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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

Filed under Opinions, Web Exclusives

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...

Students’ interpersonal skills, health endangered by too much internet

Chris Callahan, Columnist

December 6, 2012

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Today, everything seems connected to the Internet. From Facebook to Google to WebAssign, everything seems like it’s being transplanted online. So is this a bad thing? Unfortunately, yes. It can be. According to psychologist...

Rules of the road: a guide to avoiding new driver idiocy

Bailey Rose, co-opinions editor

November 9, 2012

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WHAT NOT TO SAY DURING THE DRIVING TEST: (especially if your DMV examiner is an angry middle-aged man who smells bad.) “What’s that smell? Do you smell that?” “I’m really nervous. Sorry if I like...crash us.” “KIDDI...

More guns mean more homicides: why America needs tightened gun control

Chris Callahan, Columnist

November 9, 2012

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Nidal Malik Hasan. On Nov. 5, 2009, he opened fire with an automatic handgun in an Army base at Fort Hood, Texas. He killed 13 people and injured 28. Jared Lee Loughner. On Jan. 8, 2011, he opened fire with a Glock nine millimeter...

Assumptions based on weight are often automatic, yet inherently unfair

Claire Fisher, staff writer

November 9, 2012

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“The truth is, I am overweight. You can call me fat, and yes, even obese on a doctor’s chart. But, do you think I don’t know that? That your cruel words are pointing out something that I don’t see? You know nothing about...

Rowling’s entrance into adult fiction compelling yet overwhelming

Julia Jacobs, co-opinions editor

November 9, 2012

Filed under Opinions, Reviews

In her debut adult novel, The Casual Vacancy, J.K. Rowling takes a Hagrid-sized leap from wands, wizards and an epic prophecy to the inner-drama surrounding the death of a Parish councilor. The plot initially seemed drab; the intr...

Red: a Swift departure from Taylor’s classic country charm

Will Gould, music reviewer

November 9, 2012

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Taylor Swift’s Red is like no other album she has released before. Her latest effort strays from her trademarked heartfelt country pop in more than one way, when in the past, she has stuck closely to her tried-and-true formula. This...

Recognize the severity of concussions, long term effects

The Oracle Editorial Board

November 9, 2012

Filed under Editorial, Opinions

Twenty six years after winning the Super Bowl with the 1985 Chicago Bears, 50-year-old Dave Duerson shot himself in the chest in February 2011. In an article in the New York Times, Alan Schwarz describes that in the months l...

Cruel Summer reveals less Kanye, more collaboration

Will Gould, staff writer

October 5, 2012

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GOOD Music’s Cruel Summer is, for lack of a better word, an advertisement for West Island’s Def Jam imprint, Getting Out Our Dreams. While it’s presented as a Kanye West album, fans expecting the next College Dropout or My...

Prince Harry’s immature antics tarnish royal family’s name

Emma Sailer, co-opinions editor

October 5, 2012

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I was driving to school with my little brother a few weeks ago, and we were listening to a typical trashy radio station when the MC started talking about the debacle between Lindsay Lohan and Amanda Bynes. The underlying question...

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