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Student Editorial: Future generations are not interested in a future full of lies

Student Editorial: Future generations are not interested in a future full of lies

February 15, 2017

There is a misconception that teens do not care about the news. This is an example of an Alternative Fact. Here is an actual fact - 62 % of teens polled by the Bobcat Beat care strongly enough to seek out factual news. Sixty-five % of the teens who responded to our poll shared that they care "most definitely" that it is the readers' responsibility to search for unbiased journalism they can t...

Navy SEAL, Chief Special Warfare Operator William ‘Ryan’ Owens,  Dies in failed raid

Navy SEAL, Chief Special Warfare Operator William ‘Ryan’ Owens, Dies in failed raid

February 9, 2017

  On January 29th, 2017, the elite SEAL Team Six went on a mission in Yemen to fight al Qaeda members. Early Sunday, Owens headed into action yet again with SEAL Team 6. The planning for this pre-dawn mission had begun during the last days of the Obama administration and the final approval had come during the first days of the Trump administration. The raid began at 2 a.m. on Sunday m...

Snow Days Don’t Have to Mean-No Days in College. A retrospective of snow days and impact on last 13 years.

Snow Days Don’t Have to Mean-No Days in College. A retrospective of snow days and impact on last 13 years.

January 7, 2017

Call it coincidence, bad luck, or something else, the past three MNPS superintendents have all had to face major decisions early in their tenure as the leader of Tennessee's largest school district. Coincidentally, it hasn't been an educational decision each of the last three Directors of Schools' has made that has been controversial, it has been decisions made about school closing and weather. E...

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.

December 25, 2016

We take pleasure in publishing the very famous letter that many readers of a variety of newspapers have published as a tradition on Christmas morning. The Bobcat Beat follows this tradition. The letter first published in The New York Sun,  September 21, 1897, entitled "Is There a Santa Claus?" below. The Bobcat Beat appreciates each and every reader, and wishes all of you a very Merry Christm...

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