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Thirteen years after 9/11

Thirteen years ago, when I was 3 years old, a terrible gloom settled over our nation as countless lives were lost. New York was filled with screaming civilians blinded by fear they had never identified with before. The freedom we so frequently take for granted will be never free. As …

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A biased world view

One thing that most people can agree on is that everyone has a bias. This bias differs from person to person and can affect them significantly by influencing their writing or actions. This inadvertently means that the media is biased. What do I mean by bias? In my humble opinion, …

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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Con

In recent months, almost everyone with an Instagram can’t scroll down their feed without escaping an ALS Ice Bucket Challenge posted someone whom they follow. The Ice Bucket Challenge entails this: Pour a bucket of freezing ice water on yourself and nominate several people to do so as well. If …

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Wasted Water

The drought in California has been getting steadily worse as the snow caps shrink and water consumption rises, resulting in a theme of cracking down on water waste for the past few months. Yes, millions of gallons are being wasted by the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and yes, having huge …

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Birthday Insecurities?

Your big day is tomorrow. Another year, another chance to display your very prominent [or nonexistent] social status in the ruthless jungle of high school. Do you sit at the end of your bed and dream of the possibilities? Or do you send out a mass text telling your friends …

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ALS ice bucket pro

The ALS ice bucket challenge has made a splash at and around MC lately. Students here at MC are both donating money and dumping ice water on themselves. Kids and adults everywhere are doing this and raising large amounts of money for people who suffer from ALS. This challenge has …

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Choose: dollars or time

In the words of Benjamin Franklin, “A penny saved is a penny earned.”  Many know that a vital step to building wealth is frugality, but many of us struggle with being frugal, especially teenagers. By far, children are the most expensive investment a parent can make. Whether in a monetary …

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Four years reaching it’s end

High school sucks. We are all told this, we all think it, and at one point or another, we all believe it. Those who work their asses off hate that they are surrounded by lazy students. Those who struggle with grades and just want to have fun and hate the …

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Male entitlement kills

In the past few months there has been a series of events involving men or boys who killed because they didn’t get something they wanted. That “something” would be a woman’s attention. With that said, it’s time to discuss a major factor: the somewhat touchy subject of male entitlement. Now, …

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Welcome to the third world

The U.S. has grown accustomed to a very luxurious way of life. While we still have a large class division, the vast majority of Americans are better off than most. But what about those countries that aren’t so well off? What makes a third world country different from ours? The …

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