Bonding Through TV My dad and I are remarkably alike, probably far more than we care to admit. We both hide a gregarious personality behind a shy demeanor. We both have an inability to take things seriously, responding to most questions with something nonsensical or unhelpful. We both become provoked [...]
Death By Isolation He was a hard working man, the kind of person who awoke before sunrise to feed his animals, the kind of farmer who tended his fields until his hands bruised, and the kind of father that didn’t rest until there was food on the table. He lived [...]
Can You Even See? I was born with a big head. Not gigantic, but big. In fact, the size of my skull has caused a myriad of issues, ranging from humorous to seriously limiting. I suppose I’ll start at the beginning. And by beginning, I mean beginning. My dad is [...]
My Honorary Sister While many girls have sisters, I have Randi. Although she has always had a place in my life, I would never take her for granted. Our friendship started in a different way than most. We met at an orphanage in Quzhou when we were each about a [...]
Robocalypse Military drones, nanobots, autonomous androids, – we are completely surrounded by soulless, fully capable harbingers of death and destruction. Blinded by their current passive role in society, we will be unprepared to defend ourselves when the machines turn on their creators, us. Thus, this brings me to the top [...]
Lani Frazer argues that it would be a good idea to dismantle the entire transportation system, and to take a good look at capitalism while we’re at it. But that’s just what she argues on the debate team.
Many teens claim pot use helps them while appearing unaware of the drug's negative consequences.
In third grade, I accidentally stabbed myself with a pencil and decided I was going to die.
Marylyn Doung of Santa Rosa is willing to step out, whether playing on her high school’s virtually all-male, JV football team or going to a young women’s political conference in Southern California.
Too Much Pressure As I sit in my classes, I cannot help but notice how flawed today’s schooling system is. There is not one class where I do not look around and see students, even supposedly “hard working students”, confessing their devious methods of cheating, and the A they got [...]