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The “Good-Grade Pill”

May 13, 2013

Filed under Feature, Health, Opinion

Student abuse of Adderall and Ritalin isn’t a new problem. What have been deemed the “good-grade pills” have long been providing college campuses with the fuel to get through all-nighters. But, according to The New York Times...

Staff Editorial: Resolve to Publish

February 4, 2013

Filed under Opinion

    Twenty two seconds to react. In the 22 seconds after Ki Suk Han was pushed onto subway tracks to his death, subway-goers suddenly became a part of a story. While many of the witnesses stood stunned, R...

Hunger Hurts

February 4, 2013

Filed under Health, Opinion

The girl in the picture is thin.  Maybe a little underweight, definitely not overweight, but slender.  She is wearing a striped dress and maroon socks, and her blond hair hides her face. She looks normal.  Beneath the p...

Changing the Face of Standardized Testing

November 1, 2012

Filed under Opinion

I recently changed my name on Facebook. I don’t have anything to hide, and I am not entirely sure what swayed me to do so, but for some reason I felt like I should. So, with the submit button on my common app growing increasing foreboding, I am now “Olivia Paige” to the world in which we all vi...

This Human Ideology

June 4, 2012

Filed under Opinion

M y family has always aired on the side of pragmatism. My younger sister went to a Christian preschool because it was across the street from my elementary school. Although I was growing up in a reformed Jewish household, as...

An Appeal for Preserving Creative Senior Pranks

June 4, 2012

Filed under Opinion

A canvas “Seniors 2012” banner was strung across the entrance gate to Hope Ranch, and a giant bouncy slide filled the senior quad. Saran wrap, toilet paper, and fishing line covered the school. Kalfas was a blizzard of Post...

The Evolution of Journalism

June 4, 2012

Filed under Opinion

One of the worries associated with the Age of Information is the decay of print publication. Santa Barbara has noticed the loss of the giant downtown Borders bookstore, in part due to the prevalence of e-readers such as Amazon’s Ki...