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What You Don’t Know About Planned Parenthood

What You Don’t Know About Planned Parenthood

February 20, 2019

How many people have heard of Planned Parenthood? Before assuming the worst about the organization, we need to debunk some misconceptions. Many people who have heard of Planned Parenthood automatically assume it's an "abortion factory" or just for women. Before giving the list that Planned Parentho...

What Would You Do For Love?

What Would You Do For Love?

February 20, 2019

You, a Lifetime-drama, hones in on Joe Goldberg, a tech-savant psychopath who instantly becomes obsessed with Beck, a rising poet, and inserts himself into her life any way he can. Getting into the headspace of Joe has proven difficult for Penn Badgley, the star in question. He has expressed a ...

Trump’s Government Shutdown: How it affects American politics

Trump’s Government Shutdown: How it affects American politics

February 20, 2019

From December 22, 2018 - January 25, 2019, President Donald Trump has led on the 35-day government shutdown, the longest in American history. During the month it was down, American politics became chaotic, almost panicked as both sides went to take the upper ground on the pressing issue at the time,...

Why Dylan O’Brien is One of the Best Actors in the Industry at This Time

Why Dylan O’Brien is One of the Best Actors in the Industry at This Time

Catie Sims, Staff Reporter

February 20, 2019

Filed under Movies, Opinion

Dylan O'Brien is a 27-year-old actor known for his role as 'Stiles Stilinski' on the MTV teen drama Teen Wolf. The problem with that is, that's mostly the only thing that he is known for. Now, don't get me wrong, Scott McCall's spastically sarcastic best friend is an iconic role that anyone would love...

The Biology of a High School: What’s the difference between girls’ and boys’ experiences?

The Biology of a High School: What’s the difference between girls’ and boys’ experiences?

Abby Frakes, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2019

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

While males and females might seem similar throughout high school, biologically speaking, they are vastly different. There are the obvious effects of puberty, having mass amounts of testosterone coursing throughout the male's body and mass amounts of estrogen and progesterone coursing through the females....

Lena Dunham Represents a Major Issue in Modern Feminism

Lena Dunham Represents a Major Issue in Modern Feminism

February 15, 2019

Who is Lena Dunham? Lena Dunham is an American actress who is notorious for playing a radical feminist on the critically acclaimed T.V. show "American Horror Story." However, she's not that different from her role in the show. In recent years Denham has become more known for her hypocritical beliefs abou...

State of the Union: United or Divided?

State of the Union: United or Divided?

Jackson Heller, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2019

Filed under Editorial, Opinion, World

The State of the Union Address is a long practiced, well-known tradition in American government, and this year it seemed to be a speech of healing and unification. I've never been in full agreeance with President Trump, considering the countless controversies that surround him, but I was pleasantly su...

Exploring the Explorium

Exploring the Explorium

February 1, 2019

Located at 440 West Short Street in Lexington, the Explorium of Lexington is a fun and exciting place to take kids from ages one to ten years old. The Explorium is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am-5pm, Sundays from 1pm-5pm, and Mondays from 10am-5pm only from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Admission for...

Restaurant Review: Rolling Oven

Restaurant Review: Rolling Oven

February 1, 2019

Have you heard of the new pizza place in downtown Versailles? It’s called Rolling Oven and is located in the old Methodist Church Educational Building behind the courthouse. It has only been open a few weeks, but we took a trip there for lunch and are happy to report that it's worth the visit! Duri...

11 of the Best 80’s Coming-of-Age Films

11 of the Best 80’s Coming-of-Age Films

January 25, 2019

Now, I haven't frequented detention, “borrowed” my best friend’s dad’s Ferrari, or traveled back in time with an estranged scientist to guarantee my own existence, but I have attended high school. I haven’t fallen in love with high school, and I’d guess it’s safe to say that none of you ...

2019 NFL Playoffs: Who Has What it Takes?

2019 NFL Playoffs: Who Has What it Takes?

January 15, 2019

With the first round of true playoff games coming this weekend (January 12, 2019), everyone is waiting to see who will come out on top. This year we have some returning teams as well as some new challengers. This is how I believe the 2019 NFL playoffs will play out. Quarterfinal Matches Kansas City...

Transgender vs. Christian: Middle Ground?

Transgender vs. Christian: Middle Ground?

December 17, 2018

As I've formed relationships with and tried to understand some transgender people, I've become aware of how their being transgender affects their daily lives, relationships with friends and family members, and mental health. I wanted to bring attention to their struggles so that other people, by listening...

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