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Column: Tiffany thinks out loud about independence

by Tiffany Chien

May 23, 2011


Filed under Opinion

It wasn’t until these past several days when I realized how terrible goodbyes are. From our three and half hour “kumbaya” at Laguna Beach to the momentous senior sleepover Tuesday night, it’s difficult to imagine everyone scattered around the country in just a matter of weeks or months. For...

The end of our face-to-face connection

by Sophia Wang

March 6, 2011


Filed under Opinion

Picture this: you are in a library studying for that huge English test you have on Monday. You turn to the left and you see a stylish 20-something-year-old female furiously typing away on her Smartphone. You turn to the right and there behold, another young adult bopping away to his music, grinning as...

The curve: Defeating the purpose of taking tests

by Priyanka Mody

March 6, 2011


Filed under Opinion

When an exam is administered, it serves two purposes: to test how well the students understand the material, and to show whether they can apply that information, not simply regurgitate it. Or at least, that’s what I thought tests were for. I always believed that students’ scores on tests reflected...

Opinion: Student thieves trample on school’s morality

by Kevin Lin

February 4, 2011


Filed under Opinion

Without looking, you pull the zipper and reach into your backpack for your wallet. Odd. It does not seem to be there, but you recall placing the wallet there this morning. Your heart starts racing and you begin to panic while rummaging through the backpack. It’s gone. The very thought of even thinking...

Editorial: Violating Twain’s message

Editorial: Violating Twain’s message

by Winged Post Editorial Board

February 4, 2011


Filed under Mini Story, Opinion

Cen---ship. Recently, the issue of censorship has been brought to the forefront of news because the new edition of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by New South Publishing replaces the “n -word” with the word “slave,” among other modifications. Read More »...

Tiffany’s Column: About motivation

by Tiffany Chien

December 13, 2010


Filed under Opinion

“Doris Kearns Goodwin!” I exclaimed at my friend who inquired about my absence on one particular Tuesday afternoon. “Wait, who?” “She’s the famous historian who wrote her latest book on Abraham Lincoln!” I, along with four other seniors, received the privilege of attending the...

Opinion: Misery is the new black

by Daniela Lapidous

March 5, 2010


Filed under Features, Opinion

The girl next to you got five hours of sleep last night. The one on your other side claims to have had three. But – wait for it – the guy right in front of you didn’t go to sleep at all! Just don’t make the fatal mistake of mentioning that you got a full eight hours. Let’s face it: misery is...

Opinion: Stress weighs juniors down -The battle between work and spirit

by Leeza Arbatman

November 20, 2009


Filed under Features, Opinion

Balloons are everywhere, people are dressed up in outrageous outfits, the rally is a few days away, but many students are obsessing over the biology test that could possibly raise their grade a few points. Where’s the spirit? Unfortunately, as many students have discovered in the past, the “dreaded...

Opinion: When good things go wrong

by Tiffany Chien

October 3, 2009


Filed under Mini Story, Opinion

“What happened?” asked my family as I stormed into the house one Friday evening. School had completely exhausted me, and long story short, I was burned out. Read More »...

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