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At the end of your rope

At the end of your rope

It's Not All Black and White, Meredith Johnson

September 5, 2013

Two weeks ago, I was watching the news and was shocked to hear about a murder case out of Oklahoma.  It was utterly disturbing.  Three teenage boys shot a complete stranger in the back, not because of a robbery out of spite or some invidious feud.  There was no motive at all.  The boys were bored;...

A Word in a Photo: Anticipation

A Word in a Photo: Anticipation

Positive About Negatives, Maddison Barley

September 5, 2013

Dictionary definition: Anticipation - noun; the act of looking forward; pleasurable expectation. ...

Your new favorite song

Your new favorite song

Finding Endorphins and Cara Brashears

September 4, 2013

Everyone has that one song. That one song that every time your iPod shuffles to that track, the corners of your mouth can't help but creep upwards. That one song that has 100+ plays and zero skips. That one song that every lyric, every pitch change, every "Oooohh" and every background beat is ingrained...

Tank tops are not troublesome

Tank tops are not troublesome

Claudy With a Chance of Controversy, Claudia Chen

September 2, 2013

With these past few weeks back to school being the hottest of the year, I’ve been itching to wear one of my several tank tops to savor the hot weather. But, as the dress code states, I’m not allowed to, because I would be exposing my shoulders. I know I’m not the only one that despises this rule;...

Put some clothes on, please.

Put some clothes on, please.

Your Hirschness, Sarah Hirsch

August 30, 2013

My morning did not start out amazingly. I woke up late, missed my bus, scarfed down a handful of granola, and made it to school with five minutes to spare. On an average day, I enjoy walking through the school doors in the morning - the building is familiar and everyone else is just as tired as I am....

A Word in a Photo: Encouragement

A Word in a Photo: Encouragement

Positive About Negatives, Maddison Barley

August 29, 2013

  Dictionary definition: Encouragement - noun; the action of giving someone support, confidence, or hope.                        ...

Crumpled socks and a brilliant reminder

Crumpled socks and a brilliant reminder

Finding Endorphins and Cara Brashears

August 28, 2013

The restaurant business can pretty much suck. Guests snap at me if we have no available booths, demand to see a manager if they don't have enough ketchup, and are often just downright rude. “I’m sorry, let me see what I can do for you,” I say with a smile, amazed at such graciousness in our s...

Keep your cool

Keep your cool

Kuhlmann's Corner, Liz Kuhlmann

August 27, 2013

While fall sports may be in session, the weather could’ve fooled me. While this past summer was one of the most overcast and coolest summers I’ve seen in a long time, these past two weeks have been unbearably hot. And this upcoming weeks forecast only shows an increase in temperatures. Quick question...

Mutant bananas: Enjoy them while you can

Mutant bananas: Enjoy them while you can

Your Hirschness, Sarah Hirsch

August 22, 2013

If there’s anything I hate more than bananas, it’s banana-flavored things. Have you ever wondered why banana Laffy Taffy tastes so weird? Aside from the fact that artificial flavoring never tastes like the actual thing, the average faux banana candy recipe was based off of the banana our great-grandparents...

High on neurotransmitters

High on neurotransmitters

Finding Endorphins and Cara Brashears

August 21, 2013

Endorphins, dopamine and serotonin: the fantastic neurotransmitters that intoxicate us with happiness. They naturally relieve stress, stimulate the brain’s pleasure receptors and regulate mood and energy. Could we ask for cooler biology? I’m reminded of a brilliant epiphany of a friend: “They sho...

There’s more than just football

There’s more than just football

Kuhlmann's Corner, Liz Kuhlmann

August 20, 2013

Fall is a wonderful time of the year. It’s a time for blankets, sweatshirts, and bonfires. It’s time for the days to get cooler and the nights to get longer. And—finally— it’s a time for football. But it’s not just football season, is it? It’s boys soccer season. And volleyball season....

A Chance Encounter

A Chance Encounter

Your Hirschness, Sarah Hirsch

August 16, 2013

While I was up in Seattle for a large chunk of summer break, I volunteered at a food bank a few times. Yeah, whoop-de-doo, KAY club does stuff like that all the time. But I thoroughly enjoyed it, and I encountered some interesting people while bagging groceries, stocking shelves, and building a massive...

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