The code for success

Madison Krell | Staff Writer There is no code for how to become successful. But there is a bracelet that helps young girls learn the basics of coding. Whether it’s Barbies, pink Nerf guns, or princess Legos – the toys directed toward girls stereotype us as pink and Barbie lovers. But Jewlbots is helping break that stereotype by helping young […]

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OPINION: Save Kesha

Madison Krell | Staff Writer We were born to break the doors down, fight until the end. Kesha sang these words in her hit song “Warrior” in 2012. And she is taking that mentality to court. On Kesha’s 18th birthday, she claims that her producer, Dr. Luke, drugged and raped her – but he was never charged. Flash forward 10 […]

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OPINION: Lights off, Internet

Madison Krell | Staff Writer Friday the 13th is always a day when superstitious people predict terror and bad luck. But the real terror happened on Friday, November 13 when terrorists attacked places such as Paris, Lebanon, Beirut and Baghdad, and earthquakes shook Japan and Mexico. Where did you first hear what happened? The news? Twitter? Word of mouth? News […]

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OPINION: Exterminating expectations

Madison Krell | Staff Writer The night was supposed to be perfect. For weeks, you were dreaming of this one night, creating the perfect scenario in your head. You’ve been practicing for weeks in order to get the championship trophy. You’ve stayed after for every help session in order to get an A in the class. You’ve spent over $200 […]

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OPINION: Name changer

Madison Krell | Staff Writer Princess Consuela Banana Hammock. Phoebe Buffay hit the jackpot with her name change, and like Phoebe and Monica, I don’t want to change my last name when I get married. Scratch that– I don’t think it’s fair that I have to be the only one to change my last name. I realize that’s the way […]

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OPINION: Drone wars

Madison Krell | Staff Writer My dad bought a drone. As it sat on the ground for the first time before we flew it, it looked harmless. But when the propellers started turning, and the machine zipped through the air the appearance changed. It looked as if it had traveled to earth from a Galaxy far far away, mocking the […]

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OPINION: Cinema psychos

Madison Krell | Staff Writer Every Thursday night, at 10/9 central, I watch as innocent people are followed into their condos, or their cars, or even their work place. As I am watching, the pitch black sky is thrashing against the window, the wind is making an  eerie melody with the haunting music whistling out of the television set in front of me, all while […]

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OPINION: Asthma ashamers

Madison Krell | Staff Writer Imagine being choked by two invisible hands that you can’t pry off. Suffocating and at the same time gasping for air. Strange looks are thrown your way. Some people are concerned about the horrible sounds you’re making, others are annoyed at you for making them feel uncomfortable. This is what having an asthma attack feels […]

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OPINION: Bigfoot or big hoax?

Madison Krell | Staff Writer For some reason it is socially unacceptable to believe in unicorns and fairies, but it’s popular to believe in Bigfoot. What. Even though unicorns and fairies may involve magic, there is about the same real hardcore evidence that supports their ‘realness’. Which is none. There is no hardcore evidence to prove that Bigfoot isn’t a big […]

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OPINION: All jokes aside

Madison Krell | Staff Writer Every 5 seconds, part of someone’s reputation dies a little because they made an Ebola joke. I shouldn’t even call it a joke, since joke implies that it is funny in some way, and Ebola is not a funny subject matter. But even so, we all know that one wise guy who screams “Ebola!” after […]

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