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Let’s Insult, But Better

By CHRIS CHAE Staff Writer You’ve all heard the saying: “sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.” That childhood proverb could not be more wrong. Words have power, they always have and always will. Words allow us to communicate, as they are one of the most clear and direct...

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Red Giant, Blue Giant

By Chris Chae Staff Writer And there were two giants. One red, one blue, and they were the best of friends. They lived on the mountain next to the village. The blue giant was loved by the people. Kids would climb up his burly body and run through his forest of hair. Dads would ask...

E-Cigarettes, Vaporizers, Puff-Bars, Juuls
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E-Cigarettes, Vaporizers, Puff-Bars, Juuls

By CHRIS CHAE Staff Writer Juuling. Puffing. Chiefing. The explosive popularity of vaping has taken control over the nation with more than 20% of high school students reporting that they vaped in 2018 according to Kaiser Health News. Yet despite the 380 possible cases of the mysterious pulmonary illness across 36 states and six cases that...

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I Love You Too Mom

by CHRIS CHAE Staff Writer “Have fun, I love you son.” “I-” I stumble. “I lo-” I stutter. “Okay” I give up.  I hate those words.  It’s just 4 words. I love you too. But they’re just so hard to say.  Whenever they try to roll off my tongue, they just fall. They trip over...

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An Ode to My Love: Gum

By CHRIS CHAE Staff Writer O, when you finally left your lonely shell, As you touched my lips, and I felt my heart swell, The world exploded with color and life. The flavors of love dancing on my tongue, so nice.   Yet our love was not meant to last, As time tore us apart,...

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Social Media: Surrounded by Strangers

By CHRIS CHAE Staff Writer Sommer Ray. If you’ve been anywhere near social media, you probably know of the popular online star known for her body figure.  Kylie Jenner. Previously world record holder for most liked photo on Instagram. She was surpassed by an egg. A single, beige, spotted, egg. Really says something about what we...

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Morning Showers vs. Night Showers

By CHRIS CHAE Staff Writer This is it. This is the question that separates girls from women and boys from men. The answer that will either cement you as a being of lower intelligence or a proper upstanding citizen that has the ability to lead the people into the future. The true test of knowledge: Morning...

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How You Put Yourself in the Friendzone

By CHRIS CHAE Staff Writer You’ve probably heard it before. You ask your friend how progress with his or her crush has been going and they answer “Not good, I’m stuck in the friendzone.” If you ask them what the friendzone is, they describe it as something they are confined to, trapped even. It seems...

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8 Psychological Tricks that Work

By CHRIS CHAE Staff Writer 1. Use a “because” (doesn’t matter if it’s real) when asking for a favor In a 1989 study by Harvard social psychologist Ellen Langer, Langer asked a line of people waiting to use a library copy machine for a small favor. When she asked, “Excuse me, I have five pages....

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A Lesson on Special Education

By CHRIS CHAE & KRISHNA KHAWANI Staff Writers “I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me.” – H.G. Wells, The Invisible Man There are people at this school, a certain community in fact, that are often not seen, their efforts overlooked. They’re in the 1000’s building doing their own chores, they’re in the library helping out Mr....