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Ponderosa fire victims learn to rebuild their homes

Ponderosa fire victims learn to rebuild their homes

Christian Solis

September 22, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

People who lost their homes during the Ponderosa fire gathered Thursday night to learn about what aid is available to them. Feather Falls Fire Safe Council hosted a meeting at the Mt. Springs Grange to help victims get the appropriate information they need to solve the obstacles ahead. Som...

Schools skip valuable lessons

Schools skip valuable lessons

Julie Ramos

March 26, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

We spend almost a quarter of our lives in school. As early as 3, some people enter preschool, by 4 we all start kindergarten. Then we go from elementary school, to middle school, to high school, to college. A minimum of 17 years of our lives are spent in the school system practicing academics to prepare us...

Put down Snapchat, live your life

Put down Snapchat, live your life

Alex Horne

March 24, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

There seems to be a trend in deleting social media accounts, at least temporarily. Despite this, the one that doesn’t seem to be ousted is Snapchat. Even those who claim to wipe their phones and minds clean of all social media distractions can't seem to part with this app. Snapchat was likely an...

Life is scripted

Life is scripted

Alex Horne

February 25, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

You may not know it, but you have been playing the game your whole life. This, of course, is the game of getting ahead. As American society is becoming more and more competitive, we find ourselves pushed harder and harder to do better than the person next to us. Our culture has decided what is necess...

All my friends are therapists

All my friends are therapists

January 26, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

There’s a little saying I saw on a picture frame, friends are cheaper therapy. While yes, friendship is cheaper than a shrink, it doesn’t really mean friends get to become your therapist.Little known fact about me, I suffer from depression. I have just about my whole life. I’ve seen...

Shedding light on death in America

Shedding light on death in America

Kevin Crittenden

March 31, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Death in America has become nearly invisible. There was a time when it happened at home, in front of everyone. Now dead and dying bodies are stuffed away in retirement homes, mortuaries and hospitals.Accident victims are cloaked under tarps. Animals that die so we can eat them are slaughtered by professional...

Getting used gets ugly

Getting used gets ugly

Prin Mayowa

March 25, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I've always been the type of girl who never assumed boys liked her. I never thought I was attractive and I found myself questioning it. During my first semester of college, I met a guy who made me feel as though I was funny, intelligent and most importantly — pretty. Little did I know, I ...

Middle of the semester vacations

Prin Mayowa

February 12, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Vacation by definition is a relaxing time, but not for students taking theirs at the beginning or middle of the school year. I happened to be one of those student who went on vacation at the worst possible time of the year. Being the type of person who doesn’t have a whopping amount of spontaneity, ...

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