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Soccer postpones grieving

March 27, 2013


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Thursday, Sept. 30, 2009, a crisp, foggy morning in Snohomish, Wash. I was just waking and as I was walking down my bedroom stairs, I noticed my mom on the sofa with a solemn expression on her face. Curious as to what was wrong, I asked her what was on her mind. In an abrupt statement she said, “Valerie...

Truth inspires

Peyton Whalen, Reporter

March 26, 2013


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I used to profoundly believe in love. I held that it was the sole root of everything consequential that the universe possessed. Recently, however, through a great deal of thought (and a knock of transcendentalism upside the head), I have come to a diverse conclusion. I believe in truth. What...

Love lost in Valentine’s Day

Rachel Shaffer, Reporter

February 13, 2013


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  All’s fair in love and war but is Valentine’s Day as much about love as everyone thinks?  Many people are under the impression that Valentine’s Day is the most romantic day of the year filled with happiness and abounding with love.  However, how much of that is realistic? The truth...

Infatuation sparks opinions

Zach Halte, A&E Editor

January 25, 2013


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As teenagers we mix up our emotions quite a bit. Love, lust and infatuation are emotions that we can’t control and seem to cross with each other in so many ways. Despite what they have in common, these feelings have all too many differences. As high school students, we see romance around us every...

Catfight: I love cats

Patrick Fairbanks, Reporter

January 25, 2013


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A plague has swept across this great nation. Not the usual diabolical, physical sickness that infects man, woman and child—something much worse: cat hatred. Cunning, curious, comical, caring and charming—cats provide instantaneous and long-lasting companionship. Since the dawn of man cats have...

Thoughts provoke insight

Peyton Whalen, Guest Columnist

December 20, 2012


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Thoughts. They are what give life to everything we do. They are endless. They are liberating. They are relentless. They are invigorating. Thoughts. Fading in and out of our minds; weaving through an infinite space of time: conscious and subconscious. Thoughts define us. We...

Christmas changes

Zach Halte, A&E Editor

December 20, 2012


Filed under Opinion

These days it seems that in the winter almost every household is celebrating some sort of holiday. The most commonly shared holiday appears to be Christmas. It’s almost as if there is a jolly image of Santa Claus chuckling away or a decorated Christmas tree wherever you turn. Christmas music...

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