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Madam Vice President

2020 brought the U.S. another first
Allie Tribe, Staff Writer February 22, 2021

  Every four years, a presidential election takes place with the winner’s inauguration set for Jan. 20. After years and years of the same schedule, the practice feels commonplace to most...

Remembering the 'Mamba Mentality'

Remembering the ‘Mamba Mentality’

One year after Kobe Bryant's fatal crash his impact is as strong as ever
Garrett Rodgers, Staff Writer February 11, 2021

Ever since I started paying attention to sports, the one sport that stood out most to me was basketball. I’ve wanted to be as good as possible since I picked up a basketball at the age of 8. Anyone...

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...

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...

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...

COVID Testing

Screening Strategies

Self swab coronavirus testing leaves room for error
Allie Tribe, Staff Writer December 4, 2020

As coronavirus takes over 2020, testing procedures and outcome timelines evolve. In the beginning, results took between eight to ten days to report. Then, rapid testing lowered wait times down between...

One Final Request

One Final Request

RBG’s request to delay filling her spot after election ignored
Kayla Gonzalez, Staff Writer 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...

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