• Arts & Culture

    Taylor Swift’s triumphant return

    Taylor Swift’s girl-next-door reputation filled up our childhood memories as she dominated the charts with a mix of country and pop music. Swift’s newest album, “Reputation,” seems to leave this behind, as she taps into new styles of music, showing the world that the curly-haired teenager really is “dead.” The album is full of parallels to fueds Swift has experienced with other celebrities, and many fans have picked out lyrics that call out Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, along with Katy Perry, and previous boyfriends of Swift. The album has been very successful, dominating the pop music charts, and making fans go wild. “Reputation” sold more than 700,000 copies in…

  • Opinions

    Lower the drinking age

    An eighteenth birthday is a milestone, the beginning of adulthood and freedom, but with these freedoms come responsibilities. There are expectations to vote, find a job, and register for selective service. A person who has access to a gun and can be drafted, should be responsible enough to have alcohol. Additionally parents are unable to educate their kids on smart drinking habits and this regulation actually leads to higher abuse rates, as there is a stigma around alcohol and partying.  We need to educate teenagers how to drink responsibility, so that they can drink safely later in their lives.   Great controversy has been raised over the drinking age due…

  • Sports

    The NCAA bribery scandal

    by Kate Beisner The corrupt underbelly of college basketball was exposed late September, when multiple NCAA basketball coaches were arrested under charges of fraud. An FBI investigation of the coaches began in 2015, and is currently still in effect Investigators were able to observe coaches accepting money to send NBA players to specific sport agents and business managers. The major sports apparel brand, Adidas, was also found paying potential students to attend Adidas sponsored schools and sign with the company later in their careers. There are more than ten coaches who are currently receiving this charge, including Chuck Person, from Auburn, Mount Evans, from Oklahoma State, Emanuel Richardson, from Arizona,…