I wake up to an alert on my phone, reminding me that tomorrow is the senior awards ceremony. Oh wait ... that was a previous plan, placed on the calendar before I could even dream of today’s reality.

Out of all the active generations, it can be argued that Gen Z has the most humor about situations. In the face of danger, we make memes and TikTok videos regarding how we would die. While other generations see us as being immature and unable to handle reality, the truth of the matter is hum…

Everyone loves to come home to a nice, warm house, bundle up with warm blankets, or rock their favorite pair of fuzzy socks from time to time. What about enjoying your favorite meal, or any meal? If you have any pets, you know that they love these privileges as much as we do. Many, many anim…

With the new year and upcoming decade, a lot seems to be changing. Technology, wars, countries, the people and societies’ new ideas. The present is changing so much it’s a little scary, and a lot of people seem to think that, too.

If sweatpants and hoodies are your go-to clothing, skipping class is a daily thing, your homework isn’t done and all you do is watch TikTok, then you may have senioritis.

The year 2020 is bound to be filled with jokes about vision and references to the Roaring ’20s. Here are some ways that you can start the year out on a good foot without going overboard with resolutions.

Is online or traditional school the one for you? As seniors are approaching the end of their high school career, many of them are wondering what they should do with their future. There isn’t a wrong answer for what to do after high school, but you should look at all opportunities that are av…

It has been a long-standing tradition to gather around the table with your family and be merry — to eat food and just celebrate and enjoy each other’s company on Thanksgiving Day. While everyone eats, conversation ensues, which can be of topics that vary from family to family.

We’ve all seen it in the news — people dying from vaping-related diseases. In addition to this, the president of the United States says he is aware of it, and that he might begin to crack down. So many sides of an ongoing predicament that we find ourselves in, but no one giving straightforwa…

Vaping is one of the biggest problems in American teens today. As a high school student, I am always seeing students vaping. Even though they know that these things can cause health problems, they continue to do it anyway. I wish that students would take better care of their health.

It’s a strange feeling that Amnesty International issued a travel advisory for the United States stating “exercise extreme caution when travelling throughout the country due to rampant gun violence.” The copious gun violence has led international groups to not see our country as something it…

Most countries around the world teach two languages from the time children start to learn. This has resulted in most people worldwide being bilingual or trilingual. So why doesn’t this occur in the United States?

We all probably know by now (at least, I hope that we do) that we are going through climate change — that the world is warming, and that this will have serious negative effects for our planet. Will. But actually, it already is.

Fruits, vegetables, meat and all kinds of other foods are all within access year-round to most countries around the world. Food is at our fingertips, but now that we can access it easily, what is more humane to eat?

For centuries, there has been an ongoing cycle of being taught. Teachers who teach the next generation of teachers. Without those who chose to teach, the world might not be where it is today.

For a lot of teens, board games do not exactly spell fun — not even with Scrabble tiles. And let’s face it, once you’re over the age of ten, most familiar games seem to either be for little kids or for complete geeks. It’s understandable that many teenagers are convinced there are better thi…

Climate change is a change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns that lasts for an extended period of time. It could refer to a change in average weather conditions, but today, it is a threat to our planet. And it is our fault.

Immigration is one of the biggest issues in today’s society. Not only does it involve our country and our people, but also anyone trying to come to the United States in an attempt to find better lives for themselves and their families.

Almost every teen has a cellphone or regular access to one. Apps like Snapchat, Instagram, and VSCO are becoming increasingly popular and with privacy scares, like the one occurring at Facebook, it leaves teens to wonder if their information is actually safe.

When people hear the word “epidemic,” they usually think of a rapidly spreading medical disease. Unfortunately, this is a word that can perfectly describe how JUULs are having an impact on West Virginia schools.

Video games are a large part of today’s society. Commercials, TV, billboards, almost everywhere you look, a video game shows up. But many of these games have violence-related topics and can be seen as tasteless. Games such as “Hitman,” “Call of Duty” and the Metal Gear franchise all have vio…

I never would have thought my summer would include climbing a mountain. Yet, I anxiously woke up at 5:30 in the morning and sluggishly pulled myself out of bed. The cozy cottage that we stayed in smelled of rain and a crackling fire. My head felt as though it had the weight of the world. My …

“Charlotte’s Web” has been a childhood reading staple since it was first published in 1952. Most people’s recollections of reading it probably include laughing at Templeton the Rat’s antics, or crying at the ending (no spoilers, but I would honestly congratulate you if you had managed to not…

Genetic editing seems like a fantasy. “The Walking Dead,” “Jurassic Park,” and many superheroes, all of this seems ridiculously fake, but we might see some of it in the near future thanks to a gene editing tool called CRISPR.

To begin, we must define what an addict is. Is an addict a criminal? Is an addict a person in need? Is an addict even considered human? In today’s culture, we have a major issue with the dehumanization of addicts to all substances. We need to continually reinforce the idea that addicts are p…