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Three Ways to Get More Whimsy in Your Life

Three Ways to Get More Whimsy in Your Life

bdawsonmiller

May 27, 2015

whim·si·cal ˈ(h)wimzik(ə)l/ adjective  Playfully quaint or fanciful, especially in an appealing and amusing way. "a whimsical sense of humor." Remember the days of mud pies in the summer, tea parties at a small, plastic table, and the liberating feeling of deciding to move out and live in the ...

Administration Can Easily Fix Communication Breakdown During Lockdowns

Administration Can Easily Fix Communication Breakdown During Lockdowns

bdawsonmiller

April 2, 2015

On March 17th, as students around Loy Norrix prepared to pack up and head to their last class of the day, a vague message over the PA was announced. Students were told that a lockdown was taking place, but this was the extent of information disseminated to students and, more importantly, teachers. Teachers...

A New Wave of Nature Programs Brings Life to Netflix

A New Wave of Nature Programs Brings Life to Netflix

bdawsonmiller

January 22, 2015

Remember how your parents and teachers always told you that television is a waste of time and doesn’t teach you anything? Not true! My whole life, I have been watching documentaries produced by the Nature channel. Breathtaking footage of hundreds of elephants migrating together, cheetahs running alon...

Ten Ways to Ask a Girl to Formal

Ten Ways to Ask a Girl to Formal

bdawsonmiller

November 3, 2014

Hack her Facebook page and have her ask you. Crack her phone so the cracks spell “Formal?” Hide a dove in her favorite hat. Don’t ask. Just assume. Hire two planes with romantic banners on a collision course. Get a tattoo of her name and use it as leverage. Write “formal” all over her col...

10 Worst Ways to Kick Off Your Summer

Ben Miller
Opinion Editor

bdawsonmiller

June 9, 2014

10. You try to play “School’s Out” by Alice Cooper, but it won’t stop buffering 9. Find out they spelled your name wrong in the yearbook 8. Missing the bus because you were busy celebrating 7. You tell off your worst teacher… before they put your final grade in 6. Getting your phone taken...

Classical Music Will Make You a Better Person

Ben Miller
Opinion Editor

bdawsonmiller

May 16, 2014

Music is a powerful thing: the beating of a drum has led revolutionary battles, a string quartet accompanied the sinking of the Titanic. However, the art of music is not only powerful when it comes to historical events. In fact, it could change how you, as an individual, function. Studying is one of th...

An Open Letter to my Dog

An Open Letter to my Dog

bdawsonmiller

November 7, 2013

Dear Gracie,     There are many things that I wish to communicate to you, but because of your brain, vocal chords, and general species, you do not understand me. This is why I am going to tell you in a letter what you need to know.     First of all, you need to work on your hygiene. Your beautiful fac...

Why I’m Tired of Talking About Your Rear End- Leggings

Ben Miller
Opinion Editor

bdawsonmiller

September 17, 2013

Heated debates have always caught my interests. I love to submerge myself in a linguistic battle with an opinionated friend. From the times I would belligerently battle with my bossy big brother to my first debate in Mrs. Weeks’ class, arguing has been a part of my life. This kind of passion, unfortunatel...

The One Step to Not Being Miserable: Why You Shouldn’t Go to School Dances

Ben Miller
Staff Writer

bdawsonmiller

December 4, 2012

If you want to smell like body odor, perfumes, and a skunk’s spray, go to a dance. If you want to get pushed around, go to a dance. If you want to lose your hearing for a week, go to a dance. But if you’re like me, you can stay home, say you had a great time and really mean it. There are plenty of other fantastic ways ...

Top 5 Annoying Things People Say

Ben Miller
Staff Writer

bdawsonmiller

November 8, 2012

5: YOLO- The acronym You Only Live Once was started when a popular song, “The Motto,” was made by Drake, a famous musician. Ever since then, it has been used as an excuse to be irresponsible. YOLO has become an epidemic by sparking stupidity in American youth. 4: You Mad, Bro?- This statement is ...

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