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A Festivus for the rest of us…and more

December 14, 2010


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by Emily Gross While most people will be spending their holiday season under the Christmas tree or by the menorah, some brave few choose to celebrate in other ways. The most well-known alternative holiday is Festivus, which takes place on Dec. 23. Festivus is a holiday invented on the TV show “Seinf...

Introducing McDonald’s Sad Meals

December 14, 2010


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by Melanie Eiges What did you get when you opened up your McDonald’s Happy Meal when you were young? Greasy food and a special surprise. Now what do you get when you open up a Happy Meal that is over 600 calories? Greasy food and greasy after-stains. As a kid, I remember always begging my mother ...

When political animals attack

November 4, 2010


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By John Sexton, News Lite Editor What is the world coming to? Witches are running for Congress. Pundits are holding rallies. And Fox News has no idea who signs their paychecks. I’ve found that most high school students care more about  their friends and the Giants making the World Series th...

Abreev urself

November 4, 2010


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By Amelia Arvesen, Staff Writer Do you prefer awk or kwerd? A new lingo has emerged among Cal High studes called “abreevs.” If one isn’t educated in this lang it’s almost as hard to understand as the Sims. “Basically you can abreev any word,” said senior Avi Feldman.  “Just cut off...

Sincerely, Stefan

November 3, 2010


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By Stefan Chapman, Advice Columnist What’s the best way to tell a friend he or she is ugly? – Oscar the Grouch I’m glad you asked this question because there is nothing more awkward than having an unattractive friend. I’ve even been in situations where an ugly friend wanted to know...

Introducing, Sincerely Stefan feat. Stefan Chapman

October 5, 2010


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Dear Stefan: I have a boy problem. I tend to follow this boy wherever I go. I hope he’s not weirded out. How do I avoid getting arrested for what some people call “stalking”? – Right Behind You Dear Right Behind You: Now stalking is just a word , a word that some people might view as inappropriate, but not me. If you’re a stalker it just means you’re committed ...

Girls’ shorts too short for Corti

October 5, 2010


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By Jen Hight “The dress code is a myth,” said junior John Marshall. “Just like Alaska.” That may be true in many students’ minds. But now many of those students  have received  dress cuts and are furious that administrators would order them to cover their bodies from the loving light...

Facebook Stalking 101

October 5, 2010


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By Ashby Huber Do you ever wish you could check up on your ex, or learn about that girl who sits in front of you third period? Well now you can become closer than ever to that special person, without violating your restraining order. In just five easy steps, I will teach you how to become not only a F...

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