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Suffer now, gratify later? I don’t think so.

Suffer now, gratify later? I don’t think so.

Jan 14, 2014

Our society has a deadly obsession with delayed gratification: suffer now to be happier later. In high school, you shouldn’t have too much fun. You need to focus on your grades so you can get into a “good” college. Once you get to college, you need to work hard so you can get internships and get into a good graduate school. You need to do well in graduate...

Creative Hot Chocolate Recipes

Creative Hot Chocolate Recipes

Jan 13, 2014

Now that it’s officially winter, all anyone wants to do is snuggle with their cozy blankets and favorite cuddling buddies while indulging in the heart-warming drink known as hot chocolate. It is also a necessity if you’re stuck waking up at 6 am for 0 period( it’s freezing) or even for first! Although everyone knows how to make the traditional...

Louder Than A Bomb

Louder Than A Bomb

Jan 13, 2014

The documentary ‘Louder than Bomb” features the annual youth poetry slam in Chicago, in which many students and teams compete and share their poetry. The name of the documentary epitomizes the importance of slam poetry: Louder than a Bomb, meaning our words have the power to cause greater change in this world than a bomb does. The power of words is not...

Artists of the week: New Year’s edition

Artists of the week: New Year’s edition

Jan 11, 2014

Winter break has officially come to an end.  As we begrudgingly throw out the remaining christmas cookies and desperately try to rectify our skewed sleeping patterns, we ring in the new year by making resolutions to ourselves.  Whether your goal for this year is to stop procrastinating (good joke), or to begin working out, it’s time to get excited.  Below...

EDITORIAL: Why undervaluing creativity harms students

EDITORIAL: Why undervaluing creativity harms students

Jan 11, 2014

I remember during my Junior year at Freestyle Academy when my Design teacher, Leslie Parkinson, reported that producing art was like “grabbing a hold of your ribs and opening them for the world to see.” The statement, however repulsive, did not sway me from understanding the message. That year I began the 4-semester long process of visual communication,...

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