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Dealing With Loss

Dealing With Loss

Jazmine Necessary, Legacy High School

January 30, 2018


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I never wanted to be that girl. The girl you pass in the hallway and can’t help but feel pity for. Instead I wanted to be the girl who you pass and you can’t help but stare because of the her radiant confidence, not because of what has happened in her life. Life seems to take what I want and all...

Column: The day that should not have come

Column: The day that should not have come

Lily Hager, Lovejoy High School

January 29, 2018


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It has been four months since the day that was not supposed to come. If it was up to me, it never would have. They told me I wouldn’t have her forever. That one day my older sister would not want to play horsie. That our dream of living on a farm together would not really happen. That I am lucky...

Three Things I Learned On My College Tour

Three Things I Learned On My College Tour

Sam Kahn, Aspen High School

January 29, 2018


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This year, instead of surfing in San Diego, floating down Cataract Canyon, or even Following the Fork with my classmates, I spent Ex-Ed week on a parent led college tour with my mother. While the prospect of spending seven solid days with my mom was actually vaguely appealing (nice hotels, fine dining,...

Late Starts At Nashoba

Late Starts At Nashoba

Grace Fiori, Nashoba Regional High School

January 25, 2018


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Late starts. Many students would agree that they love them. They mean we get to sleep in, catch up on homework, even eat the complete and healthy breakfast that our health class taught us to have. For students, these are a little oases on long weeks where schoolwork and after-school activities put a...

Dilemma with field trip busing leaves students stationary

Dilemma with field trip busing leaves students stationary

Jada Davis, Colonia High School

January 23, 2018


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As the school year rolls around, teachers within schools look into educational trips to take their students on. School field trips make kids look forward to school and give students an opportunity to experience education outside of the classroom. Many of these trip opportunities have been recently denied...

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Fatima Kammona, Iowa City West High School

January 12, 2018


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Dear reader, I am no longer a teenager, no longer a human, no longer a child of my parents, but instead a machine of society running on a 24-hour clock. I am no longer taught how to be a good person but instead how to sit at a desk and nod my head for seven hours a day, five days a week, four weeks...

Phone pouches only push ‘pause’ on growing problem

Phone pouches only push ‘pause’ on growing problem

Saijleen Chawla, Starr's Mill High School

January 4, 2018


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When students enter each classroom, they put their phones in a designated red phone pouch labeled with an assigned number. Many teachers take attendance with the phone count, and it has successfully controlled the issue of distraction in class. Lately, security of cell phones has been tightened due...

Handing country music back to the pros

Handing country music back to the pros

Andrew Gardner, Oxford High School

January 2, 2018


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Let’s conduct a social experiment. You game? Don’t worry – it’s nothing hard. In fact, it’s probably a little too easy (and that’s essentially the problem). But, we can talk semantics in the body paragraphs. For now, our experiment. Go into your car. Don’t feel the need to buckle; instead,...