Author: Megan Koontz

UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 14: Members-elect from the 116th Congress pose for the freshman class photo on the East Front of the Capitol on November 14, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Faith

Religious diversity increases with new Congress

The 116th Congress includes a record breaking, trend setting group of individuals. In this session of Congress, 131 women now serve, which is more than any other Congress in U.S. history. Additionally, two Muslim women, two Native American women and an agnostic woman are serving, and more individuals in Congress […]

School paper fights for rights amidst censorship
News

School paper fights for rights amidst censorship

Springdale High School and Har-Ber High School officially split in 2005 because of the rapid growth in the Springdale school district. For over a decade, the two schools have been entrenched in an intense rivalry, especially in their athletic programs. In 2017, when five students in the athletic programs at […]

Opinion

Maybe we’re all maniacs

After the Emmy award-winning television show “Stranger Things,” Netflix studios has consistently cranked out movies and television shows. They are either tremendous successes or flops … and the jury is still out on their most recent endeavor: “Maniac.” “Maniac” is a dystopian reflection of the near future, critiquing the opioid […]

Christmas memories: ‘The Polar Express’
Lifestyles

Christmas memories: ‘The Polar Express’

Christmas traditions can often be meh … they are tried and true, but repetitive. Decorating Christmas cookies, trimming the tree and watching “It’s a Wonderful Life” are all fun aspects of Christmas, but there are definitely ways to spice up your Christmas traditions and keep things interesting from year to […]

Jews targeted at synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh
News

Jews targeted at synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh

On an early Saturday morning the Jewish Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, devolved from a peaceful place of worship to a chaotic crime scene when a gunman opened fire, killing 11 congregants and wounding four police officers. There were three congregations celebrating Shabbat services: Tree of Life, Dor Hadash and New […]

Secrets come to those who observe
Lifestyles

Secrets come to those who observe

Cloaked in a canopy of withered, towering trees with the green barely clinging to life is a paved, winding trail. It encircles the campus like an invisible ring, and it is open to any who desires to traverse it. With green street lamps strewn around the trail, their glow illuminating […]