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Winning my battle with endometriosis

Winning my battle with endometriosis

Anonymous
April 18, 2017 • 468 views
Filed under Columns, Opinion

UPDATE: Last week, I would've told you that there's no such thing as "second chances," let alone any other chance after that. Not too long ago, I opened up about my battle with endometriosis and my journey through the years as I grew sicker. Between now and then, things have changed. Two weeks ag...

Learning languages is important

Learning languages is important

Tegan Smith
April 4, 2017 • 87 views
Filed under Columns, Opinion, r&b Magazine

Language creates the biggest bond between people. It helps us express our feelings, thoughts and ideas in a way that is easily lost through nonverbal communication. Having the ability to speak a language provides us with the opportunity to form lasting relationships with people. Learning new languages...

I struggle to connect with my family

I struggle to connect with my family

Annie Aguiar
April 2, 2017 • 73 views
Filed under Columns, Opinion, r&b Magazine

For a long time, my grandmother absolutely terrified me. It’s not like she’s a particularly terrifying woman; she’s this little old lady living in a retirement home in Jersey City who will feed you until you burst and not let you leave her house without a gift of some sort, but dread piled in...

Why I’m scared (and why you should be too)

Why I’m scared (and why you should be too)

Charlie Suor
March 10, 2017 • 213 views
Filed under Columns, Opinion

For those of you who dread reading but are interested in the title, I’ll summarize what this is all about in four simple words: the world is ending. Got it? Great. If you want to keep reading, I congratulate you for your common sense. To everyone else: bye; have fun with your ignorance of our impending...

Bill offers students a chance to graduate

Bill offers students a chance to graduate

February 3, 2017 • 243 views
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Last year, 22 percent of Hillsborough seniors did not receive a diploma. Almost a quarter of seniors went to school for nearly their whole lives and did not receive a diploma for their efforts. How many of these were because they couldn’t pass the standardized tests required to graduate? Pr...

Leave 2016 in 2016

Leave 2016 in 2016

Fernando Rosas
February 1, 2017 • 305 views
Filed under Columns, Opinion

It’s the start of a brand new year and that means it’s also the start of new opportunities. But just because it’s a new year, doesn’t mean we aren’t hearing anything from 2016. In this past year, many interesting and weird things trended on Twitter. People occasionally even threw “Twitter...

Point/Counterpoint: did the district steal Christmas?

Madison Forbis and Michael Strobl
December 15, 2016 • 135 views
Filed under Opinion, Point/CounterPoint

The decision to move exams prior to winter break, consequently shortening summer, has raised eyebrows - both in excitement and frustration. So, did the district steal Christmas? Madison Forbis says no: Eggnog, warm sweaters, fun times with loved ones, 15 types of casseroles and the impending dea...

If we want the country to be great again, it starts with us

If we want the country to be great again, it starts with us

December 13, 2016 • 411 views
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Protests erupt around the country with citizens all over not recognizing Donald Trump as their president-elect. Reports of hate crimes rise as white nationalists celebrate. The increasing polarization of news and voters leads some people to say that if their friends or family voted for the other candidate,...

I worked on Black Friday and lived to tell the tale

I worked on Black Friday and lived to tell the tale

Bianca Cegatte
December 12, 2016 • 240 views
Filed under Columns, Opinion

It was almost midnight when the ambulance pulled up in front of the glass double doors at a department store. I juggled a stack of baby clothes in my hands, watching in curiosity as they rushed a stretcher to the back of the store. I knew where they were headed: the electronics section; the same location...

Veterans Day should be respected

Veterans Day should be respected

Jacob Thornton
November 11, 2016 • 338 views
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Veterans Day is more than just backyard barbecues, guys drinking cold beverages and a day at the lake. With all the festivities, the true meaning can very easily be lost. Growing up without many veterans in my family kept me under the aforementioned presumptions for much of my childhood. Around the...

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