Al Alone: Issue Six

By Benjamin Richter, Contributing Writer/Cartoonist Issue Six Another school year has gone. It has been quite the journey. Every year starts with the statement "It's going to be different," and it always is. Each day brings a new twist- You never see it coming: Plans change.And when things aren't going your way, -when do they... Continue Reading →

The Arnold Classic: The Greatest Fitness Convention in the World

By Dakota Meyers, Contributing Writer The Arnold Classic is a fitness convention held in Columbus, Ohio every year during the first week of March by Arnold Schwarzenegger. Athletes from all around the world come to compete and present their skills during this three-day event. Each year, this convention hosts one of the largest powerlifting meets... Continue Reading →

A Cubs Fan in a Cardinals World

By Allison Donofrio, Staff Writer Before November 2, 2016, when the Chicago Cubs broke their 108-year World Series drought, it was difficult to be a Cubs fan in a St. Louis Cardinals world. If I wore anything Cubs related in Carrier Mills, Ill., I would get stares and scuffs. People would ask “why are you... Continue Reading →

Al Alone: Issue Five

By Benjamin Richter, Cartoonist/Contributing Writer Issue Five It is                    so crazy. The world is changing everyday. Things get easier or become more complicated. Problems are avoided, ignored, or resolved. Some realize they are complete. Others realize they are empty. But who cares? You. Support me and... Continue Reading →

The Pros and Cons of “13 Reasons Why”

By Allison Donofrio, Staff Writer Most things in life have their pros and cons, and when pop culture tries to shed light on difficult subjects, it usually comes with both good and bad reactions. While the Netflix series "13 Reasons Why" has become increasingly popular, it has brought potential problems, as well as potential for... Continue Reading →

All Fun and Games: Video Games and Learning

By Andrew Gardewine, Contributing Writer Lebanon, Ill. - Many people don’t consider video games to be a legitimate source for learning. Video games have been given the label as a form of leisure-time play, are considered childish and are seen as something that people eventually grow out of in order to pursue more serious ventures.... Continue Reading →

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