STAFF EDITORIAL – 3/16

Elvis tame compared to today’s artists… For as long as music has existed, critics of the most popular artists have always claimed that the music they are producing is vulgar and they stand for a generation of misdirected youth. In the mid 1950’s no other was so criticized as Elvis Presley. The adult generation stuck up their noses at his […]

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR 2/17

We should pay more attention to teenage drug use Dear Editor, The DARE program was started many years ago to teach young kids about the negative effects that drugs have on a person. When we did the program in sixth-grade, we all enthusiastically vowed we would never do drugs, but over that short period of three years until we got […]

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What you think 2/17

What are your thoughts on the new Facebook button and do you think it will accomplish anything? “I think it’s a good idea [for the Facebook button] just because…there are so many stories nowadays about people getting bullied…and people having suicidal thoughts. …I think the only problem is the fact that Facebook is so big and you never really know […]

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OPINION: Living the passionate life

Julia Halpin | Associate Editor Oh, Grandma Flo. My Grandma Flo, full name Florence and “Flo-Flo” when I was little, is one of the most interesting and wonderful women I’ve ever met. Slightly stout, and extremely Italian, Flo and I can talk for hours. Her house is filled with old religious paintings, aging antiques, and, last Christmas, Italian opera music, […]

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STAFF EDITORIAL – 2/17

Boy’s body image problems taboo… Body image is a decidedly feminine subject. Girls, from a young age worry about their hair, their weight, their height—it’s just a “girl” thing. But, the truth is, boys also worry about their body image. The societal ideal for a man is tall, lean, muscular and dominant as can be seen strutting down every cat-walk, […]

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OPINION: Labels divide people

Branden Labarowski | Staff Writer Not a single day passes in which I don’t revel in joy over having my college applications out of sight, out of mind. Just one thing about the college application process still bothers me from time to time: according to the Common App, my religious preference is “Christian – Pentacostal.” Most people—even fellow Pentecostals—probably didn’t […]

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OPINION: Ambition and the American Dream

Branden Labarowski | Staff Writer My college essays are finally done, and I feel great. After writing, revising and rehashing what feels like dozens of papers about my career choices, academic prowess and intellectual viewpoints, I feel ready to jump right into the real world and succeed in whatever I choose to do. If I become a journalist, then I’ll […]

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OPINION: Rating system goes too far

Thom Carter | Staff Writer From as long as I can remember, I’ve battled the toils of the Parental Advisory sticker, banned book list and M for Mature rating. I was constantly nagged by my elders not to buy a record because it “contained an F-bomb” or to choose a book that was “more suitable for my audience.” As a […]

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OPINION: Republican candidates are lackluster options

Ian Howard | Staff Writer Thomas Jefferson, Jimmy Carter, John Adams and John Quincy Adams were all great men, however, none of them were great presidents. Jefferson’s entrance into sainthood in modern politics today poses a terrible threat to America’s stability and democratic tradition. Jefferson may have written the Declaration of Independence, but that is not to say that his […]

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Letters to the Editor: 1/20

Dear Editor, I read the article “Originality snobbery is for five year olds.” I agree with this article. It’s always good to think for yourself and not let others change you, but there is nothing wrong with going along with the social “norm.” We can all…like similar things without stealing the idea from [an]other. When we were little, we called […]

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Staff Editorial – 1/20

The School Board is facing an extremely difficult time in the near future and, despite a past record of disagreements amongst the members of the board, it is crucial that they get accustomed to working together and coming to a quick decision in the next few months. Along with the retirement of eight-year president, Debbie Delp, the board has added […]

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OPINION: Violence in film – a fragile art form

Thom Carter | Staff Writer For generations, violence has been put under the microscope of hovering parents and overzealous pacifists that would like nothing more than to eliminate it from society altogether. Judging by the nature of man, that isn’t likely to happen, so it’s up to us to harness its brash nature for all its worth. Thanks to the […]

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WHAT YOU THINK: Student Loans

How do student loans and increasing debt affect your choice on where you go to college? “I’m not really worried about [student loans or debt] right now but…I don’t really worry about student loans. Debt I do worry about just because…I just want to make sure that… that I [will] be able to do what I want to after college […]

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OPINION: Originality snobbery is for five year olds

Janica Kaneshiro | Editor-in-Chief God forbid anybody say something that has been said before, do something that has been done before or think something previously thought. These days, originality and superiority seem to be synonymous to high school students. No, I’m not a conformist wishing the world operated like it does in George Orwell’s “1984”; that, big-brother society scares me […]

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