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?

Opinion

Social media and the presidency

With the 2020 election coming up, there has been a lot of talk about the next generation and their role in shaping the U.S. In fact, the generation that was raised and molded by the internet, will be voting this election. Naturally, this has caused a collision between the old, long-standing traditions of the Presidency,… Continue reading Social media and the presidency