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IB Orals ruin lives–unless you actually study for them

IB Orals ruin lives–unless you actually study for them

Josephine Moore
February 22, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

For three weeks, I knew that on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 9:45am, I had to do my IB oral presentation. I set an alarm for two weeks before, one week before, a day before and an hour before, just so that I would remember to study. But what did I do every time I saw the reminder pop up? Yep, that’s...

Wherefore art thou in English classes, Shakespeare? Get thou to theatre

Wherefore art thou in English classes, Shakespeare? Get thou to theatre

Lee Robinson
January 11, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Shakespeare and his works are notorious for being taught in English class, with everything from Romeo and Juliet to Hamlet being drilled into our brains since freshman year. Shakespeare is famous for those scripts, but one day, whilst doing my mountains of English homework, I had a thought. Wh...

Holiday hassles include traffic, crowds, fake sales, and tough Secret Santa gifts

Holiday hassles include traffic, crowds, fake sales, and tough Secret Santa gifts

Chase Deist, Associate editor
December 23, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinion

‘Tis the season. It’s almost Christmas and that means one big thing: shopping. We all love the feeling of giving and receiving gifts, but shopping for those gifts can be quite the chore. First off, is it just me or does it seem every store magically has a “70 percent OFF BLOWOUT SAL...

Dealing with homophobic family over winter break

Dealing with homophobic family over winter break

Lee Robinson
December 23, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Ah, the high school years; a time for discovering yourself, learning and growing as a person, discovering your academic potential, and most importantly, figuring out what the hell relationships are. The average high school student will be, or want to be in, at least one romantic relationship througho...

Broken bathroom needs attention ASAP

Broken bathroom needs attention ASAP

Josephine Moore
November 29, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Editorials

Has anyone else noticed that the girls' bathroom at the intersection of the A and B hallways on the top level has been out of order for weeks? The female students certainly have. It has become the most inconvenient thing this whole year. I cannot tell you how many times I have been late to class...

Dutch Christmas provides twist to American version of holiday

Dutch Christmas provides twist to American version of holiday

Chase Deist, Associate Editor
December 5, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinion

 Children get put in a sack by men with black face on in the middle of the night, then get beaten with sticks while still in the bag, and then finally get thrown on a boat to Spain. No, this isn’t the beginning of Taken 4, it’s Dutch Christmas. In the Netherlands, Christmas is a little differen...

Outdated Electoral College system robs voters of importance

Outdated Electoral College system robs voters of importance

Steeven Tabuada
November 15, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Editorials

In the early morning of November 9, 2016, Hillary Clinton lost to Donald Trump in the presidential election. Or did she? As we all know (at least those of us who have taken NSL), the president is elected by the electoral college: each state is assigned a certain number of electoral votes based on popu...

Exlee’s guide to success: how to make money off of anything

Exlee’s guide to success: how to make money off of anything

Exlee Dawson
November 4, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Hi everyone, I see you're reading my column...Great choice! Today, I’m going to explain to you how to make some money from spending it; a how-to guide to flipping. Basically, I’m going to teach you how to be a businessman/woman. All it takes is a little bit of your own money and the willingness to...

Creepy clowns don’t know what’s coming if they see Exlee

Creepy clowns don’t know what’s coming if they see Exlee

ExLee Dawson
October 26, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you should know about our recent epidemic. But just in case the slim chance you don’t know about it, I will enlighten you. For the past month or so (I really don’t know) there have been creepy clowns terrorizing the masses. There are many theories beh...

Heze hands out Homecoming proposal help

Heze hands out Homecoming proposal help

Hezekiah Likekele
October 10, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinion

September has ended, the leaves are starting to fall, the weather getting colder, and the days getting darker. To make the most of the sunlight left, I write to help you all do the only logical thing to do just because you have nothing better to do and that is… Homecoming proposals! Ah yes, Homecoming. The...

If other schools have water bottle filling stations, we deserve at least working fountains

If other schools have water bottle filling stations, we deserve at least working fountains

October 7, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Editorials

This past January, Walt Whitman High School installed brand-new water fountains complete with a water bottle filling station. Meanwhile, roughly half of our water fountains actually work. The other half, however, are a different story: Yikes. Installing new fountains and refill stations wou...

Exlee’s middle school nickname nightmare still haunts him

Exlee’s middle school nickname nightmare still haunts him

ExLee Dawson
November 2, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Have you ever been given a nickname by your friends that you really don’t like, and have you ever been called that nickname for two-and-a-half or so years? I have and let me tell you, it isn’t that fun. Back in middle school, I was a much different person than I am today. One day on the way ...

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