Boys will be boys is not an excuse: Addressing toxic masculinity

Kayla Lipscomb | Staff Writer Gillette, a razor company, used a commercial called We Believe: The Best Men Can Be to address male privilege and toxic behavior that is accepted by men by showing scenes from a TV show where a man is groping a woman, showing bullying and showing belittlement of peers in the workplace. The commercial ended with an act of teaching boys to do morally correct actions and giving respect to others and not making the excuse “Boys will be boys” again! The commercial later received backlash, and many took to social media to discuss toxic masculinity … Continue reading Boys will be boys is not an excuse: Addressing toxic masculinity

An animated review of an anime movie

Ryland Staples | Staff Writer Editor’s note: This article contains movie spoilers. The Dragon Ball franchise has been a part of countless people’s lives for decades: from the original Dragon Ball to Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Super and even the not-so-talked-about Dragon Ball GT. It has been here for decades, and with the release of the new movie, Dragon Ball Super: Broly, we were all reminded of why Dragon Ball still has a special place in people’s hearts to this day. The character of Broly is not actually new to the Dragon Ball fanbase; he actually came from a … Continue reading An animated review of an anime movie

Social media is distracting you from your goals

Lindsay Keener |Staff Writer When’s the last time you had a real conversation? An authentic face-to-face conversation without interruptions from Twitter or Instagram? If it’s hard to remember, here’s your wakeup call: It’s time to put down your phone. I will be the first to admit that my phone is almost always on me and, at times, can be a distraction from important tasks. It’s almost second nature to scroll on Twitter when I’m bored or click through Snapchat when I’m waiting for my online textbook to load. If I know anything about the members of my generation, I know … Continue reading Social media is distracting you from your goals

Government shutdown expenses add up to $11 billion

Isaiah Spencer | Staff Writer The most recent government shutdown was the longest shutdown in U.S. history, and it cost the economy $11 billion. For 35 days, the federal government went unfunded, causing $3 billion to be lost forever, according to NBC News. With the five-week government shutdown now officially concluded, the additional good news is the economy is projected to gain as federal workers get their jobs back. The negative side of this situation is that this government shutdown is expected to make the economy 0.02% smaller than what it was projected to be in all of 2019, according … Continue reading Government shutdown expenses add up to $11 billion

TSA’s hands full amid government shutdown

Justin Norris | Staff Writer Nam Y. Huh | Associated Press Frequent flyers and Atlanta residents are disturbed and alarmed that a passenger was able to board a plane with an undetected firearm in their carry-on. The incident occurred Jan. 2 on international flight DL295 to Tokyo Narita International Airport. According to WRDW, the incident first became known when the passenger arrived in Tokyo and discovered the forgotten gun in carry-on luggage. The passenger then voluntarily notified Delta Air Lines, who subsequently alerted TSA. TSA confirmed the security blunder, telling CBS News, “TSA has determined standard procedures were not followed … Continue reading TSA’s hands full amid government shutdown

Counterfeit money in Hampton Roads

Cameron Williams  | Staff Writer Although the holiday season is traditionally a time of joy and happiness, it is also a season of fake money. Store owners should keep an open eye out for counterfeit money this December, and customers should watch out, too.  Buying a gift for a loved one can turn into a nightmare if your dollars are phony. “If it doesn’t feel right and doesn’t look right, it’s probably not right,” Hampton Police Detective Brandt Hess said to on Nov. 19. “It is up to each one of us to know what is counterfeit or not.” … Continue reading Counterfeit money in Hampton Roads

Trump’s border order

Isaiah Spencer | Staff Writer Robert Contreras | Associated Press By the end of November, thousands of migrants from Central America had gathered along the border between Mexico and the United States. United States Border Control agents fired tear gas into the crowds to prevent them from reaching it. President Donald Trump has made the security on the United States’ borders a priority since his 2016 campaign; the status of the Mexican-United States border is one of his major talking points. According to a report published by the New York Times, the newly determined President-Elect of Mexico, Andrès Manuel López … Continue reading Trump’s border order