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Are Libraries Taking a Backseat on the Wild Ride of Technology?

Are Libraries Taking a Backseat on the Wild Ride of Technology?

By Isabelle Konters | What comes to mind when people hear “fountain of knowledge”? Many things, of course, but “library” is somewhere on that list. Libraries have been around for over four hundred centuries, offering assortments of books, help, and programs. They are places people can rely on to visit if they want to hang out with friends, talk about their favorite books, get first-hand help with anything – even a court case – or just to ask what the best restaurant in the area is. It’s hard to imagine a world without physical libraries. But we might have to not only imagine one but live in one in the future. 

Technology could eventually run libraries into the ground with people being able to download, borrow, and buy books off their iPads. In the last six years, 350 libraries have closed with 111 to follow. Since the 2016 survey conducted by Pew Research Center, there has been a 4% increase (from 14% to 18%) in the amount of Americans who read audiobooks.  Continue reading

Lakewood Students Voice Their Thoughts on School Shootings

Lakewood Students Voice Their Thoughts on School Shootings

By Alexis Grammer | Only three months have passed since the turn of the year, and America has already had 12 school shootings. As students across America take a stand against gun violence, local Lakewood student are also voicing their concerns and opinions on what should be done to prevent school shootings.  Continue reading

Respect Me: The Rise of Athleisure And What It Says About Society

Respect Me: The Rise of Athleisure And What It Says About Society

By Justin Phillips | In an industry that is experiencing a decrease in sales, athleisure is a shining star. NPD research firm found that there was a two percent increase in apparel sales in 2015; however, this is only due to a 16 percent increase in activewear sales. If that category was excluded, there would’ve been a two percent decrease in total clothing sales. Continue reading

Stray Cat Adopts Local Neighborhood

Stray Cat Adopts Local Neighborhood

By Lara Bussert | In a welcoming community, it is not unlikely to attract the attention of new-comers. On a crisp October day in 2015, a small calico cat wandered into a Romney neighborhood and into the hearts of its community members.

“When we first saw Patches, she was frail and malnourished, easily thinner than she is now,” Denny Thorne, one of the neighborhood members, reminisced. “She started visiting our homes, so we began setting out food for her.” Continue reading

The George Hotel – What Do We Know?

The George Hotel – What Do We Know?

By Maya Atoui | The anticipated George Hotel is fighting for its survival in court while confused and angry citizens wait for further news. Since 2006, the idea of a hotel extending over three times the city height limit has been proposed for the town of Gibsons. However, it wasn’t until the fall of 2017 when the project was given the green light. Construction was set to begin in late fall until the Gibsons Alliance for Business and Community (GABC) took action… Continue reading

Catalonia Independence Dying Out at the Hands of Catalans

Catalonia Independence Dying Out at the Hands of Catalans

By Zachary Gilbert | “We are Catalan” they say, “but, we are also Spanish.” As the poles for Catalonia independence have reached a record four year low, anti-independence protesters are taking to the streets to ask for Barcelona and Tarragona to leave Catalonia. Catalonia has been in a political unease with Spain since 1640 but a spark has relit the fire… Continue reading