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Blogging reveals unexpected similarity between father, daughter

Blogging reveals unexpected similarity between father, daughter

by Jennifer Zhan, editor-in-chief  Since we were young, my dad helped me and my sister get ahead in math, slowly walking us through multiplication and long division at a time when a lot of our peers were still trying to figure out how...

 

Secrecy in public damages relationships

Secrecy in public damages relationships

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Unseen sacrifices lead to appreciated support

Unseen sacrifices lead to appreciated support

  by Sam deFigueiredo, opinions editor I see my dad every night for family dinner. Even if we end up ordering a pizza or eating leftovers, he never misses a meal. We talk about our day and that new YouTube video we saw and occasionally...

 

Family builds tradition out of ‘dead’ mobile application despite judgement

Family builds tradition out of ‘dead’ mobile application despite judgement

by Tessa Matthews, staff reporter When you live below the poverty line, it is hard to find ways to spend quality time with family and make sure everyone has a good time without spending money. Sure, you can always sit around and watch movies,...

 

Family vacation leads to new perspective on summer assignments

Family vacation leads to new perspective on summer assignments

by Kaleigh Waguespack, staff reporter Waves hurtle over my sisters as they laugh and splash in the surf, but the only thing I feel washing over me is a wave of dread. The desire to go and play with my family is constantly distracting me, yet...

 

Greater appreciation and love for special needs community inspired by nonprofit organization

Greater appreciation and love for special needs community inspired by nonprofit organization

by Maya Girimaji, managing editor I’ve probably scrolled hundreds and thousands of miles on Instagram. Things are constantly clogging up our feeds. Trivial things like “Kylie Jenner just cut her hair” or “Find out if you’re a dog...

 

Entering adulthood causes acceptance of change

Entering adulthood causes acceptance of change

by Drew Howerton, senior executive editor Looking around my bedroom, I think about the numerous posters plastered on the walls, and the even more numerous pushpin holes caused by these posters.  I look at the magnet boards that my aunt...

 

Understanding of nostalgia elicits understanding of self

Understanding of nostalgia elicits understanding of self

Olivia Conway, co-online editor Hi, my name is Olivia and I am plagued by crippling nostalgia. The dictionary defines nostalgia as “a sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past, typically for a period or place with happy...

 

Indecision prompts self reflection, need for change

Indecision prompts self reflection, need for change

by Olivia Conway, assistant editor A few years ago, I downloaded a dice-rolling app on my phone. It has served as a source of amusement for many of my friends, but for me it is a necessity for daily life. Every time I am confronted with a choice,...

 

Artist perseveres despite societal scrutiny over career path

Artist perseveres despite societal scrutiny over career path

by Haley Mitchell, managing editor I never thought of myself as the kind of “alternative” person who seriously considers art school. Art school. Going to college to learn about… art. Which should prepare me for a career in…...