Column: Free speech can’t justify all

Janica Kaneshiro | Staff Writer Put simply, the First Amendment is an important one. It’s what makes us Americans. Okay, so we’ve been hearing this since the second grade, right? But it wasn’t until recently I had even considered that there might be a truly ugly part of this freedom. I don’t think it’s so much the amendment I’ve suddenly […]

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Column: Senior year has a price tag – Web Exclusive

Janie Simonton | Staff Writer So, here’s my idea for a senior shirt: “Football Ticket: $4.00. Homecoming Ticket: $20.00. Senior Memories: Priceless.” Just kidding, that’s not my idea. At all. Two reasons: 1. The Mastercard “Priceless” parody is so trite, it’s practically as cliché as the phrase “a penny saved is a penny earned.” 2. Senior memories are not priceless. […]

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Column: MTV at MHS: if we really knew each other

Julia Halpin | Staff Writer If any of you are avid MTV watchers, you might have seen the show “If You Really Knew Me.” Traveling to different schools around the country, the show delves into the lives of specific high school students in order to reveal who they “really are.” Surprisingly so, people admit to rather personal details on this […]

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Staff Editorial: Sense of entitlement too present in current generation’s attitude

We are called the entitled generation; in other words, we are demanding and disrespectful, arrogant and spoiled. We are said to expect immediate reward for our skills in the workplace and classroom, while previous generations have persevered for years to reach their positions. A recent Boston Globe Article, “The New Me Generation” by Jake Halpern, even states that our generation refuses to […]

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Letters to the Editor 5/20

Increase of Subways will not affect eating habits Even though Subway has passed McDonalds in chains worldwide, I don’t think that this will affect how people eat. Just because there are more Subways doesn’t mean that people will choose to go to them. …It will take a lot more Subways’ advertising to change people’s minds about where they eat. -Ben […]

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Column: Celebrity gossip rules cyberspace – Web Exclusive

Thom Carter | Staff Writer If you’ve ever been to TMZ.com, and I honestly hope you haven’t, you’re probably accustomed to the constant stream of repetitive celebrity news gossip. Much of it can be boiled down to useless babbling by so-called journalists who rely on tips from outside sources in order to report news that can be called “relevant.” This […]

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Column: A learning experience – Web Exclusive

Janie Simonton | Staff Writer Ahh, here we stand. I know in the rest of my senior-related columns, I’ve repeatedly said that we’re on the brink of the rest of our lives, ready to reach out and relish the world. But now, we really are. Graduation is nine days from today, and college a few short months after that. There’s […]

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Column: Life exists outside of MHS; explore it

Julia Halpin | Staff Writer “What did you get on your ACT?” “Did you see those pictures on Facebook from last weekend?” “Can you believe they broke up?” To all of the gossipers, Facebook stalkers, girly cliques and cocky guys, I just have one small request. Stop. Stop thinking that every second spent in the classrooms, fields or cafeterias of […]

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