Sullivan: Clown epidemic should be taken seriously

One trend with the internet and social media is that people online have a tendency to take things too far. This rings true for the latest social media trend: clown sightings. Despite horror movies, these makeup wearing jokesters are rarely dangerous. However, these clowns may have a more sinister goal. The frenzy began in Greenville, South Carolina, where kids reported to their parents that a … Continue reading Sullivan: Clown epidemic should be taken seriously

Team USA Dominates Rio, Tops Medal Count

This piece was published in the August 2016 print edition of the Prep News. Americans had plenty to be happy about at this year’s summer olympics. At the quadrennial competition this month in Rio de Janeiro, Team USA led the medal count by far, totaling 121 honors to China’s 70 and Great Britain’s 67. Russia (56) and Germany (42) rounded out the top five, but it … Continue reading Team USA Dominates Rio, Tops Medal Count

Prep News Movie Reviews

This piece was published in the August 2016 print edition of the Prep News and was co-written by Josh O’Dell and Jack Agnello. Suicide Squad  We didn’t realize how nonsensical the plot of this movie was until about ten minutes in, but by then we had already paid full admission for this god-forsaken movie. The only conceivable reason for a sequel would be so that Harley Quinn … Continue reading Prep News Movie Reviews

Road to the White House

This piece was published in the December 2015 issue of the Prep News – all Republican candidates were analyzed by Ciaran Molloy, while all Democratic candidates were synthesized by Eli Pittman ———————————————————————————————————————————–——————————– Illustration by Noah Boucher   Hillary Clinton The clear democratic frontrunner, Hillary Clinton is currently leading Bernie Sanders 58% to 30%, according to polls conducted by CNN. However, this lead has not come … Continue reading Road to the White House

Roudebush & Niemuth Defend the Second Amendment

This piece was published in the December 2015 issue of the Prep News and was co-written by Forrest Roudebush and Jack Niemuth ———————————————————————————————————————————–—————– In wake of the recent 353 mass shootings this year, the American public is again debating the best way to curb gun violence. Many are calling for increased gun control, saying restrictions on certain firearms will lead to better public safety. Proponents … Continue reading Roudebush & Niemuth Defend the Second Amendment

Pittman Explains the Need for Gun Control

This piece was published in the December 2015 issue of the Prep News ———————————————————————————————————————————– As this piece is being written, we are currently on day 341 of 365 for the year of 2015. This year, we have had 311 mass shootings, according to the Gun Violence Archive—if we define a mass shooting as an incident in which four or more people are shot. This year … Continue reading Pittman Explains the Need for Gun Control

iDebate Over Phone Brands

This piece was published in the October 2015 issue of the Prep News ———————————————————————————————————————————– On September 9, Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiled the latest and greatest advancements in the company’s mobile technology platforms. Among these announcements were the Apple Pencil, a tablet stylus used for graphic design and digital art, the Apple Watch x Hermes, a series of watches that combine wearable technology with high-end fashion, … Continue reading iDebate Over Phone Brands

Questioning the Social Lingo

This piece was published in the October 2015 issue of the Prep News ———————————————————————————————————————————– Our society is constantly changing and recently, new terms have become linked with social media. Terms like viral, which is the rapid spread of informtion on the internet, are imporant words that didn’t exist 20 years ago. Will our society look back on our generation like we have looked back on … Continue reading Questioning the Social Lingo

Touchdown! Fantasy Football is Here

This piece was published in the September 2015 issue of the Prep News ———————————————————————————————————————————– Fantasy Football is good for many things, but for me, the “sport” has always led to these three things: making my Sundays a bit more interesting, making me way more competitive than I should be, and the soul-crushing anguish which I experience every single December, as I am yet to win … Continue reading Touchdown! Fantasy Football is Here