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Santa Train

Story by Emily West // Community News Editor | Photos by Matt Masters // Photography Editor Brenda Grizzle stood at the tracks in her khaki jacket and straight leg jeans. The day was warming, but a thick chill hung in the air. Through her clear-framed glasses, the retired farmer turned part-time seamstress watched her grandchildren, River …

Christmas Cookies by OakleyOriginals

Story by Jane Horne // Arts & Entertainment Editor | Photo by OakleyOriginals // Flickr It’s the end of the semester, cash is running low and finals are on the horizon when you suddenly remember that you need a way to tell your closest friends you care before you leave for the holidays. It’s already a …

Santa Brownies Christmas by Steven Depolo

Story by Jessica Kryza // Contributing Writer | Photo by Steven Depolo // via Flickr The most wonderful time of the year will be here before you know it. On top of making plans for travel and gift giving, you’re probably anxiously waiting parties and gatherings that include any tasty goody you can imagine. If you’re throwing the holiday …

The Campaign

By Kyle McCarthy | Contributing Writer Deep in the small town of Hammond, N.C., the weight and emotional struggle of the political machine takes its toll. The tears, the bloodshed, the sex scandals, and, yes, the baby punching. Political campaigns have become ugly, absurd competitions. Slander is common, and ads create a temporary soft spot …

Pearl jam Twenty

By Jay Powell // Staff Writer If grunge music had its own Mount Rushmore, then Nirvana, Alice in Chains, Soundgarden and Pearl Jam would be the images carved into the rock’s face. While three of the four aforementioned groups have fizzled out into obscurity due to suicide (Nirvana), drug overdoses (Alice in Chains) or simply just getting …

Prince Sign 'O' The Times

Story by D. Brian Conley // News Editor When I first walked into the theatre to see Sign ‘o’ the Times, Prince’s new movie, I felt something may have been wrong. While I had the pick of the litter searing wise, five people crowding a movie theatre is not one of your better omens to the …