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Spring Break

January 28, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Spring Break With school underway once again, the thought on some students’ and teachers’ minds is simply, “When is the next break from school?” We did have a nice little three day weekend but that’s not near long...

Put the phone down, please.

Morgan McGrath

January 20, 2011

Filed under Opinion

There I was, having simple conversation with a friend when I hear a vrrrt…vrrrt…vrrrt. I thought to myself, “if she takes that phone out of her pocket…I swear…” and as her hand reached toward her pocket, I stopped ...

Secrets of the Water Fountains

Zack Bakir

January 20, 2011

Filed under Opinion

I remember when I was a freshman, and I was more lost then Nemo on this huge campus. I was always thirsty but never knew any water fountains that could quench my manly thirst. One day I ran into this old guy dressed as a monk...

Zombies Bite

Benjamin Manry

November 1, 2010

Filed under Opinion

October—that surreal time of the year: mistral winds soothe the air and lend it a cooler touch, the trees shed their summer garb in favor of fall’s more regal raiment,  school is in session, long sleeves in fashion and, of...

10 Things I’ve Learned in Texas

Morgan McGrath

April 1, 2010

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     My family and I took a trip a year or two ago to a town out in West Texas. Being the classic tourists, we went into all the little shops and antique stores, when clumsy ol’ me fell over something embedded in the sidewalk....

Life Without Football Season

Cole Sawyer, Staff Writer

February 19, 2010

Filed under Opinion

Another great football season has come to a close with a Saints victory over the Colts in Super Bowl XLIV. After Peyton Manning’s interception thrown to Tracy Porter was returned for a touchdown, football fans across the country...

The Pickle Phenomena

Emily Skeen

February 19, 2010

Filed under Opinion

In his comedy “The Taming of the Shrew,” William Shakespeare created one of his many now commonly used phrases: “I have been in such a pickle.” The name of the main character in Nickelodeon’s perhaps most beloved...

Awkward Posts from Grandma

Corey Peters

January 27, 2010

Filed under Opinion

Facebook opened on Sept. 26, 2006 to every one 13 and older with the simple intention of being a user-friendly social networking website to connect people with their friends and allow teenagers with no social skills to more easily...

Problems in BCS Ranking System

Austin Granger

January 12, 2010

Filed under Opinion, Sports

With another season of college football completed and enduring the Fiesta Bowl with number five ranked Boise State, many hold to the fact that the BCS isn’t very accurate. For instance, Boise State went to the Tostitos Fiesta...

Hall of Fame Hater

Zack Bakir

January 12, 2010

Filed under Opinion, Sports

From coaches who cut him, to players who started over him and to anyone who ever thought he wasn’t good enough or wouldn’t make it, Michael Jordan made sure he mentioned and proved all their doubts wrong in his induction speech  to the Ba...

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