Is it Too Early For Halloween?

Iggy Lueck, Assistant Editor

September 17, 2020

It’s September. It’s starting to get a little cooler, the sun is setting earlier and the school year is in full swing, all of which usher in the spirit of Fall. Stores are beginning to stock up on Halloween candy and the sea...

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The War on Masks

August 27, 2020

Maybe Liberty Isn’t About Me

Miriam Hoffman, Assistant Editor

April 28, 2020

I look at writing as a form of conversation, and I believe the best conversations ask questions. I put forth many questions in this piece because I feel they are worth thinking about, not because I think I have all the right answe...

Kindness Isn’t Canceled

Miriam Hoffman, Assistant Editor

April 3, 2020

Canceled. If you’re anything like me, you’ve been struggling with the fact that most, if not all, of the things you were looking forward to this spring are wiped off your calendar. In the span of a few short days, my planner for ...

Fake News And Illusory Truth

Miriam Hoffman, IV Leader staff

March 5, 2020

Ah, yes, fake news, the ever-present talking point. Used by nearly everyone, everywhere, to criticize the media, other political parties, or people we just plain don’t like. With the wealth of information available to us in...

Keep Your Head Up, You’re Almost Through This

Sydney Johnson, Editor in Chief

December 2, 2019

Around this time of the year, it seems like everything is conspiring against us to make us feel like garbage. There’s cold weather, snow and exam season coming right around the corner. I wouldn’t blame you if you’re feeling...

Stop Watching Shows You Hate

October 10, 2019

I am a former “Riverdale” fan. Well, “fan” isn’t really accurate. I started watching the show because it was popular, and I wanted to be involved in the pop culture buzz. However, my interest ...

The Myth of the ‘Summer Body’

Summer Hoagland-Abernathy, IV Leader Editor

April 4, 2019

The ground is thawing, the birds are singing and the sun is coming out from behind the clouds, which can only mean one thing—sky’s out: thighs out. With swimsuit season right around the corner and with each sa...

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