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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,...

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...

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...

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...

Why You Should Watch Shane Dawson on YouTube

Why You Should Watch Shane Dawson on YouTube

Abby Robinson, Staff Reporter

November 2, 2018

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Have you ever been on YouTube and just couldn't find anything that meets your interests, or even sparks your mood? Well, you should definitely check out Shane Dawson. Shane Dawson is a creator that has been on the YouTube platform since early 2008. Shane is an actor, musician, and a sketch comedian ...

Why 16-Year-Old Students Should Not Vote

Why 16-Year-Old Students Should Not Vote

November 1, 2018

In recent years, with students and their push towards local activism, such as March for Our Lives, a movement countering school shootings, the question must be asked; should 16-year-old students be allowed to vote? In my opinion; no. This is not to say that high school students are not involved in po...

Why Partisan Politics are a Drain on America

Why Partisan Politics are a Drain on America

November 1, 2018

If everyone does their part, we’ll have the potential to become a much more understanding and logical of a society, and hopefully become a better America along the way; the America our founding fathers dreamed of as they ratified the Constitution.

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