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Cottrill travels to Florida for softball tournaments

Lauren Wolf, Journalism Writer

November 30, 2015

Filed under Journalism Classes, Student Life

Julia Cottrill, freshman, has been playing softball for 10 years and recently joined a traveling club team centered in Florida. The Gold Coast Hurricanes, Cottrill’s team, are a very competitive team and organization. “I...

Redskins name offensive to Native Americans

Wil Ullmann, Journalism Writer

November 24, 2014

Filed under Journalism Classes, Opinion

Many sports teams have Native American themed names, but Native Americans take particular exception to the Washington Redskins team name. Washington needs to change the team name, but not all Native American themed names need...

Standards of perfection kill female self esteem

Madeline Spurlock, Journalism Writer

November 24, 2014

Filed under Journalism Classes, Opinion

Both men and the rest of society hold young girls at certain standards relating to their bodies. Women are expected to have the “perfect body” and fit all of the criteria for the stereotypical, Hollywood conjured woman. In...

Society puts pressure on teen girls

Kylie Roman, Journalism Writer

November 24, 2014

Filed under Journalism Classes, Opinion

Our society puts too much pressure on girls aged 10-20 years to have the perfect supermodel body. Girls should not have to feel like they need to be the same as all the models in our world or they will be judged, they should be...

Reality TV promotes stereotypes

Grace Flynn, Journalism Writer

November 24, 2014

Filed under Journalism Classes, Opinion

Reality TV, a common American pastime, could be called very influential. But are those influences creating unfair stereotypes of the people and the setting they surround? Chances are, they may just do that exact thing. All...

Byers believes Native American mascots are disrespectful

Evan Byers, Journalism Writer

November 24, 2014

Filed under Journalism Classes, Opinion

Current sports teams mascots use racial slurs towards Native Americans. This problem has been going on since the creation of most teams. I think this is a major problem that needs to be fixed. Native American mascots are often...

Abraham High School fires long-time coach

Drew Weins, Journalism Writer

November 24, 2014

Filed under Journalism Classes

Steven “Sparky” Conrad has been coaching at Abraham High School for 25 years. Last night, amid rumors that had been spread all season, the Todd County School board fired Conrad. This was tough decision for the board since...

Nation reacts to player’s announcement

Colton Trowbridge, Journalism Writer

November 24, 2014

Filed under Journalism Classes

Professional basketball player Jason Collins came out as the first active openly gay player; in consequence the whole sports world was talking of this “strange unheard of” event. Although many times sports stories are covered...

Blackman believes student-athletes deserve to be paid

Brett Blackman, Journalism Writer

November 24, 2014

Filed under Journalism Classes, Opinion

Slavery: exhausting labor for someone without many benefits. Although slavery was abolished in America in the year 1865, there are still people putting in exhausting hours of work without being paid. These people are NCAA student-athletes....

Storment argues that Eugenics doesn’t work

Tanner Storment, Journalism Writer

November 24, 2014

Filed under Journalism Classes, Opinion

Artificial selection is the practice of modifying a population’s traits through the control of said population’s reproduction. When applied to humans, it is termed eugenics. Advocates of eugenics claim that it would be possible...

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