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  • Hello, Senioritis

    At first, like a fool, I thought it wouldn’t happen to me. I thought I was strong, special, exceptional, a sort of Übermench if you will. But as hubris struck down heroes, it knocked me off my pedestal. After sprinting for most of the race, my pace was slowed down to something akin to wading through a pool of molasses. The characteristic signs of senioritis sprang up—lower grades, missing…

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  • A Matter of All Opinions

    Recently, staff members have been going on a crusade of changes, proposing a new hybrid-block schedule, designing a new Warrior logo, modifying assemblies, and getting rid of accelerated classes. These changes signal a shift from old to new, but we have to keep in mind that new does not necessarily mean better. Change purely for the sake of change is no progress at all….

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  • A Different Type of Epidemic

    I can categorize memories of adolescence by the disease of the year; 2014 was Ebola, 2009 was H1N1, and last year Zika dominated global fears. However, while these worries slowly faded to the back of our minds, we continued to ignore a larger problem closer at hand: the obesity epidemic. According to Center for Disease Control and Prevention, over 70 percent of American adults…

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  • On the Home Front

    The elderly, many immigrants and all refugees have lived through the horrors of war and terrorism. They know the toppled buildings, mass graves, endless rubble, and horrifying instability. It’s no wonder they want to avoid it for themselves and for their children. They want to be safe. We can say without a doubt that the safety of any country and its…

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  • A Christmas Calamity

    All I want for Christmas…is to have Halloween, Thanksgiving and autumn back in stores! It’s just not fair. Don’t get me wrong—Christmas is jolly, but Christmas in stores has a strike against it: the best parts of it aren’t even there. Family, traditions, homemade food, the ornaments we made in elementary school—these are the things…

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  • Moving Forward

    In a shocking turnaround, Donald J. Trump won the presidential election. Many things have changed. Our foreign enemies and friends may flip and taxes for the rich will most certainly go down. But in a certain way, nothing has changed at all. The sun still rises from east to west and the birds sing in…

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  • A Life Without Social Media

    168 hours. That’s how long it would take to send a letter across the country by horse. That same message, however, now can be posted to a wall or uploaded in a tweet and shared with thousands of people in a few mere seconds. From Instagram to Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+—going all the way…

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  • Enough with the Sexism and Disrespect

    From the very beginning of his campaign, Donald Trump’s comments about women drew attention to the objectification and lack of respect women face daily. In recorded conversations, Donald Trump has bragged about sexually assaulting women, defending it as “locker room banter,” rated women’s attractiveness on a 1-10 scale, demeaned, insulted and belittled them, and this…

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  • Kicking up the Warrior Spirit

    Being a true Warrior takes a special kind of “school spirit.” It goes beyond the outrageous outfits, blue and gold glitter and class rivalries. In the end, it’s about passion, not fashion. With homecoming week kicking off today, it is easy to lose ourselves in small details and forget the other ways we can make…

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