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Taking a year off Italian Style

May 8, 2013


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Many of my friends and other adults in my life are constantly asking me about what I’ll be doing next year. Where am I going to college? Am I staying in a dorm or off campus with friends? What classes will I be taking? What’s my major going to be? And this is always an awkward subject for me, because...

Generation Morals

April 8, 2013


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Respect your elders, hold open doors, and most of all follow the Golden Rule. Before we leave kindergarten these morals are instilled in us. Talking to any elderly a teenager will probably hear the common phrase “When I was your age we respected each other and listened to our parents.” What has...

Chivalry

April 8, 2013


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I don’t know about you, but I get a weird feeling when I hear the word “chivalry.” It’s thrown around when we talk about the Antebellum South or chick flicks like Pride and Prejudice, but most people don’t know how chivalry is to be integrated into 21st Century America. I mean really, do people...

TV Watching: The New American Binge

TV Watching: The New American Binge

March 8, 2013


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[dropcap]E[/dropcap]ating, drink, shopping, and now TV. Binging has found its way into our family room. As if Americans weren’t lazy enough, people can spend hours of their lives, days even weeks, dedicated to watching season after season of a TV show. With opponents like Netflix, dvring, the Internet...

Affection Affliction

February 20, 2013


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Everyone has been there. You’re walking to class and on your right is a couple making out against the lockers. On your left is a couple hugging as though they will never see each other again. In front of you is a couple awkwardly trying to find a way to walk and hug at the same time. Public displays...

Relationship Timeline

February 15, 2013


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As I walk down the hall I can’t help but notice the same people kissing at the same locker at exactly the same time every day. And people always ask me how are they still together or why another relationship didn’t work out. Well, it’s really quite simple: the average relationship is doomed before...

Just Say No

February 15, 2013


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The world tends to view high school as a time of persistent rebellion, recreational drug use and unrestrained sex. While these stereotypes are usually extreme and not characteristic of all teens, it is an often unspoken truth that sex consumes a good amount of the time and thoughts of many high school...

One New Message: Put Down Your Phone

February 13, 2013


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[dropcap]I[/dropcap]n today’s world of technological wonders, nearly everything is more convenient and cutting-edge. With the benefits technology presents, it may be difficult to understand the downside. But if you look deeply, you can find technology often causes more issues than it solves. Whether it...

Rockhurst Raises The Bar

Rockhurst Raises The Bar

January 30, 2013


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Local private school Rockhurst High School spearheaded a new controversial take on teen drinking and drug use. Starting in the 2013-2014 school year, Rockhurst will administer drug and alcohol tests to students at least once a year. The decision to test the students has been a two year process that much...

Gun Control

Gun Control

January 23, 2013


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As the world progresses, and makes technological advancements, we become more attached and dependent on these seemingly harmless products, without realizing the effects they have on our society. Ray Bradbury, a brilliant science fiction author, dedicated much of his life to illustrating the effects ...

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