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Abortion Should Continue To Be Legal

Abortion Should Continue To Be Legal

Ashley Estabrook

June 2, 2017


Filed under Abortion, Opinion

In this photo, you see our President, Mr. Donald J. Trump, surrounded by fellow men, signing an executive order. This executive order just happens to be one that will affect millions of women worldwide. This is an anti-abortion order.  Abortion is a medical or surgical procedure that ends a pregnancy th...

Compensation for College Athletes

Compensation for College Athletes

June 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Sports

College sports is a huge business. The two biggest businesses, of course, are college basketball and football. Big programs like the University of North Carolina and the University of Kentucky bring in so much money from these sporting events. Unfortunately, the players get no reward whatsoever, even ...

Junk Food

Junk Food

Julia Lindo

June 2, 2017


Filed under Health, Opinion

The people who indulge in junk food are supporting a problem that affects many countries worldwide. This problem is obesity. Moreover, attempting to abolish it will utterly fail due to the fact that eliminating it may harm school funding and junk food is still available. Nevertheless, I argue that junk...

Safer is Not Safe

Safer is Not Safe

Zach Bradshaw

June 2, 2017


Filed under Health, Opinion

E- Cigarettes have been used more in the past few years now. Some people say they are more dangerous and deadly than actual cigarettes. Mold in the lungs is the main defense heard from cigarette smokers. E Cigs have been around since about 2003, but recently, the E Cig market has exploded and tons of...

Texting While Driving

Texting While Driving

Adam Enders

June 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Technology

Every day millions of people all over the world use their cell phones to text or call, but have you ever thought about how much these devices actually distract you? Over the last ten years, cell phone technology has had an incredible  increase. With the increase of technology, cell phones have become more co...

Celebrity Culture Influences Narcissism

Celebrity Culture Influences Narcissism

Gabriel Lindo

June 2, 2017


Filed under Health, Opinion

Everyone dreams about life as a celebrity, and of how that lifestyle has so much to offer -- fame, fortune, and friends in high places. Keep dreaming! Celebrity culture isn’t what it’s cracked up to be. “They have fame, but their every move is scrutinized. They have great fortune, but they can tru...

Should Marijuana be Legal?

Should Marijuana be Legal?

Cassandra Hadaway

June 2, 2017


Filed under Drugs and Alcohol, Opinion

In today's society a well-known topic of discussion is the legalization of Marijuana. Many states have been legalizing marijuana, not just for medical use, but for recreational use as well. As we all know, some people have wanted this for a long time now. Others feel that it should only be for medical u...

No More Restrictions to 2nd Amendment

No More Restrictions to 2nd Amendment

Rylea Comstock

June 2, 2017


Filed under Gun Control, Opinion

For years the US has had an ongoing debate: whether there should more restrictions on the ownership of guns.  Granted, there has been an increase in school shootings, but the kind of people taking on those mass shootings needs to be taken into consideration. Gun control isn’t the answer to decreasin...

Abortion Should be Legal

Abortion Should be Legal

Rylea Comstock

June 2, 2017


Filed under Abortion, Opinion

  In the U.S abortion has been an ongoing debate.  People who support “pro-life” believe that women shouldn’t have the ability to abort a human life, since they consider it to be murder. Then there are people who support “pro-choice,” who believe that women carrying the fetus should...

Marijuana Legalization

Marijuana Legalization

Sydney Ace

June 2, 2017


Filed under Drugs and Alcohol, Opinion

You may know it as pot, grass, Mary Jane, or a more modern term, weed. Depending on what time period you grew up in, one of these may sound more familiar than the other, but they are all names for marijuana. This little plant has caused much controversy in today’s world. There is a large group of people...

Cost of Healthcare in America

Cost of Healthcare in America

Mike Van Buskirk

June 2, 2017


Filed under Health, Opinion

Today, many Americans rely on the health care system to make it easier to pay for wellness visits and routine check ups. However, the rising premium costs are forcing people to avoid enrollment in health care insurance and avoid necessary treatment. It brings us to wonder, is having health insurance too ...

The Right to Bear Arms

The Right to Bear Arms

Will Owens

June 2, 2017


Filed under Gun Control, Opinion

In 1776, the American revolution ended with the patriots creating the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights with the original ten amendments, the second amendment stating that “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and...

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