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Going places with Tina: Hallway Kids

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Tina Tehrani
Senior Editor

The following is taped on the wall in the corner of a hallway: “Please dispose of your trash [someone added “and spillage”] properly…” below in small print, it says, “…and yes, this means you!”

The hallway. A spot intersected between the world-language hallway and the library hallway…

The Senior Lounge: Land of Carb Consumption

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You’re standing on top of the world. You stare down. There are 23 steps. You’re being sucked into your desire to fly over this spiral vertical bridge to enter a hierarchal high school lounge-a land of carb consumption.

You begin to descend from the stairs. There’s a courtyard on your right. Green Bushes. Three trees. Two outdoor tables (one black and one red). A ram statue. Label: freshman…

Mark Rearick’s Historical View of the Lounge: 1972

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Tina Tehrani Senior Editor How was the lounge set up back in the day? There was basically one large dining room. Right down the middle of it was a bank of glassed windows to separate two sections. One section was freshman and sophomores the other section was juniors and seniors. It was not open during the course of the day as it is now. During a few of the periods there were assigned study halls in there but you had to sit quietly and do work. Teachers supervised the study hall to make sure you didn’t talk. So it was…

Perfect score or a real education? Take your pick

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Suburbia is perhaps the only form of civilization in history that was established as an escape from the very same human senses that had once called for the growth of cities. The suburban dream was the ideal for a newly generated group of individualists who saw themselves as above man’s primitive social tendencies. The suburban man, unable to grasp the concept of a collective importance, must constantly judge his own accomplishments against those of his ‘friends.’

At NCHS, I rarely see students straying away from this idea of constant comparison…

October Issue Editorial

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On October 6th, NCHS hosted the Names Can Hurt assembly to address and combat bullying. The message of the assembly was clear: the administration hopes to see a movement away from the exclusivity and cruelty which can characterize social interactions. Likewise, Principal Tony Pavia hopes to see an increase in “sportsmanship, school unity, and inclusivity” during Spirit Week. While the “Names” assembly and encouragement of Mr. Pavia are necessary steps towards the elimination of bullying, actions on the part of the faculty alone will not suffice. Should we hope to end harassment at NCHS, students must do two things: differentiate between meanness and bullying, and begin to deviate from the language of political correctness to allow for a candid discussion of the issue…

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