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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Now or litter

Rachel Chen, Featured Columnist

April 19, 2013
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An oily sheen appears to coat its surface. A purple glove haunts its corners. Aluminum cans cluster underneath the bridge. Styrofoam containers and plastic bags float until they gradually sink in the murky green water. Some days,... Read more »

Goodbye

Kaitlin Humphrey, Featured Columnist

January 23, 2013
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     Her watery brown eyes stare back at me, looking through my soul, pleading with me to stay. Memories flash through my mind of her and me – some happy, some sad. I watch as she is taken further and further away from me.... Read more »

My world upside-down

Rachel Chen, Featured Columnist

November 28, 2012
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    It was almost like she was dead. I remember my mom telling me not to say that, but it was how I felt. For the past 13 years, my older sister had been with me through everything. Through the six times my family has moved,... Read more »

The magic of senior year

Danielle Deraleau, Featured Columnist

May 21, 2012
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     In the years leading up to 12th grade, I had always heard that senior year would be the best year of my life. I heard it at parties I attended with my parents when they told people I was in high school. I heard... Read more »

The full circle of macaroni and cheese

Danielle Deraleau, Featured Columnist

February 16, 2012
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     I pull my car up to the curb of the house I know so well, and look up at it as I park and cut the engine. The lawn is bright and green, the swing tied to the branch of the tallest tree moves lazily in the breeze, and... Read more »

Within me

Haley Bunnell, Featured Columnist

February 9, 2012
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     She used to sit on the monkey bars, eight feet in the air and look at the world below. The students squirmed like ants chasing each other, and she watched with solitude. She was worry free, never afraid of getting hurt... Read more »

The Shattered Mirror

Haley Bunnell, Featured Columnist

December 8, 2011
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     Tears streamed down my face, as I watched a 7-year-old girl point out her most hated body features on Tyra’s talk show. Ten girls stood before Tyra on live TV and circled their noses, their eyes, their arms, calling... Read more »