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WILSHERE: In running and relationships, determination is key

WILSHERE: In running and relationships, determination is key

I was born with a fire in my legs. When I was young, I used to run until I tired myself out, chasing soccer balls and clouds like dreams in my backyard. By the time I entered high school, I entertained the idea of pursuing the sport of running fast. I joined the track team and I ran fast — […]

by Meredith Wilshere· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
GAMADES: Political party polarization more prevalent than ever

GAMADES: Political party polarization more prevalent than ever

While working this summer at a camp in Texas, one of my twelve year olds asked me, “What’s the difference between a Democrat and a Republican?” Her friends, normally distracted by their devices, were suddenly paying rapt attention. Ten expectant, Bible Belt-raised, “I-repeat-what-adults-say-verbatim-to-mom-and-dad” faces waited for my answer. I tried to think of a response that wouldn’t give away my […]

by Lucy Gamades· · 1 comment · Columns, Opinion
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EDITORIAL: Oregon militiamen lack respect for Native Americans

There are still people occupying Oregon, they’ve still got guns and they’re still ridiculous. The leader of a group of armed Oregon ranchers, LaVoy Finicum, posted a YouTube video of him and his fellow ranchers rummaging through boxes of Native American artifacts found in a government-owned building on the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, the Guardian reported. The storeroom in which […]

by Editors· · 0 comments · Editorial, Opinion
PILLEY: Vulnerability brightens the world

PILLEY: Vulnerability brightens the world

We’ve all sent a sweaty text message, and not in the “I just worked out” way. It’s the “heart pounding, slightly shaking message that might hurt your relationship” text — a moment of true clarity sent from one screen to the next. The ellipses appear on your screen and your heart beats faster. In these little text bubbles, we expose […]

by Katelyn Pilley· · 1 comment · Columns, Opinion
WILSHERE: Closure is difficult, yet necessary

WILSHERE: Closure is difficult, yet necessary

Over sandwiches and “Law & Order: SVU” this winter break, I had a very long, open conversation with a boy I fell for in high school but never pursued because of my own personal fear of opening up to anyone who wasn’t one of my three best friends. “I was scared,” I had told him. And admittedly, so was he, […]

by Meredith Wilshere· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
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EDITORIAL: Contaminated water one of many problems in Flint, Michigan

The New York Times reported that Flint, Michigan Mayor Karen Weaver said, “It’s a minority community, it’s a poor community and voices were not being heard. And that’s a part of this problem.” Weaver said Flint residents had been complaining about the city’s water ever since Flint switched from Detroit’s pricey water system to the Flint River in April 2014. […]

by Editors· · 2 comments · Editorial, Opinion
RENNER: Biden’s plan to cure cancer lofty, but impressive

RENNER: Biden’s plan to cure cancer lofty, but impressive

And the war against cancer rages on. In President Barack Obama’s 2016 State of the Union Address, he endorsed Vice President Joe Biden’s “moonshot” plan to cure cancer. Biden first announced his plan in October 2015, telling Americans he was “pushing as hard as [he could] to accomplish [it].” Coming at a tender time after Biden had recently lost his […]

by Elise Renner· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
Crossword answers Jan. 21, 2016

Crossword answers Jan. 21, 2016

EDITORIAL: Popular students could be employed to fight bullying, but shouldn’t be

EDITORIAL: Popular students could be employed to fight bullying, but shouldn’t be

Science has finally found a way to brainwash children for the better. Three researchers found that students did a better job listening to anti-bullying messages when influential students spread the messages, CNN reported. The study looked at 24,191 students from 56 New Jersey middle schools. To find out each school’s most influential students, researchers distributed a class roster to the […]

by Editors· · 1 comment · Editorial, Opinion
BURSTEIN: Ted Cruz’s New York values comment divisive

BURSTEIN: Ted Cruz’s New York values comment divisive

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. And by that, I mean it’s debate season. I usually love the presidential debates. Give me a nice cup of tea, some politically aware friends and a good presidential debate, and I’ll have the perfect evening. I also find the debates relatively helpful in trying to figure out whose views I agree […]

by Sarah Burstein· · 1 comment · Columns, Opinion