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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....

The Thirteenth Sign

Story by Opal Theodossi, Staff writer
January 21
Filed under Essays, Opinions

Pluto (the planet, not the adorable pup from Disney) caused madness, chaos, and utter disaster when it was removed from the list of planets. And now, when you thought it couldn’t get any wilder astrologers have added a thirteenth sign to the Zodiac World. (Crazy right? Why don’t they go ahead and...

The World of Fro-Yo

Story by Erica Lee, Staff Writer
December 16
Filed under Essays, Opinions

It’s like caffeine, but doesn’t have the crash afterwards. It’s like chocolate, but not as fattening. What is this godly thing? It can only be one thing: Fro-yo. Definition: a refreshing, tangy dessert that combines the flavors and textures of ice cream and sherbet; low in fat, high in taste. Synonyms:...

Take Back Halloween

Story by Cassia Pollock, Staff Writer
November 4
Filed under Essays, Opinions

What’s the freakiest part of Halloween in California? Costume shops turn it into an eye popper with their slutty costumes. All these stores ruin Halloween for girls once they become a teenager. Why their trashy costumes sell so successfully is a mystery to me. Two different worlds exist in Halloween...

Bridalplasty

Story by Eleanore Hendrickson, Staff Writer
November 4
Filed under Essays, Opinions

Today’s reality shows have rather high stakes: money, fame, glory, and the occasional opportunity to develop cirrhosis (that’s right, Snooki, drinking leads to liver disease) are all fair incentives to participate in the show. But there is something lacking in these programs – ugly people and their...

On Saying Goodbye

Story by Erica Lee, Staff Writer
September 17
Filed under Essays, Opinions

These past few weeks as people go to college, those of us who are grounded in Encinitas have to deal with saying goodbye. It may seem like an easy task to some, but having to let go of someone who has affected your life, even in the smallest ways, is easier said than done. Whether they just made you...

Freshmen and Sophomores to the Back of the Line

Story by Cassia Pollock, Staff Writer
September 13
Filed under Essays, Opinions

Put yourself in my navy blue Converse. Today is a Monday. I’m saddled with a backpack that makes me feel like a camel, loaded with brick-like books and I go to school knowing I have the rest of this whole long week still in front of me. Being an adolescent, I am constantly hindered with insomnia. From...

Back Away From the Spot

Story by Anna Sheridan
September 13
Filed under Essays, Opinions

There are certain things in life that just piss me off: the color orange, the sound of chewing, ties, and, above all else, non-handicapped people parking in handicapped parking spots. My mother is handicapped, so I have been parking in those spots my whole life. Even as a five-year-old I had no qualms...

Senior Year: Slacking Lacking

Story by Amy Dushkin, Copy Editor
September 13
Filed under Essays, Opinions

When I think about it, I’ve been waiting most of my life to be a senior. Ever since the sixth grade, I dreamt of the day I would be on the top of the food chain, playing with the big dogs. I passed the time until senior year by writing “Seniors 2011” on almost everything, and trying to think of...

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