A Project for Better Journalism chapter


Opinion: LaVar Ball and the Big Baller Brand

August 16, 2017 1:53pm | Jaden Causwell

          Who is the most famous member of the Ball Family? It’s LaVar Ball. He snatches the attention of everyone every chance he gets with his outrageous comments and antics. If you don’t know LaVar Ball, which is hard to say, […]

Steve Harvey’s Latest Fluke

February 24, 2017 1:28pm | Sherry Liang

On January 6 during a segment on his show, Steve Harvey unintentionally set off a firestorm of angry reactions regarding his controversial comments on a book title he reviewed. The book was titled “How to Date a White Woman: A Practical Guide for Asian Men”, […]

Ring Review

February 24, 2017 1:24pm | Messenger Staff

The long awaited addition to the Ring Film Series turned out to be a major disappointment not only to avid Rings fans, but also to audiences just looking for a horror film to watch. Rings was released on 3 Feb, 2017; without any fanfare or […]

Oscars so White and a Little More Black

February 24, 2017 1:18pm | Sherry Liang

“Oscars so white” became the outcry for a movement protesting the 2016 Oscars season. Of the twenty actors and actresses nominated for Best Actor or Best Actress, not a single contestant was black, let alone a minority. In a country which prides itself on democracy […]

Super Bowl

February 24, 2017 1:17pm | Aniruddha Gupta

       The flip of a coin in the current overtime rules allowed the New England Patriots to have the first possession in overtime sudden death against the Atlanta Falcons – a historical comeback. The Falcons were coming in hot leading the league in […]

Should Athletes Specialize in One Sport?

January 23, 2017 12:32pm | Colton McDaniel

  The big question of a young athlete’s career is whether to pick one sport and stick to it. Many high school coaches support and even recommend players to play multiple sports; the pervasive theory that players should pick one sport and focus all of […]

The Importance of the Student Section

January 18, 2017 2:46pm | Davis Forney

Ever since there have been sports, there have been people to cheer them on. The Mayans had their Ball Game and their fans to cheer them on, so did the Romans in the Colosseum. In the modern world, we have so many sports and so […]

Dr. Strange Review

January 9, 2017 2:06pm | Staff Writer

Dr. Strange is an intriguing movie by Marvel Studios. The film features a former arrogant neurosurgeon, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, gains enlightenment in a faraway nation under a guru, known as the Ancient One (Tilda Swinton). Dr. Strange is directed by Scott Derrickson and casts […]

Christmas Decorations

January 9, 2017 1:30pm | Megan Cistulli

     Green, red, and white lights cover all of the trees as “Jingle Bells” blasts through the entire neighborhood.  Flickering snowflakes stream down the side of the house, and the noise of inflatable snow globes in the front yard pierce your ears as you […]

The Ugly Truth Behind Beauty Pageants

December 3, 2016 5:25am | Sherry Liang

     On September 11,  millions of Americans tuned in to ABC to watch Chris Harrison parade an array of beautiful women in swimsuits and evening gowns across the stage to ultimately crown Miss Arkansas, Savvy Shields, as the new Miss America 2017. According to […]