Editor-in-chief reflects on Free Spirit conference

I have met the future president of the United States. In fact, I have ridden on a bus with, eaten meals with and spent a week sleeping in the same hotel as the future president of the United States. I have met...

The need to end the prejudice against mental illness

More than four years ago I met a new friend at my church. Let’s call her Jen. Jen had been home schooled all of her life up until her senior year when she attended Hendersonville High School. She struggled...

Failure to submit work should result in a zero grade

Johnny’s eyes burned as he rolled into bed. It had been a long day, and he was ready to turn in. After watching the midnight premiere of an action movie with his friends, he decided to forgo completing...

Court Rooms and Broadway Shows

I am a social anxiety-ridden Broadway star because of mock trial. Allow for me to explain. From a young age, I  feared public speaking. “Show and tell” was a knee-knocking nightmare in first grade...

Combating bullying: Falcons ‘roar’ for Katy Perry

What is it like to be a Falcon? At the beginning of my freshman year, I walked onto campus just like many freshmen do, scared and excited. I was scared of the “giant” seniors, but excited that I was able...

Staff Editorial

Though it was well past midnight, Joan Smith sat at her kitchen table, staring at the pile of bills that needed to be paid. Her $2,700 monthly paycheck — before taxes and Social Security deductions —...