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Dallas Cowboys define mediocrity

Dallas Cowboys define mediocrity

Samantha Wendt, Sports Editor
January 9, 2012
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Mediocre. Average. Ordinary. Run-of-the mill. Every single one of those words could perfectly sum up not only the Dallas Cowboys 2011 season, but the franchise ever since Jimmy Johnson left. Going 8-8 this year, and 120-120 in the last 240 games, you really can’t get any more mediocre. An argument...

Finals in January: give me a break!

Finals in January: give me a break!

Liz Schasel, Editor-in-chief
December 16, 2011
Filed under Opinion

Warning: The following column is the sole opinion of a ranting and irrevocably stressed teenager averaging six hours of sleep per night. All accusations and suggestions are due to several emotional breakdowns and to-do lists the size of ancient Egypt parchments. Now that I have addressed the potential...

Teachers and students: too much accessibility

Ginger Hervey, Editor-in-chief
December 13, 2011
Filed under Opinion

It was a Tuesday night. I had turned my clock away from me so I didn’t have to see how late it was. I was cramming for a test the next day, and as I looked over the material, I could have sworn it was the first time I had ever seen it. I had no idea how to do it. What did I do? I logged on to...

Slowdown on SchoolTown

Slowdown on SchoolTown

Liz Schasel, Editor-in-chief
November 18, 2011
Filed under Opinion

In an effort to increase organization and efficiency among students and teachers, the school decided to make SchoolTown the new “thing”. Many teachers have been halfheartedly singing praises of the site in an effort to bring about a more positive approach to its enforced usage.  The classrooms continue...

College canoodling: both sides of the story

College canoodling: both sides of the story

Meridan Cavanaugh, Student Life Editor
November 10, 2011
Filed under Opinion

Dating a senior may seem cool when you are a freshman, sophomore, or junior. But come graduation time, it may not feel so cool when you’re left alone. Long-distance relationships are a pressing issue that many high school students have to face. Many students have boyfriends or girlfriends in a grade...

In battle of billionaires vs millionaires, fans lose

Samantha Wendt, Sports Editor
November 4, 2011
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Sunday, June 12, 2011. The events of that day were 31 years in the making. With determination, perseverance, hard work, and the refusal to give up no matter how large the deficit, the Dallas Mavericks had finally won their first NBA Championship against the Miami Heat. LeBron James’s controversial...

Second World Series loss worse than the first

Autumn Keefer, News Editor
November 3, 2011
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Tears forming at the corners of my eyes, a Kleenex in hand, and the shouting of family members surrounding me were enough to express the feelings I was experiencing. The Rangers had lost the World Series for the second year in a row. With a final score of 6-2 in the seventh game, the Rangers were not...

Forget the turkey: bring on the eggnog

Forget the turkey: bring on the eggnog

GInger Hervey, Editor-in-chief
November 1, 2011
Filed under Opinion

So Halloween has just ended. Normally, I am all for pumpkins and witches and ghosts and the one time of year when it is socially acceptable for complete strangers to offer candy to small children. But for some reason, I had a hard time getting in the Halloween mood. And I think I know why: my mind is...

Burdick’s verdict: Hallway = hall-get out of my way

Michael Burdick, Guest Columnist
November 1, 2011
Filed under Opinion

You are walking down the halls, getting from Spanish to whatever. You may be alone, you may be chatting with a friend. Then, all of a sudden, you see, coming the opposite direction, your best friend Susie, and you just need to tell her about the new gossip about Cathy and Stevie Who-Cares. Or maybe you...

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