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It’s OK to be “thirsty”

It’s OK to be “thirsty”

Claudy With a Chance of Controversy, Claudia Chen

October 21, 2013

The word thirsty, originally intended to be a synonym for parched, has been morphed by pop culture to become a synonym for “desperate” or “attention-craving” to high school students. Under this connotation, being described as “thirsty” seems like a negative thing; after all, who wants to...

There’s something about Rebecca

There’s something about Rebecca

It's Not All Black and White, Meredith Johnson

October 18, 2013

When the weather starts getting colder, pumpkin spice lattes have made their long-awaited return to Starbucks and there is a notable increase of cable-knit around, you know it’s fall.  To me, this fall-feeling makes me crave a quiet Sunday afternoon curled up with Wuthering Heights or Jane Eyre.  Bron...

A helpful smile in Sarah’s aisle

A helpful smile in Sarah’s aisle

Your Hirschness, Sarah Hirsch

October 18, 2013

I work at a certain grocery store that may or may not be really close to our school. Last weekend, I had some pretty crappy customers, long shifts, and a few annoying coworkers. But it's not like this all the time. Case in point: last night. I went into work absolutely loathing the idea of smiling at...

Shirts off, sweaters on

Shirts off, sweaters on

Finding Endorphins and Cara Brashears

October 16, 2013

Spongebob says, and many of you probably agree, that the best time to wear a striped sweater is all the time. But who wants to wear that sweater if it's tight and itchy? Not me. Probably not Patrick. So call me a typical girl, but as colder weather begins to set in, my wardrobe explodes with long...

National Coming Out Day

National Coming Out Day

Your Hirschness, Sarah Hirsch

October 11, 2013

Today is National Coming Out Day. If you're heterosexual, don't click away just yet - I'm not wasting my breath here. Statistically, almost 4% of Americans place themselves on the LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, etc.) spectrum, so chances are good that you know someone who this day...

A Tribute to “Manhattan”

A Tribute to “Manhattan”

It's Not All Black and White, Meredith Johnson

October 10, 2013

I’m a sucker for an overly literate screenplay.  It’s probably the prospective English major in me.  Players talking over each other with arcane vocabulary terms that only the ACT uses with any certain frequency makes me feel enlightened and laugh at the same time.  It’s pithy.  Pair it with...

Procrastination is Focus

Procrastination is Focus

Claudy With a Chance of Controversy, Claudia Chen

October 7, 2013

Don’t try to deny it- procrastination is something we all do. I don’t know of any human that has never procrastinated before; for high-school students, procrastination is the norm. For me, it’s hard enough balancing the short-term assignments that are due the next day that procrastination on l...

Stop judging single mothers, you dimwits

Stop judging single mothers, you dimwits

Your Hirschness, Sarah Hirsch

October 4, 2013

"Single moms are bad for society," "single mothers are not heroes, they are idiots," "single moms are the root of all evil," "single dads are hot." Thank you, Google and Bing. These search engines are simply suggesting the most-searched phrases, which concerns me. Especially since Bing has a ple...

Hepburn, Grant and a Leopard

Hepburn, Grant and a Leopard

It's Not All Black and White, Meredith Johnson

October 3, 2013

My sister and I are thoroughly obsessed with Katharine Hepburn.  In my mind, her name is synonymous with the 1940’s, New England elegance, and an independent woman.   One of my favorite movies of hers is undoubtedly “Bringing Up Baby.”  It is a witty romantic comedy about a zany socialite,...

So yellow makes babies cry?

So yellow makes babies cry?

Finding Endorphins and Cara Brashears

October 2, 2013

This infographic of color psychology popped up on my StumbleUpon the other day, and it immediately caught my eye. The color of my room means something? Certain pigments spark certain behaviors? Sweet. As I read further, I got a little worried. My room is predominantly black, and according to this informati...

Football mascot getting under the skin

Football mascot getting under the skin

Kuhlmann's Corner, Liz Kuhlmann

October 1, 2013

The Redskins have been undergoing quite a bit of pressure lately, and not just regarding their dismal 1-3 record thus far in the season. No, the pressure has been coming from the Native American and Native American Rights Activists regarding a name they have sported since 1932. Many Native American...

The Importance of the Cuckoo Clock

The Importance of the Cuckoo Clock

It's Not All Black and White, Meredith Johnson

October 1, 2013

In preparation for the anticipated senior trip, my parents and I have been discussing possible locals.  On the top of the list is Vienna, Austria.  As one of my mom’s favorite cities, it immediately rose in the ranks.  My mother has recounted memories of travelling with her high school band to the...

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