AROUND THE BEND

Vatican Veggies

Emily Schembs, Staff Writer

January 24, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Recently the Pope Francis, aka Jorge Mario Bergoglio, has come into the spotlight with his farm. The farm is located in the hills of rural Rome, about an hour drive from the Vatican. This is also his summer residence named Castel...

Should FXBG Have A Bike Sharing Program?

Emily Schembs, Staff Writer

January 24, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Bike share programs are rapidly popping up, from the west coast to the east coast. There are hundreds of cities with the program. A bicycle-sharing system, public bicycle system, or bike-share scheme, as it is sometimes referred...

Climate Change

Megan Becker, Op-Ed Editor

January 24, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Although climate change is undeniably real, with scientific evidence and many significant effects being seen, how climate change is caused is still a very controversial topic today. The difference between climate and weather...

I’m Not Lovin’ It

Emily Schembs, Staff Writer

January 16, 2018

Filed under Opinion

McDonald’s, a fast food restaurant that rakes in over $27 million per year, with a net worth of $104 billion. They sell food items from burgers, to salads, to their highly sought after Mcflurries (sometimes). With low prices...

No More Electives?

Laila Maxwell, Staff Writer

January 16, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Most schools require that students take non-core classes in order to graduate. Most students take classes that do not interest them and do poorly in the end because they find the class boring or they slack off and lose focus. The...

Self Driving Cars

Justin Sexton, Staff Writer

January 16, 2018

Filed under Opinion

In the past, there been both conspiracies and positive theories about self-driving cars. My view on this is negative, self-driving cars is a terrible idea, it is a bad idea for many reasons, one being because many people have...

The True Meaning of Christmas

Janae Rose, Staff Writer

January 16, 2018

Filed under Holidays, Opinion

What is the true meaning of Christmas? Growing up I asked myself if it’s the presents, the family gatherings, or the original belief of the birth of Jesus Christ. Many people celebrate Christmas differently, but in my home...

World War III?

Arrie Mann, Staff Writer

January 16, 2018

Filed under Opinion

With all the conflict going on between North Korea, Russia, and The United States, people are becoming more nervous and more convinced that some sort of disaster will soon strike. The disaster they’re talking about is the beginning...

Is Everyone a Winner? (Op-Ed)

Emily Schembs, Staff Writer

November 28, 2017

Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

In an athlete's life, many people are involved in his or her hardwork and success. These people include teammates, coaches, and parents. To those involved, seeing a win come from the effort is the most rewarding thing there can...

Chapstick (Op-Ed)

Emily Schembs, Staff Writer

November 28, 2017

Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

Chapstick is undoubtedly one of the world's most important inventions created in Lynchburg, Virginia during the 1880’s by Dr. Charles Browne Fleet. Not only does Chapstick keep lips from becoming chapped, but it also can be...

The Fight For Gun Control (OP-ED)

Arrie Mann, Staff Writer

October 24, 2017

Filed under Around the Bend, Opinion

On October 1, 2017, a gunman opened fire upon a crowd during a concert in Las Vegas of 22,000 people. 59 people were killed and 515 were injured, making this the deadliest mass shooting America has faced. Whenever a tragedy like...