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A Second Analysis of all that is “YEEZY”

February 4, 2016

The year has just begun, and I, for one, am already ecstatic for the events it will hold. To begin, rumors from Gucci Mane’s very own 1017 Records indicate that Guwop may finally be released from prison sometime this year, and the rapper has steadily been dropping new music from behind bars to appease his fans, releasing the mixtapes East Atlanta Santa 2 last December and Mama’s Basement th...

Is Technology Making Us Stupid?

January 27, 2016

In this day and age, technology is increasingly prominent in society. It is hard to believe the first iPhone was only released eight years ago. But is technology advancing education, or is it sending us back to the Dark Ages? While technology is used in schools, it may not be as beneficial to education as people may believe. Cell phone use in class is a regular problem for many teachers. The lure...

Is It Too Early for Christmas Music?

Is It Too Early for Christmas Music?

November 19, 2015

As the weather gets colder and the days get shorter, everyone begins to anticipate the end of the year.  Often times, people are so excited for Christmas that Thanksgiving gets pushed to the side.  Stores are advertising great deals on gifts, and Christmas music has been playing on the radio for a week now.  How early is too early when it comes to celebrating Christmas? It is understandable to look forward to Christmas.  With two weeks off from school (after surviv...

Fall Foods that Fuel your Soul

November 2, 2015

As it begins to get colder and we head into fall, smoothies and watermelon no longer sound appealing. Instead, we tend to turn to more warm and comforting types of foods. In addition to classic fall specialties such as ciders and pies, fall can also be associated with other delightful dishes. Everyone remembers that time in their childhood where the most important part of the meal was the dessert....

Do’s and Dont’s of Halloween

October 26, 2015

As Halloween gets closer, little kids across the country are getting excited about dressing up for a night, dedicated to collecting a pillowcase full of candy.  However, as they take stock of their hard-earned loot, some are disappointed to find crazy things their neighbors have handed out.  To make sure you do not end up on the “Weird Neighbor List,” here’s a list of do's and dont's for distributing...

Goodbye Dunbar, Goodbye Lamplighter

Goodbye Dunbar, Goodbye Lamplighter

May 27, 2015

"You know you'll have to write a send off,” she said. "All the editors before you have." Mrs. Turner warned me of this day a while ago, though now as I come to the moment of writing my final piece for the Lamplighter I realize she never meant this as a warning at all. It’s a reminder for an opportunity to express everything I've felt with a vulnerability I haven't shown before. A couple o...

Learn the Basics of Fake Baking

Learn the Basics of Fake Baking

May 20, 2015

Tanning beds have an unusual smell. However, the smell of it can remind someone of the beach and has a scent like the whole place is covered in sunscreen and perfume. On first inspection, all of the rooms are located on the outer parts of the walls. The doors open right into the waiting room, creating an awkward feeling of vulnerability. Each tanner strips, keeping aware of the other people in the...

Create Your Own Winter to Summer Fashion

May 13, 2015

T-shirt or sweater? Shorts or pants? Sandals or sneakers? Spring is about that time of the year when you’re in that awkward transition trying to figure out what to wear and still be comfortable outside. It might be thirty degrees in the morning and then mid-seventies in the afternoon. With this drastic change in temperature, you don’t want to be stuck outside sweating in a large coat. By making...

10 Things to Take Away from High School

May 7, 2015

Here is some advice from fellow seniors that can help you navigate through the waves of high school. Your Friends Define You According to Psychology Today, the five people you spend the most time with will affect who you are as a person. If you’re around people that do certain things and think a certain a way, you will subconsciously accept their way of thinking and “doing.” It’s imp...

No Prom? No Problem

No Prom? No Problem

April 23, 2015

This year, I’ve decided not to go to my senior prom. When people ask me why, I have a few different reasons; I alternate answers to make it interesting. It's either: 1) No one asked me. 2) Because of reason one, it would be very expensive. 3) I’ve already been to two proms and senior dinner dance and I still have the blisters from my shoes. These reasons came up a little later, however,...

Warning: Deadline May Cause Panic

Warning: Deadline May Cause Panic

April 17, 2015

“Where are you going to college?” That question has been in my relatives’ repertoire since my sister and I got our first calculators. Before senior year, it was easy to brush it off: I’d just list a few possibilities and then remind them I didn’t really have to know yet. However, as the May 1 deadline approaches, I find that now I’m asking myself this question. I have applied to nine...

Dumbledore is Gay…So What?

Dumbledore is Gay…So What?

March 25, 2015

Author J.K. Rowling recently responded to a tweet from a fan who said that she couldn't visualize Dumbledore as a gay man. The response has gone viral. Rowling simply stated, "Maybe because gay people just look like...people." It amazes us that people are still so hung up on this. Eight years after the seventh and final book of the series was published, and four years after Deathly Hallows P...