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Why Potatoes Are Called “The Versatile Starch”

Why Potatoes Are Called “The Versatile Starch”

Eliza MacKnight, Revolution Reporter

December 15, 2015

The potato is quite possibly the most underappreciated and judged food out there, being used as an insult (“Don’t be a couch potato!”) and taken advantage of day after day for it’s simplicity and accessibility. Ironically, it’s also the base for a majority of our favorite dishes and appetizers....

My American dream 1 Crossing the big pond and why it’s sometimes hard not to swim back

November 5, 2015

  Making the decision to be an exchange student, first sounds nothing but good. It sounds like an adventure, like the ultimate chance to make experiences you can learn from and grow from and like having a whole new life for one year. Maybe even to change, be a new person, the one you want to...

Top Ten Things Eliza Hates About You

Top Ten Things Eliza Hates About You

Eliza MacKnight, Staff Reporter

November 4, 2015

2 If you’ve ever been sitting in public and become disturbed by something someone was doing to the point where you simply couldn’t take your eyes off of them, welcome to my life. Unfortunately for those around me, I find so many things frustrating that it’s next to impossible not to be irritated by ...

Best and Worst Movies of This Summer

Best and Worst Movies of This Summer

Jesse Case, Staff Reporter

August 25, 2015

The summer of 2015 offered a heavy handful of movies to see, varying in genre, tone and quality. If you’re still wondering which movie to spit money toward, here’s a guide to the best and worst movies of the summer. INSIDE OUT:  ✰ ✰ ✰ ✰ ✰ When I first heard about an animated kid’s movie starring ...

Senior Goodbye

Kate Edson, Editor-in-Chief

May 22, 2015

I wasn’t supposed to be in journalism class. On the third day of high school, I went to my guidance counselor to resolve a scheduling conflict and switched into J1 without really thinking about it. I walked into the class apprehensively, nervous because I had missed the first day and didn’t really...

Discovering “Who You Are”; Teen Answers Pressing Question With “I Don’t Know” And An All Too Apathetic Attitude

Julia Harrison, Opinion Editor

May 21, 2015

Merriam-Webster dictionary defines high school as “a greasy mosh pit full of angry social outcasts with very little in common except for their competitive nature and their eagerness to destroy.” I personally find this definition dramatic and slightly out of touch, as high school culture is constantly...

Educating Children Through Cartoons

Educating Children Through Cartoons

Jesse Case, Staff Correspondent

May 21, 2015

A senior in high school sits with his ten year old sister to talk about their favorite show together, and he finds himself arguing over the symbolism in a character’s favorite ice cream flavor. At no point does he question any of this-- he’s certain he is part of the target audience for Steven Universe....

Top Restaurants in Charlottesville

Eliza MacKnight & Maggie Rombach, Staff Reporter

May 19, 2015

2 If you live in Charlottesville, you might have seen the abundance of quaint and family owned restaurants. If you’re not looking to break the bank and want to enlighten your taste buds, here are some restaurants for you.   Bodos Bagels: This quick, cheap and popular bagel restaur...

A Review of Snoop Dogg

A Review of Snoop Dogg

Alex Leslie, Online Editor

April 27, 2015

“Is anybody having a good time yet?” Snoop Dogg asked. The crowd at the Ntelos Wireless Pavilion on April 15 responded with a cacophony of shrieks, whistles and wails after restlessly waiting more than two hours to hear the popular hip-hop artist. DJ Nasty supposedly opened for Snoop Dogg;...

Dawson’s Bleak; Teen Girl Discovers Negative Effects of ‘90’s Melodrama On Her Mental Health

Julia Harrison, Opinion Editor

April 3, 2015

Summer of 2014: I lie entirely immobile, maybe paralyzed but too lazy to check, in a bed of unwashed sheets littered with the crumbs of dozens of NutriGrain bars. Something rustles and squeaks beneath the piles of clothes and candy wrappers. What might be maggots scurry across a plate encrusted with ...

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