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Bailey’s Backyard Barbecue: Focus on the…Bears in the Backyard

February 14, 2011

Last year, my grandma found out that her best friend’s son committed suicide. I decided to travel with my aunt, mom and grandma to Colorado Springs to attend the funeral even though I never met the man;...

Bailey’s Backyard Barbecue: Pull Apart

February 14, 2011

     I love love. Really, I do. There are so many different types. Toddler love, bromance love, fresh out of the oven love...the list could go on forever. But there is one kind of love that should...

Bailey’s Backyard Barbecue: The Era of Good Feelings

February 14, 2011

     We all pass judgment. I  know I would be a liar if I said I didn’t; I’m sure most people are the same way. Luckily, we are growing up in a society where issues such as race and gender, although...

Bailey’s Backyard Barbecue: Fight the Power

February 14, 2011

     Let’s face it: adults hate teenagers. Their general discontent for everything “teen” is obvious. We’re too loud, too inconsiderate, too sexual...in their eyes, we are the assassins of...

Rivalry Editorial

Rivalry Editorial

austin fisher February 9, 2011

In regards to sports rivalries, the behavior of high school students in Lawrence is an utter disgrace. No individual or group of individuals is entirely to blame; every person involved with sports...

Punishment for Online Activity?

January 14, 2011

 Recently, a student in Florida was suspended from school for making a Facebook group, about her English teacher. The group was a forum for people to discuss how much they did not like this...

Staff Editorial: Fred Phelps

austin fisher November 12, 2010

When an American soldier takes an oath to protect and defend our nation and is killed while upholding that oath, the last thing his father should suffer at the funeral is messages defaming his son, his...

Parents in the Student Section?

kim c October 27, 2010

There’s something about football season. Tailgating, the changing weather, the new stadium and last but not least, the student section. A sacred space, where we can get uncomfortably close...

Bailey’s Backyard Barbeque

bailey schaumburg September 24, 2010

I love love. Really, I do. There are so many different types. Toddler love, bromance love, fresh out of the oven love...the list could go on forever. But there is one kind of love that should be banished...

Open Lunch No More?

Kim C September 21, 2010

The school day is long, we all know it. By the time fourth hour rolls around, the thirty minutes of lunch are our savior. Having the ability to leave the school to run home and eat or grab something we...

Staff Editorial: Sex

September 3, 2010

 A study that began during the 1994-95 academic year recently ended, finding that while sexually active teens who have casual sex tend to do poorer in school, teens in committed relationships do no better...

No More Nasty

amani safadi April 27, 2010

Aside from the exceptional academic, musical, athletic and theatrical success, this is a high school and there are inevitably some pretty disgusting things that go on in a building full of teenagers. Though...

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