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Keeping Up With the Cambridges

Keeping Up With the Cambridges

May 12, 2014

We’re Americans. We watch baseball, display our flag proudly, and scream out “‘Merica” for the heck...

Why Prom is Overrated

Tessa Haas, Photography Editor

May 2, 2014

Filed under Opinions & Editorials

 While many of my peers are renting their limos, making reservations for 50+ people, and blowing literally thousands of dollars on dresses, I've decided to skip prom. Don’t get me wrong, I love the idea of a ceremonial coming-of-age event but honestly there are about a thousand other places I’d rather be than at our high ...

Editorial: Northwestern wins ruling: College sports lose

Andrew Gillis, Staff Writer

April 30, 2014

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 The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has spoken. They have also given college athletes the power to end collegiate athletics as they are known today. The minute Northwestern football won their court case, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), lost something much bigger. The NCAA is as corrupt as an organi...

Editorial: So are they pants or nah?

Maddie Thompson, Feature Editor

April 28, 2014

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Some of you may have seen--who am I kidding, we have all seen someone at sometime wearing leggings to school. Some regard them as a delightful fashion trend, while others disagree, seeing them as distasteful and not classy. The ultimate question every girl must ask herself before wearing leggings is “Can I wear these like r...

A big pill to swallow

James Kenney, Staff Writer

April 3, 2014

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As the end of the year steadily sneaks up on us, despite the current weather, students are beginning to hear back from the various colleges they applied to earlier this year. This is a particularly difficult time for seniors. Goals are being met, dreams are being shattered and coming true, and disappointment is setting in f...

Editorial: The price of freedom

Amreen Khan, Staff Writer

April 1, 2014

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If there is one thing that a senior looks forward to at the end of the year, it is being exempt from final exams. However, to be able enjoy this freedom, one must meet the rigid set of guidelines set by the county. One of the conditions set by the county is that a student should not miss more than two classes throughout the se...

Editorial: In with the bad, out with the good

Amreen Khan, Staff Writer

April 1, 2014

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  Loudoun County, which has dominated the list for the richest counties in the U.S. for over a decade, is too poor to provide salads in its public school cafeterias. Due to budget cuts made by the school board, the county can no longer afford to purchase the ingredients it needs to make salads. In lieu of salads, the cafeteria...

Our Generation: Technology era

By:Elizabeth O'Connell, Staff Writer

April 1, 2014

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   I was standing in a line at Starbucks one lovely morning and it could not help but blow my mind that all I saw was people looking at screens. Looking to my left, a man on his computer, my right, a woman on her tablet, and in front of me, a line of individuals on their Smart Phones. We are generation Z; the ones who...

Accept the unexpected

Mariam Eatedali, Co-Editor-in-Chief

April 1, 2014

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  Life is not fair. The statement is not pessimistic, it is a fact. For a greater portion of my life, I’ve only seen sunshine and rainbows. And it wasn’t until I called 911 and performed CPR on my own father three weeks ago that I truly understood how unexpected life was. And it wasn’t until the doctor announced my dad dead ...

Rap frauds and mock rockers

Vincent Mazzola, Sports and Health Editor

April 1, 2014

Filed under Opinions & Editorials

Anyone who knows me even a little will tell you that I love music.  I could not live without it, and every chance I get, I listen to it.  Why?  It is capable of so much.  Music can inspire us, relax us, amp us up, make us laugh, make us think, and perhaps best of all, make us happy.  It is an escape from stress and the rigo...

Land of the not so free

Mena Ayazi, News Editor & Cartoonist

April 1, 2014

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 In light of the recent detainment of Al Jazeera journalists in Egypt, the Al Jazeera news network started a movement that aimed to free the journalists. They asked people to put a piece of tape over their mouths and hold a sign saying “#freeAJstaff” to support the journalists. I was so angry that the Egyptian government w...

Editorial: It’s a dress not a guess

Rachel Sims, Staff Writer

February 23, 2014

Filed under Opinions & Editorials

Back in the twenties women were storming down the castle, picket signs in hand, fighting for the right to ditch their cumbersome skirts in favor of pants. Ironically, in the 21rst century, the fight is still in full swing only now instead of fighting for the right to not wear a skirt, women are fighting for the right to wea...

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