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Video games are good for increasing memory, skills, coordination

Video games are good for increasing memory, skills, coordination

Ethan Nguyen, Staff Writer

May 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion

    The negative effects of video games generally result only from playing them excessively, and can have positive effects on the human mind by increasing a person’s mental capacity and treating mental illness.    Video games are great for improving skills that are essential for learning a...

Facebook scandal worries citizens, Congress

Facebook scandal worries citizens, Congress

Logan Badgett, Staff Writer

May 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion

    The reluctancy of individuals to hold corporations accountable for the usage of private data leads to further degradation of American public safety.     For over 80 million people, including some non-facebook users, personal data and information was harvested and collected by an analyt...

Alexa invades citizens’ privacy, creates paranoia

Alexa invades citizens’ privacy, creates paranoia

Abigail Thomas, Editor-in-chief

March 8, 2018


Filed under Opinion

    Smart devices, such as the Amazon Echo, may be allowing the government to listen to citizen’s conversations as part of a security database.     According to Amazon.com, the Amazon Echo is a wireless speaker and voice command device. It has the power to play music, place calls or s...

Rules of contact sports should not be altered

Rules of contact sports should not be altered

Benjamin Patterson, Sports Editor

March 8, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Sports

    The NFL and the NCAA have gone far enough, and they need to stop altering the rules and the game of football to make it safer.     In September, Robert Grays, a defensive back from Midwestern State University died after sustaining a neck injury. The injury was caused by making a rout...

North Korea competing in the Winter Olympics

North Korea competing in the Winter Olympics

Lauren Girgis, Editor-in-chief

February 15, 2018


Filed under Opinion

    North Korea’s participation in the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics should set off security concerns, as the country may hold ulterior motives beyond extending a friendly hand in sports showmanship to their southern neighbors.     On Jan. 9, North and South Korean delegates met at the ...

Youtuber Logan Paul horrifies world

Logan Badgett, Staff Writer

February 15, 2018


Filed under Opinion

  By now, most teenagers and avid watchers of internet videos have heard of or witnessed the recent “antics,” a more civilized word for outstanding feats of cultural insensitivity, of famous Youtube star, Logan Paul.     Paul’s actions, while horrible, brought to light the lack of control youtube ...

LimeBikes provide cheap, affordable transportation

LimeBikes provide cheap, affordable transportation

Abigail Thomas, Editor-in-chief

February 15, 2018


Filed under Opinion

    LimeBikes, a stationless bike rental service, has pedalled its way to Dallas bringing convenient, carbonless transportation to city life.       Launched in June of 2017, the company’s aim was to provide an accessible and affordable way for people to move around their city while eliminat...

Female leads still have long way to go

Regan Munstedt, Opinion Editor

January 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion

    Strong and confident female leads have been evident in television for years, and superhero movies have started to catch on, but still have a long way to go so that women have the representation they deserve.          Instead of wishing to be saved by the male superheroes that grace the big ...

Superhero stance proven to boost self-esteem

Abbey Cole, Staff Writer

January 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion

    Striking a superhero pose is the best way to win over a girl or pass a test since posing like a superhero increases confidence and self-esteem.     The stereotypical superhero stance in comics and movies is when a hero has their feet apart and their hands on their hips with a straigh...

Black Friday is a waste of time, does not benefit shoppers

Logan Badgett, Staff writer

November 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion

    With promises of low prices, short supply and hordes of combative shoppers, Black Friday presents itself as one of America’s most excessive “holidays.”     Black Friday is an all American creation, making it perfectly sensible for it to be ripe with greed and gluttony.   ...

Readers should avoid fake news, clickbait

Logan Badgett, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017


Filed under Opinion

    In an age of widespread internet usage, media literacy becomes crucial in discerning fact from fiction.     Media literacy is being able to analyze and evaluate digital publishings, something all people interact with on a daily basis. By being media literate, people can avoid the spread of ...

Banning books violates freedom of speech, censorship is harmful

Banning books violates freedom of speech, censorship is harmful

Bella Savarese, Staff Writer

October 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion

     The First Amendment provides Americans with freedom of speech, so some might be surprised to learn that censorship is alive and well in the form of banning books.     Banning books started in America when Charles Darwin published The Origin Of Species Evolution in 1895. Many people ...

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