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The Revolution

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...

SAT Changes Coming in 2016

March 27, 2014

The Spring SAT in 2016 will be completely redesigned and restructured, according to collegeboard.org, mostly to the benefit of the student. Currently students lose points for wrong answers, must write an essay in 50 minutes and face irrelevant words such as “regatta.” After 2016 this will all...

Embracing Our Stupidest Years: Ignorance Is Bliss, and Boy, Are We Ignorant!

Julia Harrison, Copy Editor

March 27, 2014

A Ke$ha song from 2010 plays on the radio so loud it shakes the beige Honda Civic filled with over-caffeinated high school girls that I find myself crushed into. It is 12 a.m. as my friends and I pull into the Dunkin Donuts drive-thru. For a brief moment before I order six “whatever-donuts,” I...

Love In All Its Forms

E. Edwards, Staff Writer

February 27, 2014

Romance, romance, romance- that’s all that seems to be on the hearts and minds of people at a time of year like this one. Even with Valentine’s Day weeks behind us and swept away with melting snow, it seems to be that the focus of affection still revolves around the romantic. The holiday’s history,...

How Adolescent Depression Is Like That Person You Aren’t Really Into Anymore

Julia Harrison, Copy Editor

February 27, 2014

Your iPhone chirps and you look down to find yourself staring at a text from That Person You Aren’t Really Into Anymore, “r we still on 4 2nite???” You recall when you were young and naive (about a month ago) and you paid no attention to the way That Person You Used To Be Sort-Of Into texted like...

Mel’s Healthy Living: Reading Food Labels

Melanie Arthur, Managing Editor

February 27, 2014

Who remembers Capri Sun juice pouches? I remember there was always one in my lunchbox up until fourth grade when my mom stopped buying them because of their terribly unhealthy ingredients. “They’re junk,” she’d say, and that began my health food journey. So what exactly is this junk that I...

“Sociopath, Mouth-Breather, Misogynist,” How Generalizations Hurt Us In More Ways Than One

Julia Harrison, Copy Editor

December 19, 2013

Thrown into a fluorescently-lit, carpeted conference room packed with other confused and socially traumatized adolescents, I am asked to sit down and begin working on my first assignment at the writing convention I was so eager to attend until this moment, “Describe yourself in six words.” Pencils...

Keep the ‘Skins Red

Alex Leslie, Staff Reporter

December 19, 2013

Controversy about the Washington Redskins’ team name has erupted after NBC Sportscaster Bob Costas came on air to voice his disapproval of the name during halftime of the Oct. 13 football game between the Redskins and the Cowboys. While Costas may be a respected sports journalist in this case, he...

Why We Need Chat Every Day

Bailey Bush, Online Editor

December 19, 2013

Recently there has been a lot of discussion over CHAT versus reinstalling 8th period. Both times are valuable for student/teacher collaboration, but CHAT is the better option for students and teachers. Some might even suggest the implementation of more CHATs a week, maybe even CHAT every day. For...

When You’re in the Library, Please Be Quiet

When You’re in the Library, Please Be Quiet

October 10, 2013

Noise in the library is always a problem, but with the new updates more people seem to be coming into the library during long lunch and before school. The Revolution would like to remind students that some people are in there to work and need a quiet environment to do so. Try and save the socializing...

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