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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 ...

The Art of Shaving

The Art of Shaving

January 18, 2013


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[dropcap]O[/dropcap]ne of the most routine acts in the lives of (most) high school males is the act of shaving. Most are indifferent to it, some hate it, and almost all are bad at it. Walking down the halls, it’s immediately apparent who takes the maintenance of their facial hair seriously and who...

Not Gonna Worry my Life Away

Not Gonna Worry my Life Away

December 17, 2012


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Since the beginning of time, mankind has been worried about end of time. Odd, right? We have as much time as life permits, and we waste time worrying about when that time will end. What with the media popularizing apocalyptic shows like The Walking Dead and Revolution, it seems like it might be hard...

Thanks for Giving

Thanks for Giving

November 27, 2012


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It’s Friday night, and you’re about to go to a movie. There’s just one issue: you need money. No problem, right? Just go to Mom or Dad and ask for ten bucks. As soon as they hand you the money, you race out the door to your movie. Have you noticed that sometimes, you’ll do something for someone...

Aren’t we too old for popularity contests?

Aren’t we too old for popularity contests?

October 5, 2012


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Ever since I was little everything has been based upon popularity. Who the teacher liked the most, who got his or her work done the quickest, who brought the best birthday treats. By second grade, cliques were formed. My grade had unofficially been separated into the pretty girls, the weird girls, the a...

College Football Top Four

College Football Top Four

September 26, 2012


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There has been a lot of talk in the college football world about who the best team in the nation is. The Crimson Tide have the strongest argument towards the number one ranking, considering they were last years national champs, and have 13 returning starters, seven of which are on offense. The Trojans...

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