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Full metal bracket

Full metal bracket

Lexi Haskell, Staff Writer, Sports Columnist
February 22, 2015
Filed under Columns, Columns & Analysis, Showcase, Sports

According to the Smithsonian, 60 million Americans fill out a bracket for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament every year. And according to USA Today, over $12 billion was bet during the 2012 March Madness. And yet, with all of this engagement, the odds of getting a perfect bracket are one in 9.2 quintillion. Completing... Read more »

Leave it all behind

Leave it all behind

Sharon Pan, Online Managing Editor
February 5, 2015
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Let’s face the truth. Religion in adolescents is less significant than before. From 1930s to 2010s, religiously unaffiliated people have declined from five percent of the US population to 20 percent, according to UC Berkeley researcher Claude Fischer. My atheist friend once told me that religion... Read more »

Faux real faux-bias

Faux real faux-bias

Sharon Pan, Online Managing Editor
November 21, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Breaking news! Faux-bias are taking over the nation as we speak. From Fear-bola, anarchno-bia, to bee-fauxbia, it is believed that 308,000 Americans are suffering from faux-bias today. These irrational fears have grown tremendously since Fear-bola has taken over. Faux-bias are caused by the amygdala... Read more »

More accurate cultural representation needed in media

More accurate cultural representation needed in media

Sharon Pan, Online Managing Editor
October 12, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinions, Showcase

I admit I get excited if I see an Asian actor pop up in the media, on television, or simply in a funny commercial. Better yet, if I see an Asian lead in American media (Jackie Chan’s “Rush Hour” series are to die for), I might fall off my seat and call over my family to come watch. With that emb... Read more »

Emily Zhen: My first time voting in a political election

Emily Zhen, Managing Editor, Opinions Columnist
March 18, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Today, I had the honor of voting in the primary election before my 18th birthday. Thanks to a new law passed in Illinois, 2014 is the first year 17-year-olds can vote in the primary elections if they turn 18 before general elections. The rationale behind the law is that someone who can vote in t... Read more »

Mr. NCHS: Old traditions, new talent

Catt Kim, Profile Editor, Entertainment Columnist
February 11, 2014
Filed under Columns, Entertainment, Opinions

My freshman year I bought Mr. NCHS tickets on the last day they were available, during sixth period lunch. It was completely on a whim, my friend and I were heading to the library when we happened to stop by the table at the front of the cafeteria. The last minute tickets had us sitting all the way in the back– proba... Read more »

A moment of Zhen: Social media vs. reality

Emily Zhen, Managing Editor, Opinions Columnist
January 28, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Ever been to an awkward party? I know I have. Picture about a dozen teenagers with their faces buried in their phones, thumbing through their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram newsfeeds and pretending to be preoccupied. Besides the clicking vibrations emanating from phone keyboards, the room resonates... Read more »

Staying plugged into news

Emily Zhen, Managing Editor
January 13, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Staying up to date on current events is the exception for many students these days. With the rapid development of technology, information can be shared faster than ever. Breaking news from all over the world can be communicated instantaneously as it is occurring. However, most teenagers don’t use... Read more »

Should retail employees be forced to work on holidays?

Emily Zhen, Managing Editor
January 13, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinions

When I think of the holiday season, I picture two contrasting images. The first image I envision is a wholesome scene: family gathered around a dinner table, enjoying each other’s company. The second image is not so wholesome: a mob of impatient shoppers awake at some ungodly hour, trampling each other... Read more »

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