The Silent Life

Mari Brown, Staff Writer & Featured Columnist

October 19, 2014

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Silence. Something I deal with everyday. But this type of silence is one where the outer world is muted and I can only hear my thoughts. I am deaf. No, I didn’t listen to music too loud when I was little or have an illness that... Read more »

Keep walking

Ella Hunt, Staff Writer & Featured Columnist

October 16, 2014

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sat on the cold bench in the blazing heat, the wind tickling my skin and drying my tears. Thoughts like, "maybe she didn't want me," or "I was too much of a burden," echoed in my mind. On an average day in kindergarten, I sat... Read more »

The Day I’ll Never Forget

Kelsey Campbell, Staff Writer & Featured Columnist

October 11, 2014

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Some days are clearer than others. Some days begin and end in such a hurry that they get lost among the pages of the thick hardback book of life. Others haunt your memory, forever occupying a section of your brain. One particular... Read more »

The F-Word

The F-Word

Lydia Sebany, Staff Writer & Featured Columnist

October 6, 2014

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Homecoming hullabaloo

Homecoming hullabaloo

Corey Picklesimer, Staff Writer & Featured Columnist

September 25, 2014

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Thursday night thrill

Haley Samsel, Featured Columnist

May 13, 2014

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Every Thursday night, right after physics tutoring, I roll my windows down and pretend I’m someone else. I turn my fake indie pop music up until the song runs through my veins. The violent wind flips through the papers I’ve... Read more »

Slowly growing up

Fabiola Cedeno, Featured Columnist

April 18, 2014

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The other day my dad asked me how I was dealing with the fact that I was “growing up.” I didn't know how to respond because I genuinely did not know how I felt about it. I didn’t know if I was happy or sad. I knew I wasn't... Read more »

Like a dream

Priyanka Hardikar, Online Editor

April 3, 2014

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As I looked out the rear window of our taxi, I watched the Golden Gate Bridge slowly fade away. The last few minutes were the hardest. Every minute... Read more »

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 »