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Times change, as do expectations

November 3, 2017

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It’s easy to be involved in extracurricular activities. It’s easy to keep decent grades. It’s easy to do both and get eight hours of sleep every night. Maybe if we repeat these lines enough times, they’ll be true. T...

Hit the brakes on the constant coffee breaks

Jenna Lasky, Staff Writer

November 3, 2017

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Caffeine addicts tell you “one-cup mornings don’t exist,” and that “decaf is pointless.” I know this because over the summer, I became somewhat of a caffeine addict. Granted, I wasn’t draining five to six cups a day, but...

Let’s consider our inconsideration

Keena Du, Executive Opinions Editor

November 3, 2017

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The woman at Costco who hovers over the sample maker until the tray is ready, and then swoops in to take three, four, five samples at once before drifting away to hover over another station. The guy who suddenly has a very ...

A senior’s worst nightmare

Zoe Bendoff, Keena Du and Natan Shayevich

November 3, 2017

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Putting a price on participation

Jessica Katz, Opinions Editor

November 3, 2017

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I’m drowning in a tide of green and gold. No, this isn’t a dream — it’s my closet. From class board sweatshirts to choir T-shirts, I have enough Glenbrook North apparel to last me a lifetime. When I first started high s...

When you sit down you are taking a stand

Nina Fridman, Staff Writer

October 2, 2017

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Each morning, half-awake children across the country rise simultaneously with their peers and recite a zombie-toned promise to a flag pinned to the highest corner of each and every classroom. It’s something we would scoff at if it we...

Crashing into realization

Jessica Katz, Opinions Editor

October 2, 2017

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I was hit by a car. The driver foolishly steered into a busy road, ignoring blaring horns directed at him. He slammed into the back of my Honda, sending it flying into another car. Panicked, I stumbled out of my car to see th...

Three things to learn from my dog

Nora Smith, Opinions Editor

October 2, 2017

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1. Forgiveness. After leaving my dog home alone all day, I walk through the door and the giant furball bounds towards me. My thighs are whacked by a tail, my clothes are instantly coated in fur and I’m drenched in slimy-y...

You’re going to be alone

Keena Du, Executive Opinions Editor

October 2, 2017

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Actually, I’m the one who’s alone now. After sending my two older siblings off to college, I’ve noticed certain dynamics of my life shift with each end-of-the-summer farewell. Here’s what happens when your sibling(s) leav...

Vacation or desertion

Isabel Vayser, Staff Writer

October 2, 2017

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We feel we must fill the voids. Yet I forget that silence and boredom used to be simple. In a fast-paced society, a second of hesitation, even a breath of air, is discouraged as a waste of time. We use gadgets and gizmos to stimu...

Give your enemy a microphone or suffer the consequences

Andreea Sabau, News Editor

October 2, 2017

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It could have been me. That chilling thought sent a jolt through my body as I read through the news report. I saw a picture of her smiling face: Heather Heyer, the 32-year-old woman who was run over by a Nazi sympathizer while pe...

Misled by memes

Jenna Lasky, Staff Writer

October 2, 2017

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“Jesus, take the wheel!” I hear someone shout as I jostle past people in the hallway on the way to my next class. I glance back quickly in confusion as hearty laughter ensues from down the hall. Since when did mocking promine...

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