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Ian Hunter, Guest Writer

October 24, 2012

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Breast cancer, the two words bring fear to women everywhere as recent studies show that the chances of a woman being diagnosed with breast cancer sometime in her life is somewhere around 12%. That’s roughly one in eight women,...

Bored? Read a book?

Thomas Iacobucci, News Editor

October 1, 2012

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For years I have been laughed at for reading. The few friends I have would say, “Hey, Thomas, let’s go smash glass bottles down in the pit.” I would usually reply with “Well, I have to practice playing my trumpet but after...

Excuses, excuses

Sara Santostefano, Staff Writer

October 1, 2012

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                  What is with these “pity me” excuses we all hear coming from today’s youth?  Is it possible that the lack of parenting skills and the fact that a new piece of technology comes out every...

The lesser evil

Gabe Parker, Staff Writer

September 28, 2012

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There are times in every person’s life when they look out on the world with a sense of utter disgust and loathing for one reason or another. There is good reason for the upcoming 2012 election to be one of those times for so...

Imperfect is the new “perfect”

Faith Stewart, Staff Writer

September 28, 2012

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“O-M-G!  I look so fat!”             “Ugh… You look anorexic!”             Either way, you can never be good enough.  In today’s society, perfection is everything to everyone.  Let me...

Do people take the First Amendment too far?

Danny Havican, Staff Writer

September 24, 2012

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This past week, uprisings across the Middle East have occurred due to an anti-Islamic film made in the United State.  This initiated many protests in the Islamic countries the film offended. These protests are also becoming very...

Dress code: isn’t it a good thing?

Faith Stewart, Staff Writer

September 13, 2012

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Schools create a dress code for a reason.  They do it so their students will be dressed appropriately to learn.  After all, that is what schools about, right?  Most students disagree with the dress code; therefore, they try...

East Lake High School fails to observe national moment of silence

Honor Woodward, Staff Writer

September 12, 2012

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On most days, 8:46 a.m. is merely a time- a time where, on any other day students are sitting in class, adults are commuting to work and everyone is going about their morning routine as normal-but not on September 11th. On this da...

Summer SparkNotes…Ohh, I meant reading

Thomas Iacobucci, News Editor

September 4, 2012

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Ahhhh summer! The one time of the year when all students are carefree, when days blend together and time is nothing but numbers on a clock ticking away. But as everything must do, summer eventually comes to an end and students...

Yes, I am blonde. No, I am not dumb.

Claire Snyder, Staff Writer

September 4, 2012

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“Dumb blonde.” These are two words that have become universally known as a girl with blonde hair who is almost too clueless to function. Although girls can act stupid and ditzy a lot of the time, it is not only the blondes...

Exaggerating individual rights

Dakota Jackson, Web Editor

May 31, 2012

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“Don’t act like the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing; it was here first.” – Mark Twain   Doesn’t it seem like everyone thinks they have the right to do whatever they want to? Doesn’t it seem ...

We’re stuck in a rut

Dakota Jackson, Web Editor

May 31, 2012

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Compared to ten years ago, we’ve become so relaxed as a society but not in a way that is positive. Even in the face of adversity through economic depression, we have managed to slip into a state of mind in which we don’t really...

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