The Tumultuous History of Prom

By Cady Russell, Staff Writer Prom is the American high school tradition. Movies like Pretty in Pink showcase the biggest event of the high school year in brilliant extravaganza. People dream about their prom dates and dresses. Prom is a distinctly American event, but how did the high school night of the year even get started? Prom is short for promenade, a term which was … Continue reading The Tumultuous History of Prom

The Importance of Acceptance

“The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.” – Nathaniel Branden Ignorance. The opposite of awareness. The driving force behind hatred. The inexcusable excuse for mistreatment. My heart is broken into pieces by the ignorance in this world surrounding disability awareness. Why do we have months dedicated to awareness of cerebral palsy, down syndrome, autism, etc.? Disabilities are not searching for … Continue reading The Importance of Acceptance

Passionless Artists Pollute Music

Streaming services like Spotify, Apple Music, and SoundCloud are gaining plays quicker than ever. In 2018, streaming services produced an almost 50% rise in streams according to the 2018 Nielsen Music Report. Streaming services are online and on-demand sources for music. Services like Spotify and SoundCloud offer music to be streamed in exchange for ad plays shuffled between songs or memberships. Streaming services are gaining … Continue reading Passionless Artists Pollute Music

The Human Condition

Ignorance is the opposite of awareness, a driving force behind hatred. The inexcusable excuse for mistreatment. People communicate in countless different ways, verbally and non-verbally. Disabilities like autism, cerebral palsy, and Down syndrome may cause some people to be unable to communicate in the way that most people do: verbally. One of my sweetest friends is a 6-year-old boy with Down syndrome who is selectively … Continue reading The Human Condition

Let’s Talk About this Period

Women have made great strides from suffrage to equal pay. However, women still have their fair share of battles ahead. A giant problem that still persists for women is the stigma and the taxation of feminine hygiene products, like pads and tampons. The tampon tax is the common name for the tax added to feminine hygiene products.  As a woman, it sucks having to spend … Continue reading Let’s Talk About this Period