Opinion

Rookie drivers should start out with cheap cars

There is a big difference when someone wrecks a brand new $30,000 2018 Jeep Wrangler vs when someone wrecks a $400 1997 Ford Taurus. It seems to me that every other week I hear a reoccurring story, a rookie driver whose parents got him a really nice, new, sporty car as his first car and… Continue reading Rookie drivers should start out with cheap cars

Opinion

Is the Black Friday hassle worth it?

A midnight fashion mall run, full day of Christmas cheer and shopping, and spending time with my family and friends: all ways to describe Black Friday.  But is it actually worth all the effort and getting no sleep? To me, Black Friday is a touchy topic.  It is a great way to get all of… Continue reading Is the Black Friday hassle worth it?

Opinion

Serving is not what I do; it is who I am

The smell of fresh cut grass, dandelions’ milky white sap penetrating my nostrils, my sinuses enhanced, the muffled sound of K-9s barking in their shelter homes. This is what welcomed me as I pulled into the Johnson County Animal Shelter parking lot. The days leading up to Serve Day was thrilling for me. When I… Continue reading Serving is not what I do; it is who I am

Opinion

Does the Dress Code Discriminate?

It’s the age old debate: the definitive, trendy fashion movement versus the constricting, seemingly antiquated dress code of the school. What is even more uproarious is the increased scrutiny of female fashion, while the boys run off in their ripped jeans scott-free. However, this notion of a gender-split in the school dress code is absurd… Continue reading Does the Dress Code Discriminate?