Thursday night thrill

Haley Samsel, Featured Columnist

May 13, 2014

Filed under Featured Columnists, Opinion

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

Filed under Featured Columnists, Opinion

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

Filed under Editorial, Featured Columnists, Opinion

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

Filed under Editorial, Featured Columnists, Opinion

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 »

Pretending

Priyanka Hardikar, Online Editor

February 19, 2014

Filed under Featured Columnists, Opinion

“Hey, are you okay?” She turned to look at me, her grey eyes always perceptive to pain. No, I’m not! A voice inside of me begged to burst out and be heard. The same voice that couldn’t mask the pain anymore. I was sick... 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 »

Signs of love

Priyanka Hardikar, Online Editor

February 5, 2014

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I caught a glimpse of her chestnut brown hair and soft, childlike eyes. Her gaze was fixed on something, but I couldn't figure out what it was. I... Read more »

Super Bowl commercial sparks controversy

Haley Samsel, Featured Columnist

February 5, 2014

Filed under Editorial, Featured Columnists, Opinion

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

Filed under Featured Columnists, Opinion

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 »