The Commoner

Cyber bullying on the Rise

Story by Carly Baker, Reporter

November 30, 2016

Media bullying is very common in today’s world. “Cyberbullying can happen 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and reach a kid even when he or she is alone. It can happen any time of the day or night,” Stopbullying.gov said. Social media, and just the internet alone, has become very popular to use t...

Vaping: A Fad or Health Risk?

Story by Alex Groom, Content Editor

November 29, 2016

In recent years, vaping has become a popular trend and topic for discussion. These e-cigs use batteries, cotton, and liquid to create smoke - resulting in a feeling that simulates cigarette use. While using different ingredients from conventional tobacco products. “I’ve seen a bunch of new smok...

The Reality of Double Standards

Story by Camryn Hulsey, Reporter

November 28, 2016

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the phrase, “double standards”? The expectations for men and women when it comes to the same or similar situations? Maybe it’s the dress code difference between the two? Or is it the “respect your elders” rule when respect is meant to b...

Is Fast Food Taking a Toll on Your Health?

Story by Kaley Gorelick, Reporter

November 18, 2016

According to Google, 2007 Centers for Disease Control study found fewer than one in 10 teens consumes the minimum recommended amount of fruits and vegetables a day; a 2004 Harvard study determined 3 in 10 teens eat four to six meals a week at fast-food restaurants. Did you know that 1 out of 3 America...

Hurricane Matthew Strikes Causing Millions in Destruction

Story by Carly Baker, Reporter

November 17, 2016

Natural disasters can happen anywhere and everywhere. The most recent natural disaster was Hurricane Matthew. It was a very powerful, long-lived and deadly tropical cyclone that hit. Matthew brought widespread destruction and catastrophic loss of life. This happened during its journey across the Weste...

What’s the Buzz?

Story by Kate Caviezel, Reporter

November 15, 2016

According to John Schwartz from the New York Times, plants that depend on pollination make up 35 percent of global crops with a value of $577 billion a year. Agriculture creates millions of jobs worldwide and the bees help keep those plants alive and growing. Unfortunately, honeybees are slowly decr...

A Constant Silent World

Story by Camryn Husley, Reporter

November 15, 2016

Deaf Culture: the social beliefs, behaviors, art, literary traditions, history, values, and shared institutions of communities that are influenced by deafness and which use sign languages as the main means of communication; this is the dictionary definition of deaf culture. However, when asking a dea...

Our Common Misconception

Story by Camryn Hulsey, Reporter

November 4, 2016

Collectively, people within our community tend to create their own connotations of items pertaining to a certain gender, like women’s birth control. The stigma on birth control is that if a women is taking the pill, she is assumed to currently be sexually engaged, which is not always a fair assumption...

Heroic High School Student and Her Uphill Battle

Heroic High School Student and Her Uphill Battle

Story by Camryn Hulsey Rowe, Repoter

November 4, 2016

Rogers High School’s own, Cierra Judd, is a 15 year-old junior who has been fighting for her life against a brain tumor for two years now. However, she doesn’t let the unfortunate circumstances of her life define her, but considers herself stronger because of it. Over the course of those two y...

Why is This Still Such a Taboo?

Story by Meara Bonnell, Reporter

November 4, 2016

Tattoos: one of the most talked-about and hated things of the past century. Hundreds of Americans, young and old have them, yet they are still considered unprofessional. Arguments have flared up, fights have broken out, and people have been fired because of them. There are very few jobs that allow...

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