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Pants on Fyre; Fyre Festival Disaster

Amara Houck, Reporter

February 22, 2019


Filed under News

In 2017, a big music festival- advertised to be bigger than Coachella- was announced by a businessman, Billy McFarland, and Rapper, Ja Rule. It was to be set in May/April and was to be extremely extravagant with the whole event set in the Bahamas, large and beautiful Villas, five-star meals, and just...

Walled Up: Why The Government Shutdown was Unnecessary

Walled Up: Why The Government Shutdown was Unnecessary

Elena Horton, Reporter

February 20, 2019


Filed under News, Opinion

800,000. That's how many employees, both critical and non-critical, were directly effected by the shutdown. 50,000. That's how many were called back without pay in the middle of the shutdown. One. That's how many people were directly responsible for the longest government shutdown in U.S History. What Is a Go...

Heart Hemorrhage: American Consumers and Valentine’s Day

Heart Hemorrhage: American Consumers and Valentine’s Day

Elena Horton, Reporter

February 20, 2019


Filed under News, Student Life

The American economy loves holidays. Valentine's day seems to be one of the more expensive ones though. However, as of recently, there's been a decrease in people who've chosen to participate in the holiday. Compared to a decade ago, at 60%, only 51% of consumers expect to treat their sweethearts or themselves to valentine's day treats, according t...

Clear Bag Policy

Clear Bag Policy

Elena Hortan, Editor in Chief

November 20, 2018


Filed under Academics, News, Sports, Student Life

Richland School District Two is implementing a “Clear Bag” entry procedure for to all winter varsity sporting events to take effect at the beginning of the regular season.  This proactive measure is part of the districts efforts to continue to improve and advance safety and security measures. Th...

Donuts not brains- Zombie Coffee & Donuts

Donuts not brains- Zombie Coffee & Donuts

Ellena Aimes, Reporter

November 13, 2018


Filed under News, Student Life

You may know of Krispy Kreme, Dunkin Donuts or even Duck Donuts, but a new cafe has opened up in the downtown Columbia area called Zombie Coffee and Donuts, A cafe that was founded in Georgia but is relatively new to Columbia. "Zombie is actually hands-on," Malaysia Tyler, shift manager said, "It'...

Bleeding the Pages Yellow – The Question of Fake News

Bleeding the Pages Yellow – The Question of Fake News

Elena Horton, Reporter

October 26, 2018


Filed under News

It’s in the air and everywhere-- fake news is the hottest buzzword of our generation. But what is fake news? The university of Penn State defines it as intentionally fabricated information, spreading deceptive content, or grossly distort actual news reports. "I think there's definitely fake news out th...

The News: How do you get it

The News: How do you get it

Kailynn Shaw, Reporter

October 25, 2018


Filed under News, Student Life

The news is the way all people keep informed about the world around them and to make sure everyone gets that information there are many different stations, websites, apps and people you can use. For younger kids in elementary or middle school, they probably get that information from their parents or...

Back to the basics: the first week of school

Back to the basics: the first week of school

Elena Horton, Reporter

September 26, 2018


Filed under Academics, News, Student Life

Early morning coffee, a mantra here, a checklist there, everyone had their own way of preparing for this new school year and with that, their own experiences. Students and teachers alike even now are reflecting upon the first week, each with their own criticisms and comments. "I felt comfortable, li...

Anti-Semitism: More Than It Seems

Anti-Semitism: More Than It Seems

Elena Horton, Editor in Chief

May 21, 2018


Filed under News, Student Life

The Kiev Porgrom, The Eternal Jew, The Holocaust. Those are just some of many of the major times Jewish people have faced persecution. Dating as far back as the Civil War, American Jews have faced turmoil and hardship simply for existing. For those who are Jewish over seas, the date goes farther. "Anti...

Was Slavery a Choice?

May 14, 2018


Filed under News, Opinion, Student Life

400 years ago, the South had a thriving economy off of free slave labor. With a majority of those slaves being from Africa, with the system running on pure racism, it's regarded as one of the lowest points in American history. Kanye West, a rapper, made a comment which stirred many debates within...

School Safety

Amber Bolar

March 22, 2018


Filed under News, Student Life

Since January 1st, 17 school shootings have occurred in the U.S. alone. With so much concern, schools are now taking higher measures with students and facility by having more practice lockdowns. While in practice lockdowns students should always take them seriously and perform them as they would during...