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Abstract Amanda

Abstract Amanda

December 17, 2013

“Oh my gosh. Why are you so...abstract?” I remember those words very clearly. Those hurtful, shameful words that poured out of my cousin’s mouth like poison from the fangs of a viper. I remember it was accompanied with the other biting remarks about my weirdness, my outspokenness, and just my personalit...

The dark side of fandom

The dark side of fandom

December 17, 2013

While strolling through the booths of any comic convention, one is always inevitably met with things even more bizarre than the all too voluptuous catwoman who thought that spandex would make for good costume material. Outfits that are unrecognizable, references that no one understands, and symbols ...

Hippie rants

Hippie rants

December 17, 2013

In 2009, Americans produced enough trash to circle the Earth 24 times. We generate 21.5 million tons of food waste each year. If we composted that food, it would reduce the same amount of greenhouse gas as taking 2 million cars off the road. Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to listen to...

Not all heroes wear capes

Not all heroes wear capes

December 17, 2013

Music is the best escape there is. It brings out sides of us that not even ourselves knew we had. Music lets our soul come out for a peak of the world. It makes us forget all of our problems and helps us overcome them. Music is one of the sweetest things about this world. It beats love to the punch l...

Number one in your heart

Number one in your heart

November 18, 2013

“Mom, I didn’t do it! It’s his fault!” or “Nuh huh, she did it!” is the sound of two siblings bickering at each other for yet another pointless reason. I, on the other hand, have never experienced the opportunity to blame my actions on someone else. This someone else being a sibling. I ...

The importance of reading and writing

The importance of reading and writing

November 18, 2013

“Fane’s heart drops like a ton of bricks as a feeling of emptiness wells up inside of him. And like that of warm summer turning to bitter winter without even that of cool autumn breezes, he grows hollow and cold. Fane tries to form some type of rebuttal that could save his already sunken ship, but he...

Living with Jack Daniels

Living with Jack Daniels

November 4, 2013

The slur of words. The hazy look in his eyes. The unsteady stride. I have lived almost 16 years being a human sobriety test. My dad. My best friend. My right hand man. The guy who taught me how to shoot a basketball and catch a softball has been an alcoholic all of my life. Don’t get me wrong, my...

Halloween is gross

Halloween is gross

November 4, 2013

Thanksgiving is a time for us to give thanks and remember our forefathers survival in the new world. Christmas is a celebration of the birth of Jesus, according to the Christian religion. Christians also commemorate Easter. The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Fourth of July is set aside i...

Remembering a friend

Remembering a friend

October 19, 2013

It’s funny how coincidences seem to work their way down into your psyche and drag up hazy memories that you’d forgotten you possesed. You hold them down under the water until they stop thrashing about in your conscious thoughts, and then you simply let them slip away, hoping that they’ll rot into no...

ROTC: Find out what it means to me

ROTC: Find out what it means to me

October 8, 2013

"I am a United States sailor. I will support and defend the constitution of the United of the United States of America and will obey the orders of those appointed over me. I represent the fighting spirit of the Navy and those who have gone before me to defend freedom and democracy around the world. I p...

If covers were clear

If covers were clear

October 2, 2013

As cliché as it is to say that our school is separated and labeled into groups, it’s slightly true. People pick apart your appearance to decide if you’re approachable to them or not. You could be labeled just because of the makeup you wear or the clothes you buy. It’s incredibly bothersome to be labele...

Living a double life as Blair

Living a double life as Blair

September 30, 2013

Hello, Upper East Siders. Gossip Girl, here––your one and only source into the scandalous lives of Manhattan’s elite. Those words were carved into my brain after 121 episodes of the best show ever made. A show about my life. Well, a show about the life I wish I had. As I sat on my tiny game ...

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