• In defense of: “I was born in the wrong generation girls”

    By Jori O'Grady We all know one. They have a record player in their room, mom jeans and vintage clothes (which they say are thrifted but are definitely from Urban Outfitters), they read old books, watch old movies and constantly let out big sighs and claim, “I was just born ...
  • To Cancel or Not to Cancel

    By Iris Utroske I am not the first to inform you that on January 26th, basketball legend Kobe Bryant died in a horrific helicopter crash. Everyone felt it: news of the tragedy spread across the globe within hours of the story breaking, and worldwide grieving was soon to follow.  Frankly, ...
  • Advisory, Caught in the Quagmire

    By Paxton Decker “Ehhhh,” or “uhhhhh.”  Those seemed to be predominating emotions and opinions expressed both before and after our introduction to the new Advisory program. I, for one, agree. I am torn by a belief that in theory, Advisory is a great idea, yet, at the same time, I ...
  • [Opinion] The Problem with our Buses

    By: Will Brent Inzana Imagine having to start each day sitting on the filthy, dirt encrusted floor of an overcrowded school bus. The driver yells: "squeeze in.” Easier said than done.  The cause of this all? A massive shortage of drivers. “I get on other peoples’ buses, because my bus ...
  • [Opinion] “All Year Was Hell”

    By: Jace DiCola *Student names have been changed for the sake of anonymity A teacher from Overland has been suspended for not allowing students to say the n word. A Davenport West teacher has been arrested for filming people in their homes. And, a West high school teacher has been ...
  • Autopsy of "Okay Boomer"

    Hideo Kojima on Internet politics: “In the current, digitized world, trivial information is accumulating every second, preserved in all its triteness. Never fading, always accessible. Rumors about petty issues, misinterpretations, slander… All this junk data preserved in an unfiltered state, growing at an alarming rate. It will only slow down ...
  • [Opinion] Retrospect

    By: Emma Wilson The decade ends in less than a month, which means your childhood is ending in a matter of days. We had Disney Channel classics such as Wizards of Waverly Place and Hannah Montana end. We no longer see Alex and Justin’s sibling fights, all the misuse with ...
  • [Opinion] Why are you here?   

    By: Paxton Decker Why the hell are you here?    You can drop out. You know you could. You could do it right now. Just close the article already. You’ve probably already thought about it. If you’re 16, then you are one paper form and a government bureaucrat away from flying ...
  • [Opinion] The show will go on, but at what cost?

    By: Jori O'Grady Picture by: Will Brent Inzana When I first saw the call for the fall musical auditions, I immediately thought, “How does Grandview go from Hairspray to 1776?” On the surface level, 1776 is a musical quarrel of twenty-five rich white men whose ideology and lives were romanticized ...
  • [OPINION] English Matters! (But the Books Don’t)

    By: Iris Utroske "You are not immune to propaganda" image courtesy of Tumblr user MarkVomit It has universally agreed upon that the English branch of the public education system is in desperate need of reform. Interest in reading is stagnating, prompting droves of students to Sparknote books so overwhelmingly that ...