Opinion

Summer Volunteering (and how I survived it)
by / on October 3, 2012 at 11:22 pm

Summer Volunteering (and how I survived it)

While some may have spent their summer at camp or making money, I entered the exciting world of summer volunteer work.  I spent every Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 am to 1 pm as an Administrative Assistant in New York Methodist Hospital’s Department of Surgery. Too young to interact with […]

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by / on October 3, 2012 at 5:06 pm

The Drewth about Driving Tests

Donald Saunders kissed his wife, walked out of his house, and set off to his place of work. “Please come back to me,” his wife urged. “I always do.” A single tear ran down her cheek as her husband sped off down the road. Mrs. Saunders (whose husband, a humble […]

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The Drewth: Procrastination
by / on July 31, 2012 at 1:38 am

The Drewth: Procrastination

We all procrastinate.  It’s a fact of life.  Whether intentionally or otherwise, at some point in your life, you will procrastinate, and there is neither shame in admitting nor logic in denying the fact.  But allow me to clarify for the sake of the reader the difference between actual procrastination and slacking.  Those […]

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Sorting Hat Sorrows
by / on May 17, 2012 at 10:41 pm

Sorting Hat Sorrows

Like being rejected by the college of your choice and settling for the “okay” school, being sorted into Hufflepuff on Pottermore inspires feelings of disappointment and surprise.  What did I do wrong?  Should I have chosen the castle instead of the forest path on the Pottermore personality quiz?  Does this […]

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The Drewth on Capybaras
by / on May 17, 2012 at 1:43 am

The Drewth on Capybaras

Deep in the grassy marshlands of Central and South America lives an ancient beast of unspeakable furry significance to the world – the capybara.  It is the largest rodent in the world.  While for some this may produce images of giant rats or other vermin, the reality is quite the […]

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by / on April 13, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Superstitious Students

Superstition, the belief that one action causes or influences another without being physical related, has always been an important factor in human development.  Many superstitions are specific to certain occupations, such as sports and theater.  In celebration of Friday the 13th, I traveled around GSA asking students about their personal […]

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Memes
by / on April 13, 2012 at 1:54 am

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Memes

Jasper Adam created the GSA MEMES facebook group one day because he was bored.  He invited a few friends and posted some memes* that joked about GSA.  “I’ve always kind of wanted to poke fun and hear people’s sense of humor about the school,” explained Jasper.  “It was just gonna […]

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The Drewth About Crispus Attucks
by / on April 13, 2012 at 1:07 am

The Drewth About Crispus Attucks

The date is March 5th, 1770.  A formidable line of British regulars stand harassed by a group of Massachusetts civilians.  Before long, the sharp sounds of musket reports resonate throughout the Boston streets, and a thick gray smoke fills the air.  When it clears, three men lay dead, killed instantly.  […]

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Ode to Spring
by / on April 2, 2012 at 1:58 am

Ode to Spring

There can be no doubt that spring has arrived at GSA when Mr. Kaz sets up his lawn chair out front and the senior boys are doing handstands on the grass.  Yes, once our thermostats have risen above sixty degrees, the skateboarders will come to school in shorts regardless of […]

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The Inexperienced Dancer Attends Semi
by / on February 1, 2012 at 5:35 pm

The Inexperienced Dancer Attends Semi

The Halloween dance is fun.  Prom is fancy.  The Winter Semiformal is neither.  But the inexperienced dancer is ignorant of these facts, and prepares by consulting her available resources (this reporter recommends Wikipedia or the excessive number of photos that last year’s dancers have uploaded to Facebook).  Despite even the […]

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