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Should the U.S. minimum drinking age be 21 or something else?

Is the U.S. Minimum Drinking Age Too High?

Haley Wolfenbarger, Opinion Writer May 23, 2023

The minimum legal drinking age in the U.S. as we all know is 21—which is among the oldest age restriction in the world—but why? And is it a good idea or a bad idea? The minimum legal drinking age was...

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Get a Clue

Zetta Louis, reporter March 28, 2023

I wanted to get to the bottom of my obsession with TV detectives. I wanted to see if the glamorous life portrayed on the big screen was actually reality. So I interviewed Meridian detective Ryan Rhoades...

The Voting Age Shouldn’t Change

Zetta Louis, Columnist January 17, 2023

Should the voting age be changed from eighteen to sixteen in the U.S. as some people are suggesting it should be today? It definitely took me quite a bit of time to figure out where I stood on this controversial...

Ask Ellis: Crutches, Dirty Rooms, and Little Brothers

Ask Ellis: Crutches, Dirty Rooms, and Little Brothers

Ellis Jones, Advice Columnist May 19, 2022

Dear Ellis, I have to use crutches, what are some fun things that I can do? ~steve   Dear Steve, Getting crutches can be disappointing, especially when it is almost summertime and everyone...

How Schools Have Changed

How Schools Have Changed

Lucy Cantrell, Features Writer April 28, 2022

Have you ever wondered what school was like in the 1960s? I interviewed my grandpa, Dave Long, on March 9th, 2022. I asked him what school was like for him in the 1960s. Long went to a private Christian...

Why Your Money Isnt Worth as Much Anymore

Why Your Money Isn’t Worth as Much Anymore

Kaleb G. Wood, Features & Opinion Writer April 24, 2022

One of the rarest Pokémon cards is the First Edition Shadowless Holographic Charizard. But why is this Pokémon so valuable? It's rare. Imagine if you could buy one of these cards anywhere, it wouldn't...

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