Student run newspaper of Lake Oconee Academy.

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Are Games Works of Art?

Bailey Ballard, Journalist

December 9, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Video games have become a part of many lives in these present times. Children as young as five years old are found playing video games like Mario or Sonic. Fans of these games love them for their unique abilities of portraying ...

Zombies:The Rundown- Should We Feel Guilty for Killing Them?

Natalie Ansley, Journalist

November 18, 2016

Filed under Opinion

What is the definition of zombie according to science? Based on the ideas created by television and media, zombies are the scary, slow, brain-eating, undead phenomenon that have taken the world by storm. But what is the real ...

Origin of Gummy Bears

Lauren Ellison, Journalist

November 18, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Gummy bears were invented by a German entrepreneur Hans Riegel in the early 1920s. Riegel started a company, Haribo (which stands for Hans Riegel Bonn), where he sold hard colorless gummy candies that he made in his kitchen. His wife, Gertrude ...

Do We Give Children Too Many Trophies?

Lauren Hatfield, Journalist

November 18, 2016

Filed under Opinion

In today’s society it has become a given that children are granted with participation trophies in their activities. A trophy is supposed to mean more than participation. A trophy is supposed to be a symbol for success and pr...

The Paradox of Thanksgiving and Black Friday

Chandler Pearson, Journalist

November 18, 2016

Filed under Opinion

From witnessing the events of 2016, it is hard to believe that families across the country will sit down at their dining room tables on November the 24th in order to recognize what they are thankful for. Despite devastating categ...

The Line Between Truth and Fiction

Bailey Ballard, Journalist

November 14, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Facts are found to be true. They can be proved. They are not made up by people or assumed out of observation. They are morally found to be real, not a belief. On the opposite end, fiction is what is imagined and assumed. Fictio...

Talent vs. Hard Work

Chandler Pearson, Journalist

November 14, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Every good American student has heard the statement: “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard.” Motivational posters with this adage, along with other statements of gold, are prominent in almost every school hallway ...

The Misinterpretation of Feminism

Lauren Hatfield, Journalist

November 14, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Today with only 23% of women and 16% of men claiming the title feminist, one can only assume that the word feminism has in today’s time equated to that of something negative and hateful when this is all but the case. The defini...

What Time Should Black Friday Sales Start?

Anna Claire Hong, Journalist

November 14, 2016

Filed under Opinion

The Friday after Thanksgiving is a big shopping day known as “Black Friday,” with many stores offering their best deals to start off the Christmas shopping season. Each year, it seems as if Black Friday shopping starts ea...

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