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Heroin use skyrockets: What can we do to prevent addiction?

Heroin use skyrockets: What can we do to prevent addiction?

by Hannah Haught, Editor
March 15, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

In recent years heroin use has spiked drastically, making it one of the most popular and deadly drugs. Heroin initially gained popularity among users due to the euphoric high it gives resembling that of prescription pain medication. Today, heroin has wrecked lives throughout the nation with heroin-related deaths quadrupling between ...

Maryland Politics: Do you know who represents you?

Maryland Politics: Do you know who represents you?

by Elena Guardia, Reporter
March 14, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

There's campaign ads on every channel; the news showing a constant coverage of politics; and everyone is preparing for April 26th, election day in Maryland! Did you know that there is more than one election?  The Maryland primaries decide state offices, too. With all the buzz about the presidential ele...

Oh, the places you could go: If you need to leave, here’s where you can live

Oh, the places you could go: If you need to leave, here’s where you can live

by Kasal Smaha, Reporter
March 14, 2016
Filed under Opinion

These days, it seems as if America is growing crazier by the week. A lack of a Supreme Court Justice in a time when incredibly important decisions must be made and a massive court battle between the government and one of the country’s largest corporations seems to reinforce this. In addition, the number of Google searches for “how to move to Canada” spiked after the Super Tuesday presidential p...

Cameron makes an aggravated response to Facebook’s new reactions

Cameron makes an aggravated response to Facebook’s new reactions

by Beau Cameron, Editor
March 11, 2016
Filed under Opinion

When Facebook began 12 years ago, it was the most popular social media site on the web. Even now, as Twitter and Instagram gain more users, it remains a fixed construct in our minds. "Friending" and "liking" is part of everyday conversation. You "like" photos on Instagram; you "like" tweets on Twitter, a...

Black History Month: Emphasize modern American role models

Black History Month: Emphasize modern American role models

by Kennedi Ambush, Reporter
February 24, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of the achievements of African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. Today, many children and adults lack knowledge of black history. Black history is the mis...

Almost certain failure: Why we make, and break, those New Year’s resolutions

Almost certain failure: Why we make, and break, those New Year’s resolutions

by Katie Lehman, Reporter
January 21, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Approximately 45% of Americans  make a New Year’s resolution each year. But how many people actually go through with the resolutions they make? This year only   8% of people will be successful. Many people give up on their resolutions during the first week or two of the new year. Only 46% of peo...

My first growl: A Clemson cub eyes NCAA Football Championship victory

My first growl: A Clemson cub eyes NCAA Football Championship victory

by Olivia DuBro, Editor-In-Chief
January 9, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

Ah, the College Football Playoff National Championship... Filled with ruthless tackles, booming fans, Hail Marys, and touchdown celebrations. This sporting event is the New Year's Eve ball drop of college sporting events. The 2016 championship game is between the Crimson Tide of University of...

Last-minute collectibles: Get your political gifts of 2015

Last-minute collectibles: Get your political gifts of 2015

by Ryan Bond and Garrett Weihler
December 17, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The holidays are in full swing and so are the elections. Need a last-minute gift? By Christmas 2016, the election will have been decided, and Americans will be getting ready to inaugurate a new president.  Christmas 2015 is your only chance to buy your politically savvy friends some great  gifts.  H...

Do we need police officers in schools?

Do we need police officers in schools?

by Haley Barge, Reporter
December 15, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The role of school resource officers has been called into question with the events that have grabbed headlines and public attention. A South Carolina SRO forcibly grabbed and removed a 16-year-old female student from her desk and the classroom. The officer was videotaped using excessive force, but there are other events surro...

He, She, We….Ze?

He, She, We….Ze?

by Olivia DuBro, Editor-In-Chief
December 11, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Just as Americans are beginning to accept same-sex marriages, the LGBT community pushes for more--and it's intrusion on sacred ground: Grammar. The LGBT community and its allies have introduced the entirely new pronouns, ze/zir, so Americans can speak more gender inclusively, and major universities are adopting the terms. Harvard Un...

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