Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014

Columns

Politics and history are underrated

If someone were to ask me what my favorite subject was, I would immediately say history. When I was in elementary school, I could never quite see the point behind my social studies classes. However, once I reached middle school, I realized not only t...
Published: 10/22/14

Here it comes again

It’s that time of year again when “momentous” decisions begin to weigh heavy on the mind. Okay, so it’s mostly on the minds of women, especially mothers. Things like:
Published: 10/19/14

We can all relate

We all have experiences in common. That’s what this column is about; my impression of experiences to which we all may be able to relate. Usually I try to make my column lighthearted and I stay away from hot political issues or controversial to...
Published: 10/18/14

Feeling ‘courage-ish’ could be close enough

According to Pia De Jong, writing for The Washington Post this month, the popularity of adding the suffix “-ish” to almost any noun or adjective reflects our “urge to squirm out of the rigidity of words.” Weather is ȁ...
Published: 10/17/14

Weighing college entrance tests

When most people think of junior year in high school, two things pop into their minds: the ACT and SAT tests. Eleventh grade is the time when most students, if they haven’t already, start thinking about their college plans. A big part of this ...
Published: 10/15/14

Value is intangible

A person could go broke just shipping a package these days.
Published: 10/12/14

Taking care of his business

The boy has been wearing on my nerves lately. I feel like he has been literally gnawing on every sensory receptor in my body. Let me rewind to two Saturdays ago, the trampoline incident.
Published: 10/11/14

Maybe it’s not ‘who’ but ‘where’

He stands proudly, one blue foot lifted, the other webbed appendage grasping a rock. His yellow eye follows a razor-sharp beak turned upward to the sky. The blue-footed booby featured in October’s Oprah magazine perfectly illustrates Dr. Seuss...
Published: 10/10/14

‘Hot dogs’ aren’t healthy

Well, it appears the dog days of summer are quickly sliding into autumn and everyone is quite thankful. We enjoyed a weekend of amazing temperatures and breezy delight. On Sunday it just hit 80 degrees and that was a doggone good thing, especially fo...
Published: 10/09/14

Loss brings into focus what matters

Losing a classmate is not something any student ever expects to experience. We go about our days and lives, focusing all of our energy on juggling schoolwork, extracurriculars, and trying to wedge in a social life somewhere. The thought of one of our...
Published: 10/08/14

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