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The problem with apathy

Conor O'Bryon

September 7, 2015

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How many times do you think about what is happening in the world? Do global problems dwell on your mind? Do you have an opinion on those problems, or do you ignore them, because they are too far away for you to worry or care?...

Toxic makeup: the truth about what you’re putting on your face

Julia Rasor

August 31, 2015

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An endless aisle of shimmering makeup to choose from: glimmering lip glosses, intoxicating perfumes and an overwhelming supply of cosmetics. These poisonous traps of “perfection” appear to be flawless, but this façade has...

Older sister complains about rivalry with younger brother

Julia Rasor

June 6, 2015

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Math is the torturous tutor of difficult equations and meaningless geometric shapes that no matter how hard I try, I still don’t understand to this very day. At the age of 16, I'm still stuck on how to find the cosine of a special...

Student writes letter to banned books associations

Emily Sheffield

May 31, 2015

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Dear Banned Books Associations and Supporters, Listen: "Billy Pilgrim has come unstuck in time." (Slaughterhouse Five) Though I suppose you wouldn't know that. You've probably never met him. Billy Pilgrim and I were in the...

Student prepares for sister’s departure to college

Lexy Connolly

May 29, 2015

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To say that my sister and I are close would be a drastic understatement. In 16 years of life, I have probably spent a grand total of a week without her. Due the comfort we have in each other's company, living together is easy...

Proud Texan senior prepares to say goodbye

Nikki Humble

May 27, 2015

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Dear Texas, In my 18 years of life, I have lived nowhere else but in this glorious state. So imagine my surprise when I found myself looking eastward for a college experience. The universities in this great state are plentiful and i...

Killing them with kindness

Ananya Zachariah and Kathryn Revelle

May 23, 2015

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We like to say that the events that happen to us in life are out of our control. We like to make excuses for our insensitivity and self-absorption. We get so wrapped up in the trappings and conflicts of our own life that we fail...

Student embraces summer freedom, encourages spontaneity

Ellie Mizell

May 22, 2015

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There comes a time in the year when the longing for summer vacation is unbearable. For some, it may be months before the last day of school, but for others, it’s the day of. And then summer comes out of nowhere — one day you're...

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