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Lorrie Lynn: Preserving the swan song that is prom

Lorrie Lynn

April 16, 2013

When I was little, I always imagined prom to be the most magical night of my teenage years, a milestone complete with twinkly lights and long sweeping gowns. I would be escorted by my handsome high school sweetheart that I would marr...

Chris Hanna: Reflecting on the left side of the road

Otto Tielemans

April 10, 2013

I sat in my seat, 35,000 feet above the ground, as the Virgin Atlantic flight attendant asked what I wanted to drink. I requested ginger ale, and expected to receive Canada Dry, the brand that I always associate with the ginger-based so...

Lorrie Lynn: Diary of a neurotic junior, continued

Lorrie Lynn

April 10, 2013

Like at least half of the rest of the junior class, I spent my Spring Break jumping from college to college and catching a more realistic glimpse at just how the admissions process in the fall will go. Before I get into the...

Erin Maidman: For the serious athlete

Erin Maidman

April 9, 2013

As an athlete, I’m always wondering how to step up my game and be one step ahead of my competitors. I get advice on how to physically prepare for my sport, experiment different ways to mentally handle for my sport, and train ha...

Bryn Gallagher: Columnist Wars, 2013

Bryn Gallagher

April 1, 2013

The other day I was driving home pumping the bass in Mom’s tricked out black Prius (it has original rims and everything) listening to “Thrift Shop.” I was jamming to that radical clarinet and having the time of my life wi...

Erin Maidman: My Alaska adventure

Erin Maidman

March 26, 2013

After twelve hours of car rides and bumpy flights (and some seriously bad airplane food), I’m finally back in Ventura. I’m excited to be home for a while, but Ventura is very different from all the places that I’ve re...

Bryn Gallagher: Learning to love, regardless of faith

Bryn Gallagher

March 26, 2013

I have to take a break from my usual column. I need to hang up the pointe shoes, put up the glitter, shelve the musicals and put away my phone. Don’t worry, they’ll be back and the happy-go-lucky will return. But right no...

Lorrie Lynn: No, you don’t have a mental illness

Lorrie Lynn

March 24, 2013

Not to be angsty or annoying, but I’d like to share one of many pet peeves with all of you lovely readers, and one of the more serious ones that I don’t have to feel guilty for being annoyed with, at that: the popularization...

Chris Hanna: My conflicting views of Collegeboard, the gatekeeper of my soul

Otto Tielemans

March 21, 2013

About two years ago, when I was signing up for my junior classes, I came across an important decision: I could either take College Prep English and United States history, or make the jump to the Advanced Placement English and U....

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