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What a Fool Believes: Wickedness or Weakness-The duality of “DAMN.”

What a Fool Believes: Wickedness or Weakness-The duality of “DAMN.”

John Kennedy, Music columnist

May 12, 2017


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Music columnist John Kennedy reviews Kendrick Lamar's new album "DAMN.," which includes the hits "HUMBLE." and "DNA."

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Looking Up: Earth Day and An Antidote to Despair

Looking Up: Earth Day and An Antidote to Despair

Aileen Zhang, Columnist

April 21, 2017


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Senior Aileen Zhang discusses the importance of appreciating science in the current political climate. Don't forget about the March for Science this Earth Day, April, 22!

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Looking Up: Goldilocks and the seven planets

Looking Up: Goldilocks and the seven planets

Aileen Zhang, Design staff, columnist

April 4, 2017


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Science enthusiast Aileen Zhang discusses the seven newfound TRAPPIST-1 planets and the possibility of colonization.

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Looking Up: Space is hard

Looking Up: Space is hard

Aileen Zhang, Design staff

February 13, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Showcase, Uncategorized

In this first installment of senior Aileen Zhang's science column, she discusses the dangers of studying space, even from afar.

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Host family life: ten reflections on one semester

Host family life: ten reflections on one semester

Sophia Kontos, Staff Writer

January 4, 2017


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In her final installment of "Host Family Life," Sophia Kontos thinks back to all the best moments of fall 2016 with exchange student Barbara.

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What a Fool Believes: The ultimate 2016 playlist

What a Fool Believes: The ultimate 2016 playlist

John Kennedy, Music Columnist

December 28, 2016


Filed under Columns, Culture, Opinions, Showcase

Senior John Kennedy reflects on the best of the 2016 music scene.

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Host family life: Thanksgiving from a different perspective

Host family life: Thanksgiving from a different perspective

Sophia Kontos, Staff Writer

December 6, 2016


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What's Thanksgiving like to someone who didn't grow up celebrating the holiday? Sophia Kontos shares her experiences with foreign exchange student Barbara.

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Host family life: FAQ’s

Host family life: FAQ’s

Sophia Kontos, Staff Writer

November 17, 2016


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Even almost halfway through the school year, some people still aren't completely sure exactly where exchange student Barbara is from.

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Host family life: Kinkaid Week with Barbara

Host family life: Kinkaid Week with Barbara

Sophia Kontos, Staff Writer

November 11, 2016


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Kinkaid Week is full of traditions that can seem bizarre to newcomers. Host sister Sophia Kontos describes her week with exchange student Barbara.

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What a Fool Believes: Trump v. Clinton, music edition

What a Fool Believes: Trump v. Clinton, music edition

John Kennedy, Music Columnist

November 3, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Kennedy judges the 2016 presidential nominees off their music taste and experience. Listen to Hillary Clinton's official playlist, Bill Clinton playing saxophone, and Tiffany Trump's 2011 pop single.

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What a Fool Believes: Young the Giant’s “Home of the Strange”

What a Fool Believes: Young the Giant’s “Home of the Strange”

John Kennedy

October 3, 2016


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John Kennedy's music column continues in his assessment of Young the Giant's new album "Home of the Strange".

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Host family life: the first months

Host family life: the first months

Sophia Kontos, Staff Writer

September 15, 2016


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This year's exchange student, Barbara Paić from Croatia, is staying with the Kontos family. Sophia Kontos shares how she transitioned from being an only child to a host family sister.

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