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Laura’s Diary #4: 17 and a mother

Laura Angle, Blogger

March 12, 2015

After impatiently waiting for nine months to see the little person who kicked me non-stop, gave me horrid morning sickness, tossed my self esteem down the drain, and broke me out into hot flashes in the middle of winter, my beautiful son was born on Sunday, November 9 at 10:06 p.m.

Honestly Sincere in the Middle of the Street

Emma Garcia, Online Editor

March 11, 2015

I haven’t had a full night’s sleep since March 1st (at least). I have also realized that on last Wednesday, I spent more time in the theater than at my house. I have paint-stained clothes and bags under my eyes and a room that’s filled with things I carried into my room and dropped on the floor...

Double Standards

Emma Garcia, Online Editor

March 6, 2015

At the Grammy’s this year, Sam Smith won four awards and in his acceptance speech, he thanked his ex-boyfriend who broke his heart and because of him “he had four Grammys.” His speech was given high praise by all kinds of media and has become a staple on Tumblr. But as much as I enjoyed his...

Why Brian Williams? Why?

Emma Garcia, Online Editor

February 25, 2015

If you had asked me a few weeks ago for a list of news reporters I most respected, the list would have been a long one. From Anderson Cooper to Soledad O’Brien, I could have gone on for a while. But now the list is one name shorter. I have completely lost respect for Brian Williams. Even if Brian...

The Things That Make Me Mad

Emma Garcia, Online Editor

February 11, 2015

To finish off my trilogy of lists, I have chosen to list things that make me mad. Here you go: When Aidan picks at his fingernails Paul Ryan (a stupid person’s idea of a thoughtful person, according to Paul Krugman) Kate Plus Eight America the Movie (it’s basically a bunch of white guys ...

Disney movies fall short in race representation

Natalia Gevara, Entertainment Editor

February 5, 2015

When we think of Disney movies, riveting plot lines, enticing characters and pleasant musicals are what typically comes to mind. However, with Disney being part of much of this generation’s childhood and process of growing up, the more serious issues regarding the films are often overlooked — especially...

The End of the Season

Darius Livingston, Sports Editor

February 4, 2015

Free tickets to Super Bowl Sunday? Sign me up! Every year the NFL promotes their Super Bowl sweepstakes “Together We Make Football” in commercials, promos, and online. Millions watch the Super Bowl, but every year the NFL invites a select few to come watch the Super Bowl live, all you have to do...

The Things That Make Me Happy

Emma Garcia, Staff Writer

January 28, 2015

After last week’s list of things that make me sad, I have been requested (by my mother) to do two other lists. This week will be a list of things that make me happy and then next week is a list of thing that make me mad. Most likely this week’s list will consist of things like food and next week’s...

The Things That Make Me Sad

Emma Garcia, Staff Writer

January 21, 2015

Every week, I have trouble deciding what to write about. Well, maybe not every week. Some weeks have things like Powder Puff and bursts of inspiration about french fries to write about. But most weeks I am forced to decide what I can write about that won’t make me want to shoot myself halfway through. This...

Things I’m Tired of Being Asked and Their Answers

Emma Garcia, Staff Writer

January 15, 2015

I spent a lot of time trying to decide what to write about this week. Especially since, let me be honest, when the semester ended I was a little lazy when it came to this blog. My last post was on December 3. It is now January 15. See, I'm even a day late. It’s sort of pathetic. Actually, it is very...

Don’t send me to the University of Virginia!

Emma Garcia, Staff Writer

December 3, 2014

Over the break my mom sent me an article from “Rolling Stone” about the University of Virginia that was posted on November 19. Its contents made and continue to make me sick and question society. It was about the rape culture that goes on at the campus and the continued cover up by the school. Their...

Seniors suck

Emma Garcia, Staff Writer

November 19, 2014

Last Friday was the annual Powderpuff game. It would be hard to not know what the result was. If you do not know, let me enlighten you. Juniors won 14-6. The school will never be the same. Going into the game, many people thought that the seniors would win this year. This was because not only did...

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