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College applications spur recognition, appreciation for choosing own values

College applications spur recognition, appreciation for choosing own values

by Vi Burgess, editor-in-chief I used to think the hardest part of Journalism, as a class at Consol, was coming up with a legitimate list of twenty-five questions to ask at each interview; after about ten, I tend to run out of youthful curiosity. But...

 

Sheltering children hurts in long run, leads to confusing upbringing

Sheltering children hurts in long run, leads to confusing upbringing

by Drew Howerton, section editor Christmas morning with three excitable younger brothers is always interesting. Watching them tear apart gifts in an adrenaline fueled haze reminds me of when I was their ages, ripping into a brand new Lego set...

 

Accepting fullness of self-identity proves more challenging, significant than love for outer appearance

Accepting fullness of self-identity proves more challenging, significant than love for outer appearance

  by June Jeong, opinions editor When I noticed that a friend of mine never ate lunch, I asked her about it. After a long conversation, I found out that she was trying to lose weight because she felt deeply dissatisfied with her body...

 

Employment leads to changing priorities, forces habit of time management

Employment leads to changing priorities, forces habit of time management

by Drew Howerton, section editor I took a big step into adulthood recently when I got a job. For the past year or so, my parents have kind of been on me about getting one, because they had jobs when they were younger than me. They’re old...

 

Chronic illness leads to struggle for excellence, success

Chronic illness leads to struggle for excellence, success

by Rachel Swartz, assistant editor “I hope you feel better!” is the common remark that is repeated whenever I tell somebody about my chronic illness. With the expression “chronic”, there’s a chance I may or may not ever feel better...

 

End of presidential election leads to division, need for understanding

End of presidential election leads to division, need for understanding

by Rachel Lamb, executive editor After 18 months, the presidential election is finally over. An election that has been defined by fear has ended with a sharp divide of celebration and immense anger, coupled with an ongoing fear of what the...

 

Struggles encountered when moving houses leave teen with newfound outlook of change

Struggles encountered when moving houses leave teen with newfound outlook of change

by Emily Caldwell, staff reporter It can be pretty fun, looking at houses. The thrill of the possibility, the exhilaration you feel when you walk into a house and immediately notice all of the things about it that are better than your current...

 

Archetype fosters negative perception of fellow women, disdain towards womanhood

Archetype fosters negative perception of fellow women, disdain towards womanhood

       by June Jeong, opinions editor According to pop culture, one of the best things a girl can be…..is not like girls. We’ve all heard some variation of the statement, “I’m just not like other girls.” Or worse,...

 

Learning to love football prompts acceptance of Texan identity

Learning to love football prompts acceptance of Texan identity

by Vi Burgess, editor-in-chief “Y’all? Did you just say y’all?” my mother asked, incredulously. “You’ve got to be kidding me.” “Are you Texan or something?” my (British) dad chimed in, conveniently forgetting that the reason...

 

Setting unrealistic goals does more harm than good

Setting unrealistic goals does more harm than good

by Rachel Lamb, executive editor “Do not compare myself to others, just myself.  The only person that can be me is ME.”-January 18, 2013 (me was actually written in all caps by my 8th grade self). Reading my middle school diary makes me...