By DANIEL RIOS Food… We all eat it whether we eat it with a fork, spoon, straw or chopsticks. But do we really know what is put into it. Who makes it is also important. Cooking is like an art, the chef’s feeling and emotion will ultimately define the quality and outcome of how the […]

by SIERRA DELOACH It’s no secret that most people are broke coming out of college, and eager to join the work force. In America, though, the jobs to be had are slim to none. A survey conducted in April of 2013 found that over 41% of college graduates have not been able to obtain jobs […]

By ANNIE WORSFOLD In 2013 when technology is such a routine part of the American life, one almost doesn’t even question the thought of babies playing with iPhone apps. They keep kids with busy parents quiet, they’re portable, and hey, they’re labeled “educational,” so they must be good for kids. It’s the way of the […]

The SAT and College Apps

November 20, 2013 | 1 Comment

By NAHOA JETTE It’s worshiped and feared at the same time, but nevertheless, the SAT is a staple component in college applications. It’s a process where students flock to their testing centers, usually early on a Saturday morning, and spend the next five hours of their life filling in circles with a #2 pencil. The […]

By KHADICHA MUKAMBETOVA These days one year old kids know how to use technology. This is wrong; babies shouldn’t know how to use an iPhone or how to work an iPad. Many adults have smartphones and tablets, and their kids of course would be very interested in a touch screen device. Kids get engaged in […]

By SIERRA DELOACH Fantasy gore seems to be more and more popular as the graphics are refined and technical kinks are straightened out. They have become increasingly popular amongst the teen to young adult population, especially boys. What is it that makes them so fascinating—the repulsive graphics, the brutal deaths? And, is there something more […]

Poverty

November 19, 2013 | Leave a Comment

By SAMANTHA DRAVES When people think of poverty, they often think of the third world countries with an overwhelming number of lower class citizens. Many believe that the United States has little to no lower class citizens in poverty, yet the numbers prove otherwise. I decided to head out and take a survey to find […]

By SIERRA DELOACH Millions saw the performance Miley Cyrus gave at the VMA’s on Aug. 25, and the reaction was very negative. Most viewers described the dance as vulgar, or even disgusting. It was nearly immediately that sexist comments exploded on the internet, saying that she belonged at home, or in the kitchen, even that […]

Goodbye Baseball

October 25, 2013 | Leave a Comment

By NAHOA JETTE America’s favorite pastime is no longer baseball. Disturbing, but true, baseball has taken the backseat of professional sports in America. According to the article “Is America’s Pastime Dying a Slow Death?,” Major League Baseball television ratings have plummeted by as much as 50 percent since 1990. These are alarming numbers due to […]

IPads in the Classroom

October 25, 2013 | 2 Comments

By SAM DRAVES Schools need to add more technology in the education learning process. All around the country, districts have placed iPads in the classroom as an educational tool, so why doesn’t Homer? Teachers ranging from elementary to the high school level have expressed the improvements the device is making in their students’ education. In […]