16 and driving what?!

Erin Wronka, Editor-in-Chief

September 6, 2011

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               Our teenage years are packed with many milestones in life, from getting into R-rated movies at the age of 17, to receiving our learners’ permit at only 15. The one birthday that teens anxiously await...

Dangers of Prom

Kaila Schlimm, Staff Writer

May 26, 2011

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Prom night for many teenagers is something they look forward to all year. It is the one night where they get to dress up as princes and princesses and enjoy each other’s presence. But along with these factors, many other ones...

The real “promblem”

Julia Ceraolo, Copy Editor

May 25, 2011

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The brilliant logic of recent years has deemed “slow songs” to have no place at high school proms, where person-to-person contact is, supposedly, limited. Yeah, right! The dancing that does occur bears a far more striking...

A peculiar discovery in the vending machine

Imran Ahmed, Web Editor

May 23, 2011

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During a normal day of school, I suddenly felt thirsty for something to drink. To my dismay I found out that a bottle of water costs more than a soda. I, for one, am not a big soda drinker and thought why would a bottle of water...

Budget cuts rough

Allyson Jackovics, News Editor

May 19, 2011

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Having just survived a massive AP economics exam, I understand that there is a time and place for budget cuts, and though unfortunate, they are sometimes necessary to balance the economy. Like taxes, they are something that everyone...

Learning post-AP exams–a waste of time?

Julia Ceraolo, Copy Editor

May 18, 2011

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For whatever reason, the College Board deemed it appropriate to schedule all of the AP exams three to four weeks prior to the end of term for most high schools across the country. During this awkward interim, some teachers opt...

Hypocrisy is inevitable

Julia Ceraolo, Copy Editor

April 29, 2011

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Hypocritical accusation is an important, and in some ways healthy, psychological defense mechanism known as projection. Do people eventually realize what they’re doing? That it truly, as the saying goes, “takes one to know...

The stress of prom

Imran Ahmed, Web Editor

April 29, 2011

Filed under Opinions, Student Life

Many of our upperclassmen have begun to stress about one of the most busy times of the year, the elegant prom. This year’s prom is at the Kapok Pavillion in Clearwater as it has been in past years and it seems like it...

Income Inequality in America

Julia Ceraolo, Copy Editor

April 18, 2011

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Conservatives have long justified the increasing income gap with the “marginal productivity theory,” which suggests that one’s contribution to society is always in proportion to one’s income. The right fixate on the observation...

The idea of thin

Taylor Rowland, Staff Writer

March 25, 2011

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In society today women believe they are supposed to be thin and model like. That slim body type is the way to look and the way to be. Media emphasizes the thin body type because every magazine cover has a thin woman on the front....

Stealing: the causes and consequences

Kaila Schlimm, Staff Writer

March 18, 2011

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In life, everybody does things they are not proud of. But what about when people purposely do something just to hurt someone else? In high school, teens face problems with peer pressure, jealousy, and anger. But do these emotions...

Why high school upperclassmen should be treated like adults

Julia Ceraolo, Copy Editor

March 11, 2011

Filed under Opinions, Student Life

If administrators sincerely want us to behave in an orderly and mature way, they should grant us more discretion in our day-to-day high school existence. Many members of the junior and senior classes take several AP courses, which...

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