The Crimson Connection

Overambitious

Overambitious

ColinH, Staff Reporter

February 9, 2017


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In modern day high schools, students are getting more and more ambitious. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, as students are becoming more productive members of society before they are even fully fledged members to begin with. But a quick conversation with a parent or someone of the previous generation...

Thanks Junior Year

Thanks Junior Year

KyleR, Acting Managing Editor

February 2, 2017


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When most students think about junior year, they think about the horrors of what it is. Between SAT, ACT, AP tests and general pressures to get into college, junior year has been described as the worst year of all four high school years. However, through all of the stress and pains, I am thankful for...

A Woman’s Opinion on the Women’s March

A Woman’s Opinion on the Women’s March

JordanM, Editor-in-Chief

January 31, 2017


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Over a million people in the United States took part in the Women’s March on the first day of President Donald Trump’s term according to The New York Times. Over a million people stood up for women's rights in the face of a time where they may be put in jeopardy, especially the future of women...

No More Doing It For The Vine

No More Doing It For The Vine

SarahW, Staff Reporter

January 18, 2017


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Vine, the app that made short video loops, has officially been shut down and transformed into a camera app entitled “Vine Camera.” When I found out of the app’s closing, my heart snapped (Vine pun intended). What other app has videos of babies covered in peanut butter, armies of rubber ducks all sque...

Our Fight

Our Fight

TeresaH, Staff Reporter

January 5, 2017


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A few weeks ago, I had a bad work experience from which I am still trying to recover. At first, it seemed like the end, that everything was over. My immediate thoughts were: how am I going to go back next week, and how am I ever going to get over this experience? After some similar irrational thoughts,...

Athletes and Assault Charges

Athletes and Assault Charges

JordanM, Editor-in-Chief

January 3, 2017


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The Oklahoma Sooners faced off against the Auburn Tigers last night in the Sugar Bowl, besting the eastern Alabama team 35-19. Although the game was a showcase of athletic ability, it also showcased something far uglier: the overlooking of violence against women when an athlete’s career hangs in the bala...

Plan Colombia’s Failures

Plan Colombia’s Failures

JustinV, Staff Reporter

December 8, 2016


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During the end of the Clinton Administration, the United States signed an agreement called “Plan Colombia” to help Colombia reclaim land from insurgency groups and reduce the production of cocaine coming out of Colombia. The problem is that Plan Colombia has ultimately been a failure, and has...

A Streaky Feeling

A Streaky Feeling

ColinH, Staff Reporter

December 5, 2016


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Nearly everyone today has a Snapchat. If you don't, you're probably weird, but if you don't, you have still probably heard of the phenomenon known as the Snapchat streak, and more specifically, the means as to which some desperate people are maintaining their ungodly amounts of streaks. It all starts...

A Spiritual Journey

A Spiritual Journey

ColinH, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2016


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Nearly everyone grows up with some sort of religious background. Most people's childhoods are filled with memories of church, or whatever religion they were born into. But few make the leap to converting to other religions, and truly finding out what there is out there. I myself was born into a Catholic...

The Homeschooling Dilemma

The Homeschooling Dilemma

TeresaH, Staff Reporter

November 17, 2016


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Homeschooling is a nice idea, it really is, great on paper, but it is not entirely practical. I see how homeschooling can appeal to parents who wish to become more involved in their child's education, who wish to take their children out of a "negative" environment that school is and who wish to stray...

Music Makes The World Go Round

Music Makes The World Go Round

KiaraC, Staff Reporter

November 11, 2016


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Music does not die, It is something that never leaves it is always there for you, and it is a form of expression. It is something that helps people connect deep within themselves. I certainly wouldn't be able to live without it. Music breaks the deafening silence and is great for you if you have anxiety...

Harry Potter from Fresh Eyes

Harry Potter from Fresh Eyes

LeahT, Entertainment Editor

November 7, 2016


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For the first time ever, I have just completed the Harry Potter series. Yes, I know, someone just now reading the epic series after growing up in the age of The Boy Who Lived sounds completely unrealistic, but it's true. I wasn't allowed to read them and didn't see a point when I actually could. I'd...

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