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The Art of Procrastinating

The Art of Procrastinating

Kimberly Franco, Staff Writer
December 21, 2016
Filed under Kiki Facts

A deadline can sit on your heart like a 600 pound gorilla who is pounding at its chest demanding you to get to work. But procrastination melts into your skin and seeps down into every cell. The relax frequency goes off in the brain and distractions pop up like kids in their costumes on Halloween. But... Read more »

The Legend of Santa Claus

The Legend of Santa Claus

Kimberly Franco, Staff Writer
December 15, 2016
Filed under Kiki Facts

The myth goes like this, a jolly man in red climbs down your chimney at night. He gobbles down the milk and cookies. He leaves you a gift, he decides if you are worthy or a lump of coal goes under the tree. Though no one really knows him, due to his secret layer in the North Pole, his impressionist's... Read more »

Things that Have Happened in 2016

Things that Have Happened in 2016

Britney Hoobraj, Staff Writer
December 15, 2016
Filed under Diaries Of A City Girl

With 2017 around the corner, 2016 was a frightening year. Within twelve months, many famous people died, the United Kingdom leaving the European Union, and the United States election. In January (which is my birthday month, yay!), instead of bringing in the new year to become positive, it started... Read more »

The Arid Arctic

The Arid Arctic

Abigail Smith, Staff Writer
December 12, 2016
Filed under Is Anyone Else Barefoot?

You call it global climate change, I call it an indian summer. Regardless, the Arctic is changing and not in a good way. And either way, I hope you’ve been enjoying your days. Unusually high air and water temperatures this November have caused sea ice to fall behind the norm level. Sea ice has ended f... Read more »

To Mourn or Celebrate?

To Mourn or Celebrate?

Christian Arriaga-Flores, Staff Writer
December 8, 2016
Filed under this is life, with a capital L, Top Columns

Black Friday, a day where many people were out spending money at the malls and getting an early start on their Christmas Shopping. If you weren't shopping, you were out helping the customers while struggling on staying sane during a long shift. While Black Friday is national and remarkable holiday in... Read more »

Here’s the Spark

Here’s the Spark

Weronika Raczek, Digital Media Editor
December 4, 2016
Filed under A Fangirl's World

It’s been quite a while since I posted. I guess I just needed something to happen, and help me put a spark in my writing.  So here goes nothing... Being sent to a Catholic School for most of your life, you tend to get brainwashed into thinking all the wrong things about religion. You get taught that... Read more »

Thanks giving or Chuseok?!

Thanks giving or Chuseok?!

December 2, 2016
Filed under Jenny's Diary

Spending a ‘Thanksgiving Day’ with local family in America was one of my Bucket lists. I really wondered how different they are from South Korea’s Thanks giving. Fortunately, I could spend my Thanksgiving with host family and my friend Ellie in New York.   Korea’s Thanksgiving is called... Read more »

Do you wonder how different South Korea’s student reporter is?

Do you wonder how different South Korea’s student reporter is?

Jenny Cha, Staff Writer
December 2, 2016
Filed under Jenny's Diary

Even though lots of people these days have no interest in politics, there are hard workers who are striving to report the events of our daily lives. They are the “Journalists.” The power of writing is really strong. Sometimes they can change people’s mind, even change the world. I saw some reporters... Read more »

Being Sick at 21

Being Sick at 21

Shaunte' Young, Staff Writer
December 1, 2016
Filed under Thoughts To Paper

Being sick as a child was amazing. You could miss school. You could sleep in. You could watch cartoons and have no worries in the world. Probably the only hard thing about being sick as a child was convincing your parents that you were sick. Rather you were actually sick or “sick” sick, you still... Read more »

No House with the White Picket Fence for Me Please

No House with the White Picket Fence for Me Please

Shaunte Young, Staff Writer
December 1, 2016
Filed under Thoughts To Paper

From a young age, little girls are told that a happily ever after can only happen after prince charming rescues you from distress. It tells us that the only way we find happiness is when your prince charming comes knocking at your door. A man who brings happiness, security and that happily ever after. In... Read more »

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