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Is your comfort worth the world?

As San Diegans, most of us have grown accustomed to the constant onslaught of environmental ideals everywhere from ‘ride your bike to school’ to ‘don’t leave your trash on the ground’. While the extremes of these ideas can be obnoxious, we tend to agree with them and complain about how …

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Is music today still good?

Each generation is defined by its music. Whether it’s the swing feeling we get from the 20s’, the groovy vibes from the 70s’, or the punk attitude from the 90s’ the music is the greatest expression of the youth culture of the time. But is our generation’s music worthwhile? Is …

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Staff-Ed: Depression

There’s a hidden demon inside some people. It lurks, undetected, and then emerges at the most inconvenient and unexpected time. It feeds off of insecurity, doubt, and self-hatred. Unfortunately, people can’t see depression. It’s not a physical deformity, something on display for the world to see, it’s an emotional deformity, …

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Healthy Equals Unhealthy?

  “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” This phrase can basically be found in any doctor’s office if you look hard enough. But exactly how healthy are apples, or any fruits and veggies now a day, when most of the foods people purchase at the grocery store have …

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Morp gone wild

High School dances are a rite of passage for girls. Dressing up in gorgeous dresses and wearing makeup to highlight your best features shows everyone how truly beautiful you are. Every dance has a low-key dress code; homecoming – short dresses, prom – long dresses; but then, there’s Morp. Morp, …

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Are you prepared?

As I was squatting on the floor during our last disaster drill, holding a copy of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein over my head for protection due to being larger than my desk, I asked myself, “Am I really prepared?” Disaster drills are an essential part to our safety on school grounds. …

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The Return of the 80s

Leg warmers, neon clothes and side swept perms – these are the key ingredients to surviving the 80s. And while perms aren’t coming back into fashion any time soon, two out of three isn’t so bad in the rising comeback of the 80s. As a borderline 90s baby (I hail …

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Teen job market sparce

Something that almost many people can agree upon is the feeling when you receive your first paycheck. The money was given to you in reward for the blood, sweat, and tears that you spilt working on the job. It is yours and no one can take it away. However, currently …

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Medication Epidemic

Energy is something that many young children haven’t yet learned to control. Likewise, many pediatricians find it difficult to curb their prescribing of ADD/ADHD related medications. It seems to me that the knee-jerk reaction of the medical world is providing drugs to children who have trouble sitting still when the …

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