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Guest Writer: The Problem With Pennies

Guest Writer: The Problem With Pennies

Jake Wicks, Guest Writer

February 15, 2019

Pennies, the cute copper coins that make up the smallest denomination of United States coinage and are considered charming and adorable. They are also a cornerstone of America. Despite the currency's miraculous reputation, pennies are in fact, indisputably and irrefutable terrible. This is because the p...

I Started a Political Revolution

I Started a Political Revolution

Charlie Pattinson, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019

On an average Tuesday, during my second period health class, I heard something shocking and disturbing. Coolmathgames.com had been blocked throughout the Johnston Community School District. My heart dropped. This was a travesty. One of the most enjoyable things about school had been swept from under th...

The Dark Roots Behind Valentine’s Day

The Dark Roots Behind Valentine’s Day

Marandah Mangra-Dutcher, Staff Writer

February 10, 2019

Valentine’s Day is celebrated annually throughout the world, on February 14. It is a day many view to celebrate love and romance. What you may not know are the roots behind it. There are many different myths and accounts as to the origin behind Valentines Day, however many of them are dark and end...

Let’s Talk About the Most Overrated Team in College Basketball this Year

Let’s Talk About the Most Overrated Team in College Basketball this Year

Evan Newcomb, Sports Editor

February 5, 2019

The Kansas Jayhawks are the most overrated team in college basketball, now hear me out before you start calling me an idiot. You are right not to believe me Kansas has been one of college basketball’s biggest names for decades and they have won 14 straight Big 12 regular season titles. They are known...

Hippo Campus Warms Up a Cold Night

Charlie Pattinson, Staff Writer

February 5, 2019

On what would have otherwise been a typical, boring Thursday night sitting at home procrastinating, I instead went out on the town with my old man. We hit up Wooly's in the East Village to see the band Hippo Campus perform on the first night of their tour for their latest album, "Bambi". It was a so...

How to cope and avoid interacting with people

How to cope and avoid interacting with people

Marandah Mangra-Dutcher, Staff Writer

February 1, 2019

Being around people can be fun and entertaining, however everyone has a limit. There are just those days where we just cannot handle people. For me, the majority of my days are considered “those days.” I like to think it is because I have self diagnosed myself as an introvert and being around people...