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Bryn Gallagher: At year’s end

Bryn Gallagher

June 12, 2012

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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

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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...

Bryn Gallagher: 25 ways to terrify your prom date

Bryn Gallagher

May 15, 2012

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With prom on the way, you might be brushing up on ways to impress the person you're going with - that cute laugh, the hair flip, a crooked smile perhaps. Seriously, where’s the fun in all that? Clearly there is nothing mor...

Ami Ballmer: Thank you, rats, for the medicine

Dragon Press Editorial Board

April 23, 2012

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 I’m an animal lover. My cat sleeps on my bed almost every night with me, and by no means do I think that animals don’t have feelings or don’t deserve appropriate rights. Regardless of this, I think that animal testing ...

Bryn Gallagher: Prom dresses

Bryn Gallagher

April 22, 2012

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With ever-looming AP tests, upcoming SAT re-takes, and CSTs I’ve been studying like a maniac, right? Wrong.I’ve been looking at prom dresses online. Blame Facebook ads or whatever else, but when I haven’t been watching ...

Chandler Vu: Dear district, save us

Chandler Vu

March 28, 2012

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What is Farch?  Some call it hell, I call it an academic marathon, and teachers call it a “challenge” of our ability to rise above the rest and prove ourselves academically worthy.Challenge not accepted. During the period of Fa...

Bryn Gallagher: More than a syndrome

Bryn Gallagher

March 22, 2012

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Yesterday was World Down syndrome Day, a great day for a great group of people who deserve a lot more recognition, one thing that I know firsthand.I have a cousin with Down syndrome, but that is certainly not his whole story. I ...

Ami Ballmer: Star Stuff

Dragon Press Editorial Board

March 22, 2012

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When you consider that there are hundreds of billions of galaxies in the known universe and hundreds of billions of stars in each galaxy, it becomes clear just how insignificant we are in the grand scheme of things. Your life is ...

Bryn Gallagher: Chronicles of the lost phone

Bryn Gallagher

March 15, 2012

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I walked out of the ballet studio happily chatting with my mom, phone in hand. Class was perfect, the weather was perfect, life was perfect.But within five minutes, my phone was gone. No, it wasn’t stolen or taken as eviden...

Ami Ballmer: The misdirected Kony campaign

Dragon Press Editorial Board

March 9, 2012

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I’d like to start by saying that raising awareness is a great thing. The fact that kids who are usually uninterested in politics or global events found a cause and are trying to make a change is fantastic, and no one can ar...

Chandler Vu: Should we go to war with Iran?

Chandler Vu

March 7, 2012

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The question should be whether or not to go to open war with them.  As we’ve seen from our countless efforts in the past, open war with these Jihad-extremists is a recipe for absolute disaster. Instead of falling into the sa...

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