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Behind the Orange Uniform: Speaking to a Man on Death Row

Behind the Orange Uniform: Speaking to a Man on Death Row

July 6, 2015

It is rare to visit a death row maximum-security prison as a sophomore in high school, but I did. My...

Searching For My Roots

Searching For My Roots

June 29, 2015

When European avarice led to an arms race for the shortest route to Asia, Christopher Columbus erroneously...

The Chords of Childhood

The Chords of Childhood

June 22, 2015

“Mistress Mary quite contrary, how does your garden grow?” This age-old rhyme has left the mouths...

Are the government’s interest rates in your interest?

Are the government’s interest rates in your interest?

June 15, 2015

The 2008 financial meltdown was called “the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.” Now...

How to be a kid

How to be a kid

June 8, 2015

Sometimes, the simple life of a child is enviable when I feel overwhelmed by my hectic life as a high...

Free to Lunch

Julia Bonavita, Photo Staffer

April 20, 2015

Filed under OPINION, Personal Column, Top Stories

An American shopping staple, Costco specializes in commercial-sized home products, low-priced hot food items and everyone’s personal favorite, free samples. A trip to this store isn’t complete without indulging in every bite-sized snack there is to offer. Of course, feasting is not easily obtained. One must go through various...

“We Stitch These Wounds” through Music

“We Stitch These Wounds” through Music

April 14, 2015

As my senior year comes to a close, I am finally feeling the impact of beginning the next chapter of...

The Great Wonders of China

Alexis Pinchuk, Op/Ed Editor

April 7, 2015

Filed under OPINION, Personal Column, Top Stories

Over the summer going into seventh grade, I had an opportunity of a lifetime; I traveled around the world and ended up in China. From Macau to Hong Kong to Beijing and every place in between, I was submerged in an extremely unique culture. My father had been living in Macau for about a year because of his work when we decided...

In Search of Lost Scents

Felipe Bomeny, Opinion Editor

February 23, 2015

Filed under OPINION, Personal Column

When I was 13, my father caught me sneaking spritzes of his favorite cologne. He was quick to stash his prized bottle of Yves Saint Laurent Pour Homme. I was dejected; to me, the cologne’s citrus and lavender notes exuded a Parisian cool, not unlike Jean-Pierre Melville in the ‘60s classic “Le Samouraï.” But to my dad,...

Necessary Theatre

Necessary Theatre

July 16, 2014

My greatest high school regret? I usually tell people, with a tragicomic expression, that it was receiving the ...

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