Column: “Makeup doesn’t mean beauty”

Julia Halpin | Editor Intern I definitely don’t look like her. She’s the girl on the cover of Seventeen magazine every month. And she’s quite the opposite of me. Her legs are about as long as my entire body. I mean, Lord knows I’m nowhere near 5’9”. I chopped off six inches of my brown hair last summer, so it’s […]

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Staff Editorial: Seniors’ desire for retouched photos has crossed the line

As our friends hand out their wallet-sized senior pictures throughout their senior year, we can’t help but notice that the people in these pictures aren’t the people we see every day in class. The pictures hold an airbrushed model, a person who barely resembles our friends. Senior picture retouching goes too far when it does not truthfully represent students. By […]

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Column: College acceptance an achievement

Janie Simonton | Staff Writer The other day, I pulled into my driveway after school, locked my doors and walked to the mailbox. Perusing the daily post, I see the usual suspects: the bills for my parents, the “Hey, come check out our campus!” letters from colleges I would never even consider. Usually, most of the college envelopes that show […]

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Column: Welcome to the third dimension – Web Exclusive

Thom Carter | Staff Writer As always, movies are changing. Special effects become exceedingly spectacular, monsters become more and more convincing, and disasters become startlingly real. But what if all these things and more came out you in eye-popping 3-D? More than ever, the third dimension has become the new avenue for filmmakers to venture down, and with good reason. There’s no […]

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