Affluence in America

Malcom Duhon, sports writer
February 9, 2015

Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defines affluence as, “the state of having much wealth or property.” In today’s society, the word affluence seems to now be a synonym for ignorance. In 2013, a 16-year old from North Texas, struck and killed four pedestrians while driving drunk. His defense in court? Affluenza,... Read more »

Instead of breaking internet, help fix women’s self-worth

Body image final pic

New-Journal Staff
November 19, 2014

With the recent release of Kim Kardashian’s magazine cover for Paper magazine, speculations are rising in regards to the amount of editing that is done to retouch the bodies of women who pose for magazine covers. In Kardashian’s shoot for the magazine, her backside is shown completely nude, and there... Read more »

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade


Tiffany Hunter
November 19, 2014

Thanksgiving is that special time of year in the bleak of November. The wind chills, the leaves fall, and people gather around their splendid turkey-roasted dinners, hungry for a great meal. Their hearts are grateful for all the events that have bound their lives together, whether it’d be tragic... Read more »

Death with dignity?


News-Journal Staff
November 3, 2014

Brittany Maynard, diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor earlier this year, ended her own life on Saturday in Oregon. She had suffered with this disease, having excruciating headaches and seizures, which controlled most of her life. But she decided she wouldn’t let this disease dictate her life... Read more »

Domestic violence: Can we stop it?

A local business called the Family Peace Project works to assists any previous or current victims of domestic violence.

October 31, 2014

He said… As a man, we believe that we are stronger than everyone else and that we are macho and can do nothing wrong. But when it comes to relationships, there should never be a moment when you lay your hands on a woman. With recent cases involving Baltimore Ravens’ Ray Rice and the Los Angeles... Read more »

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Bodey Cooper, Editor-In-Chief
September 24, 2014

Millions of people all over social media such as Facebook and Twitter have taken the ice bucket challenge to raise awareness for ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). People take a bucket of water and fill it with ice and then they either have someone dump it over their head or do it themselves while... Read more »

Heart of a Champion

Bodey Cooper, Sports Writer
April 7, 2014

We can all agree that professional athletes are in top, physical shape and have more drive and passion for the sport they play than any of us could ever have as fans. But does it come at a cost to their health? It feels like just days ago, yet it has been almost a month since Dallas Stars‘ forward... Read more »

E-Cigarette Craze: New face to an old problem

E-cigarette smokers Windi Garrison and Janie Lingle lighting up outside the cafeteria. TVCC's tobacco policy leaves a loop-hole for e-cigarette smokers.

Chalisa Madsen, Editor-In-Chief
February 10, 2014

It’s been 6 years since the decision to make Trinity Valley a tobacco-free campus. And it’s been much easier on the lungs since then. But something strange has happened recently. People are lighting back up in restaurants, hallways, stores, and even here in class. No, not regular cigarettes.... Read more »

Christmas… Too politically correct?

Are we too hung up on being politically correct?

Chalisa Madsen, Editor-In-Chief
December 16, 2013

As history progresses, it seems religious conflict ensues. With religion comes different traditions and customs for each belief. Every year in America many different holidays are celebrated while bringing in the new year- Christmas happens to be the dominate one you’ll find American’s celebrating.... Read more »

Men, check out those Ta-Ta’s

Early detection is key for beating any type of cancer, including breast cancer.

Chalisa Madsen, Editor-In-Chief
October 31, 2013

No, not hers, big guy. Your own! It’s no secret that Breast Cancer is a huge problem nowadays, almost reaching epidemic numbers. In fact, the American Cancer Society says that just in the time it takes you to look through this article, 49 people will be newly diagnosed with cancer. And not all... Read more »

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