Tech for Tots

December 7, 2011


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Written by Lauren Roytberg As children begin to grow, they join the evolution of technology. Has technology gone too far for society or is it helping with the shaping of children in this generation? Ninety-two percent of children in the United States have made an online contact by the age of two. ...

Community College

December 7, 2011


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Written by Zaynah Zafar Following graduation, every young adult must decide where they will go for the next four or more years of their life. Countless students must face the arduous task of determining whether or not they want to go to community college and looking at all of the pros and cons is...

Halloween Costumes More Skimpy Than Scary

November 2, 2011


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Written by Katie Ross As little girls, we were all guilty of dressing up as princesses and fulfilling our wildest dreams of being a cowgirl or a fairy. But nowadays it seems like X-rated costumes are in style. From a ‘naughty nun’ to a French maid, the costumes get shorter and more inappropria...

Battling Pressure Points

November 2, 2011


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Written by Jennifer Schein Since the beginning of time, people have experienced certain pressures. As years pass, pressures have evolved from being just the stress of making sure our basic needs are met, to different things like school. Kids at school feel pressure to make good grades, get into college...

Pre-Teen Queens

Pre-Teen Queens

November 2, 2011


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Written by Kori Bennett Most children just want to go to the park after school, swing, throw wood chips at each other and stumble in to the house tired from a hard day of play. For some kids, their childhood has already been captured and mutated into a heinous competition that their parents force them in...

Changing Role Models

Changing Role Models

September 26, 2011


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Written by Zaynah Zafar Today, mass media plays a significant part in the everyday lives of America’s youth. As teens grow up in a society so based on status and appearances, they wonder who they are and who they are supposed to be. Being exposed to famed celebrities so regularly makes...

Think Before You Ink

Think Before You Ink

September 26, 2011


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Written by Carly Collett Turning eighteen means a lot of different things for the coming-of-age teens. A whole new sense of freedom and maturity is unlocked. Suddenly one feels an impulse to do something drastic to test the limits of this new-found freedom, and sadly it seems that many students are settlin...

Real Rap

Hanan Hassan

April 25, 2011


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March 8 was the release of Lupe Fiasco’s third album, Lasers, which is an acronym for Love Always Shines, Everytime Remember to Smile. The album marked a celebration of socially conscious hip-hop in the midst of an industry which supports meaningless lyrics. Artists like Lupe Fiasco are part of the u...

Glenn Beck: Enthusiastic to an Extreme

Alex Schultz

April 25, 2011


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TV host and radio personality Glenn Beck is no stranger to controversy. Since Jan. 2009, the often-polarizing Beck has broadcast his strong views on American politics to his millions of loyal followers on Fox News. Beck’s popularity has grown at an insurmountably fast rate—in Aug. 2010, just a year...

Fake College Mailings

Mary Martin

April 25, 2011


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A college mailing sent to high school juniors across the nation from Tulane University in New Orleans reads, “And when you log on to the above website today, I’ll send you ‘Acceptance Starts Today: 7 Steps to Getting Into Any Great College.’ This free guide is designed to help motivated students...

Proud to be an American?

Kathleen Gaskins

April 25, 2011


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What does it truly mean to be an American? Is it defined by saying the pledge every day or hanging a flag outside your front door? Maybe it is how active you are in politics or how long you served in the armed forces? Or perhaps it is simply being a citizen of the United States? In the past, patriotism...

CDs vs. MP3

Mary Martin

January 6, 2011


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When looking back at past decades, it is easy to associate a time period with a specific way of listening to music. The Fifties listened to records, the Eighties had cassette-tapes and the Nineties rocked out to their boom boxes. Now, as the decade of the 2000s draws to a close, a question remains: was...

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