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Water: it’s not as bad as it seems

Dyllan Jones, Staff Writer

March 7, 2016

Filed under News, Opinion

Our bodies beckon for a select few substances more than anything else. When it comes down to liquid sustenance, we’ve all got to make that same near-impossible choice: do we want to drink a can of sugar, which in excess has health...

Cool Cat isn’t all that cool

Chris McCormack, Staff Writer

March 7, 2016

Filed under Entertainment, News, Opinion

Cool Cat Saves the Kids is one of the worst movies I’ve ever had the displeasure of watching. Director Derek Savage has created something more akin to a social experiment than an actual movie. Though, to the movie’s credit...

Older music trumps modern hits

Christopher McCormack, Staff Writer

February 10, 2016

Filed under Opinion

  It’s a no-holds-barred deathmatch between recent music and older music. Which side has the edge? To get it out of the way from the start, I would define recent music as occurring from the early 2000s onward, while ...

Oversexualization in the media

Persephone Means, Editor

February 10, 2016

Filed under Opinion

There are plenty problems in today’s media, but one of the most glaringly obvious and harmful is the oversexualization of men, children and women. There are several interlocking components to sexualization, and these set it...

Does texting make us illiterate?

Alyssa White, Staff Writer

December 15, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Most teenagers nowadays own one or more cell phones, have one or more social networking accounts, and have countless electronics that can connect to the Internet. As teens, we use many methods of communicating through text; full...

Trump, Carson, Cruz up in polls after November debate

Ryan Eyster, Editor

December 15, 2015

Filed under Opinion

The Republican party has hosted a handful of debates recently, but the debate on November 10 may have been the largest one. The debate came in two halves, four candidates at 7 P.M., and eight at 9 P.M. The debate was televised...

What’s this debate all about, anyways?

Ryan Eyster, Editor

October 23, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Bernie Sanders, Jim Webb, Hillary Clinton, Martin O’Malley, Lincoln Chafee. What do all these names mean? Well, they’re all Democrats, and they’re all participants of the DNC Debate hosted by CNN. The debate was held on ...

Let’s ‘open’ lunch again

By The Messenger Editorial Board

February 11, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Face it. You can’t say that you haven’t heard these comments at least once from anyone in the IHS student body. The buzz around school every once in a while centers on a desire to have the freedom to travel off-campus. School...

What I learned in Texas

By Ryan Eyster, Staff Writer

February 11, 2015

Filed under Opinion

As many of you may know, the band took a trip down to San Antonio, Texas around New Years’ to play the halftime show at the Alamo Bowl. The bus departed from Iola at 9:15 p.m.; we were going to drive through the night and...

Violence isn’t the answer

By The Messenger Editorial Board

December 18, 2014

Filed under Opinion

Recent civil rights protests in New York have rightfully served as an eye-opener to important race and law enforcement controversies in America. On Dec. 3, a New York grand jury declined to indict Daniel Pantaleo, the police...

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