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The Monster Within

The Monster Within

By Caroline Frost

February 24, 2015

At the age of 11, I was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder, a psychological disorder defined by excessive or unrealistic anxiety about everyday things. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S, affecting...

Ticket to a Better Night’s Sleep

Ticket to a Better Night’s Sleep

By Devon Stoeber

October 23, 2014

“Nights when I can’t fall asleep typically end with me laying in bed for hours on my phone or tossing and turning,” senior Taryn Varnes said. “Every hour I’m in bed still awake I find myself counting the hours I could sleep if I went to bed in that moment.” Varnes is not alone when it comes to...

The Fault in Our Fiction

The Fault in Our Fiction

By Camille Morgan

October 2, 2014

It often seems like I can’t browse the aisles of any bookstore or “Young Adult” reading section without cringing. The magenta spines and cerulean blue covers seem to scream, “I have no substance!” These books are titled using a rather limited word bank, often using solely an adjecti...

Bending the “One Year Law”

Bending the “One Year Law”

By Haydn Wall

September 22, 2013

The accident rate for 16-year-old drivers is 3.7 times higher than that of drivers of all other ages. As a teenager, it’s my job to believe I am impervious to this statistic. I’m not a reckless driver, but the amount of confidence I have in my driving ability is misplaced given that I don’t always...

Some janky slang definitions for ya’ll uncultured peeps

Some janky slang definitions for ya’ll uncultured peeps

March 10, 2011

It must be tough to be the parent of a teenager nowadays. When kids don’t have their faces pressed up against an illuminated screen and instead actually take the time to talk to their parents, it seems like they’re speaking  in a whole new language. It’s the language of school hallways and ha...