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Opinion: Reading for mental health

Opinion: Reading for mental health

From the required 15 minutes of reading a day in elementary school to the lengthy and dense literature vaguely about the American dream assigned in later years, reading is always something that is associated in our brains with productivity and success. And although...

Column: Let the summer begin

Column: Let the summer begin

One day before the end of elementary school, on a carpet that smelled of leftover pizza and lint, my fifth-grade class reminisced on the nature of grade school and shared our summer plans.  Sixth grade was on the horizon, after all, and everyone had ambitions to...

Column: Even behind a screen, I choose to thrive

Column: Even behind a screen, I choose to thrive

Living in a small town, I thought it would be the last place where the coronavirus would appear. But when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, it hit hard, forcing me to adjust almost every aspect of life onto a virtual platform. From virtual family milestones to Zoom classes,...

Opinion: Mitch McConnell and the GOP are Hypocrites

Opinion: Mitch McConnell and the GOP are Hypocrites

On Friday, Sept. 18, America lost one of the most influential Supreme Court Justices in our nation's history. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg was an inspiration to many, especially young women, and later became a renowned feminist icon. Her career was full of fighting sex...

Rachel Sun: When I forgot how to read

Rachel Sun: When I forgot how to read

In elementary school, I remember dragging my parents to our local Border’s bookstore (before it met its unfortunate fate of liquidation in 2011) and begging them to buy me new books. I remember roaming through the aisles of paper heaven, and only wishing I had enough...

Embarrassment: There’s an app for that

Embarrassment: There’s an app for that

Oh, Snapchat. It’s so much more than a social media app—it’s a constant war. It’s always fun to send silly pictures and videos to friends, until you realize that the power of a screenshot impacts you forever. I remember sending a rather inappropriate picture of myself...

The Horseshoe: A common takeaway

The Horseshoe: A common takeaway

Prom. Drama. Prama? How do we get there? Who’s on our bus? What should I wear? Have you gotten the corsage yet? What are we doing after? Ugh, going with those kids? No, no. Please no. Prama. Here’s what they saw: A bunch of strangers packed like cattle into a bus...