Monthly Archives: July 2014

Summer Travels: Poetry in San Fran

This summer is the summer I will forever remember as the summer I discovered that “Frisco” was not, in fact, a nickname for San Francisco, but an actual city in California. Color me shocked (what color is shocked? a vibrant … Continue reading

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Reflection of my freshman year of high school

I never realized the struggle that school could be until the first day of freshman year. I walked into the ominous double doors for the first time and was immediately hit with the scent of the first day of school. … Continue reading

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Top ten classic summer songs

Rock, New Age, Reggae, and Hip Hop are all words used in the universal language of music. However, there’s a certain time of year when a new category comes out to play. Encouraged by the rising of the thermostat, summer … Continue reading

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Mazematician amazes vacationers in North Carolina

  While on vacation in Sunset Beach, North Carolina, a beach goer might stumble upon the artwork of mazematician Aaron Gutknecht. Gutknecht, originally from Arnold, near New Kensington, Pennsylvania, creates his own original sand mazes by using just a trusty … Continue reading

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Searching for the right college isn’t as easy as ‘Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo’

College. Boy is that a loaded word. To high school freshmen, it signifies the freedom from your parents and being treated like a kid that lays just out-of-reach. To parents, it’s the moment your baby girl or boy becomes an … Continue reading

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The Achterbergs’ Airtight, Holistic Guide to Pest Removal

Everybody remember February? Back when the ground was brittle and the air went 20 below with windchill? The invertebrates survived that, somehow, and they’ve got no more objections to the air so thick and still it might as well be … Continue reading

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How to prepare for air travel

As summer continues and vacations with family and friends commence, you might find yourself travelling to a far (or not-so-far) away place that requires an airplane, something that many await eagerly but most people dread. Avoid stress with a little … Continue reading

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Steve Billet and David Smith actualize their vision of Philadelphia Street: i-ron-ic

Delving away from the cookie cutter life style are Steve Billet and David Smith, owners of i-ron-ic, an eclectic antique and art shop, located at 256 W. Philadelphia St. Entering their shop is just short of an adventure with treasure at … Continue reading

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How students handle summer reading assignments

The promised land! Break! Freedom! Whatever you call it, summer is the most glorious part of the year. The reason: no school. However, for some students, this break is not really a true break. Why might you ask? The two … Continue reading

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Sweet 16 birthday gift ideas

Turning 16 is a big milestone in a teenager’s life. Now, they’re allowed to get their driver’s permit, get a job and experience their first feelings of true freedom. And while the birthday guy or girl may feel pressured to … Continue reading

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