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Emma’s Dilemma: Denial

Emma's Dilemma: Denial

Emma Garcia, Online Editor-in-Chief

May 27, 2016

I think I’m in denial about leaving high school. Of course, it’s hard to tell if you’re, you know, ACTUALLY in denial. Mostly because denial is not admitting that something is happening and basically lying to yourself, but I’m fairly sure I am. Almost entirely sure, for a matter of fact. ...

Emma’s Dilemma: Movies and Senior Year

Emma's Dilemma: Movies and Senior Year

Emma Garcia, Online Editor-in-Chief

December 4, 2015

You know that feeling when you learn about something and then suddenly it’s everywhere? I’ve been having that feeling constantly the last several months. It seems like every movie and show I watch has something to do with someone’s senior year in high school. Frankly, it’s maddening. I know wha...

Emma’s Dilemma: Free Money (Limit One)

Emma's Dilemma: Free Money (Limit One)

Emma Garcia, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 27, 2015

I know there are many options for my post this week (I know many seniors will never forgive me for forgetting powder puff), but I have one topic that seems perfect for this Thanksgiving week. Let me set the scene: My mom and I were in San Francisco to see If/Then with Idina Menzel. The show start...

Emma’s Dilemma: Identity Crisis

Emma's Dilemma: Identity Crisis

Emma Garcia, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 20, 2015

If you have heard anything about my life these past few weeks, you could assume this post is about one of two things: college applications, or the fact that Cody thought he lost his pants and definitely lost his ID. Both relate to identity crises, but the former is a topic I think is more representative ...

Emma’s Dilemma: ASB Elections Fall Flat

Emma Garcia, Online Editor

May 18, 2015

A few weeks ago, the voting for the student government class next year occurred. Maybe for the other grades this is a momentous occasion (the junior class president race is heating up, after all), but for the juniors that are about to be seniors (take a second for the panic to sink in), voting was a...


Emma Garcia, Online Editor

May 18, 2015

A few months ago, I went and saw Mockingjay and Natalia and I each got a large soda. Now this was not just a large soda. This was a LARGE soda that was bigger than my face. I got it because it was refillable and we would be there for a while. I regretted this because that thing was heavy. While carrying...

Pink or Blue

Pink or Blue

Emma Garcia, Online Editor

April 8, 2015

You know that scene in Sleeping Beauty, the animated one, not Maleficent, where the fairies fight over what color Aurora’s dress should be? And they change it back and forth from pink to blue and back again? That’s a pretty good representation of my weekend. On Saturday after my mom picked me...

Down With SeaWorld and Their Blood Money

Emma Garcia, Online Editor

April 3, 2015

It’s hard to find someone who hasn’t seen, or at least heard of, the documentary Blackfish. There has been plenty of debate about SeaWorld and the treatment of their animals. Since the airing of the documentary in 2013 on CNN, ticket sales have dropped, entertainers have canceled appearances, and...

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 7, 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 ...

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