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Voting’s importance is conditional 

Bella Mezzacapo photojournalist  Voting is an American principle and a basic democratic right that should be protected, promoted, and practiced. Casting your vote is important in some instances. You can make yourself heard, and you can sometimes create great change. However, voting is not always important.  Why do I think …

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Esports are not real sports 

Bella Mezzacapo photojournalist  What is a sport? According to the Oxford Dictionary, a sport is “an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment.” Okay, well, what exactly is physical exertion? Simply put, it’s exercise. “An activity requiring physical …

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ENACTUS breaks ground on community garden 

Bella Mezzacapo photojournalist  When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, it took a toll on Pittsburg’s Community Garden. Until recently, it has been out of commission.  On Thursday Sep. 8, members of ENACTUS met at the First Christian Church, where the Community Garden is located, to break ground and bring in new …

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FBLA prepare students for business world 

Bella Mezzacapo photojournalist  What was once called “Phi Beta Lambda” is now Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA). The name that was decided for postsecondary divisions, PBL, was changed this summer. Formerly, FBLA was the title given to middle school and high school divisions.  The organization had their first meeting …

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Nursing holds White Coat Ceremony 

Bella Mezzacapo photojournalist  The White Coat Ceremony is a ritual dating back to 1993 that emphasizes compassionate, collaborative, scientifically excellent care from the very first day of training. This ceremony was formerly only used to recognize doctors, but the ceremony has been extended to nursing programs. This gives students a …

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Normalize the ‘abnormal’

Bella Mezzacapo photojournalist In today’s day and age, more and more people are seen with dyed hair, piercings, and tattoos on their body. Yet, for some reason, they are deemed “out there,” “extra,” “too much,” and, in some instances, “crazy.” But why? Younger people, who may have some art on …

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