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Escaping the Screen  

Escaping the Screen  

Technology use tripled amidst pandemic, leaves negative impact on users 
Kayla Gonzalez, Staff Writer February 22, 2021

  As technology keeps improving and becoming a central part for the majority of everyone’s lives, screen time keeps increasing as well. This means kids and adults become wrapped up in the...

Issues of Wise County Messenger

Human Beings Behind Bylines

Writers develop thick skin amongst heavy criticism from public
Allie Tribe, Staff Writer February 2, 2021

It’s not new for the media to get drug through the dirt- at this point, it’s just part of the job description. Yet, between the upcoming election and months of pandemic related news, it seems that...

2020 Rollercoaster

The Ride of 2020

Past year felt like a rollercoaster to many with fast loops, steep hills
Magen McMillian, Staff Writer January 27, 2021

2020. A scary number for the majority of people around the world. Now that 2020 ended, 2021 potentially offers people a chance to reflect and think back on the events of the year. Many adjectives describe...

Protest Sign

Chaos in America

Capitol riots cause injuries, death then lead to possible impeachment 
Kayla Gonzalez, Staff Writer January 21, 2021

  In December, President Donald Trump continued to announce that he had hopes of trying to overturn the election. He encouraged citizens to participate at the Capitol in Washington, DC where...

Presidential Pets 

Presidential Pets 

The White House served as a home to various animals throughout the years
Allie Tribe, Staff Writer January 20, 2021

  After the country elects a new president, that person's whole life changes. They need to move themself and their family into the White House, choose their cabinet members and start to improve...

Word of the Year

New Year Prompts Shift in Focus

Commiting to a single word, short phrases outshine traditional resolutions
Allie Tribe, Staff Writer January 16, 2021

  As the clock struck midnight on Jan. 1, thousands embarked on their goal for the upcoming year. For many, a New Year’s Resolution signifies a chance to better themselves. To others, a New...

Self Care

Self-Care the Right Way

Reserving an hour of quiet time helps boost productivity, decrease stress levels  
Kayla Gonzalez, Staff Writer December 19, 2020

  Stress happens when events in a person’s life become overwhelming. Research shows that reserving an hour a day to oneself, relieves some of the tension that builds up and provides mental...

Studying for Exams

Exam Strategies for Success

Effective ways to prepare for semester tests
Kayla Gonzalez, Staff Writer December 15, 2020

High school students feel the pressure upon their shoulders as final exam days creep up and the majority of students tend to not take the proper time it takes to prepare for their semester tests. In...

Online Shopping

Less Chaos in Retail

Increased virus numbers cause consumers to shop cautiously this season
Kayla Gonzalez, Staff Writer December 11, 2020

With Christmas around the corner, consumers shop for the perfect gifts to give family and friends this season. Traditionally, Thanksgiving night, stores open and shoppers line up around buildings to...


Universal Healthcare Causes Strain

Trading private insurance options for government-subsidized ones causes more harm than good
Whitney Dollins, Guest Writer December 9, 2020

Americans and politicians alike continuously debate hot button topics, such as universal healthcare. In the U.S. it became a prominent ideology. Numerous government officials even advocated for it....

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