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South’s Most Influential: Erin Kirby

Erin Kirby, Drum Major

December 22, 2017

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From the audience’s perspective, people take for granted the amount of work it takes to lead the band. Drum majors, especially, are relied on for so many different tasks that some just expect it to be as well executed as our own di...

Speech opportunities must be consistent for all students

the Editorial Board

December 22, 2017

Filed under Editorial, Opinions

It’s no secret technology plays a bigger part in people’s lives than ever, and there is little doubt the trend will continue. However, as people move to digital communication, the importance of face-to-face interactions and public sp...

Disney Channel benefits from contemporary storylines

Gabby Zabat, columnist

December 22, 2017

Filed under Opinions

Ever since I was six years-old, I have been watching Disney Channel. I’ve learned about the meaning of friendship from Hannah Montana’s Miley and Lily, the lengths of true love from High School Musical’s Troy and Gabriella...

Music in halls improves school’s positivity

Julia Patterson, asst. opinions editor

December 22, 2017

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Imagine: you’re leaving your hardest class feeling defeated. You look around the halls, eyeing similarly sluggish students stomping around. All of a sudden, “Wannabe” by the Spice Girls comes blasting over the PA system an...

Ben Olson’s Top 10 Albums of 2017

Ben Olson, columnist

December 19, 2017

Filed under Opinions, Reviews

1. A Crow Looked At Me - Mount Eerie (Folk) Phil Elverum’s first release since his wife passed away from cancer is heartbreaking, deeply emotional and one that can only be listened to once. 2. Big Fish Theory - Vince Staples (Hip Hop)...

Sibling age gap lends to unique relationship

Sophie Vick, co-sports editor

November 27, 2017

Filed under Opinions, Web Exclusives

It was 2006, an amazing sunset on a beach in Puerta Vallarta, Mexico. It was my sixth birthday and I had just received a coveted American Girl Doll. In my world, everything was perfect. I had matching outfits with my new plastic fri...

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