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Tales of teenage romance: why your ‘Relationship Status’ isn’t your actual relationship status

Guy Ginsberg sports editor Here’s a hypothetical: You ask out your crush, your crush agrees, you’re ecstatic, she’s ecstatic. What do you do? You jump on Facebook and change your relationship status from “single” to *click click* “in a relationship with.” Who wouldn’t? There’s something gratifying about sharing your romantic conquests with friends and family, […]

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How to be funny in an over-sensitive society

Jackson Prince, co-editor-in-chief According to the South Park episode titled “Jared has Aides”, a touchy subject cannot be joked about until exactly 22.3 years have passed since its relevance. The episode aired in March 2002 in response to society’s reaction to the AIDS crisis and the resultant, nearly universal cultural intolerance for making fun of […]

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Following the followers: so where are the leaders?

Jackson Prince, co-editor-in-chief @katyperry, @justinbieber, @taylorswift13, @ladygaga and @britneyspears. You know them. You probably follow them. In fact, these people amass 245,950,853 followers. To put it into perspective, if all of their followers lined up in single file, they’d wrap around the Earth approximately six times. We have fixated our Twitter accounts on these figures, as well as […]

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Lakers start off season with discouraging numbers, demoralized players

Eleanor Bogart-Stuart, staff writer Over the course of the past three years, the Lakers basketball team and franchise have been disappointing. It all started back in 2012 when legends Dwight Howard and Steve Nash graced the cover of a Sports Illustrated, emblazoned with the words, “Now This Is Gonna Be Fun”. Some would consider this to […]

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Idyllwild epitomizes importance of tradition

Amanda Christovich, staff writer Christmas carols in October are a strange idea to most. But to the Madrigal Singers, “Frosty the Snowman” and “Jingle Bells” annually accompany the arrival of the autumn air. During our yearly retreat to Idyllwild Pines, we spend countless hours rehearsing music for our holiday repertoire. Our rehearsals take place in […]

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The misunder-standing behind the new ‘f-word’

Amanda Christovich, staff writer If I told a man that I can do anything he can do, but I can do it while wearing high heels, would you consider me a feminist? Today, a resounding answer would be yes, because in this statement I am asserting my personal power and competence by claiming that I […]

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Week Four Fantasy Football Advice: Guy’s Five Guys

Guy Ginsberg, staff writer The first bye week is probably the worst week of the year. For fantasy obsessors like myself, Week Four is the most dreaded time of the season. It’s almost impossible to know if you can trust your bench players to fill those starting spots, so the waiver wire becomes ever so […]

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Jackson Fives: Week Three Edition

Jackson Prince, co-editor-in-chief Fantasy football is a funny business. While mainly reliant on the abilities of the NFL players, more than ever the game is affected by injuries and off-field drama. Two of the three top-projected players for 2014-2015, running backs Jamaal Charles and Adrian Peterson, are out for the time being. Robert Griffin III […]

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Drumline begs for more appreciation

Veronica Pahomova staff writer Disclaimer: I am a percussionist in band and a member of drumline. Beverly’s drumline – and all drumlines – are underappreciated. Go ahead and ask any non-band member what drumline is. Some might pull out the textbook definition, “a group of percussion instruments in a marching band.” Others might just refer […]

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Week Two Fantasy Football Advice

Jackson Prince, co-editor-in-chief I swear, this is going to become the “Stevan Ridley” column unless I drop him from my roster. I was promised the best inside rusher on the Patriots. Instead, I watched on as Shane Vereen played three times more than my guy, and even scampered into the endzone. Blech. I love Week One. […]

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