Archive for 'Opinions'

Review: Staffer picks favorite albums from 2016

Review: Staffer picks favorite albums from 2016

2016 is looked at by the general public as the worst year in a very long time. Celebrities died, politics were pervasive and iOS almost got rid of the peach emoji. But, because of this brew [...]

Opinions: Staff member enjoys new Blue Moose restaurant

Opinions: Staff member enjoys new Blue Moose restaurant

Many people find themselves fed up with the lack of cleanliness that is often shown in chain restaurants. One person in particular is the managing partner of the Blue Moose, Mike Arria. And, it is because [...]

Opinions: Staffer shares tips for a ‘Super’ Bowl party

Opinions: Staffer shares tips for a ‘Super’ Bowl party

It is approaching the end of the National Football League’s season, which means it is time to prepare for the best Super Bowl party ever. There are many elements to a great Super Bowl party, such [...]

Opinions: Staff member gives opinion on the NFL playoffs

Opinions: Staff member gives opinion on the NFL playoffs

With the National Football League regular season ending, many teams still have something to fight for, a championship. Twelve teams started in the NFL playoffs in hopes of becoming the Super Bowl champions. The NFL playoffs, [...]

Opinions: Staffer picks favorite movies from 2016

Opinions: Staffer picks favorite movies from 2016

Movies are a great way to relax. They can be based on books, they can be based on other movies, and most of them are good. In 2016, there were a lot of good movies, but [...]

Opinions:  Staff member reviews new Chainsmokers EP

Opinions: Staff member reviews new Chainsmokers EP

In 2014, The Chainsmokers became known around the world for their hit, “#SELFIE”. And, again, in 2015, they shook fans with the song “Roses” (featuring ROZES). Now, The Chainsmokers have done it again, but this time [...]

Opinions:  ‘Arrival’ leaves staff member searching for answers

Opinions: ‘Arrival’ leaves staff member searching for answers

“If you could see your whole life from start to finish, would you change things?” This is the question that has been stuck in my head since I left the Manhattan movie theater. When I saw [...]

Opinions:  Harry Potter fanatic reviews new spin-off movie

Opinions: Harry Potter fanatic reviews new spin-off movie

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a Harry Potter spinoff film that focuses on a brand new lead character, Newt Scamander, played by Eddie Redmayne, an interestingly awkward British wizard who travels to New [...]

Opinions:  While states legalize marijuana, it has many negative effects

Opinions: While states legalize marijuana, it has many negative effects

It goes by many names — cannabis, grass, pot, bong, burnie, weed, dope, hay and herb are just a few. Side effects include altered sense of time, brighter colors, short-term memory loss, slower reaction time, difficulty [...]

Opinions:  Student savors family Thanksgiving as times change

Opinions: Student savors family Thanksgiving as times change

The soft, sweet smells of fall, a 25-pound turkey in the roaster, potatoes on the stove top, pies freshly made in the oven and family arriving one by one. These are the sights, smells and sounds [...]

Opinions:  Staff member recaps favorite show, ‘Game of Thrones’

Opinions: Staff member recaps favorite show, ‘Game of Thrones’

Stab, stab, stab. You think you know what show I am talking about? Yes, I am talking about “Game of Thrones,” the most critically acclaimed show on television. Last season, we saw a lot of plot [...]

Opinions:  Growing up with siblings can lead to many pranks

Opinions: Growing up with siblings can lead to many pranks

Growing up in a family with multiple siblings can have its pros and cons. I grew up with three siblings in one house, all of us fairly close in age. I was the youngest, so that [...]

Opinions:  Staffer reviews the latest season of ‘The Walking Dead’

Opinions: Staffer reviews the latest season of ‘The Walking Dead’

“You can breathe. You can blink. You can cry.” “The Walking Dead” season premiere is finally out. “Walking Dead” fans have been waiting all summer for Season 7 of AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” and they got [...]

Opinions:  Staff member believes NBA trade affects entire league

Opinions: Staff member believes NBA trade affects entire league

Before the 2016-2017 National Basketball Association season started, former Most Valuable Player, Kevin Durant, had to make the most important decision of his career. Durant needed to choose what team he would sign with. During the [...]

Opinions:  Students should realize bonfires can be harmful

Opinions: Students should realize bonfires can be harmful

When in a situation with fire, especially during the cold winters or during the wildfire season, people must realize that fires, like bonfires, can help and hurt our environment at the same time. Fire can be [...]

Opinions:  National Honor Society needs more transparent process

Opinions: National Honor Society needs more transparent process

The National Honor Society is a very prestigious organization to be involved with in high school. All selection processes are different, which is acceptable by the NHS rules, but the Rock Creek High School NHS does [...]

Opinions:  Staff member shares first rock concert experience

Opinions: Staff member shares first rock concert experience

My brother and I were sitting in the car, waiting for the AC/DC concert on Feb. 28, 2016, which was my first “real” concert. When we got to Kansas City, my friends and their parents were [...]

Opinion: Staffer reviews new pizza joint in Aggieville

Opinion: Staffer reviews new pizza joint in Aggieville

If there is something almost any person can enjoy, it has to be pizza. As of Feb. 19, area residents can now enjoy pizza at another place in Aggieville, Pie 5. Walking into the building, anyone [...]

Opinion: Staff member provides opinion on the Kesha case

Opinion: Staff member provides opinion on the Kesha case

293,000 people are sexually assaulted each year, and 68 percent of these assaults are never reported to the authorities, according to the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network. Singer, songwriter and rapper Kesha Rose Sebert, known [...]

Opinion: Staff member raves about ‘Eddie the Eagle’

Eddie has worked his whole life for this one moment. Through all of the challenges he has faced, it has finally come true for him. The new movie Eddie the Eagle is a true story of [...]