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  • Senior Jackson Brogan earns perfect ACT score

The IB Way: Safe

November 21, 2012

Why, why, why

August 29, 2012

Filed under Blogs, News, Opinion

Even though IB and AP classes may seem challenging, and the workload, daunting, but pushing yourself in high school will be highly rewarding. by Nina Gramajo I get asked all the time why I am an IB diploma candidate, and my ans...

The Omnibus

April 28, 2012

Filed under Blogs

I always have topics for the Coin-Op that are simply too short to stretch out into an entire post. It’s really unfortunate, but I’ve found a way around that — the mystical, Internet omnibus. I decided that it was time to...

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: Free To Play Games.

April 20, 2012

Filed under Blogs

With the advent of online gaming, and software sharing applications such as Steam, we are gaining a newer and greater modes of gameplay.  The most recent earth-shaking revelation has been ‘free to play’ gaming, or FTP.  Ga...

The Burnout Revenge Problem

April 14, 2012

Filed under Blogs, News

The Burnout series has long been a favorite of mine; I adore the destruction physics and the cinematic perspective on street racing always given. I’ve loved it since the still-arduous-to-play Burnout and to this day I enjoy...

Horror From Beyond Time

April 9, 2012

Filed under Blogs

If you’ve played any recent games touted as ‘survival horror’ you have almost definitely played Dead Space 2 or Resident Evil 5, or if you’re a big indie player you may have played Amnesia: The Dark Descent.  If you ...

The Toss: Back to Basics

February 16, 2012

Filed under Blogs, Opinion

The players in the NBA are flashy and are always trying to be the ‘big play guy,’ but they seem to forget about the fundamentals of the game. For starters, the emergence of “the big three.” The most notable team is the...

Throwback: Love Stinks

February 14, 2012

Filed under Blogs, Entertainment

Valentine’s Day brings out the best and the worst in people. The romantic become extra-gushy, and the cynics turn even more vile. I would classify myself as a cynic, proudly. I’m not a big fan of over-the-top cheesy love....

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