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Bestsellers reach outside the ‘norm’

Bestsellers reach outside the ‘norm’

Maddie Marsh
November 1, 2013
Filed under Opinion

Sometimes one worries about this generation. We need instant gratification, we need entertainment, we need adventure and romance and we need it now. Lately, it seems the New York Times Bestseller List has been full of futuristic sci-fi and fantasy romance. A book like Twilight comes out, and makes...

Final race for cross country

Final race for cross country

Jordan Baker
October 29, 2013
Filed under Opinion

As the season ended on Oct. 12 with the GMC's, the cross country teams performed well. The boys finished second overall while the girls finished fourth. They had the second highest score behind Mason. “It is never a good feeling to be so close to first place and end up coming in second. Espec...

‘Estamos tristes’ to read Cajas de Cartón

‘Estamos tristes’ to read Cajas de Cartón

Emily Tyler
October 23, 2013
Filed under Opinion

In order to become accustomed to reading and understanding another language, Spanish Intermediate three classes are required to read a novel completely in Spanish. Cajas de Cartón by Francisco Jiménez is an autobiography describing the life of a young illegal immigrant. “While reading, ...

Freshman hazing, harmful or harmless: opinions from underclassmen

Freshman hazing, harmful or harmless: opinions from underclassmen

Joseph Ahn
September 6, 2013
Filed under Opinion

Freshman “hazing” is something that graduating eight graders hear left and right as they journey on to the high school. There are numerous cases in the news in which hazing has led to disastrous consequences; however, students at SHS believe that this practice is, and never was, harmful. ...

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