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What American Lawmakers Can Learn from Israel

Caroline Cassard, A&E editor

March 30, 2012

More than one in thirty Americans suffer from anorexia or bulimia, and women compose 90% of this population. To suggest that this high statistic is not directly correlated to the overly sexualized, graphically altered and airbrushed...

5 Reasons Why the Twilight Saga is a Fantastic Series of Literature

Jenny Schindler, Feature Editor

March 16, 2012

1. Edward and Bella are in love. Where some people see a stalker in Edward, what is actually there is true love, compassion and dedication. If a guy you were dating told you “You were his life now” or “I hate you for making...

“A Kid’s Guide to Washington” Review

Lilly Yerkes, Guest Reviewer

February 17, 2012

I read the book called "A Kids Guide to Washington, D.C.," which written by Diane C. Clark. One fact I learned from this book is the color of the stone on the Washington Memorial changes at about 150 feet from the base of the...

Be My (Anti) Valentine

Christina Dojan, News Editor

February 17, 2012

Valentine’s Day started as a holiday to celebrate the death of Saint Valentine.  Valentine was martyred for secretly marrying young Christian couples whose parents had forbidden them from marrying.  Hence, why Saint Valentine...

The 5 Things Wrong With the Twilight Franchise

Anna Bowman, Feature Editor

February 17, 2012

1) Edward is abusive Throughout the "Twilight Saga, Edward constantly insults Bella. Some of it could be written off as good-natured humor, but most of it is unnecessary. For example, he’s is always telling her things like, ...

Catholic Education Reflection: Morgan Malishchak

February 7, 2012

“Nosotros somos amigas mejores,” or “We are best friends,” were the soft words whispered into my ear by Natalie, a little Salvadoran girl in the small community of Ignacio Ellacuria. The whole community was walking out...

Catholic Education Reflection: Brogan Sheehey

February 7, 2012

As high school students, we all have our challenges. And, oftentimes, faith isn’t exactly at the top of our minds when they happen; when we see that sad little number in red ink on the top of a history test, when we realize...

This I Believe- Holding Grudges and Forgiveness

Allison Hardebeck

December 21, 2011

What good does holding a grudge do? Will it make you happier? Can it solve problems? Will a grudge make you a better person? I don’t think so. I believe in forgiveness. In December 2006, my extended family and I went to Mexico...

Gathering Space Speech: This I Believe

Arden Edgerton

December 13, 2011

Heroes. We talk about them every day. Saving people from burning buildings, taking bullets for others, but what truly does it take to be a hero? To be a hero, you have to make a difference, a significant difference. You have to...

Mr. Lopez’s “Wicked” Reflection

November 28, 2011

I was sitting around listening to music one day and the shuffle on my MP3 player happened to pull up “Dancing Through Life” from the Wicked soundtrack.  For those of you who don’t know the song, it is sung by a ne’er-...

Buying Beneficially is Buying Locally

November 4, 2011

Every Sunday, you can stroll through the parking lot under the Jones Falls at the intersection of Gay and Saratoga Streets. However, the parking lot is not just an empty space from 7 a.m. to 12 a.m. each Sunday; the vendors create...

“The Best Thing I Ever Learned”

November 4, 2011

We asked  teachers to advise both middle school and high school students by offering a few words of advice based on their own experiences: Being your true self is the only way to establish meaningful and lasting relationships....

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