Then and now: The secret life of the American teenager

Kelsey Campbell, Staff Writer & Featured Columnist

December 15, 2014

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A typical Monday morning for my father in high school involved waking up to a traditional home style breakfast. Eggs, bacon, biscuits and gravy -- the works. Back in this day and age, health was not emphasized as much. Afterwards,... Read more »

Medicating with meditation

Corey Picklesimer, Staff Writer & Featured Columnist

December 13, 2014

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In an attempt to self medicate and keep myself out of the mental institution, I like to take a step back and look at myself. In this way, I can see what flaws I have or things I need to fix about my life, because I'm probably... Read more »

Change is a brother-less house

Mari Brown, Staff Writer & Featured Columnist

October 29, 2014

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Ah, change. Change hits every part of your life at some point. This year, the changes I'm experiencing can be found within my family. My family has always been a huge part of my life and with my siblings leaving for college, I... Read more »

Quieting the noise

Ella Hunt, Staff Writer & Featured Columnist

October 27, 2014

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Syncopated beats flow through your head and open the doorway to harmony, as you bump and shove through the mass of teenagers. Your mind just fills with the lyrics of the song, and the world around you pauses in a moment of tranquility. My... Read more »

My Harley

Falyn Traina, Staff Writer & Featured Columnist

October 21, 2014

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Present any normal person with a pug or chihuahua or golden retriever and your ears are suddenly filled with "ooo"'s and "ahhh"'s and rather annoying puppy talk. On the other hand, present someone with a pit bull. They seem to... Read more »

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 F-Word

The F-Word

Lydia Sebany, Staff Writer & Featured Columnist

October 6, 2014

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Think pink

Think pink

Suhina Chopra, Staff Writer

October 2, 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 »