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The Item of The Week

Story by Caitlin Hird
September 28
Filed under Essays, Opinions

There I was amidst the glorious fluorescent kingdom that is The Dollar Tree, a place that turns thoughts of “who would ever want this mesh Instant Back Support accessory” to realizations that your back has, in fact, been hurting lately and it is after all only one dollar.  I cautiously proceeded,...

Give Me Youtube Or Give Me Death

Story by Cassia Pollock
September 21
Filed under Essays, Opinions

Once again YouTube has been blocked on school computers. This terrible event occurred last Wednesday in the midst of 2nd period. I could have guessed this would happen because it isn’t the first time.  Despite the predictability of the situation it burns just the same. It’s as if I’m a sta...

RIP Hour Lunch

Story by Karolyna Landin, Staff Writer
September 15
Filed under Essays, Opinions

I have been mourning the loss of a great friend, hour lunch on late starts. I received this tragic news through a heartless e-mail – an e-mail! – saying that there has been a new change to the late start days. No sit down or get together explaining why hour lunch has passed. All I wanted was an explanation...

Pineapple Soap

Pineapple Soap

Story by Joey Kobara
September 14
Filed under Essays, Opinions

Yesterday, after finishing my business in the school bathroom, I approached the sink with my usual caution. Generally I am hesitant to touch the soap dispenser. But today was different. What came out of that mechanism was not the typical white foam but a softer more yellow substance. I was enthralled....

I’m Still Gaga for Lady Gaga

Story by Kira Elliott
September 12
Filed under Essays, Opinions

I was actually really proud of Lady Gaga when she came to the VMAs dressed as a man. As I watched the video, I couldn’t help but notice all of the astonished faces. I wasn’t shocked. Lady Gaga isn’t your normal pop star, why should this shock everyone? She seemed to be having a lot of fun with...

What Does Equality Mean?

Story by Kira Elliott
September 12
Filed under Essays, Opinions

I have never understood why some people freak out so much when anyone brings up the subject of gay rights. Love is love. Why should it matter if your classmate, friend, or child is not naturally attracted to the opposite sex when the most important thing is their happiness? When people were voting on...

Not Suggestions

Story by Anna Sheridan, Sports Editor
September 7
Filed under Essays, Opinions

            We’ve all seen the classroom rules posted on the backs of doors, the sides of white boards, the huge paragraphs of what not to do on our syllabus’s. And maybe, for the first week, we all follow the rules. We don’t chew gum in class, no food is brought in after third period,...

Secret Life of a Budgeting Teen

Story by Kiana McCune, Staff Writer
April 7
Filed under Essays, Opinions

E-How Money tells of the plight of a young person learning to manage her own money, where Starbucks and “electronic gadgets” are eating away at her spending cash. Maybe this is true for some teens, but neither causes much nail biting in my life. My mom covers the rent and most of the food expenses...

Down With Trashy TV

Story by Cara Reichard, Features Editor
March 17
Filed under Essays, Opinions

My family recently came into possession of a Netflix account, and at first I was thrilled by all the possibilities that Instant Watch had to offer. Suddenly I had hundreds of movies and TV shows at my fingertips. I watched all seven seasons of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” I re-watched the entire...

St. Patrick’s Day is a Sham-Rock

Story by Jack Rushall, Staff Writer
March 16
Filed under Essays, Opinions

              St. Patrick’s Day is a very diverse day on the American social calendar: it’s a day where booze and potatoes can stand, side-by-side, poisoning people’s digestive systems—ultimately leading such individuals to add their morning breakfasts to the green dye that flows...

R U Awak?

Story by Cassia Pollock
March 11
Filed under Essays, Opinions

Meet Ann Somnia. She’s sleep deprived. She has bags under her eyes that go down to her chin. But still, when her cell goes ‘beep’ she frantically grabs at her pocket for it and clicks a terse response into the keys. Remember a simpler time when night came and people actually took advantage of this...

Missing My Pockets

Story by Cassia Pollock, Staff writer
March 2
Filed under Essays, Opinions

            I finally throw myself out of bed, and throw on some clothes on a Monday morning. Fifteen minutes later I’m nearly ready to go to school. I just need a few more things. My cell phone, I-pod, strawberry lip gloss, and maybe a couple of hair clips. All the basic pocket-able necessities....

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