The ViewPoint

Brittany Hinkel, Shift Editor, Cartoonist

September 14, 2012


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The World is Turning, Journalism is Changing, and The Viewpoint Goes Digital.

Nikita Rector, Editor in Chief

September 14, 2012


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“Journalism is the first rough draft of history.” Philip Graham, publisher of the Washingon Post, said.   Print Journalism prospered throughout the 1900's but has slowly begun to decline, due to the rise in radio, TV, and Internet. It has been said however, that even with these other ...

The Big Debate in Church and State

Quinn Kelly, Shift Editor

September 13, 2012


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Politics and religion are two of the touchiest subjects today. Talking about either one can end in arguments and, dare I say, hurt feelings. Not talking about it though will just end up making everything worse. According to “The Pew Forum” website statistics, approximately 78% of all Adult Americans...

Change My Name. Change Your Name!

Nikita Rector, Editor in Chief

September 12, 2012


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I heard something on the radio awhile back that startled me and I haven't seemed to stop thinking about since... In Grand Island, NE a preschool told a deaf, three-year old student, that he had to change the sign for his name. Grand Island Public Schools' officials told the family that the manner...

Have a Tattoo? You Judge Too.

Nikita Rector, Editor in Chief

April 26, 2012


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"When people get tattoos and spend 98% of their time complaining about how society "judges" them." Facebook user Michaela Volk posted on April 11, 2012. This made me stop and think: yes, quite often society does judge people for having tattoos. Many people see them as trouble makers. Some think...

Why the Latin Billboards Awards matter.

April 26, 2012


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On the 26th of April, thousands gathered to watch the Latin Billboard Awards either live at the BankUnited Center at the University of Miami, or on the television on Telemundo.  But why does this even matter? For a few main reasons. One of the main reasons i can think of right from the start is that...

Once a Cheater, Always a Cheater

Brittney Means, Opinion Editor

April 17, 2012


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I used to have a best friend; let’s call her Jill.  She was the best friend a girl could have.  We were friends for a long time and could tell each other anything.  When she got engaged to her boyfriend; Jack, of a couple years, I was so happy for her.  Of course she asked me to be her maid...

The Power of the Internet

April 5, 2012


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Since the advent of the internet, information spreads faster than ever before. With websites like Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter, ideas can circle the earth within a few seconds. But can this be a good thing or a bad thing. It all depends on what side of the argument you are on. For some people, especially...

Charity: Don’t Be Naive

Nikita Rector, Editor In Chief

April 5, 2012


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Many people today  support a variety of organizations and charity foundations. The question is: what is your money really supporting? There are many verifiable, charity organizations, but some aren't doing what you think they are. Example: Kony 2012. The Kony 2012 YouTube video became wildly popular...

Contest: The Most Beautiful Teenager in the World

Brittney Means, Opinion Editor

March 29, 2012


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There is a page on facebook encouraging teens all over the world to put up pictures of themselves to see how many “likes” they get. The page has over 107,000 likes and almost 80,000 facebookers are talking about it. Teens, mostly girls, are putting up pictures of themselves and seeing how many...

Illegal to Hit a Prisoner, Legal to Hit a Student?

Brittney Means, Opinion Editor

March 22, 2012


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In the state of Nebraska, animal cruelty can get a person a one thousand dollar fine and six months in jail. In Nebraska, spanking can be considered child abuse if it causes harm or mental distress.  However, in 19 states, it is legal for teachers to spank children as a form of punishment in schools. The...

Why Adopting an Older Dog or Cat may be better than a Kitten or Puppy

Caitlin Wilson

March 21, 2012


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Puppies are cute. There really is no doubt about that, but anyone who has raised a puppy knows they are similar to raising a small child. It takes a lot of time and effort to get puppies well trained and obedient. So if you’re searching for man’s best friend and don’t have the time to devote to...

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