by Kathleen Malone. Media by Kelsey Middleton. A shocking development has recently come about in the Boy Scouts: they are now allowing girls to join them. Many people view this as a bad thing, something that shouldn't happen as it seems to change the norm of things, while others are excited and ecstatic about the decision. You may or may not have heard about it until now, but it seems to be a very c ...

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After Graduating

Written by Allison Perry. Media by Kelsey Middleton. The first time someone asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I was probably five years old. At that age, there were two things I wanted to be: a teacher or a superstar. As I got older, the answer to that question grew more difficult to answer honestly. I felt as though I had to have an answer, however, so I chose to say I wanted to be a teacher. By ...

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A Gray Area of the LGBTQIA+ Community

Written by Amber Wibbenmeyer. Media by Kelsey Middleton. Since the legalization of gay marriage in all 50 states in June of 2015, there has been a lot of buzz about this community of people. While progress and justice have come to the LGBTQIA+ community, a lot of injustice and unfairness went with it. The members of this community are often treated differently because of their gender preference or sexual or ...

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Gestures and Phrases

Written by Kathleen Malone. Media by Kelsey Middleton. Many gestures throughout the world have to potential to mean different things, so it can be confusing at times to make sure that you aren't offending anyone. These gestures could be switched around, and even though they are also very important, they could easily turn a good day into a bad day. From these three articles, "Keep Your Fingers to Yourself!", ...

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Take a Break

Written by Amber Wibbenmeyer. Media by Kelsey Middleton. College can be among the busiest and most stressful times for any person. This could be the case for any number of reasons. Perhaps you are taking a larger class load so that you can get ahead in credits, maybe you are in a lot of extracurricular activities, maybe you have a large load of homework on a nightly basis, maybe you work. There are endless ...

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Opinion vs. Prejudice

Written by Allison Perry. Media by Kelsey Middleton. What is an opinion?  According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, an opinion is “a view, judgment, or appraisal formed in the mind about a particular matter.” While the definition of the word "opinion" makes it seem as though an opinion is quite simple and harmless, opinions can actually be complicated. Many of the opinions people hold come from multiple ...

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How Often Should Writers Write?

Written by Allison Perry. Media by Kelsey Middleton. As an aspiring writer with friends who love to write, I have had many debates concerning how often a writer should write. Our opinions cover a wide range and much ground: a writer should write every day, a writer should write when there’s something to write about, and many more. Because each of us had a different answer to the question, I decided to discu ...

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To Be or Not To Be… Social

Written by Kristyn Ewing. Media by Kristyn Ewing and Kelsey Middleton. The camera on our phones captures moments that are so easy to get with a press of a button. Pictures fill up the storage space on our phones at such rapid speeds. For example, taking photos, such as selfies, has become more of a necessity, rather than enjoyment. It’s convenient and easy with 24/7 access to apps to do whatever we desire w ...

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Broken Heart Syndrome

Written by Amber Wibbenmeyer. Media by Kelsey Middleton. Friendship is something that develops very quickly, and many times, cannot be traced back to a specific origin. It can wrap us up and take us by surprise, or it can be something calculated. Whichever it is, most people value their friendships and hold their friends close to their hearts. This is why the loss of a friendship can be devastating and the ...

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