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Senior Year

Alejandra Naranjo, Staff Writer
January 24, 2017
Filed under Let's Talk...

As my first week of my last semester of college comes to an end, I'm faced with a feeling that excites me and freaks me out all at once; this is really it. Sure enough, college was a challenge. Going away to another country and completely stepping out of my comfort zone, put me far away from everyt...

It’s Not Just One of Those Days…

It’s Not Just One of Those Days…

Kayla Simas, Managing Editor
January 23, 2017
Filed under Winner Takes All

Right before the loud ferry horn made it’s grand entrance, the older gentleman sitting two seats away from me looked as though he was struggling to get something out of his pocket. As he was fidgeting, the cup that was in his hand spilled all over his, what looked to be, a brand new jacket. “D...

Three Books That Have Changed My Life!

Three Books That Have Changed My Life!

Kimberly Franco, Staff Writer
January 23, 2017
Filed under Kiki Facts

Reading can allow you to view the world in a whole new light. Over the years I have read books that have impacted my life dramatically and have helped me improve my writing and thinking. Three books that have affected my life are 'The Secret' by Rhonda Byrne, 'Outwitting the Devil: The Secret to Freedom...

“Well Done, Sister Suffragette”

“Well Done, Sister Suffragette”

Nora-Grayce Orosz
January 22, 2017
Filed under Concerts & Carbs

“No more the meek and mild subservients we, we’re fighting for our rights militantly.” Starting in the early hours of Saturday January 21st, women (and men and children) gathered in crowds of thousands to participate in the “Women’s March” all across the country and overseas in Sydney,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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...

Here’s the Spark

Here’s the Spark

Weronika Raczek, Digital News 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...

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