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Students lack desire to read, write for pleasure

November 30, 2010

November is here; to the average person, that might mean Turkey Day preparations, post-Halloween sugar rushes, and other holiday-related activities. But for more than 100,000 people all across the globe, it means the beginning of one of the world’s finest literary endeavors: NaNoWriMo. This huge nu...

Ettiquette: not just a fad

November 19, 2010

You're walking into school and you have your arms full of books. You think this kid right in front of you is going to hold the door open for you because he obviously sees you with your arms full. However, he keeps walking and allows the door to slam in your face. After you drop your books off you pr...

Tight ties

November 12, 2010

I’ve known numerous people who have treated me like garbage and call me their best friend. Personally, I am horrified for their “just friends.” A true best friend is there for you all the time, not just when it’s convenient for them. They laugh with you, cry with you, and travel through life wi...

Dove World Outreach Center manipulates innocent Muslim

September 23, 2010

On Sept. 11, 2010, Dove World Outreach Center threatened to burn the Koran if the Muslims continue with their plans to build a masque two blocks away from ground zero aka: where the twin towers fell. This extreme threat was clearly manipulative and the worst way to react to the terrorist attack. Th...

Prom brings stress and high expectations

April 12, 2010

Prom. This four letter word comes with so much stress and expectations that, frankly, I just want to give up on this matter completely. I feel obligated to go because it's senior year and, well, how am I going to explain to my grand-kids in 40 years that I just did not feel like going to the "best ex...

Facing an ignored problem

March 5, 2010

Count to forty... Someone has just killed himself. Count again, and another life has been lost. Suicide has become the unspoken death, a worldwide whisper of hopelessness. Suicide is among the three leading causes of death among those aged 15-44 years in some countries, according to the World Healt...

TOMS creates rewarding opportunity

March 5, 2010

I have always had compassion for people who are less fortunate, and I’ve always wanted to help out and do something, but I never knew how. Raising money is, of course, always a good option, but I wanted to do more. I first heard about TOMS Shoes when I was in ninth grade. My youth pastor, Freddy, t...

Manning shows poor Super Bowl sportmanship

February 12, 2010

Following Super Bowl XLIV, the press swarmed the the field, the confetti dropped and the celebration began. Saints and Colts alike congratulated Quarterback Drew Brees on his first Super Bowl victory, and the first in the history of the franchise. However, one star was noticeably absent: Colts quarterback Pe...

CBS unduly denies Super Bowl ad

February 3, 2010

Sitting down to watch the big game, some people are not even interested in football; the commercials are, to many, the best part of the whole event. To run an advertisement during the Super Bowl can cost $3 million for only 30 seconds. It's expensive, but people are listening; within this short time, mi...

Students deserve a vote in Teacher of the Year

January 22, 2010

Teacher of the Year is an award that recognizes the best of the best at Francis Howell Central. While the system Arete has going now may seem like a good idea, only allowing adults to vote in this "election" eliminates the input of those who have the most contact with teachers: students. Each nominated...

Hardworking band is disrespected

January 21, 2010

One of the more talented and entertaining artistic groups in this school is sadly under-appreciated. That's right, the very school you attend simply shrugs at this ensemble, giving no more respect then a simple "eh." I am speaking of the majestic beauty of the Spartan Regiment. The attitude toward th...

Gaga adds flavor to bland music industry

December 4, 2009

Just saying "Lady Gaga" around any teenager is sure to ignite debate. Whether it be about her music or rumored anatomical structure, it is hard to say she's not unique. Personally, I love Lady Gaga. I have never seen an artist who embraces individuality the way that she does. Lyrics of songs like "Pap...

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