February Editorial: Modern day news is corrupted by ratings

February Editorial: Modern day news is corrupted by ratings

Becca Watters, Executive Editor

February 10, 2015


Filed under Opinion

It is seemingly impossible to turn on a news channel and watch it without being depressed or nervous. The world news focuses on terrorist attacks, and the local Chicago news seems to report each and every shooting in a gang-ridden neighborhood. While all of this is important, the news channels of today...

LOL: Lauren on Life

LOL: Lauren on Life

Lauren Velasco, News editor

February 10, 2015


Filed under Opinion

I recently watched a video about forming new habits called “Try something new for 30 days”. Initially, I thought, wow, 30 days? That’s so easy. I decided that I wanted to create new habits in January, a time when many people create their new year’s resolutions that will (hopefully) be successful....

Cup of Commentary

Cup of Commentary

Hannah Rosemurgy, Production Editor

February 10, 2015


Filed under Opinion

There was something lurking on the shelves of my neighborhood Jewel-Osco during early January that caused a series of chills to run along my spine. I cringed as I made my way into the aisle, all blooming with the same color and shape: red hearts. The life-size grinning bear seemed to cast a shadow over...

Cup of Commentary

Cup of Commentary

Hannah Rosemurgy, Production Editor

December 9, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Traveling to different places and experiencing the cheery atmosphere of Christmas always seems to put me in a grand mood, whether it be in the middle of the no where or Chicago. However, it seems to be that we can get lost in the spirit of the holidays, suffocated by the advertising and marketing of...

Lauren on Life

Lauren on Life

Lauren Velasco, News Editor

December 9, 2014


Filed under Opinion

I recently thought about getting a part time job; one, because I’d like to have more than $1.75 to my name sometimes, and two, because there is an influx of job openings during the winter season. Businesses are frantically bringing in in new employees to work during the busiest time of year: holiday...

Editorial December 2014

Becca Watters, Executive Editor

December 9, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Students often forget how easy it is for how something that seems so small can blow up into a catastrophe. With cell phones glued to the fingertips of teenagers nowadays, it is easier than ever to make a poor decision that could affect adolescents in their later life. Each time a teenager picks up their...

Becca’s Beat

Becca’s Beat

Becca Watters, Executive Editor

December 9, 2014


Filed under Opinion

A wise person once told me that it was impossible to use Types A, B and C to categorize people (http://www.psych.uncc.edu/). Since then, I have often wondered if seven billion people can be categorized into the categories of Type A, Type B and Type C. Is it truly possible to place such a large and...

Becca’s Beat

Becca’s Beat

Becca Watters, Executive Editor

November 5, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Ah, yes. It’s that season of my life. It’s the time in which my life is consumed by nothing other than college. I’m busy retaking the ACT, applying online, writing essays, asking teachers for recommendations, and quite frankly, I’m running around like a chicken with my head cut off. Of course,...

LOL: Lauren on Life

LOL: Lauren on Life

Lauren Velasco, News Editor

November 5, 2014


Filed under Opinion

It just so happened that the best field trip of the year landed on my birthday this year. October 17th to be exact. The KEMPA Journalism Fall conference is something I look forward to every year because I get to spend the whole day with my amazing newspaper staff at UW Whitewater. I had so much fun this...

Editorial November 2014

Becca Watters, Executive Editor

November 5, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Last year, the school’s drug testing policy underwent changes, and the uproar from the school and community over the change to hair testing prompted yet another change. For the 2014-2015 school year, students will have the choice of either urinalysis or hair testing when randomly selected to be drug...

Cup of Commentary

Hannah Rosemurgy, Production Editor

September 24, 2014


Filed under Opinion

What do you think about when you hear the term technology? I think about a new age evolving from computers, business men sitting at a table with an R2-D2 projecting a PowerPoint, then walking down the street with their Bluetooth headsets and Google Glasses (well perhaps not walking, since they have invented...

Editorial

Becca Watters and Hannah Rosemurgy

September 23, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Since the school opened ten years ago, The Fox Valley Athletic Conference has forced athletes and coaches to travel long distances to attend matches, games, tournaments, and other various competitions. With schools including Hampshire, Dundee Crown, and Huntley, travel times can be upwards of an hour. The...

Opinion