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OPINION: Border immigration isn’t a crisis

OPINION: Border immigration isn't a crisis

By Tripp Cory, Staff Writer

March 7, 2019

On February 15, 2019, President Trump declared a national emergency to address what he called the immigration crisis at the U.S. border with Mexico. He did so in order to appropriate funds to construct a border wall with Mexico, as Congress only approved $1.4 billion for border security in the budget...

OPINION: Is country music a genre?

Photo by Genevieve Hurst

By Genevieve Hurst and Anna Stack

March 7, 2019

Honestly, can new country music even be considered its own genre? Aside from the (often faked) country accents, there is no real uniting factor in these songs. Perhaps the subjects of the songs, however, are what holds these songs together: trucks, jeans, girls, four-wheelers, back roads, and be...

OPINION: Socialism promises but never delivers

By Cass Rutledge, Assistant Opinion Editor

February 27, 2019

“America will never be a socialist country,” President Trump said to Congress and the country at his second State of the Union Address. As some Democrats are moving more and more towards radical socialism, President Trump made the right call to denounce and expose the extreme leftist view. The f...

OPINION: Global warming is something you should care about

Earth is getting warmer.

By Barron Liston, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018

“Spare us all word of the weapons, their force and range, The long numbers that rocket the mind; Our slow, unreckoning hearts will be left behind,  Unable to fear what is too strange. Nor shall you scare us with talk of the death of the race.   How should we dream of this place without us?” R...

Please make Mariah Carey stop

Please make Mariah Carey stop

December 14, 2018

We at Working Title Complaint Column are big fans of the Christmas season and all the traditions that come along with it. However, some traditions can be a bit overwhelming. One tradition, or song rather, is heard constantly in the months of November and December everywhere we go. It is a great song, bu...

OPINION: Don’t let exams stress you out too much

Sophomore Sayley Crawford working hard to stay on top of her exam studies.

By Genevieve Hurst, Photo Editor

December 14, 2018

As Christmas draws nearer, decorations are put up, Christmas music is played everywhere, everyone finishes up their Christmas shopping, and students are more stressed than ever. First semester exams, which end only four days before Christmas, add even more stress to the holiday season. Most students...

OPINION: Due process matters, even in Supreme Court confirmations

By Payne Bell, Graphics Editor

October 16, 2018

The nomination of now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court was a political disaster, to put it simply. Senate Democrats showed the country that they were willing to take down Kavanaugh by whatever means necessary. To say nothing of whether or not Kavanaugh committed sexual assault against D...

PC Bros: Is President Trump really unfit for office?

PC Bros: Is President Trump really unfit for office?

By Tripp Cory and Barron Liston

October 4, 2018

On September 5th, The New York Times published an anonymous opinion piece from a person claiming to be a senior white house official that harshly criticized President Trump and stated that White House officials are actively working against his agenda.  It is unprecedented for an anonymous piece ...

OPINION: An athlete is more than an athlete

OPINION: An athlete is more than an athlete

By Steven Wyatt

August 6, 2018

Every day throughout the United States, people with any sort of platform, both local and national, take to the media to voice their opinions. This is seen as acceptable, and it is even sometimes encouraged by many people all across the country. However, there is one group with an extremely popular national p...

High school dating categories

High school dating categories

By Alex Gibbs

June 21, 2018

Young Love. Books have been written about it. Movies have been made about it. It’s a fascination of our society and is people’s first experiment with romance.  While some people will claim that they dated in middle school, a real dating relationship can really only begin when one member of the...

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