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The National’s New Album Doesn’t Impress

The National’s New Album Doesn’t Impress

By Veronica Russell

June 10, 2013

The National’s sixth and newest album “Trouble Will Find Me” will be a good new addition to the musical libraries of regular National fans, but will probably not draw attention from any new listeners. The album sounds like a lot  of The National’s old work but lacks the flair of their  prev...

Aria Pogni: Catching Attention

Aria Pogni: Catching Attention

By Veronica Russell

June 7, 2013

Junior Aria Pogni doesn’t just play softball, she lives it. She has been playing since she was seven. Though she initially played other sports, she eventually focused on softball. “I like playing sports, but softball was the one that really stuck with me. It was the one that I was best at, and i...

Horrible, Hideous, and Horrendous Hats

By Veronica Russell

March 6, 2013

During a brisk wintry February, one of the best ways to stay warm is to keep your head covered. Boys have it easy. Their choices consist of two main options: beanies and baseball caps. Girls, however, must tread wisely when deciding which headdress to wear. Many provide no warmth or are the ugliest things...

Seniors Change Names on Facebook

Seniors Change Names on Facebook

By Veronica Russell

November 2, 2012

This fall, some seniors have changed their names on their Facebook profiles to avoid unwanted attention from colleges who search the Internet for their applicants. According to a survey of admissions officers through Kaplan, 80 percent of colleges use Facebook to investigate or connect with prospect...

Dry the River Makes Strong Folk-Rock Debut

Dry the River Makes Strong Folk-Rock Debut

By Veronica Russell, Veronica Russell, and Veronica Russell

October 28, 2012

Like many of iTunes’ free singles of the week, “New Ceremony” by Dry the River went unnoticed by most listeners. After downloading the song and listening to it twice, I had to have the album. The free single was great, but nothing close to the rest of the album. The debut album “Shallow Bed”...

Unclassy in Class

Unclassy in Class

By Veronica Russell

October 5, 2012

As the stench of alcohol surrounded me, I imagined sitting in a ship full of drunken pirates. I looked around in my classes on the first day of school and saw seniors with disheveled clothes, messy hair, and baggy eyes. Exhaustion from the last night of summer could have been an explanation, but ...

Boy bands: Back with a vengeance

Boy bands: Back with a vengeance

By Veronica Russell

June 12, 2012

Boy bands. The phrase should conjure up images from the 90s, N*SYNC and Backstreet Boys, teens with funny clothes and frosty tipped hair. It should remind us of a young Justin Timberlake, whose voice was higher and who was dating a sane Britney Spears. But most importantly it should awaken a feeling o...