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Opinion: All sprawled out: suburban growth irksome

January 16, 2013
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By OLIVIA IANNONE Staff Writer Ask almost anyone who grew up in the fifties or sixties about suburban sprawl, and they’ll probably tell you it was a good thing. Everyone had a cute little house with a white picket fence; a place where they could watch their children frolic over grass instead of pavem...

Just for fun: students not fooled by Mayan myth

Just for fun: students not fooled by Mayan myth

December 25, 2012
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By OLIVIA IANNONE Staff Writer Does everyone remember Y2K, when civilization was destroyed by a computer glitch? I’ll be honest: I don’t. I wasn’t even five years old at the time. But I assume you remember May 27, 2012, when Jesus returned and gave his final judgment, and sent us to either he...

Opinion: Keep Twitter off the airwaves

December 12, 2012
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By OLIVIA IANNONE Staff Writer When I step into my dad’s car Tuesday night, he immediately directs my attention to the radio: a breaking news story, barely 20 minutes old. A man with an assault rifle ran into the food court of an Oregon mall and opened fire a few hours ago. The reporters have ado...

Froyo craze just a phase

December 5, 2012
Filed under Arts, Opinion

By OLIVIA IANNONE Staff Writer Picture yourself in a colorfully tiled store. The wall across from you is lined with a few dozen metal levers and signs saying “red velvet,” “mango” and “tart”. Nearby is a dispenser of way-too-big logo-adorned cups. A flat, shiny digital scale takes up the s...

A holiday done right

November 25, 2012
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By OLIVIA IANNONE Staff Writer As the oldest American holiday has quickly come and gone, it’s become clear to me, once again, that Thanksgiving never receives the fanfare that other major holidays do. It doesn't even receive a sliver of the attention that Christmas does.  I mean, let's face...

Wasteland Comic 2

November 13, 2012
Filed under Cartoons, Opinion

By SALLY BONIECKI Click to enlarge  ...

Politicians, praise and publicity. What about the people?

Politicians, praise and publicity. What about the people?

November 12, 2012
Filed under Opinion

By JULIE PRASCSAK Staff Writer “I have to give the President great credit. He’s been on the phone three times in the last 24 hours. He has been very attentive and anything that I’ve asked for, he’s gotten to me. So, I thank the President publicly for that. He’s done, as far as I’m concerned, a great job for New...

Analysis: We do not take advantage of electricity

Analysis: We do not take advantage of electricity

November 9, 2012
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By DARCY DARBIN Staff Writer As we know, Hurricane Sandy, the worst hurricane the Atlantic Ocean has seen, knocked out the power of nearly 2 million people in New Jersey just as Halloween approached. It closed the New York Stock Exchange for 2 days. Some people who have suffered without power would sa...

Wasteland Comic

October 24, 2012
Filed under Cartoons, Opinion

Comic By SALLY BONIECKI STAFF CARTOONIST To view this comic at full size, please click the photo ...

Opinion: Debates leave third party voices unheard

October 24, 2012
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By EMILY WOODS Staff Writer Jill Stein, the Green Party presidential candidate, was arrested on  Tuesday with her running mate after attempting to enter the presidential debate. Stein is on the ballot for 85% of the country, yet many registered voters don't know what she stands for. Our country's Bill of Rights...

Presidential debates not worth the time

October 24, 2012
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By OLIVIA IANNONE Staff Writer On Monday night, I did something that singled me out from the ranks of the aspiring journalists of CHS. I arrived home at 8:30 pm, ate dinner, took a shower, did my homework, glanced at the presidential debate on my TV for a couple seconds and then went to bed. Maybe th...

Todd supporters too late

October 17, 2012
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By OLIVIA IANNONE Staff Writer “I’m stuck. What’s left of me now? Nothing stops. I have nobody. I need someone. My name is Amanda Todd.” These sentences sound like they could either be the final lines of a suicide note or a last, desperate cry for help. Either way, when I tell you that t...

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