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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...

Too Gross for Comfort

Too Gross for Comfort

September 14, 2012


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[dropcap]I[/dropcap]  don’t know about you, but when I have to go to the bathroom at school, I find myself weighing my options. Option 1: I could adhere to the calls of nature while undergoing an unpleasant experience. Option 2: I am forced to wait (sometimes a long time), but have the luxury of...

Manners Over Media

Manners Over Media

April 24, 2012


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[dropcap]Q[/dropcap]uaint, romantic familiarities such as composing a handwritten essay, flipping through an encyclopedia for information, and graphic representations drawn on a green chalkboard have been completely obliterated from the school setting. Far from using the right fork at dinner and properly...

One Earth

One Earth

April 24, 2012


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Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Three words that have been preached to us on a regular basis since we were old enough to hold a plastic milk carton. On every April 22 since 1970, when Earth Day was named a national holiday, there have been countless environmental awareness activities. The purpose of these events has been...

#twitterwars

#twitterwars

April 24, 2012


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I get on Twitter frequently. Several times, I’ve come across gossip twitters for schools like Shawnee Mission East and Shawnee Mission West. I always thought to myself, what would happen if this ever happened at South? Most would agree that it’s easier to say something behind someone’s back, instead of to ...

The Dark Ages of Music

The Dark Ages of Music

March 20, 2012


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Turn on the radio nowadays, and you are guaranteed a few things: first, an artist that no one knew about a few years ago and might as well be dead to us in a few years time; second, the bass kicked way up and overpowering the rest of the song; three, voices that are probably so electronically altered that they sound absolutely nothing like the original ar...

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