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Surviving Statesville Haunted Prison

October 22, 2013

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Opinions Editor James Wendt takes us through his journey at the spooky attraction By Opinions Editor James Wendt I sat sobbing in the passenger seat of my friend Claire’s car, and I was sure of three things. First, the night...

‘Breaking Bad’ serves up resolution, freedom in its finale

October 1, 2013

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By Opinions Editor James Wendt On Sunday night, 10.3 million viewers watched as Walter White tied up the loose ends that have been unraveling for 5 seasons, concluding AMC’s “Breaking Bad”. Since 2008, Walter White...

My run in with the 5-O

September 9, 2013

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Click it or ticket, my friends By Opinions Editor James Wendt Last Friday, I was arrested on the way home from school. Okay, I was not arrested, but I got a ticket. Okay, I did not get a ticket, but my friend did. It was a ty...

Small Talk: A clinically insane schizophrenic on magic, TV, and adulthood

May 15, 2013

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By James Wendt Hi, my name is James Wendt and I am addicted to television. I watch TV almost every day, and never have I ever and never will I ever I apologize for it. There is something about TV that can make you fall in love with the most beautiful, ugliest, wick...

Small Talk: Incarceration at in-school suspension

April 5, 2013

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By James Wendt As far as I know, the closest thing to the death penalty at Naperville North is an in-school suspension (ISS). Those who would argue that expulsion is a greater punishment are wrong. I have been through the belly...

Small Talk: Trendy water bottles become an icon for expression

February 14, 2013

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By James Wendt Water bottles have recently become the trendy tag-along in almost every Naperville North student’s arsenal of day-to-day necessities. Believe it or not, drinking water is in vogue. An ongoing push urging...

Small Talk: The Absurdity of Forever

January 30, 2013

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By James Wendt Teens are obsessed with forever. The lure of a sensation that lasts beyond eternity lulls them into security. Teens are drawn to infinity because of the jumbled mess called young adulthood and known to some as...

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