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Washington High stress

Washington High stress

January 31, 2012 • Ilma Husain  

Right around this time, people start breaking down from all of the stress involved with school. You start studying for finals, realize you did not learn anything all semester, and start pulling consecutive all-nighters. Then, when finals are finally over, the stress of wondering how you did begins. You... 

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And the league of questionable parents strikes again

And the league of questionable parents strikes again

January 30, 2012 • Shivanjali Sewak  

If you found out that your friend’s mom gave your friend a $14,000 voucher for liposuction, what would your response be? Now what if you found out that a seven-year-old girl received one from her mother? Hopefully the emotions that come to mind are unpleasant. Sarah Burge, a resident of the United... 

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2012

2012

January 21, 2012 • Tanusree Munshi  

Finally, the year of the so-called ‘apocalypse’ is here. It is said that on Dec. 21 of this year, the world as we know it will come to an end. We have lived through so many apocalyptic times, so what makes this one any different than those? They were all hoaxes, so why do people believe in the 2012... 

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All-American prejudice

All-American prejudice

January 20, 2012 • Ilma Husain  

Early December, Lowe’s decided to pull its advertisement from the new TLC series, “All American Muslim”. The decision to remove it was due to the fact that many supporters of Lowe’s had very strong negative views on the show. The group most happy with this action was the Florida Family Association.... 

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Special kids are really special

Special kids are really special

January 18, 2012 • Yasmin Akbari  

When we were younger, we would gawk at them curiously, sometimes laugh.  They looked different, or acted strangely, and we would make fun of them.  We didn’t realize how cruel our actions were and how they are no different than us. Now that we have grown up, take a second to look around.  Washington... 

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Much of the makeup in department stores is expensive. Sometimes cheaper products are a good substitute, but not always. Try free samples when you can to test them out. (Brent Lewis/Chicago Tribune/MCT)

How much is too much makeup?

January 14, 2012 • Karina Yap  

Karina Yap gives her opinion on what she defines as ‘too much makeup’.  Read More →

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Failing the semester

Failing the semester

January 13, 2012 • Nishita Battula  

If I was a teacher, I don’t think I would be able to give a student an F for their semester grade. I would definitely give the students who are failing plenty of warnings that their grade is in danger. Even though it should be the student’s responsibility to check their grades, I would also alert... 

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Keeping the germs away

Keeping the germs away

January 12, 2012 • Ilma Husain  

We live in a world where everyone likes to pretend they are super hygienic. In front of our friends we do not touch dirty things such as garbage cans, we use hand sanitizers every five minutes, and we shout “ewwwww” when someone even proposes some unhygenic act. Although this is the case,... 

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New year, new me

New year, new me

January 9, 2012 • Shivanjali Sewak  

The coming of a new year brings excitement and the promise of a fresh start to many, generally in the form of New Year’s resolutions. Resolutions are generally things that we did well the past year and want to continue doing or things that we need to improve on in the coming year. They can be for... 

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Giving and receiving presents

Giving and receiving presents

December 29, 2011 • Tanusree Munshi  

During the holiday season, regardless of whether or not one celebrates the holidays, people tend to be much more enthusiastic and cheerful. The air is cool and crisp and the houses are warm and toasty. Family members come from all over the world just to spend the holiday season with their loved ones... 

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