Senior Goodbyes-Janica Kaneshiro

Janica Kaneshiro, Editor-in-Chief Indiana University When I was little, The Bedtime Prayer really spooked me. I think it was the “If I die before I wake” line, if you can imagine. I used to spend hours staring at the ceiling wondering what would happen if I were to die before I were to wake. Yes, I over-analyzed everything at that […]

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Senior Goodbyes-Jami Bechard

Jami Bechard, Layout and Design Editor University of Kansas My tiny pink ballet shoes squeaked across the wood floor as a scurried into the dance studio. I was three years old. All the other little girls were afraid to leave their moms, afraid to move on to a new adventure, albeit even if it was just for a short hour. […]

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Senior Goodbyes-Mitchell Matacia

Mitchell Matacia, Staff Writer Ohio University I remember sitting in the Middle School Auditorium laughing to myself when the administrators mentioned college preparedness in eighth-grade. Now, in twelfth-grade, it feels too soon. Throughout all of this chaos of graduation, of college enrollment, the schol­arships, the requirements, the deadlines – I couldn’t feel more removed. Four years of high school coming […]

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Senior Goodbyes-Joseph Spencer

Joseph Spencer, Staff Writer Illinois University It was fifth-grade the first time I pushed someone to the ground and got praised for it. I was the new kid in town and decided to try out for football because I couldn’t find a soccer team. At first they promised me that I’d be a running back and a linebacker. My father […]

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Senior Goodbyes-Julia Halpin

Julia Halpin, Associate Editor Columbia College I was born with a unibrow. No, I didn’t come out of the womb with one eyebrow, but as my hair grew in, my parents realized that my eyebrows were indeed, not separated. My unibrow served as a large part of my identity when I was younger; the boys at recess never failed to […]

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Senior Goobyes-Miranda Carney

Miranda Carney, Staff Writer Ball State University As a little girl, I learned I had an older sister who died shortly after birth. I never knew her, but learning that somehow defined me from that moment on. Who would she have been? A runner, a writer, a dancer, an artist? Take one look around my room and you’ll see the […]

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Senior Goodbyes-Branden Labarowski

Branden Labarowski, Staff Writer Ohio University I grew up in a household where obeying the law of the Lord was the only thing more important than obeying the law of the land, and I’m proud to say I did pretty well on both accounts. That’s why my parents were shocked when, one day, the principal called to inform them that […]

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Senior Goodbyes-Ian Howard

Ian Howard, Staff Writer Northwestern University Abraham Lincoln once said “People are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” Happiness is not a state of being, it’s a state of mind. You can either have a miserable four years or a rock-and-roll high school four years. I wish that I could go back in time and […]

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Senior Goobyes-Thom Carter

Thom Carter, Staff Writer University of Missouri On extended trips that generally demand interaction, I shirk social as­sumptions that enjoyment is achieved through shared experience. That was my plan going into an Orchestra trip to Washington, D.C: remain incon­spicuous; speak only when spoken to. Shortly into an “illuminated tour” of the sights, we left the bus. Shiver­ing at the front […]

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OPINION: Greater things are yet to come

Julia Halpin | Associate Editor I’m addicted to “Friday Night Lights.” I know, I’m probably late to jump on this train, (the show has been over since the beginning of 2011,) but I can’t stop watching it. I watch it everywhere I go: working out, doing homework, eating my nightly snack of cereal; it’s a little much. For those of […]

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SPORTS COLUMN – 4/20

James Nosek | Staff Writer Linsanity, oh Linsanity. Remember when that was the biggest thing on not just TV or the internet, but anything you could get your hands on? Thanks to back page headlines and People Magazine, Jeremy Lin became a worldwide phenomenon. Lin’s story needs a movie, that’s how special it was. But was he as good as […]

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Relationships are a nice yet mysterious business

Thom Carter | Staff Writer I’ve never been particularly adept when conversing with the opposite sex. My efforts are sparse and naïve, holding the notion that skewed humor and useless knowledge sparks playful dialogue. In actuality, I don’t think the approach has attracted any actual females—only weirdly intrigued them. They take more to me being a kid who usually remains […]

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Being on welfare doesn’t make a person lazy

Janica Kaneshiro | Editor-In-Chief I’m sick of hearing people say that Welfare is a program for America’s laziest scumbag. For some reason, when people picture welfare, they tend to picture President Obama ladling wads of money into the pockets of people living easy lives in their La-Z-Boy recliners. I’m not sure that people realize that usually welfare is a system […]

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OPINION: Don’t judge new media

Branden Labarowski | Staff Writer On March 16, 2012, the Smithsonian Institution’s Art of Video Games exhibit will open its doors. The lion shall lie down with the lamb, and nerds and intellectuals will finally intermingle in a videogame Valhalla celebrating forty years worth of high art. I guess you could say I’m sort of geeking out. To tell the […]

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OPINION: Political affiliation causes bad desicions

In Texas, local governments are currently making a move to close Planned Parenthoods across the state. Their reasoning is the strong pro-life viewpoints that many who make up the local Texas government hold. Though at surface, it seems as though the Texas government is doing something warranted—standing up for political and moral beliefs– unfortunately, these beliefs have greater consequences. According […]

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OPINION: Cyberspace breeds unoriginality

Ian Howard | Staff Writer Tweeting, trolling, blogging, vlogging, Skyping, Tumblr, Imgur, fbing, memes, words not in the common vernacular only two or three years ago are now the actions and highlights of generations of Internet users. The culture snatches brevity in its cardinal virtue, the golden rule being viewable in under 30 seconds. Are we what we are or […]

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SPORTS COLUMN – 3/16

The recent “Bounty” scandal involving the New Orleans Saints and other teams sheds a negative light on the NFL James Nosek | Staff Writer So, currently I’m part of a plot to better my status on the newspaper. Actually, this is something that we have been doing for a while; the whole staff is involved as well. Basically, it goes […]

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OPINION: A Good ‘Ol Cup ‘O Joe

Thom Carter | Staff Writer I feel wonderful today. For the first time in a week, I had the time to top off my to-go cup with the warm, enriching bliss that is the Kirkland Signature House Blend. Yes, I purchase my coffee in bulk from Costco, but it’s delicious all the same. And I don’t horse around. I even […]

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