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Cluttered

Cluttered

Amelia Vanyo, Staff Writer

December 2, 2016


Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns

My room has always been symbolic of my inner peace. When I leave for school on Monday it is littered with discarded shirts, hangers, earrings missing backs and I have pulled every sweater I own from my closet before I find the only one I ever wear. By Friday, my bed is hidden, my drawers are hanging open, my sho...

Failing to plan is planning to live

Failing to plan is planning to live

Akila Muthukumar, Staff Writer

November 17, 2016


Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns

We plan. There is a certain sense of comfort from knowing you have made the reservations for the night’s dinner or you have triple checked the weather before the family picnic. The epitome of the good student, likely to succeed in life and the ideal candidate for a promotion, is one who organizes their ti...

Leadership puzzle takes shape at national journalism convention

Leadership puzzle takes shape at national journalism convention

Meara Isenberg, Editor-in-Chief

November 11, 2016


Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns, Student Opinions

INDIANAPOLIS - Just a day into my third high school journalism convention, two things had already taken my breath away. The first being the American Airlines flight from Dallas to Indiana, where I tried and failed to down a cranapple drink before my friend finished hers. I decided it would be s...

Unfortunate definition of success in society

Unfortunate definition of success in society

Briana Thomas, Staff Writer

November 11, 2016


Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns, Student Opinions

“You would probably have lots of money, or be the leader of a big company and stuff, ” said Sylvia Jacob, age 7, when asked to define success. I was charmed by her innocence and by the childishness found in the way she shrugged, smiled and blushed - but her words frightened me. I was uncomfortable ...

Not talking for one day

Not talking for one day

Rachel Choi, Staff Writer

November 10, 2016


Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns, Student Opinions

  When I originally told my friends that I would not be talking for a day, I received mixed reactions. Some thought I was nuts, while others agreed that it was a cool social experiment.   I did not anticipate how hard it would actually be. I chose Sunday, Nov. 6, to test this out...

Being happy requires more than smiles

Being happy requires more than smiles

Grant Spicer, Staff Writer

November 5, 2016


Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns, Student Opinions

A good start to the week is very important and everyone starts their week in differently. Last week, I started my week by locking myself in my car at 11 p.m. and screaming from a stress-induced panic attack. This was not a new thing either. Social anxiety disorders affect 6.8 percent of the U....

Balancing yes or no

Balancing yes or no

Fiona Koshy, Staff Writer

November 4, 2016


Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns, Student Opinions

We all know, and are very familiar with, the words ‘yes’ and ‘no’. In fact, for most of us, these were probably some of the first words we learned how to say. The literal meaning of ‘yes’ is defined as affirmatory response and ‘no’, as a negative response. From the surface, th...

Something New

Something New

Meara Isenberg, Editor-in-Chief

October 17, 2016


Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns, Student Opinions

Everyone has a routine. The three alarms you set to get up in the morning or the shortcut route you take on the way home to keep a sense of familiarity from day to day. However, after being super busy for a month straight, it was hard for me to tell where one day ended and another began. That is why ...

Reemergence of old trends

Reemergence of old trends

Fiona Koshy, Staff Writer

October 14, 2016


Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns

Questionable odors, grimy floors and overflowing shelves may be some of the stigmas that come to mind when thinking of thrift stores and vintage items. Nowadays, however, teens are proving these stereotypes wrong with their newfound interest in antiquated items.   Polaroid cameras, record players and typewri...

2 Beliefs, 1 Nation

2 Beliefs, 1 Nation

Briana Thomas, Staff Writer

October 13, 2016


Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns, Showcase, Student Opinions

  Staff Writers Meha Srivastav, a Hindu, and Briana Thomas, a Catholic exchanged their religions for a day and visited a temple and church together. This is an article about Thomas's experience -   And for a brief moment, I was underwater.   My head immersed carefully...

2 Beliefs, 1 Nation

2 Beliefs, 1 Nation

Meha Srivastav, Co-Social Media Manager

October 13, 2016


Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns, Student Opinions

Staff Writers Meha Srivastav, a Hindu, and Briana Thomas, a Catholic exchanged their religions for a day and visited a temple and church together. This is an article about Srivastav’s experience-    I grew up reading comics of Hindu folklore, attending puja (prayer) groups every week and be...

Being a journalist and a citizen during the Dallas police shooting

Being a journalist and a citizen during the Dallas police shooting

Sakshi Venkatraman, Executive News Editor

September 19, 2016


Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns, Showcase

  When tragedy strikes close to home, everyone feels it.   The murder of the five Dallas police officers this summer was no exception.   The events of July 7 sent shockwaves through the community. The public was scared and confused; law enforcement and government offic...