Category Archives: Take 5

The Five Common App Questions and Their Answers

First: The Common Application sign-up process is a torturous and Gilliam-esque bureaucratic maze that cannot be duplicated in any circle of hell. They won’t be sated until your password has at least eight characters, a capital letter, a lowercase letter, … Continue reading

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5 Things Which the Honduras Has And the USA Doesn’t

At 1 a.m. this Easter I returned home after a nine-day sojourn in the Honduras, a country stuck in the tail of North America, like see: View Larger Map For six days out of the nine we worked out in … Continue reading

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Five reasons to play the ukulele

Ukuleles have become very popular over the past few years and it is no surprise. These quaint little stringed instruments bring lots of joy and charm to those who play and listen. Here are five reasons to play the ukulele:

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Five books you need to read in high school

While perusing my school’s library the other day, I couldn’t help, but notice the numerous volumes of classics hidden away, and slowly, collecting dust. Bent, unloved, and shoved into the back depths of the wooden shelves, it was obvious these … Continue reading

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German Exchange Student Compares Schooling

Imagine flying over an ocean, leaving behind everything you know, heading into a new culture with your return date set a whole school year away. “It was not real before I was sitting in the plane,”said Robert Krömer, 16. On … Continue reading

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The 5 Coolest Things You Can Find At the York Emporium

The York Emporium is a warehouse-sized venue in York City that sells used books, comics, movies, CDs and vinyl albums, and other intriguing knickknacks. It also houses some fascinating artifacts from across the 20th century. Some of these are up … Continue reading

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How to stay organized and happy this February

  February might only be the second month in a new year, but some things never change. The same stress and worries are still attached to our minds. School, sports, work and activities only seem to grow the older we … Continue reading

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Stops along the way: become a dog owner, go inside the White House, and 12 other things on my bucket list.

Many people view the new year as a fresh beginning. People set goals and either attack them with enthusiasm or neglect to follow through with their plans. The new year always offers a spark of ambition. As a senior getting ready … Continue reading

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Five unusual New Years resolutions

There’s one day left to come up with your list of the perfect New Year’s 2014 resolutions. Maybe you want the obvious goals of eating healthy, or exercising more. But, what if this year really is the time for change, … Continue reading

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“Don’t be Cruel” By Mike Argento, And Four Other Books Not Written In 2013

No, these are not the five greatest books published in 2013. I did not read any books published in 2013. It’s a rare sight for me to read a book published in this century, so I’m the exact wrong person … Continue reading

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