Girls Dress to Distress

Girls Dress to Distress

Alexandra Mason, Reporter

December 7, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Many students are against the enforced dress code for the 2017-2018 school year, as it is proclaimed to be aimed against females and creates sexism in our school atmosphere. The dress code remains the same as last year; however, many girls have complained, saying that is more strict than ever. ...

IHOP Tops Waffle House

Brinson Mullis, Sports Editor

December 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion

In my journeys across these great 50 states, I have taken it upon myself to seek out the best restaurants that serve a hearty and fun-filled breakfast. My quest began with some jaunty local fare coming from the well known Waffle House as well as the newly opened International House of Pancakes (IHOP). ...

Let’s Get Saucy

Let’s Get Saucy

Adam Webster, Reporter

December 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Restaurant Reviews

An undisputed staple of American cuisine is the chicken wing. Perfect for game day, a picnic with a significant other, or even funerals — the versatility of the wing is one of its greatest draws. Over the years, this saucy dish has become unanimous with Italian restaurants. The chances are that the next p...

Lil Uzi is All The Rage

Lil Uzi is All The Rage

Byron Winchester, Business Manager

December 6, 2017


Filed under Music Reviews, Opinion

After riding the wave of his highly successful summer ballad “XO Tour Llif3” Lil Uzi Vert released his debut album “Luv is Rage 2.” The project has 16 songs featuring notable artists such as The Weeknd & Pharrell Williams. As the sequel to his infamous mixtape “Luv Is Rage,” Uzi provides...

Rockbridge Should Go Green

Rockbridge Should Go Green

McKelvey Collins, Features Editor

November 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion

By: McKelvey Collins This past year, I spent seven months living in Los Angeles, and I noticed many differences between the counties of LA and Rockbridge. A major one is that Los Angeles County is more environmentally advanced than Rockbridge County in many ways. For instance, LA has banned plasti...

Bans do not Solve Conflicts

Bans do not Solve Conflicts

Colby Ervin, Reporter

November 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The recent struggle between white supremacists and counter demonstrators in Charlottesville has caused a renewed surge of anger against the long dead Confederate States of America and the country’s flag. These events, along with the surge of anger, have brought up the question of whether the Confede...

American immigration policy needs complete makeover

Mallory Keeley, Head Print Editor

November 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Under the U.S. Constitution, Americans claim to uphold the ideals of liberty, equal opportunity, and acceptance of the world’s “huddled masses,” However, we have failed to honor this.  The implementation of strict immigration policies and the threat of detrimental consequences for undocumented i...

Confederate flags have no place in school

Confederate flags have no place in school

Kala Youngblood, Talent Show and Cat Track Coordinator

November 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion

For some, the Confederate flag represents pride and heritage. For others, it is a symbol of hate and years of oppression. In the wake of the Charlottesville attacks earlier this summer, the Confederate flag has become even more prominent as a flag of hate and, therefore, has no place in the public scho...

The best and worst of eating gluten free in Lexington

The best and worst of eating gluten free in Lexington

Lily Moreschi, Reporter

November 24, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Restaurant Reviews

In recent years, more people have adopted gluten-free diets for various reasons, including preference or allergy.  Additionally, according to www.cureceliacdisease.org, about 1 in 133 Americans, including myself, have celiac disease, a genetic condition affects the stomach and digestive system, and force...

BROCKHAMPTON hops on the scene

BROCKHAMPTON hops on the scene

Musa Kamara, Head Online Editor

November 24, 2017


Filed under Music Reviews, Opinion

With the release of their critically acclaimed second studio album, “Saturation II,” the self-proclaimed all-American boy band, Brockhampton, has forayed into hip-hop territory that was previously uncharted. Not only does the group combine a diverse group of black, white, hispanic, southeast Asia...

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