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7 Things You Should Know About Food in America

7 Things You Should Know About Food in America

William Becker, Tom Tom Staff

March 7, 2017


Filed under Perspectives, Sports

Sugar In America, sugar is in just about everything. Obviously, it’s in soda and candy, but it’s even in foods like ketchup, yogurt, granola and even bread. The United States Department of Agriculture reports that America eats anywhere from 150 to 170 pounds of sugar each year. Canada on th...

SPORTS FASHION: Lacrosse Shorts

SPORTS FASHION: Lacrosse Shorts

Peter Boeh, Tom Tom Staff

March 3, 2017


Filed under Columns and Blogs, Lacrosse, Sports

Lacrosse shorts are different of the fact that they have different and crazy designs; making them stand out from standard shorts. The designs range from having checkerboard print, to monkeys and bananas. There is no certain design for lacrosse shorts, as they vary from each team. Most of the team...

An Open Letter to Those Who Dislike Crocs

Brenna Higgins, Tom Tom Staff

February 28, 2017


Filed under Lifestyles, Open Letters

To those who dislike Crocs, What do you have against wearing Crocs? Crocs are rubber shoes that became popular in 2002 in Florida. They have all the colors of the rainbow and more, and some have fuzz in the shoes. Whatever the situation, Crocs have endless possibilities. Plus, do not get me st...

The Impact of Rhino Extinction

The Impact of Rhino Extinction

Griffin Hackeloer, Tom Tom Staff

February 25, 2017


Filed under Columns and Blogs, Environmental

Rhinos are becoming harder to come by each year. There are five species left living on Earth: white, black, Greater One-Horned, Sumatran and Javan rhinos. The white rhino has 20,170 members left in its population. These animals are the second largest land mammal alive today. White rhinos are kno...

An Open Letter to Those Who Discriminate

An Open Letter to Those Who Discriminate

Emily Hanes, Tom Tom Staff

February 22, 2017


Filed under Open Letters

To those who discriminate, I can’t believe I still have to tell people racism is wrong. I can’t believe we still have to tell someone that they are being racist. I can’t believe people still don’t realize when they are being racist. Why does this have to be a continuous problem? W...

How to: Make Pixie Dust

How to: Make Pixie Dust

Alexandra Rapp, Tom Tom Staff

February 21, 2017


Filed under Columns and Blogs

A fun craft to brighten up any day, this pixie dust is a guaranteed great gift of activity for any little kid.  

What It Feels Like To Always Be Happy

What It Feels Like To Always Be Happy

Griffin Hackeloer, Tom Tom Staff

February 21, 2017


Filed under Tom Tom, What It Feels Like

I have always had a positive outlook on life. It never mattered if I completely butchered my lines in an audition or I went out on stage and danced like a monkey. No matter what, I always do my best. Some may think that people who always seem to be happy never have any bad days. In reality, that is n...

What It Feels Like To Be Racially Profiled

What It Feels Like To Be Racially Profiled

Logan Weber, Department Editor

February 21, 2017


Filed under Tom Tom, What It Feels Like

During elementary school, getting verbally abused was almost an everyday occurrence. The dirty looks that people gave me were blatantly obvious. I learned how to get used to the jokes I would hear. I was never sure if it was because they were scared, or if they were intimidated by my looks. This was the ...

What It Feels Like To Find Faith

What It Feels Like To Find Faith

Jayme Bailey, Tom Tom Staff

February 21, 2017


Filed under Tom Tom, What It Feels Like

One of the worst things was constantly hearing “everything will be fine”, but the reality is it is not fine nothing is “fine.” It really started freshman year, that is when I really felt lost; I did not know who I was anymore. During group projects I was the one who would sit there, shutting o...

What It Feels Like To Be Trilingual

What It Feels Like To Be Trilingual

Taylor Feltner, Tom Tom Staff

February 21, 2017


Filed under Tom Tom, What It Feels Like

Growing up knowing three different languages is like growing up in what feels like three amazing yet different worlds all at one time. I am so grateful that I had the chance to grow up not only communicating with my family differently, but also with people from other nations. I speak English, Russian and S...

What It Feels Like To Come, See & Conquer

What It Feels Like To Come, See & Conquer

Ashley Reiser, Tom Tom Staff

February 21, 2017


Filed under Tom Tom, What It Feels Like

The best memories I have with Tracy, my mom, are when she was sober for one year when I was in sixth grade. We went to the movies and shopped all the time. We got our nails done and went to the Chicago Botanical Gardens for fun. My mom actually did things with me. We planted flowers on our balcony, ...

What It Feels Like To Be Slut-Shamed

What It Feels Like To Be Slut-Shamed

Haley Edwards, Social Media Director

February 21, 2017


Filed under Tom Tom, What It Feels Like

scroll... scroll... scroll... stop. I saw it. The first tweet posted about me. It hit me like a train. My heart raced in anticipation for what would come next. I was fearful of who would join the attack against me. Reading these tweets made me feel bad about myself. Did people really think I lo...

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