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Embrace the simple beauty in life

April 17, 2008

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In a cleaning splurge a few weeks ago, I shoved over forty pounds of paper, school stuff, and college advertising into a blue, plastic recycle bag. It was quite satisfying. While going through all that old stuff, I found something I wrote for a class two summers prior. The teacher had given us a few minutes and told us to write “what we believed...

Being sexually active means being aware

April 17, 2008

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It could be obvious: a discharge of pus, ulcerative lesions, or rectal bleeding. Read More »

One chance, one Shot, one life

March 13, 2008

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  A few weeks ago, I had softball practice, swim team, my brother’s carpool, a doctor’s appointment, homework, and newspaper stories due. I was home a total of about 15 minutes each day. I only saw my family in the mornings and I usually ate dinner by myself or wherever I was when I was out. I always had tons to do for everyone else and no ti...

Remembering to keep all of your important firsts in life

March 13, 2008

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  Life is full of firsts: first word, first day of school, first kiss. The list goes on.Some of life’s greatest moments are unforgettable. They’re the kind of stories you tell your kids, who go on to tell their kids, who go on to tell their kids. And since I’ve got no kids to tell my stories to, I guess you’ll have to do… Read More »...

Keeping best friends really matters

March 13, 2008

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  Every friendship certainly goes through many stages. A different environment and different interests as well as growing experience can lead to change in friendships. The relationship between two people never stays the same, because each person depends on too many things that have impact on the person and therefore on the friendship. Read Mor...

When being yourself and keeping friends was easy

March 13, 2008

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 Things have changed a lot since Kindergarten. It used to never matter what you wore or how your hair looked when it came to making friends. Everyone liked you for who you are. Making friends was the easiest thing to do, but now it seems that loosing them is even easier. Read More »...

Judgement contributes to world hate

March 13, 2008

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Your heart pace quickens as you begin to tense up. The tingling sensation in your spine begins to claw at your insides, the clenching pain in your gut, accompanied by the overall feeling of frustration engulfs you in a sea of anguish. The feeling of being judged. Read More »...

Learning to apply the Butterfly Theory to life

March 13, 2008

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  I’m a fixer. Some people are ‘do-ers’ and others are ‘thinkers’. But no. Not me. I’m a fixer. Read More »...

Editorial: Writing Lab Policy causes complications

March 13, 2008

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As the lesson continues, students stare on, they stare right through the teacher into that familiar space known to all when focus just can’t make its way home. The students click pencils, chew pens, and nod in and out all because of one thing; MAP day. Read More »...

It’s still my word: Learning from the past, looking towards the future

February 14, 2008

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  I feel old. Granted, I know I’m not. Within the context of my parents or grandparents, 17 seems quite young. But when I look back at the past three years of high school, and all of the things I’ve been through and learned... yeah... Read More »...

It’s still my word: Another year older, another thing learned

February 14, 2008

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  Two weeks ago, I finally turned 18. And instead of nervous excitement, the joy of being thrust into adulthood, I was filled with contemplation. Read More »...

Do us all a favor; it’s time to get a room

February 14, 2008

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With today being Valentine’s Day, the editorial staff decided to bring something up that has been a problem at North for quite a while. Although it’s listed as a serious offense in the student handbook, anyone is practically guaranteed to see some Public Displays of Affection while walking through the halls at North. Read More »...

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