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Prom and Circumstance: Promposals are a fun tradition that enhance prom, high school experience

Prom and Circumstance: Promposals are a fun tradition that enhance prom, high school experience

Jessica Konrad

March 22, 2019


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Would anyone like to volunteer to come up on stage and play in this game?” I immediately glued my eyes to the floor and lowered my head. I most certainly did not want to go up on stage. Desperately hoping my front-row seat wouldn’t betray me, my stomach turned when the actress called out to me, ...

The Basketball Bond: Students should appreciate the bonding experience that March Madness creates

The Basketball Bond: Students should appreciate the bonding experience that March Madness creates

Caleb Shaffer

March 22, 2019


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Every march, fans come together for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament, otherwise known as March Madness. One of my favorite parts about this time of year is how close it brings me to my peers. I am a naturally competitive person; I always have...

Out of Time: Colleges should release college admission decisions earlier to help avoid conflict for students

Out of Time: Colleges should release college admission decisions earlier to help avoid conflict for students

Misha Rekhter

March 22, 2019


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On Feb. 1, the housing application for Indiana University (IU) opened. The application prompts prospective students to place a deposit and reserve their preferred dorm on a first-come, first-served basis. As someone who is strongly considering attending IU, I went along with the process and placed my...

Driver’s Dread: Driver’s education should change quizzes, remove 30-hour requirement

Driver’s Dread: Driver’s education should change quizzes, remove 30-hour requirement

Bowen Zhou

March 22, 2019


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Near the end of freshman year, most of us are given the option to get our license early and have the full privilege of driving anywhere at the low age of 16 years and three months. Deciding it would be best to get my driver’s license as soon as possible, I applied for the Central Indiana Educationa...

Not Too Promising: Students should reconsider their promposals; more creativity, less broadcasting on social media

Not Too Promising: Students should reconsider their promposals; more creativity, less broadcasting on social media

Hannah Gretz

March 22, 2019


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Prom season is a traditional, exciting time, but it all comes at a cost. The amount of money poured into promposals nowadays is unnecessary. According to Fortune.com, an average promposal in the United States costs upwards of $324, as 80 percent of those who prompose plan to do so by spending money....

NetFIX the Originals: Too many original titles on Netflix, subscribers should reevaluate memberships

NetFIX the Originals: Too many original titles on Netflix, subscribers should reevaluate memberships

Calina He

February 22, 2019


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Being an avid watcher of Netflix, I have always enjoyed its original shows and movies. However, as the number of original productions has increased, the quality of the original productions has decreased. Netflix has been spending a great deal of money to create new and excessive series and movies. Ac...

Athletes and Precedents: Fans, media often put too much pressure on athletes, should recognize athletes can make mistakes

January 24, 2019


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As an avid fan of professional sports, I have always observed how the media, or even the public as a whole, scrutinizes athletes when they make a certain wrongdoing. Today, professional athletes are met with extreme pressure and are essentially put under a lense by fans and media everywhere; these athl...

Deli Dilemma: Students should be aware of deli meat’s negative effects

Anushka Dasgupta

January 24, 2019


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January means New Year’s and New Year’s resolutions, where the cliché resolution of eating healthier seems to be common. In our school, our cafeteria offers us a wide variety of lunch choices— some may be more healthy or more delicious than others, but all in all, there is a complete list of optio...

Musical Genius: Students should consider benefits of listening to music while studying

Jessica Konrad

January 24, 2019


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icAnother boring day in algebra. Staring at the clock, I wondered how much longer we could possibly go on about parabolas. Who would have thought a curved line could be so complicated? Accustomed to the monotony of class, a wave of relief washed over me when we finally finished the day’s lesson. B...

Stop Copying Me: Students should follow their own passions instead of copying activities pursued by their older siblings, other family members

Amy Tian

January 24, 2019


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As I was growing up, I always followed in the footsteps of my brother who was four years older than me. When we were younger, if my brother did well in an activity, sport or class, my parents would sign me up for it as well later on. While this was not harmful before high school, I began to realize...

From the Heart: In face of excessive consumerism, students should consider making handmade gifts during holiday season

From the Heart: In face of excessive consumerism, students should consider making handmade gifts during holiday season

December 13, 2018


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As a 16-year-old girl, one might assume I spend countless hours on end shopping and going to the mall, as many of my peers do. To be fair, I was once in a similar place to those people, sleeping overnight outside waiting for the best deal on Black Friday and spending countless hours and money on gi...

Be Ethical: Students should research brands to encourage fair labor practices, dissuade exploitative child labor

Be Ethical: Students should research brands to encourage fair labor practices, dissuade exploitative child labor

Raiha Zainab

December 13, 2018


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The holiday season is all about love, food, snow—and best of all: gifts. ‘Tis the season when Santa comes to town and we show our love for each other through a pile of presents underneath the Christmas tree. However, while this season of giving is an amazing time for most, there is an underlying cost...