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Senior style

Senior style
October 29, 2014

From the first day we enter the hallowed gates of this prestigious institution, we learn the one goal of high school: to become seniors, the bearded, tall, glorious creatures who glide through the halls....

In love with In the Flesh

In love with In the Flesh
October 16, 2014

In the Flesh is the the one thing I didn’t know I needed in my life but now cannot live without. In fact, this show has replaced all my human needs: I no longer require air, food, or drink (much like...

Your English teacher is wrong

Your English teacher is wrong
October 16, 2014

Your English teacher has probably told you that they don’t tolerate the “singular they.” I just used it in that last sentence: reread it if you didn’t notice. I should have said “Your English...

Let’s talk about sex

Let's talk about sex
September 17, 2014

I’m a pretty open person. Talking about sex doesn’t freak me out. We learn about the biology of our bodies, our reproductive nature, and why being a teenager is so sensually heated with the rampaging...

Focus on talent, rather than orientation

Focus on talent, rather than orientation
September 3, 2014

When Michael Sam’s name was called in the 7th round of the 2014 NFL draft, supporters of same-sex marriage rejoiced. Sam became the first openly gay football player to be drafted. No openly gay football...

The String Diaries

The String Diaries
September 2, 2014

Stephen Lloyd Jones’ horror novel “The String Diaries” originally seemed to be the literary equivalent of Fox News. It’s not for everyone. I knew this from the start; horror novels are not usually...

In defense of my generation

In defense of my generation
May 15, 2014

“Kids these days,” sighs a middle-aged man from the nearest table, with a pointed glance at me. I look up from my phone, setting down my drink as I turn to listen. Ignoring my stare, he continues his...

Improve our sex ed

Improve our sex ed
May 15, 2014

I have a confession to make: I still giggle when I talk about sex. Despite being a student in numerous reproduction units, taking Health at AHS, and participating in the Our Whole Lives program at my church,...

Slam poetry: rebel child of traditional poetry

Slam poetry: rebel child of traditional poetry
February 18, 2014

A young girl steps up to a microphone nearly as tall as she is, avoiding eye contact with the others in the room. She shuffles her feet, twists her fingers in her hair, and finally straightens up to meet...

Brynna Bargfield: teenage superhero?

Brynna Bargfield: teenage superhero?
December 16, 2013

QUICK FACTS Sparkly skating costumes: yea or nay? To sparkles, I say yea. The shinier the better (unless you actually blind the audience- then you should probably tone it down). After competitions or...

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