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Luke Ballmer: Compassionate ignorance

Luke Ballmer

September 15, 2012

Filed under Luke Ballmer ('13)

Every time a foreign crisis arises, many Americans suddenly morph into foreign policy experts. As with every terrorist attack, our nation’s response has implications that range far beyond avenging the dead. I know little ab...

Amelia Gomez: A quote to last a lifetime

Otto Tielemans

September 11, 2012

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Every day after school, I take out a blank piece of paper, and across the top I write “Amelia’s Big Fat To Do List.” It’s the perfect canvas for all the things that are bouncing around in my brain, and it helps me make su...

Amelia Gomez: The reality of high school

Otto Tielemans

August 31, 2012

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Set the pressure cooker to 400 degrees. Twist the knob to personal statement. Don’t forget to add the scholarship application, search for a job, last-minute community service hours, new senior project, a pinch of bad hair...

Bryn Gallagher: One confession to make

Bryn Gallagher

August 31, 2012

Filed under Bryn Gallagher ('13)

I have a confession to make, and I may lose readers for this one (and certainly some hipster friends). I kind of like One Direction.Now before you picture me hanging up posters of Niall, Harry, Zayn, Louis, and Liam (I had to look up their names) or painting my face and making “I Love 1D” tees for their concert (the tickets of which I bought last year), jump back and at least let me state...

Luke Ballmer: Akin’s not alone in ‘murky filth’

Luke Ballmer

August 27, 2012

Filed under Luke Ballmer ('13)

Aaron Sorkin's "The West Wing" seems to sum up politics in one short exchange. In an episode in which a bipartisan deal being negotiated by both parties must be axed by the Democratic administration in power, the Republican ne...

Bryn Gallagher: Chronicles of the lost phone, Ep. 2

Bryn Gallagher

August 23, 2012

Filed under Bryn Gallagher ('13)

If you're a regular reader of my columns, you might remember that a while ago I lost my junky, little, bright green LG Neon phone. It happened again, however this time it happened in Boston.I was in Boston for five weeks for a...

Bryn Gallagher: At year’s end

Bryn Gallagher

June 12, 2012

Filed under Bryn Gallagher ('13)

With the last day of school just having finished, I thought I would take some time from full blown grade stress to think back to what I have learned. I don’t mean in a scholastic sense, I doubt any of you want to hear about Ha...

Bryn Gallagher: Keep sight of hope

Bryn Gallagher

June 6, 2012

Filed under Bryn Gallagher ('13)

I spent a lot of time in the wings of the theater last week. That's not abnormal, it was the week before the spring performance, which means the theater becomes a second home.At first, the theater is magical. There's something ab...

Chandler Vu: Why must the good guy always win?

Chandler Vu

May 23, 2012

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Why do the heroes always win? Why do we insist upon the good guy always winnning and that the bad guy going to jail? Not only do we subject our offspring to this façade of reality, but also we condemn our minds to a false se...

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