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Turkey Crafts
Thanksgiving brings chance for sense of normalcy
November 19, 2020

Throughout the past eight months, people all over the world lived through the unimaginable: a worldwide pandemic that still affects numerous countries more than half a year later. In this time full...

One Final Request

One Final Request
RBG’s request to delay filling her spot after election ignored
November 19, 2020

In honor of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s last request before passing away, people in red cloaks began gathering in the streets to protest against naming Amy Coney Barrett as a Supreme Court Justice. They...

The Power of Man’s Best Friend

Man's Best Friend
A dog's presence adds to a person’s quality of life simply by staying in close proximity
November 17, 2020

  From golden retrievers to teacup poodles, dogs come in all shapes and sizes. With over 195 breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club, not including the mixes and mutts, there’s no shortage...

The Cursed Day

Friday the 13th
Superstitions abound on Friday the 13th, date further back than many realize
November 13, 2020

    Black cats, walking under ladders and breaking mirrors- all things that constitute bad luck according to superstitions. Superstitions usually stay in October, but this year November...

Limited Entertainment in Town

Available Commercial Properties
Teens forced to search for activities elsewhere due to few options near home
November 11, 2020

According to the last update in 2018, Decatur’s population exceeded 6,989 residents.The fast food possibilities seem endless within the city limits, but from a teenager's standpoint, the entertainment...

COVID Pushes Boundaries

Cleaning Supplies
Family, friendships flourish through togetherness in quarantine
November 5, 2020

In March, Texas closed down all non-essential stores, leaving me to find entertainment in school work, my job and what we had at home. As for me, I worked in a grocery store, Brookshire’s, before...

Young Adults Need to Vote

I Voted Sticker
America's youth deserves the right to cast their ballots
November 2, 2020

November brings America another election season. Americans exercise their right to vote during elections, deciding the president for the next four years, which influences America’s direction as a...

Costume Craze

Costume Aisle
Halloween excitement evolves with age
October 30, 2020

  A true mark of the Halloween season happens when Walmart puts out their costume displays. Ranging from princesses to various fruits, the options for a costume seem endless. As a kid, the...

Streaming Supports Entertainment Need

Streaming Services
Consumers subscribe to various online services to stay busy during shutdowns
October 26, 2020

With the threat of spreading Covid-19, the local government, and later the U.S. Government, enforced citizens to stay home, essentially creating a lockdown, and encouraging the avoidance of social...

Mask Up, Eagles

Mask Variety
Face coverings help people avoid catching COVID-19
October 16, 2020

The new normal this school year requires that students and staff wear masks throughout the school day, even though most people dislike wearing them. Though people in school want to go back to a time...

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