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The IB way to study

September 19, 2012

Filed under Entertainment, Opinion, Playlist

[vc_column_text width="1/1" el_position="first last"] Studying is a foreign concept to some, but to IB students, it’s all you do. Six classes that will determine the rest of your high school life, your college life and, above a...

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...

My own Experience over Bullying

May 18, 2012

Filed under Opinion

By: Arielle Jackson The rope, which was supposed to be in my garage, was gone when I got home. I began tearing my room apart, trying to find the rope, but still no luck. While I was trying to remember where I put it, I be...

Generation Z: Leading the world forward

April 3, 2012

Filed under Opinion

As a generation, we have the power to lead the world in a new direction. Wherever you go, you should always leave it a better place than it was before. At least that’s what I was always taught. During our lifetime, it sho...

Easy target

April 3, 2012

Filed under Opinion

A Finnish anti-bullying program started in Lawrence last fall wasn’t able to help a boy who was bullied at school in my home country. In Lawrence last fall, school officials implemented a Finnish anti-bullying program, K...

A sickening health

April 3, 2012

Filed under Opinion

The diet industry has expanded to a degree that isn’t always healthy any more When people list the things that are most important to them, most of them name health as one of the first. Magazines, commercials, Google keyword...

#StopKony won’t stop Kony

April 2, 2012

Filed under News, Opinion

“Kony 2012,” a 30-minute video posted on Youtube on March 5, has gone viral, as supporters work to stop Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony. Kony is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for recruiting more than 30,000...

Beyond your friends list

March 27, 2012

Filed under Opinion

The disadvantages of sharing your life online have tamed the country’s youth. When spending Spring Break in Florida, you expect to see some crazy things: college (and sometimes high school) students enjoying their break from s...

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...

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