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Surviving Statesville Haunted Prison

October 22, 2013

Filed under Perspectives, Small Talk

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

Filed under Perspectives, Small Talk

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...

Boxed In

September 29, 2013

Filed under Blogs

By Blogger Shreya Wadhwa Who are you? Or who do you think you are? Do you think you are attractive? Funny? Weird? If so, are you a good kind of weird or a bad kind? Most importantly, what does the word weird even mean? Supposedly,...

My run in with the 5-O

September 9, 2013

Filed under Perspectives, Small Talk

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

Filed under Blogs, Perspectives, Small Talk

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...

Obscurities: A tale of two Huskies

April 22, 2013

Filed under Blogs, Perspectives

 by Kireem Nam Have you ever wondered why you're a huskie and not a husky? Maybe not. But the truth is, our mascot is a total misspelling. A huskie? Try typing that into Google, and you'll realize pretty quickly that a "huskie" ...

The Gadget Man: Social networking as a tool in the job market

April 8, 2013

Filed under Blogs, Perspectives

by Sam Soundarajan Let's all take a trip some years back, to an age when the internet was not as ubiquitous as it is now. Dena Newhouse, a former hiring manager  and current business teacher at the University of Oklahoma, said that whil...

Small Talk: Incarceration at in-school suspension

April 5, 2013

Filed under Blogs, Perspectives, Small Talk

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...

Psyched out: The importance of sleep

April 3, 2013

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by Annika Dugad We spend about a third of our lives sleeping.  That’s a really long time that we could use to become millionaires or celebrities or politicians, but unfortunately, without sleep, the other two-thirds of our life would...

Civil Liberties: A letter to congress

March 19, 2013

Filed under Blogs, Perspectives

Editor's note: In an open letter to Illinois House Representative Peter Roskam, student writer Sasha Cohen elaborates upon his personal opposition to the "war on drugs" in our country. His letter is included here in its entirety ...

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