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Crossing the line on immigration

Crossing the line on immigration

Sarah Lankford, Staff Writer

November 12, 2013


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Crossing the border is easy for some, but a life risk for others. Immigrants come to the United States to provide a better life for themselves and their family. With the judgement and prejudice towards them it is hard to maintain a welcoming outlook on Americans. In Texas, one of the top states with...

NYPD Pizza stacks up with the taste of New York

Haley Brown, Staff Writer

November 12, 2013


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New York Pizza Department, better known as NYPD Pizza has been “protecting” and “serving” pizza to ten valley wide locations. The NY-style pizza place was awarded for the third time the “Best Pizza Slice” by Phoenix New Times. The first restaurant was opened fifteen years ago and the busi...

Sometimes parents are the rule-breakers

Ashley Elliott, Staff Writer

November 12, 2013


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As teenagers, we all anticipate the day we earn our driver’s license, right?  It’s our ticket to freedom. As soon as we turn 16, we are sure to drive immediately to the MVD to get that rectangle piece of plastic that means so much. Perry High School, home to nearly 3,000 teenagers, has an incredibl...

Texting and Driving: The Gov’t Must Intervene

Austin Collins, Staff Writer

November 12, 2013


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The government is the only institution that trusts teenagers with a two-ton vehicle before they trust them with a vulgar movie. Somewhere along the lines somebody forgot to account for the fact that a reckless driver is much more likely to kill you than Michael Myers. According to autos.com, there are appro...

Freedom of religion or absence of

Austin Collins, Staff Writer

November 12, 2013


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The Constitution guarantees the freedom of religion, although some states choose to ignore it. In Texas, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, Mississippi, Arkansas and Maryland, it is a requirement to believe in some deity to run for public office. However, does the Constitution establish eq...

Fight the Power

Tanner Serrano

October 25, 2013


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Russian president Vladimir Putin signed a bill to make "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations" illegal on June 30th of this year, outlawing open homosexuality. A couple months later, on August 17th , Russia won the 4 x 400 meter relay at the World Championships in Moscow. Kseniya Ryzhova and ...

Congressional Temper Tantrum Costs Future Generations

Congressional Temper Tantrum Costs Future Generations

Lindsey Floyd, Opinions Editor

October 25, 2013


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On Oct. 1, America was propelled into its first shutdown in over a decade when Congress was unable to pass a yearly budget for agencies, programs, salaries, and the new Affordable Healthcare Act as Republicans refused to raise the debt ceiling and Democrats refused to cut spending—or more simply put, ...

Acid Rap vs. 10 Day

Tanner Serrano

October 25, 2013


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Chance the Rapper, a Chicago native, has released two highly acclaimed mixtapes on his journey to fame. 10 Day was the first tape he released, inspired by a 10 day long suspension during his senior year. But it was his following project, Acid Rap, that would propel Chance into the national spotlight. ...

Halloween Candy: Is it a trick or a treat?

Halloween Candy: Is it a trick or a treat?

Haley Brown, Staff Writer

October 25, 2013


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Oh, how sweet it is to have a bag full of your favorite candy on Halloween night. You start right away diving into the sweet pleasures after going house to house for three hours. By the end of the night, you have eaten half of your candy and have an overindulged feeling. But,all that candy leads to b...

Not the tea party America remembers

Not the tea party America remembers

Sarah Lankford, Staff Writer

October 25, 2013


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With the government shut down fresh in the minds of Americans, the tea party has been mentioned regularly. The real question is, who is the tea party and what do they do? On their website, the tea party claims to be “a grassroots movement that calls awareness to any issue which challenges the security...

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