OPINION: 1999

Jessica Sommerville | Staff Writer It’s decided. The apocalypse will begin with the release of Taylor Swift’s fifth album. 1989 is splattered all over the radio, internet, magazines – including TIME, which was delivered to my house with a retouched photo of the woman herself and the title, “The Power of Taylor Swift.” And, sure, if power is influence, I […]

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OPINION: Bruises fade

Jessica Sommerville | Staff Writer We have become masters at evading the F-word. No, I’m not talking about  cursing; I think it’s safe to say the majority of the student body has yet to master  the evasion of that word. No, I’m talking about a seven letter word, one we have  avoided our whole lives — F A I L […]

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OPINION: Happy now

Jessica Sommerville | Staff Writer I start every Sunday by rolling out of bed and groaning at the load of homework that awaits me. On school nights, I shuffle home from cross country practice, eat, shower, do some homework, ignore some homework, and flop into bed, relieved but too drained to sleep. I never question why. This is something that […]

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OPINION: My 20 seconds

Jessica Sommerville | Staff Writer 20, 19, 18…your Netflix episode has ended and you toy with the idea of writing that paper that’s due in two days, or doing that load of laundry scattered around your floor. 10, 9, 8…nah, your homework load will be manageable tomorrow; you can write your paper then. You’re confident the laundry situation isn’t too […]

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