Royal Purple

Finding light within darkness

Editor shares devastating, yet uplifting battle with depression, suicide
September 10, 2018

I couldn’t breathe. Sweat streamed down my face as the pale, cold ceiling of my bedroom came into view early Tuesday. I was awake once again. Crawling from my sheets, I clambered to the bathroom sink...

Letter to the Editor: Make suicide prevention essential

April 26, 2016

April 27, 2016 Suicide is a major issue that has been brushed under the rug all too often. Feelings of suicide not only occur in adulthood, but also can occur in years as early as grade school. I...

Letter to the Editor: Athletes should talk mental health

April 26, 2016

April 27, 2016 “Mental toughness” is a term that every athlete has heard consistently throughout their sports career; meaning that an athlete must remain level headed through failures, and to not...

Depression across the spectrum

December 3, 2014

Dec. 3, 2014 By Amber Levenhagen I’m not a stranger to death. Not to sound morbid, but it’s been a small part of my life. I’m not sure if part of it is due to the rumored curse of my high school,...

Social media creates added pressure

Social media creates added pressure
September 11, 2014

Column by Vesna Brajkovic Sept. 10, 2014 In a world where nothing is official until it’s Facebook official, and all the most important family news only reaches us through a post, it’s easy for...

Movie Review: “Side Effects”

Commentary by News Editor Samantha Jacquest
February 20, 2013

  “Side Effects” is an unpredictable psychological rollercoaster. The movie in a nutshell is long, twisting, thrilling and long (although it was only an hour and 46 minutes). I wanted...

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