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The Revolution

Capturing the Arts of the Damaged

Ashley Bond, Foreign Correspondent

February 11, 2015

The artwork that is scattered around central Christchurch is by far my favourite thing about the city. Even through all of the destruction these people have gone through, they still manage to make the city beautiful.         My favourite painting is one of a ballerina.  It stretches from the rubble ...

Trash or Rubbish?

Ashley Bond, Foreign Correspondent

February 7, 2015

While shopping around a New Zealand town center, I walk up to the store's register and start a cordial conversation with the clerk. I'm an American, and their New Zealand accent is almost too thick for me to understand what they're saying. Now, look at it from their perspective: I'm the visitor...

Thirty, Flirty & Crash Diving Into A First Date

Julia Harrison, Opinion Editor

February 5, 2015

My friends and I walk through the streets of Staunton in Patagonia vests, knitted scarves, gloves and headbands, fighting the bitter cold and complaining about how windy it is, reapplying Burt’s Bees or Vaseline or those weird egg-chapsticks every five minutes. We drop into a vintage store where...

Hagley Park is a Priceless Experience

Ashley Bond, Foreign Correspondent

February 4, 2015

  Despite all of the construction of the central city, there is a large park in the middle of it. Hagley Park is split into North and South, and I live about a two minute walk from the North side.     The park is huge, and most people use it to walk or bike home from work....

First Glimpse of a Different World

Ashley Bond, Foreign Correspondent

February 1, 2015

The beautiful sunny sky is a perfect 74 degrees. It's summer in New Zealand during December and January, and rarely gets above 80 degrees.     Christchurch central city is a cluster of one way streets, road work, and people. Kind of like New York City, but cleaner and less smoke.       Aft...

Powhiri Ki Runga- Welcome Aboard!

Ashley Bond, Foreign Correspondent

January 28, 2015

I live in Christchurch, New Zealand. I know, I still can’t believe it either. New Zealand is that tiny detached limb off the coast of Australia. The island is split into two parts, the North and South Islands. New Zealand was discovered about one thousand years ago, and the natives of the la...

Excerpts From A Teen Journal Entitled, “I Went On A Date With Holden Caulfield Once And He Didn’t Like Me”

Julia Harrison, Opinion Editor

January 6, 2015

All I’m saying is, Travis Koshko better get his facts straight because I’m tired of waking up at 7 a.m. and rolling out of bed on mornings that, according to Mr. Koshko, the ground “will be coated in snow” but is, instead, coated in wet rain. All I’m saying is, I don’t think it’s an...

Listen Deliberately

Julia Harrison, Editorials Editor

November 13, 2014

I’ve skipped school (sorry, Ms. Grimm), as I always do for too many days in October, to spend a day wandering through the woods. The walk began with my changing Spotify playlists four different times from “Deep Focus” to “Autumn Acoustic” to “Afternoon Acoustic” to eventually “calmin...

Open-Faced Sandwiches: Can One Slice of Bread Make All the Difference?

Julia Harrison, Opinion Editor

October 10, 2014

Open-faced sandwiches are impractical and weird-looking and kind of an obnoxious thing, really, like J-Woww’s boob job or studded heels or that wart on your thumb. But more disturbing than the sandwich itself,are the kind of people that get open-faced sandwiches! Here you are, unwillingly sittin...

Bloom Where You Are Planted or Planting Blooms: Metaphorical Horticulture for the Young Adult

Julia Harrison, Copy Editor

May 14, 2014

An unexpected fire drill around noon on a Tuesday. I was searching for my somehow lost backpack in the library when the bell rang and I was shuffled out to the student parking lot. The teachers screamed repeatedly, and in vain, “off the pavement!” I hummed “Burnin’ Up” to myself and kicked...

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