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Wednesday, December 07, 2022

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The bitter trap of nostalgia: Ruminations on our younger years

High school me was very different than the current me. Now, this column is not going to be about my dynamic growth as a person, so I’m not going to go into too much detail. Here are some highlights: High school me was going to wait until she was 21 to drink (ha). High school me thought it was cool to wear a skirt over jeans. High school me once put a stuffed lobster in her pocket to be quirky. High school me was very self-conscious about wearing glasses. High school me thought no boy would ever like her. High school me didn’t go to parties and then justified that she wasn’t invited with the fact that she wouldn’t have wanted to go anyway.


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Column: Has the awkward phase gone extinct?

I’ve chosen to live my life by many overarching rules. These include, but are not limited to: Don’t drink caffeine after 8 p.m., avoid tanning at all costs and don’t believe anyone who doesn’t make eye contact. These guidelines, while seemingly disjointed, have all arisen from some specific experience that impacted (or scarred) me enough to turn whatever lesson I learned into a cardinal rule. Yet the most important rule by far is this: “Never trust anyone who was cool in middle school.”


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PC police are running rampant

Without the men and women who serve in the U.S. armed forces, we wouldn’t be able to enjoy the freedoms many of us take for granted on a daily basis. A typical reaction from an American when they see someone in uniform is to thank them for their service and sacrifice. But recently, one school had a very different reaction.


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Title IX is more than just rights for women athletes

Believe it or not, Title IX is about much more than protecting women athletes. A new student-run grassroots organization, “Know Your IX,” seeks to educate students about their rights under the law and their school’s responsibilities to comply with Title IX’s stipulations.



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