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Senior behind the gossip curve recounts ‘sugar bug’ sojourns, peanut butter perils

Senior behind the gossip curve recounts ‘sugar bug’ sojourns, peanut butter perils

Sonja Hansen, Print Editor-in-Chief
July 19, 2017 • 168 views
Filed under Opinion & Reviews, Showcase

Every summer the seniors are required by their college counselor to fill out a questionnaire and write a reflective essay to gear them up for the fast-approaching college application process. Of course, every single senior works tirelessly on crafting their essay all summer and never waits until ...

My Angle: Does a female Doctor really show gender equality?

My Angle: Does a female Doctor really show gender equality?

Chardonnay Needler, Online Editor-in-Chief
July 17, 2017 • 114 views
Filed under Opinion & Reviews, Showcase

Jodie Whittaker has been cast as the next Doctor in “Doctor Who.” Yes, she’s a woman. About a month ago, when the final episode of “Doctor Who” series 10 ended and Thirteenth Doctor rumors were invading my Twitter, I said, “If the BBC cast a female Doctor, I am quitting the show.” ...

‘Doctor Who’ Season 10: Trends continue even as curtain closes on current Doctor (trailer included)

‘Doctor Who’ Season 10: Trends continue even as curtain closes on current Doctor (trailer included)

Chardonnay Needler, Online Editor-in-Chief
July 7, 2017 • 93 views
Filed under Opinion & Reviews, Showcase

Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi’s and executive producer Steven Moffat’s time on the 54-year-old British cult classic “Doctor Who” is coming to a close, and I am only ambivalent. On the one hand, so many things went right this season: Mondasian Cybermen back for the first time since 1966, Jo...

MY ANGLE: Get a credit card and reap the endless benefits

MY ANGLE: Get a credit card and reap the endless benefits

Adam Dean, Print Editor-in-Chief
July 4, 2017 • 155 views
Filed under Opinion & Reviews, Showcase

Here’s a piece of advice for all you seniors (and other 18-year-olds) out there without a credit card: go get one. No, Capital One isn’t paying me. I’m just trying to help you out. If you’re already using a debit card, there isn’t really any reason why you shouldn’t have your ow...

‘Wonder Woman”s detail, realism impress sophomore wary of superhero movies (trailer included)

‘Wonder Woman”s detail, realism impress sophomore wary of superhero movies (trailer included)

Héloïse Schep, Page Editor
June 30, 2017 • 131 views
Filed under Opinion & Reviews, Showcase, Video

There is only one word that can describe “Wonder Woman”: awesome. From the epic battlefield scenes to the stunning sets and brilliant casting, this movie was unlike any I have seen before. “Wonder Woman,” directed by Patty Jenkins (the first female director of a studio superhero movie), is ...

One room, one hour, a battle against the clock: will you get out in time?

One room, one hour, a battle against the clock: will you get out in time?

Jake Longoria, Media/Broadcast Editor
June 28, 2017 • 142 views
Filed under Opinion & Reviews, Showcase

When I first heard of escape rooms, what came to mind was a room with the walls slowly closing in, from which I’d have to make a stressful,  David-Blaine-esque escape. But after doing some research, I found that escape room businesses aren’t even legally allowed to lock you in the room. Lame....

CHLORINE CHRONICLES: Crowded warmup pools a fierce battle for swimmers before competition begins

CHLORINE CHRONICLES: Crowded warmup pools a fierce battle for swimmers before competition begins

Rebecca Waterson, Blogger
June 26, 2017 • 135 views
Filed under Opinion & Reviews, Showcase

Meet warmups. Also known as the battlefield, a place to show your dominance. As swimmers pour into the pool with arms swinging and scratching, my only thought is how much I dislike having what seems like 50 other people in my lane. Charging into battle, I jump into the pool along with the rest of my teammates. We are one of the first teams in the water...

OVER & OUT: Nicole Wolkov abandons cynicism for total sincerity

OVER & OUT: Nicole Wolkov abandons cynicism for total sincerity

Nicole Wolkov, Page Editor
June 23, 2017 • 270 views
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In each installment of the four-part OVER & OUT series, graduated Octagon staffers will be saying their adieus to Octagon readers before they head to their respective colleges. Former page editor Nicole Wolkov is the last in the series.  Since I’m not an editor-in-chief, I don’t get the...

OVER & OUT: Quin LaComb finds his life’s passion in grammar and proofreading

OVER & OUT: Quin LaComb finds his life’s passion in grammar and proofreading

Quin LaComb, Print Copy Editor
June 22, 2017 • 442 views
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In each installment of the four-part OVER & OUT series, graduated Octagon staffers will be saying their adieus to Octagon readers before they head to their respective colleges. Former print copy editor Quin LaComb is the third in the series.  Honestly, I can’t stand writing. I’ve ...

OVER & OUT: Adam Dean recounts nearly being fired from Octagon staff

OVER & OUT: Adam Dean recounts nearly being fired from Octagon staff

Adam Dean, Print Editor-in-Chief
June 19, 2017 • 261 views
Filed under Opinion & Reviews, Showcase

In each installment of the four-part OVER & OUT series, graduated Octagon staffers will be saying their adieus to Octagon readers before they head to their respective colleges. Former print editor-in-chief Adam Dean is the second in the series.  "​Adam, I find it hard to believe that you w...