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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...

Flipped

Flipped

February 14, 2012


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Valentine’s Day is the most overrated holiday introduced since Columbus Day. For years television shows, movies and plays have exaggerated what a guy has to do for the special lady in his life. Why is it that a guy is the one who always forgets the special dates? Not only is it now acceptable for girls t...

Q&A Shilpi Ganguly

Q&A Shilpi Ganguly

January 6, 2012


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What is the “I am beautiful” campaign? It’s just a campaign that I started to get girls to think about themselves as beautiful. Not like beautiful because I have a boyfriend or because I’m super amazing, but things that they think about themselves that make them beautiful that go past just ...

In the Moment

October 26, 2011


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Unfortunately, human nature forces people to be unsatisfied with what they have. Sure enough “you don’t know what you have until it’s gone” is a universal truth that seems to repeat itself. From financial problems to petty, everyday mishaps, people tend to complain a lot more than they need ...

A Place Called Miami

A Place Called Miami

October 25, 2011


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It takes 26 hours to drive the 1,479 miles to Miami Beach, Fla. I have made this trip once a year, for as long as I can remember. This summer was different though. After spending a week with my dad, my cousin Annie asked if I could stay with her and her fiance, Paul, for a couple of more weeks. Two days later my dad left for Kansas and I embark...

Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest

October 25, 2011


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On a calm and clear Friday evening, the orchestra held their annual Oktoberfest before the homecoming football game. Besides providing music and food, Oktoberfest raises money for more concerts and professionals, such as conductors, to come and speak to the students. The orchestra played every morning in the front hallway the week befo...

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