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‘Eating Animals’ urges readers to stand up for their beliefs

By Matt Metzler, Entertainment Editor

April 20, 2010

Filed under Opinion, Staff Columns

I recently read a book called Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer, and to say the least, it left a very bad taste in my mouth.  That being said, I couldn’t recommend it more highly. I’m sure almost everyone in this ...

April 1st isn’t only for fools

By Kevin O'Donnell, Academics/Administration Editor

March 16, 2010

Filed under Opinion, Staff Columns

The first of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year.  -- Mark Twain   April brings plenty of good things: good weather, Easter bunnies and especially spring break. But for millions aro...

Our views: full-body scanners in airports

By Matt Metzler and Paqui Toscano, Staff Writers

March 8, 2010

Filed under Opinion, Staff Columns

For more information about full-body scanners, click here to read Paqui's recent article on the topic. Matt's view In modern-day America, many people are pondering this question: which is more important, privacy or safety? ...

A sensible look at foreign policy

By Kyle Ratliff, News Editor

December 20, 2009

Filed under Opinion, Staff Columns

When President Obama committed more than 30,000 additional troops to Afghanistan, something in me just snapped. How many times does the United States have to touch its hand to the same hot stove before we realize that it burns? As...

Our views: Christmas in public schools

By Matt Metzler and Paqui Toscano, Staff Writers

December 18, 2009

Filed under Opinion, Staff Columns, Staff Editorial

Paqui's view As a faithful Christian who was confirmed two years ago and goes to church every Sunday, I look upon Christmas as a time to celebrate the birthday of Jesus Christ, my Lord and savior. However, Christmas, as the n...

Lambert’s AMA performance disgraces modern pop culture

By Matt Metzler, Entertainment Editor

November 24, 2009

Filed under Opinion, Staff Columns

The American Music Awards are a parody of nearly every aspect of our country’s pop culture. This shouldn’t be a very shocking statement if you’ve followed the awards show at all. This year’s results are especially...

Driving isn’t a game … but you can lose

By Amanda Feairheller, Chief Photographer

November 17, 2009

Filed under Opinion, Staff Columns

As kids, our parents warn us of the folly in our behavior. “You’re not going to live forever, you know,” I recall my dad telling me whenever I did something risky. Even with this, as kids and more commonly as teens, we don’t...

New pep rally process is a step backward

By Matt Metzler, Entertainment Editor

October 29, 2009

Filed under Opinion, Staff Columns

What’s the point of a pep rally if you’re only rallying the already-rallied? As most people have heard by now, the administration is trying something a little different for the Oct. 30 pep rally for the big game against...

Fairmont offers an awesome learning environment

By Natalie Wolfe, Editor-in-Chief

October 4, 2009

Filed under Staff Columns

I never realized how lucky we are to attend Fairmont. The faculty always seem to be trying to promote good grades, good sportsmanship and provide a good learning environment for the students. One aspect of Fairmont I especially...

Oh, how we love our technological (de)vices

By Matt Metzler, Entertainment Editor

September 7, 2009

Filed under Entertainment, Opinion, Staff Columns, Stories

Think for a moment … how many “technological devices” do you use in an average day? I can count six that I use almost every single day. My cell phone, my computer, my TV, my DVR from Time Warner Cable, my stereo and my...

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