Bursting the Plano bubble

Haley Samsel, Featured Columnist

March 20, 2014
Filed under 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 »

A whole new world

Fabiola Cedeno, Featured Columnist

February 7, 2014
Filed under Featured Columnists, Opinion

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
Filed under Featured Columnists

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 »

Something to be thankful for

Leslie Parker, Featured Columnist

May 10, 2013
Filed under Featured Columnists, Opinion

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 »

Live and learn

Leslie Parker, Featured Columnist

March 26, 2013
Filed under Featured Columnists, Opinion

When I was a little girl, I was overly anxious and fearful. In every experience I would find something to fret about that would nag me for days, until I found the next thing to replace it. I believed every misfortune I was exposed... Read more »

My Second Home

Haley Bunnell, Staff Writer

April 20, 2012
Filed under Featured Columnists, Opinion

     The two story house is quiet at 9 a.m. on Sunday. I open my door and tip toe downstairs to make sure I don’t wake anyone up and pop some potato bread in the toaster. I scavenge the pantry finding 10 Gatorade bottles... Read more »

I Remember

Haley Bunnell, Featured columnist

April 5, 2012
Filed under Featured Columnists, Opinion

Sitting on a stool holding his guitar, he looked at me. His golden skin glimmered in the light. Shouts of encouragement and praise rang from behind me. The level of anticipation was at its highest for everyone in the audience,... Read more »

Oh, sorry, did I scare you?

Danielle Deraleau, Featured Columnist

October 27, 2011
Filed under Featured Columnists, Opinion

     In honor of Halloween, what scares you? My physics class, some people might say. Or clowns. I don’t understand this, seeing as I never felt traumatized or threatened by the giant red nose they wear. Granted, those creepy... Read more »

A day I will never forget

Haley Bunnell, Staff Writer

October 12, 2011
Filed under Featured Columnists, Opinion

     If only I had listened to my gut from the very beginning, I wouldn’t have ended up with a smashed windshield, a curse and a scary experience.      The worst day ever began when I asked my father what the dent... Read more »

Missoni for Target: going, going, gone

Danielle Deraleau, Featured columnist

October 11, 2011
Filed under Featured Columnists, Opinion

   Seriously, did anyone get anything?        Today marks the thirteenth day Target was supposed to be selling the huge and much anticipated Missoni for Target... Read more »

A Price to Pay

Kathy Santiago, Featured Columnist

September 21, 2011
Filed under Featured Columnists, Student Life

     I did something so stupid; it took me two years to make up for what I did. The memory lingers on in my mind like a VCR tape on rewind.  I’ll never forget the look that my father gave me. I’ll never forget the tears... Read more »

Words with Cheaters? There’s an App for That!

Danielle Dereleau, Featured Columnist

September 20, 2011
Filed under Featured Columnists, Opinion

     One of the reasons I was most excited to get an iPhone is that I would finally have access to the infamous “Words With Friends” game. Sure, the app is supposed to be all in good fun, but I can’t deny that when you... Read more »