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Holiday Shopping Frenzy

Lea Ahren, Photography Editor

December 22, 2011

Filed under Opinion

After escaping Black Friday with all limbs intact and without gun wounds, it’s hard to imagine getting back out there and storming the storefronts all over again.      But let’s face it. Very few people actually have th...

Breaking the chains: Echo staffer Lacey Raper gives up her greasy haven

Lacey Raper, Copy Editor

December 22, 2011

Filed under Opinion

At the beginning of November, I decided that my overconsumption french fries would be the chain I would break. I am now convinced that I went into complete a dead-brain mode while making that decision. Anyone who knows me knows...

Breaking the Chains–November

Kelsey Wilson, Sports Editor

November 22, 2011

Filed under Opinion

From the beginning of October through the beginning of November, I chose to give up meat and become vegetarian. I thought it would be challenging because, as a busy student, I stop by a drive-thru and just grab a cheeseburg...

Writers… writers… writers block?

Morgan Westover, Feature Editor

November 22, 2011

Filed under Opinion

It’s sneaky and unpredictable. It catches you at your most vulnerable moments, and can drive the weakest minds mad. It’s an atrocity taking over today’s most creative youth, with absolutely no signs of going away. No, it ...

What Sarah Said

Sarah Rolufs, Editor-in-Chief

November 22, 2011

Filed under Opinion

When the Amazon Kindle e-book reader was first announced, I was appalled. I paid no mind to all of the features included or to any claims of its greatness – I vowed to have nothing to do with this cold, electronic squar...

What Sarah Said–October

Sarah Rolufs, Editor-in-Chief

October 21, 2011

Filed under Opinion

In early September, Newsweek published “The Best Places to be a Woman” - an article analyzing the nations that scored the highest in rights provided to women - from health care to education and political power. Point totals w...

The Art of the Pick-up

Lea Ahrens, Photography Editor

October 20, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Guys have it pretty darn good. I don’t want to whine and complain about how terrible it is to be a girl, but I will say this: for guys, picking up chicks is simple, and pretty irritating. Step 1: Research the corni...

Credit Downgrade

Sophie Hollenbeck, News Editor

October 17, 2011

Filed under Opinion

At the beginning of August, something extraordinary happened that is going to have an impact on the future of our nation's people, including high school students. For the first time in history, our country's credit rating was...

Google+ vs Facebook

Sara Khan, Opinion Editor

September 28, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Eight time Academy Award winner, “The Social Network”, follows Mark Zuckerburg as he creates the phenomenon that is now known worldwide as Facebook; but you guys already knew that, didn’t you? So, what is this I have be...

Sophie’s Voice

Sohpie Hollenbeck, News Editor

September 28, 2011

Filed under Opinion

When thinking about the beginning of the nation or more specifically, the founding of, the first thoughts that come to mind are usually of Pilgrims and Indians, George Washington, The Declaration of Independence, and the Americ...

Paying too much for ketchup?

Lea Ahrens, Photography Editor

September 20, 2011

Filed under Opinion

My grandma always used to say: “When I was your age, a loaf of bread only cost a nickel!” It’s funny now, walking into our cafeteria and paying that for a packet of ketchup. Thanks to the Board of Health and Nutrition,...

Staff Editorial: Senate Bill 54

Kaitlyn Hanlin, Managing Editor

September 20, 2011

Filed under Opinion

On July 14, Missouri Senate Bill 54 was signed by the governor, Jay Nixon.  This bill establishes both the Amy Hestir Student Protection Act and the Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Abuse of Children and was intended to...

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