Sticks and stones

Gabrielle Lammons, Featured Columnist

March 28, 2014
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“Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words will never hurt you.” I often spat this out as a child. I can remember my mother cheerfully parroting the words back to me after I would recount a rude remark from... Read more »

Setting standards: Bestselling books are not the same

Gabrielle Lammons, Featured Columnist

March 23, 2014
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The movie ‘Divergent’ came out on Friday, Mar. 21 and like with a lot of bestselling books that are turned into movies, the excitement surrounding it was huge. Many bestselling books have turned into major motion pictures... Read more »

Bursting the Plano bubble

Haley Samsel, Featured Columnist

March 20, 2014
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The “Plano bubble” – we've all heard the term used to describe the mindset of many students and adults in our city who do not seem to recognize the larger issues outside of our suburban, affluent community. We like to think... Read more »

A whole new world

Fabiola Cedeno, Featured Columnist

February 7, 2014
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One of my first few memories from my childhood was when I had to take a picture for our family Christmas card. The year was 2000. The world was big and frightening. I had bangs that just barely reached the top of my eyebrows and... Read more »

Super Bowl commercial sparks controversy

Haley Samsel, Featured Columnist

February 5, 2014
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No one needs to be reminded that the Super Bowl was last Sunday. No one needs to hear the final score again, especially fans of the Denver Broncos. The game and most of the festivities held before and after its conclusion usually... Read more »

For Bon, Forever Ago

Fabiola Cedeno, Feautured Columnist

February 4, 2014
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Since I could remember, music was always a big part of my life. It was an incredible escape from the little things that frightened me when I was younger. Days like when my mom’s eyes swelled... Read more »

Mi nombre es

Gabrielle Lammons, Featured Columnist

January 30, 2014
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When I started to learn Spanish, it wasn't by choice. I was in the third grade at a school in Colorado and once a week, my class and I would all march down to the Spanish room to endure an hour of learning the basics. I hated... Read more »

A pointy nightmare

Fabiola Cedeno, Featured Columnist

December 11, 2013
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The wait was long as usual. I sat in a freezing room filled with children of all ages and sizes, sneezing and coughing everywhere. The walls were painted a disgusting green. It was my least favorite place. My mom sat next to... Read more »

Rachel

Fabiola Cedeno, Columnist

October 1, 2013
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     I walked in and took a left, down to a hall full of family pictures. Dents and “do not enter” stickers surrounded her door. After knocking twice, I let myself in. Blood shot eyes, a mess... Read more »

Over

Kaitlin Humphrey, Featured Columnist

May 31, 2013
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It was a sudden realization, the kind of realization that stabs you in the back and makes you feel like there’s an endless pit in the bottom of your stomach. There would be no more hanging out or joking around. There would be... Read more »

Eventually

Rachel Chen, Featured Columnist

May 30, 2013
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The summer before my sister’s junior year, I cried because I knew there were only two years before she left for college and a whole chapter of my life would end. As my junior year comes to a close, my own future looms closer... Read more »

Something to be thankful for

Leslie Parker, Featured Columnist

May 10, 2013
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My dad brings me my lunch when I forget it. He tutored me in math when I needed it. He taught me how to drive a stick even though it took a whole month. He has spent countless hours helping me write speeches for every Student... Read more »