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Allergy season is upon us, take precautions

Allergy season is upon us, take precautions

Lauren Puffer, Life & Times Editor
April 13, 2017 • 248 views
Filed under Life & Times, Staff Blogs, Top Stories

Having allergies is one of my biggest physical struggles. My eyes get puffy, my nose gets drippy, and my sinus are pressurized. Having this disadvantage could out you at a bigger risk of contracting an illness, but staying healthy in the spring isn't entirely hard. I have some tips and tricks to keep...

Attack on Syria

Attack on Syria

Melanie Furman, Copy Editor
April 7, 2017 • 215 views
Filed under Opinions, Top Stories

In response to the chemical attacks the Syrian government used against their citizens, the U.S. decided to take action killing many Syrian citizens. President Donald Trump, who did not gain approval from Congress or the United Nations, felt it necessary to take these actions. According to the Chicago...

Misuse of prescription drugs

Misuse of prescription drugs

Lauren Puffer, Life & Times Editor
March 29, 2017 • 287 views
Filed under Opinions, Staff Blogs, Top Stories

As someone who takes prescription stimulants for medical reasons, it baffles me that people choose to abuse drugs when there are so many other alternatives to stay awake. For one, there's coffee. If you order the right one with espresso and a lot of body, you should be able to stay awake for hours. When...

Thin Mints vs. Tagalongs: Girl Scout cookie battle

Thin Mints vs. Tagalongs: Girl Scout cookie battle

Arlayna Schooley and Haley Spracale
March 2, 2017 • 635 views
Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

Tagalongs: With the major holiday rush coming to an end, it is now the time to finally stick with those seemingly impossible New Year's resolutions, right? Wrong. You might not want to hit the gym just yet, not without consuming at least a box of your favorite Girl Scout cookies. Yes cookie seaso...

Tips to survive third quarter, perform better in school

Tips to survive third quarter, perform better in school

Lauren Puffer, Life & Times Editor
February 1, 2017 • 280 views
Filed under Opinions, Staff Blogs, Top Stories

With the increased workload that always seems to come with the third quarter of school, I often experience exhaustion and doze off during class or have trouble focusing because I have so many other things going on in my mind. Keeping a schedule is difficult when teachers shout homework at you as you...

Donald Trump’s inauguration speech ‘painted a dark image’

Donald Trump’s inauguration speech ‘painted a dark image’

Melanie Furman, Copy Editor
January 26, 2017 • 296 views
Filed under Opinions, Top Stories

After listening then reading President Donald Trump’s inaugural address, with mild annoyances, I am curious to see how he is going to represent all Americans. He began his speech talking about unification and restoring America back to its greatness. However, the mood of his speech quickly emulated...

Reconnect with the Earth, live simply

Reconnect with the Earth, live simply

Lauren Puffer, Life & Times Editor
January 26, 2017 • 268 views
Filed under Staff Blogs, Top Stories

My past two themes for my blog entries were Mother Earth and emotional and mental balance but for this entry I will be tying the two together. One of the coolest naturopathic phenomena that I have experienced is called “earthing.” Earthing is the simple act of having physical contact with the natural...

Create great study habits, and thank yourself later

Create great study habits, and thank yourself later

Landon Douglas
December 13, 2016 • 391 views
Filed under Columns, Life & Times, Opinions, Top Stories

STUDY! You want to create good study habits for yourself. Try to avoid cramming it all in at the last second, that will do you no good. It might help by getting a friend to come over and quiz you on some subjects.   Flashcards They are a really helpful tool on finals because you can j...

Battlefield 1 lives up to high expectations

Ethan Farrell, Staff Writer
December 13, 2016 • 285 views
Filed under Entertainment, Staff Editorials, Uncategorized

Many modern first-person shooters take place in a futuristic time period. It has been a popular setting in video games, but has become rather exhausted. Gamers have been asking for a sweet release from jetpacks, hovercraft, and spaceships in major game titles, and DICE has delivered. DICE is well...

Give back to the Earth and take the right action

Lauren Puffer, Life & Times Editor
December 12, 2016 • 242 views
Filed under Life & Times, Opinions, Staff Blogs, Uncategorized

It's the season of giving, so I thought, “why not talk about the gift that keeps on giving?” This year I'll be giving back to Mother Earth and I strongly encourage you to do the same. I know we don't have that much power over all of the industrial level changes that occur in the environment, but...

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them makes a splash at the box office

Ethan Farrell, Staff Writer
December 12, 2016 • 310 views
Filed under Entertainment, Life & Times, News, Opinions, Uncategorized

Many large works of fiction can be hard to add to in such a way that it will be satisfying on its own and to those who are already fans. J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series is no exception, being a largely developed world of wizardry that has captivated people of all ages since the first book was released....

Popular gifts to make you the hit of your Christmas party

Haley Spracale, Staff Writer
December 12, 2016 • 319 views
Filed under Entertainment, Features, Life & Times, Opinions, Uncategorized

As the holiday season gets closer more and more people start heading out to purchase gifts for their friends and family. If you aren’t sure what to get for that special someone, here’s a wrap-up of some of the hottest gifts this season. Pie Face board game This game is becoming larger than life — literally. With its own segment on Ellen and videos of people playing this new game all over Youtube, Pie Face is a cheap, family-friendly game. The only material you need to buy other than the game is a can of whipped-cream. Be warned, this is game doesn’t come without the possibility of a big mess. You can bu...

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