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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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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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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