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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...

School Website Access Debate

February 17, 2011


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PRO by Davey Jackson There are times in life when it is completely acceptable to slack off and do nothing, like a lazy Saturday morning at home. But there are other times one should be actively mentally engaged in what they are doing — school obviously fits under the latter. The whole point of worki...

Life Swap

February 17, 2011


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Girl to Boy By Emma Gariety I slept in until about 11:00 and when I woke up, “Call of Duty” was just waiting for me. Sweat built up between my fingers and the controller as I sat playing “COD,” my eyes fixed on the screen for hours. If anybody is wondering what I’m talking about, I spent one...

A Helping Hand

February 17, 2011


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It’s easy to invest time in something that you’re passionate about, whether it’s participating in a sport or playing your favorite video game, but how many kids have passions that make a difference in the world? Community service and volunteer work are great ways to get involved in your community and ...

A New Beginning

January 27, 2011


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Have you ever moved anywhere and it was completely different from where you came from? I have. I moved from a town called Gardner, to here. I lived in the country and I moved to the city. That was totally different or me. In the country, you don’t have to worry about young kids playing in the roads...

TSA Editorial

January 24, 2011


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In the eyes of The Patriot staff, the true controversy regarding airport security isn’t about the TSA body scanners, but is shifting to those operating them. Those who believe body scanners are humiliating and intrusive need to realize all citizens retain the right to opt out of going through them,...

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