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Don’t Freak Out if You’re Single

Don’t Freak Out if You’re Single

Jessica Hubert

March 14, 2014


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Set the scene: It's prom night and you don't have a date. All your other friends have a date and are taking 400 pictures and pinning on boutonnieres and corsages. You’re standing outside of the group, questioning your life and every decision you’ve made. Should I have asked Joe Schmo out that time after Spring Break? Should I have let him make that move when we went to see Safe Haven?...

A Day Without My Cell Phone

A Day Without My Cell Phone

Chris Simmens

March 5, 2014


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Cell phones have become an almost necessary part of our lives. We use them for communication, entertainment, and even business. There are a lot of people who couldn’t go a single day without their phone. I decided I should try to survive a day without my beloved phone. Here is my experience. 7:20 AM: I give my phone to a fellow journalist a...

Sick of the Common Cold Fronts Yet?

Sick of the Common Cold Fronts Yet?

Grant Severson

February 28, 2014


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Hot off the heels of yet another storm, and consequently, another snow day. Those of us who just months ago welcomed the odd day off with open arms now turn a cold shoulder to the all too frequent forecasts of snow. And let’s be honest here. We may have dreamed of a white Christmas, but probably not...

The Beatles: 50 Years Young

The Beatles: 50 Years Young

Anjali DasSarma

February 27, 2014


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Four young lads from Liverpool who called themselves “the Beatles” stepped out onto Ed Sullivan’s stage on February 9, 1964 to change the music industry forever. To be fair, that's probably not what they set out to do, but, purposefully or not, they and the music movement they brought with them ...

Khari On Love

Khari On Love

Khari Jackson

February 25, 2014


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When you think of love, what do you think? This is a serious question because I feel everyone has a different opinion on love. I always wonder, do people share the same thoughts on love as me. Love is a feeling that should be agreed on by two people, and I think that us high schoolers are so forc...

5 Instagram Rules that Should Never be Broken

5 Instagram Rules that Should Never be Broken

Khari Jackson

February 21, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

What apps are constantly up on your smart phone? The two that are always open in my phone happen to be Instagram and Twitter. Instagram to me is entertaining way to keep your friends updated through pictures. However, with social networks comes responsibility and etiquette. There should be five rules in...

Five Things I Wish I knew As A Freshmen

Five Things I Wish I knew As A Freshmen

Chris Simmens

February 21, 2014


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I remember walking into Wilde Lake on the first day of my freshmen year, I thought I knew everything. I didn’t. Looking back, I’m surprised at how much I didn’t know. I’m writing this to give a little help to whoever might need it. Dreading it doesn’t make it better. Waking up at five or six ...

Giving Students Head Start in Foreign Languages

Giving Students Head Start in Foreign Languages

Grant Severson

February 20, 2014


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        How exhilarating would it be to speak with someone from a foreign country in their own language as if you were a natural? How simple would it be to conduct business with foreigners and not have to worry about “not speaking that language?” In the near future, these considerations may b...

Break from the Traditional Midterms

Break from the Traditional Midterms

Jessica Hubert

February 19, 2014


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For midterms this year, many seniors said that instead of having to do a long, drawn out test, their teachers gave individual projects. Senior year, we are all stressed. If we say we aren’t, don’t believe it. The stress may not be apparent, but it’s there pushed back in the recesses of our minds....

Skateboarding Is Not A Crime

Skateboarding Is Not A Crime

Chris Simmens

February 19, 2014


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Back in the in the late ‘40s or early ‘50s, a few surfers got together one day to surf, but were halted by the smooth Pacific ocean. Days like these were what surfers dreaded, they had nothing to do then. Until one unknown surfer took a wood plank and put some roller skate wheels on either side a...

Social Networking: The Simple Alternative to Real Life Interaction

Social Networking: The Simple Alternative to Real Life Interaction

Daniel Ingham

February 19, 2014


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Let’s face it, real life conversation is a terribly inefficient and clunky model. It’s unpredictable! It never goes exactly the way I want it to, in fact it’s almost always messy. There are uncomfortable topics, lulls, awkward moments, inevitable social gaffes, and embarrassing mishaps. Sometimes I say things that aren’...

She Came In Like A Wrecking Ball

She Came In Like A Wrecking Ball

DeQuantai Edwards

February 19, 2014


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  In recent years, Miley Cyrus has decided to leave behind her good girl image for something more salacious. Once Disney Channel’s sweetheart, Miley is now Hollywood’s wild card. Praised by some and ostracized by many Miley has radically changed her lifestyle, fashion, and reputation as a...

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