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Big changes are on the way

April 18, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Another year has come and gone for The Grand Views and as your next co-editor-in-chief and sports editor for edition 69 next year, I promise Theresa and I won’t let campus down. That being said, we will be bringing a new look to edition 69. We will be pushing more controversial stories and editorials,... Read more »

A toast: to learning as we go

Theresa Macdonald, photo editor
April 18, 2014
Filed under Opinion

I find it difficult to believe roughly 224 days ago I was sitting in my home away from home, The Grand Views room, writing about how I have so much to be thankful for. In the past 224 days we have grown as individuals and that can mean different things for some. From growing academically in the classrooms,... Read more »

A thank you: to nine superb individuals

Laura Goettsch, editor-in-chief
April 18, 2014
Filed under Opinion

With this school year coming to a close we are preparing to embark on new adventures as we leave this year behind. However, I cannot write my last editorial as editor-in-chief without giving a shout-out to the team that made this year so amazing. This may only make sense to the individuals I’m writing... Read more »

Don’t let people who suck get you down in the muck

Veronica Payne, Features Editor
April 11, 2014
Filed under Opinion

I am not a bitter person. I like most people. I give them a chance. But what I’ve come to find is most people just suck. They let you down by saying they will do something, but then don’t follow through with it. Your whole life was depending on this one action for them to make, but didn’t, so... Read more »

Chemistry: the crucial element in life

Travis Barton, Sports Editor
April 11, 2014
Filed under Opinion

As our canine-like noses perk up at the scent of the coming summer, one of the great themes I remove from this unpredictable yet thriving school year is the significance of that most frustrating subject:  chemistry. Typically I associate chemistry with junior year of high school in my dreaded third... Read more »

Everyone should consider the practicality of frugality

Shari Saunders, marketing editor
April 4, 2014
Filed under Opinion

I want to take a moment to discuss a very serious issue. My savings account has been facing severe withdrawals for a couple years now, and I am becoming concerned. The poor guy has always been jealous of the attention my checking account receives, but I’m finding it might be time to level the playing... Read more »

A little positivity can go a long way

Justin Welsh, design editor
April 4, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Life is hard, and sometimes things do not go exactly the way they were planned out to. Everyone reacts to adversity differently in life and it’s how we respond that determines whether or not it can have a positive or negative effect. We’ve all had those situations, we looked into the future and... Read more »

Having ADHD is a gift to embrace, not a burden to bear

Veronica Payne , Features Editor
March 28, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Throughout my entire life, since I can remember, I have always struggled with paying attention in class and making friends. I had an unreal amount of energy all the time and I overwhelmed my parents on a daily basis. In the sixth grade I was diagnosed with ADHD. My whole family and I were relieved... Read more »

Plea to future parents: discipline your child

Shari Saunders, Marketing Editor
March 28, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Embarrassingly enough, I was the kid that played with dolls until I was probably in middle school. Not Barbie dolls, but baby dolls, meaning the life-size portrayals of real infants. I guess this isn’t super embarrassing because even though I no longer carry around a swaddled, plastic toy, I generally... Read more »

It doesn’t take an Oscar to teach us how to act

Jen Bradwell, Copy Editor
March 7, 2014
Filed under Opinion

If you’re anything like me, you were terribly upset last Sunday when Leonardo DiCaprio was once again denied an Oscar. He has been nominated five times, including for his roles in “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape,” “The Aviator,” “Blood Diamond,” and this year for “The Wolf of Wallstreet”... Read more »

Being happy is not a given, we must make the decision

Amber Wilson, Online Editor
March 7, 2014
Filed under Opinion

I once read a quote that said, “Happiness is a decision; not a condition.” Over the years, I have found myself saying over and over that I just want to be happy with my life. It wasn’t until I read that quote that I understood what happiness really meant. As a society, we tend to live our... Read more »

Not everything in college is learned from a book

Justin Welsh , Design Editor
February 28, 2014
Filed under Opinion

With the amount of money that is spent these days on college, there is a huge pressure to get everything out of it that we possibly can. In a short four years, we are supposed to discover what it is that we want to do for the rest of our lives, and quickly learn everything that is needed to become pros... Read more »