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Keep your eyes closed, unless you want to lose your mind is the major tenet of the 2018 film “Bird Box,” which was released on Netflix mid-December. While it has received a huge amount of views, it left me with a sense of disappointment when I was hoping for a true horror film. Read more

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Whether people love them or hate them, everybody knows about scary movies. With movies like “Silent Hill,” “Paranormal Activity” and “The Orphan,” the horror movie genre has made a path within the movie industry and with quite the reputation. Sadly, scary movies are generally not held in hig… Read more

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April is National Autism Awareness Month. People will be turning on blue porch lights and posting puzzle pieces all over social media to support those on the autism spectrum. Many of those supporters will also tend to support one the nation's largest autism advocacy organization, Autism Speaks. Read more

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It’s never been a hard task for me to conform, if I must. I say conform because it is the only word to relate to the actions of watering down my culture, my beliefs, my ecentric “Wow, how did you get your hair like that!” style, to fit the standards that have always surrounded me. Read more

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Graduation is a time of great celebration, a time to recognize one’s accomplishments and reflect on what the last four years have meant to us and those around us. But to those of us who are not graduating, it is a time to say goodbye to some of the most influential people we have met here on… Read more

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The three western modes of persuasion are as follows: ethos, pathos and logos. When even these ceased to effectively communicate an issue, I turned to a rock. David himself beat Goliath from the simple slinging of one to the temple. I’m not one to resort to such violence, but solve my proble… Read more

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People will argue that parents should never lie to their children about anything, not even when it comes to Santa Claus. I believe children are better off experiencing all of the “magic” of Christmas and the mysteries it brings.

With 2018 coming to a close it is that time of year in which all humans look back on the events of the year and reflect on what 2018 has meant to them and what 2019 will mean going forward.

With the Thanksgiving break approaching, it is time to make the annual trek home to Blair, Nebraska. A small town not unlike Maryville, Missouri, and is a little gem hidden amongst a circle of hills in western Nebraska.

The recent passing of Amendment 2 has brought medical marijuana to the state of Missouri. While it can benefit people experiencing pain from a range of illnesses, it has consequences that need to be taken into account.

Everybody knows the consequences of smoking and how it is bad for those around them. Some have even taken commendable steps to stop their bad habit through different means such as chewing nicotine gum, behavioral therapy or even quitting cold-turkey.