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Dyslexia functions as both struggle and creative gift

Jeff Collins, columnist

February 3, 2012

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So Tom Cruise and I have a couple things in common: we’re both unbelievably good looking and incredibly smooth with the ladies. But that’s a little too obvious. What you may not know is that we both suffer from dyslexia. ...

Visiting artist’s intent: aesthetic, not religious

Editorial Board

December 16, 2011

Filed under Editorial, Opinions

Looking up at the Old Pit wall, one sees five murals hanging, each portraying a different message: two images of men, a heart with a fingerprint, a fist and finally, in the center, the largest piece bearing strong resemblance...

Sparknotes to be used as aid, not ultimate source

Chris Altonji, columnist

December 16, 2011

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It’s 12 a.m. and Sally’s spent the last three hours trying to decipher Romeo and Juliet. Counting on the fact that she was missing some secret code, Sally gives up and calls her friend hoping for some empathy, but her frie...

It was the best of times: the top concerts and live performances of 2011

Brad Lanphere, music critic

December 16, 2011

Filed under Opinions, Reviews

Oracle Music Critic Brad Lanphere has seen approximately 135 bands in the last two years, including 22 individual concerts and six major music festivals just in the past year. Here are his picks for the most outstanding music...

Anniversary of singer’s death calls for recognition

John Adkisson & Brad Lanphere, co-sports editor & staff reporter

December 16, 2011

Filed under Opinions, Reviews

Sublime was a ska-punk band that formed out of Long Beach, Calif. in 1988. Laced with rock, reggae and hip hop influences, Sublime fronted the revolution from classic rock to alternative forms of rock and hip hop. Composed...

Six important lessons learned from class holiday films

Jeff Collins, staff reporter

December 16, 2011

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The holidays are right around the corner, which means traditions that I hold near and dear are coming around, too. These traditions include: replacing all of my drinks for the next month with hot cocoa, wearing a Santa cap...

Holiday music scene in need of originality

Zach Van Epps, columnist

December 16, 2011

Filed under Opinions

Every year for Christmas, the family and I take a five-hour car ride to Columbus, Indiana. And every year, I pack headphones and an iPod. Why? Because failure to do so means spending five whole hours listening to Hanson’s...

A year in music: the top albums of 2011

Brad Lanphere, music critic

December 16, 2011

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Zonoscope by Cut Copy  Australia brought us AC/DC and didgeridoos, but mostpeople glance past the electronic-pop band Cut Copy from Melbourne. The band’sthird album, Zonoscope, came out in February and took me by surprise...

GBS: Nothing without our very own WGBK 88.5

Jeff Collins, columnist

November 19, 2011

Filed under Opinions, Web Exclusives

           As anyone who goes to Glenbrook South can tell you, this is a very special year. It is the 50th anniversary of our dear school, As anyone who goes to Glenbrook South can tell you, this is a very special year. ...

Google takes on social networking with G+

Thomas Pollick, columnist

November 4, 2011

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Facebook currently has over 800 million active users, which is over twice the US population. Though  networking websites seem common to teens, social networking sites provide an extremely convenient way to communicate with almost...

School schedule proves to favor practicality over ease

Emma Sailer, asst. opinions editor

November 4, 2011

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I can speak for the entire student body when I say mornings suck. It’s at the point where my alarm is now titled, “Get the *%$! up. I know you don’t want to. Too bad.” Then comes the hectic shower where you forget to...

Makeup your mind: opposing views on cosmetic use (Part 2)

Khishigee Ganbold, co-opinions editor

November 4, 2011

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What’s that? You want to look like Keira Knightley? Adele? Cruella de Vil? Don’t fret…we have the technology. We just need a little foundation to completely change the color of your skin, concealer to cover your every...

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