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Muslim student’s treatment highlights racial prejudices

Stephanie Atchley

September 18, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Showcase

You often hear that prejudices are a thing of the past, but they are still showing all around the world to different races and religions. One person who is facing this problem right now is Ahmed Mohamed. Mohamed, a Muslim 14 year old high school student in Texas, brought a clock that he made out of a pencil case to school to show his teacher. Instead of his teacher being impressed over his creation, the teacher thought that it was a bomb. This lead to Mohamed being arrested and suspended from school for three days.

Distracted dudes cause dress code drama

Kensie Walker

September 17, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Showcase

In the recent months, school dress code has become quite a controversial issue. A story from Kentucky about a girl Stephanie Hughes and approximately 20 other girls being sent home for “violating” their school’s dress co...

Everybody’s responsibility to end cyberbullying

Cadyn Qualls

September 16, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Showcase

It is likely that you’ve heard the phrase, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words could never hurt me.” While this has been a frequently used and widely popular quote for many years, it just simply isn’t the...

Liberty and justice for all now true in America

Camden Metheny

June 26, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Showcase

As an American, I'm proud to say that we're evolving. Today, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of legalizing gay marriage in all fifty states. I never understood why same-sex marriage was illegal in the first place. You'd think it was a basic human right, but people were justifying it being illegal because it's sinful. Now, I myself am a Christian, but I feel that no one sin is worse than the other. You see these politicians fight against gay marriage, yet they lie, cheat, and steal. To me, those are all the same.

Journalism – the power and the peril

Camden Metheny

January 25, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Last year, 61 journalists were killed while doing their job. We’re almost prosecuted for telling the world what’s going on. During the Ferguson protests, journalists were being arrested, detained, or prevented from rep...

Disney in decline

Greydon Williams

February 27, 2014

Filed under Opinion

Overcrowded, substandard, annoying. This is the simplest description I can give for Disney World in its current condition. The parks have become seas of ill-mannered individuals who all race to wait in line for 50 plus minu...

Simple solutions to an old problem

Camden Metheny

February 18, 2014

Filed under Opinion

A few weeks ago, Superintendent Gaylon Taylor held a meeting with the communities of Monette and Leachville proposing future buildings for BIC such as a K-12 school halfway between the two towns. Taylor made multiple points ...

Not allowed to have our cake and eat it too

Amber Rolland

February 14, 2012

Filed under Opinion

It happens all the time. My entire class will be in the middle of a test in our third period class and a sound much like that of a roaring lion will rip through the silence. Every eye in the room is then pin-pointed at the...

Rambling about rules

Rambling about rules

January 19, 2012

It’s a lock

It’s a lock

December 7, 2011

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