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Zero Dark Thirty reveals depth behind Bin Laden manhunt

Emma Sailer, co-opinions editor

February 1, 2013

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For Kathryn Bigelow, the director of Zero Dark Thirty, the task at hand was familiar. For the leading lady Jessica Chastain, it was a whole new endeavor considering the gravity of the project. Nonetheless, they both succeede...

Vanderpump Rules: newest reality TV addiction sure to please

Bailey Rose, co-opinions editor

February 1, 2013

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Beautiful people, love, sex, deceit, betrayal, money and without a doubt, drama. These are the things that instantly draw me to any reality TV show. Whether I stick around is always up in the air. But I am confident in saying...

Dependency stays despite legal adulthood

Chris Altonji, staff writer

January 16, 2013

Filed under Opinions, Web Exclusives

I turned 18 Nov. 13, 2012 (along with over 12 other classmates that have their birthdays a week within mine). I have to say, it was the most meaningful birthday I have had yet (well, second most meaningful). First, there was...

Petraeus’s legacy should lie in profession, not personal life

Chris Callahan, staff writer

December 21, 2012

Filed under Opinions, Top Stories

Political sex scandals seem a dime a dozen these days. Bill Clinton, Herman Cain, Anthony Weiner, John Edwards…the list goes on. It may be getting a little old and tired – but even the cover of Time Magazine for the week...

Shooting reminds South to practice safety

December 21, 2012

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In Newtown, CT, a shooter entered Sandy Hook Elementary School Dec. 14 carrying at least two handguns. The death toll is clear: 27 innocent people are dead and 20 of them were between the ages of six and seven. This senseless...

Holiday Gift Ideas

Rosie Nash and Will Gould, staff writer

December 21, 2012

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Gift ideas for guys Will gould   Sport Tickets Your boyfriend gets to do something he enjoys, and he gets to experience it with you. It is important that you aren’t in a new relationship when you get this gift...

The Hobbit: thrilling action and timeless storytelling strike perfect balance

Julia Jacobs, asst. opinions

December 21, 2012

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Though I’ve always yearned to be a part of the Tolkein fandom, I’m not going to pretend I went to The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey sporting slightly pointed ears and shoeless feet. In truth, it took me months to trudge t...

South not immune from racist “jokes,” stereotypes

CJ Park, co-features editor

December 21, 2012

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Victoria’s Secret is well known for their controversial slip-ups, varying from Photoshop fails to child labor accusations. The most recent controversy involved model Karlie Kloss strutting down the catwalk, flaunting lean legs,...

Teens lack understanding of “sexting” repercussions

December 21, 2012

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When you are called down to the office your mind wanders as to what it could be about. Maybe you lost your ID, or maybe your bad parking jobs are finally catching up to you. Either way, you will at least be able to move on with...

Alcohol abuse is dangerously easy to overlook

December 21, 2012

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As children we are taught to believe that when the clock strikes midnight and we embark on our twenty-first year of life, a magical alcohol ban lifts from our bodies. Once we grow a little older, it becomes clear that there i...

We might live in a suburban bubble, but that doesn’t mean we can’t see through it

Chris Altonji, staff writer

December 18, 2012

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As a resident of Glenview, Illinois and a student of GBS, you are getting a warped view of the world. I realize that is a big generalization, and I will admit that it is not true across the board. If you have lived a duration...

Teens should be open, Parents should be listening about high school drinking

Rosie Nash, staff writer

December 14, 2012

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Sometime last year, a friend of mine tried to drive home after previously drinking at a party. I begged her to let me give her a ride, but she stubbornly refused. When I asked her why, and she just kept repeating: “You don...

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