By Madison Galloway
Four years ago today, on November 16, 2013, I got a call that would change my life forever. A call with another voice on the line saying, “The lungs are here.”
When I was born, the doctors noticed something strange about my behavior. I was coughing up a sticky, green substance and not eating. Two weeks later, I was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis. Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disease which causes a sticky tar-like mucus buildup in the lungs and a decrease in pancreatic enzymes. Many different organs and aspects are impacted as well like the lungs, pancreas, sinuses, kidneys, liver, and stomach. For me, it was all of the above but in sections.
By The Leonid Editorial Board
We are sick of writing about school shootings
By Brody Patmore
Nine hundred eighty-nine million dollars. That is the amount of money the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) made in the fiscal year 2014.
Despite the whopping amount of money the association brings in, NONE of the collegiate athletes themselves get a single penny. Collegiate athletes deserve to be paid.
By Derek Etter
Social Media & Marketing Editor
The bright, red, hair of Archie Andrews is undoubtedly a memorable characteristic of the popular comic book series named for his character. In 2017, the universe surrounding the still-running comic series was reimagined into a TC show called “Riverdale.” The show, on The CW Network, featured a cast of up and comic actors like Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper, Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge, and KJ Apa as Archie Andrews himself. And although based on settings and characters from the comics, the first season of the show is an entirely different story. After airing the show quickly grew a cult following, and especially for binge-watchers like me when it was released on Netflix. In October 2017, the show began its second season and has now utilized its captivating plot and large following to spread important messages.
By Emily Heiss
News & Features Editor
A divided nation. An outraged president. Thousands boycotting a 2 billion-dollar franchise. What could be the cause of such chaos?
The National Football League.
As many may know, players from football teams like the Pittsburgh Steelers, Washington Redskins, Dallas Cowboys, and several more have been ‘taking a knee’ during the playing of the National Anthem. The reason the players are partaking in what some are deeming a bold statement is a form of protest.
By Emily Heiss
Features and Marketing Editor
In the United States there are two days each year where we take a day off from work or school and commemorate a figure that has had a huge affect on what we call America today.
Those two holidays are Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Columbus Day.
One of these holidays celebrates the legacy of a man who brought hope and healing to our country.
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