Valentine’s Day In My Shoes

Valentine’s Day In My Shoes

The author explains the annoyance of sharing a last name with a national holiday Tyler Valentine Everyone has their day throughout the year: a birthday. I have been blessed with the last name Valentine, which practically makes Valentine’s Day my holiday, and a second birthday. The day, for me, is filled with way more joy than any average person’s Valentine’s Day purely because of my name. My family celebration of Valentine’s Day is more on par with that of Christmas because I am the one that invented the holiday that…

Just Another February Day

Just Another February Day

Who really wins on Valentine’s Day? The multi-million dollar industries more than the couples who express their love By Jed Howell Each year in the weeks leading to Valentine’s Day we are bombarded with advertisements of expensive diamonds, fancy chocolates, and flower bouquets that couldn’t possibly fit in a vase. All of these items come with a hefty price tag, but for what? So that on February 14th your significant other remembers that you love them? As if you don’t the other 364 days of the year. Not to mention…

We Are United

We Are United

As a result of the election, tensions have risen between Americans throughout the United States including DHS. By Nick LeBlanc We’re not robots. Seems like an obvious statement. We have a heart, legs, and arms.  The outstanding thing is that, with our advanced minds, we have the ability to learn about the world around us in ways no other creature can. We can aspire to be anything we want. However, such a mind can lead to thoughts that are detrimental to its beauty.  Hate, division, arrogance to name a few.  After…

Too Old To Trick-Or-Treat?

Too Old To Trick-Or-Treat?

Tyler draws the line between acceptable and unacceptable ages to trick-or-treat on Halloween By Tyler Valentine It’s getting to be that time again. The leaves are starting to fall, football season is in full swing, and the age-old question arises: what do we as high schoolers do for Halloween? There are two types of people when it comes to Halloween; those that dress up to trick-or-treat, and those that attend social gatherings. But who is to say which is more age appropriate? Is it frowned upon for us high schoolers…

Wait… We’re Seniors?

Wait… We’re Seniors?

After 12 years of schooling, this will be our final hurrah. Let’s make Year 13 one to remember By Tyler Valentine Alright guys, this is it. It’s the last time most of us will see each other for the rest of our lives. We’ve been going to school together for 13 years and it all comes to an end here. Quite honestly, I’m not ready yet. I think back to our freshman year and how the seniors seemed so mature. I look at us as seniors now, thinking about how…

The Ukrainian people deserve better than Putin

The Ukrainian people deserve better than Putin

In a country that is starving, one man was living large, almost like a king in his palace.  While the people in the Ukraine ar stuck in poverty and making approximately $4,000 a year, their former president Viktor Yanukovych was sentencing his people to ultimate poverty.  He was money laundering from his own people and lying about everything.  At first the president fled to his “friends” in Russia who he initially thought would help him take back power in his country. Hearing this on the news when I woke up…

Boys, take the hint

Boys, take the hint

Boy meets girl.  Boy falls in love.  Girl avoids eye contact and all other forms of interaction.  Classic tale, right?  Boys, if you ever find yourself in a scenario like those described below … take my advice and take the hint.  Perhaps you will recognize some of these stories, and perhaps you know that they have have a happy ending.  But remember, that’s exactly what makes them only a story in the first place. If you lived in a post-apocalyptic era in which you were both forced to fight to…

Find it in your heart to love Miley like I do

Find it in your heart to love Miley like I do

I was in bed, eating my peanut butter Pop Tart and a glass of cold milk when I checked my Twitter feed late on Aug. 25. And then I saw them. Tweets that I couldn’t handle. Everybody hatin’ on Miley. “LOL WTF MILEY WTF.” “Ew Miley WTF.” “Miley you have no booty WTF ew.” Well you know what? I don’t hate Miley. Miley may be on a bit of a roller coaster at the moment but she’s fantastic. So stop hating. I’ve loved Miley since her first season of “Hannah…

It's 2013 and we still can't …

It's 2013 and we still can't …

There’s gotta be some sort of demographic out there, of unemployed Ph.Ds who aren’t quite smart enough to work on the cure for cancer, yet too smart to settle for assistant brain surgeon or something. Instead of reading Intelligent Life or Mental Floss, maybe they should look at the inconveniences we’re dealing with as members of the middle class. There are so many smart people out there (so I’m told).  They can’t be doing anything that important to let these dark times go on for much longer. Thank you, unemployed…