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Keep your colleges to yourself

Keep your colleges to yourself

Jessica Adair, Staff Writer/Columnist

March 25, 2015


Filed under Opinion, The Way It Is

I have never been a big fan of awkward situations. I don't try to make small talk with people I don't know, I never send food back at restaurants, and I always text people instead of calling. If there is any situation where I have the potential to feel uncomfortable, I avoid it like the plague. Recently,...

Eat like a civilized human when on dates

Eat like a civilized human when on dates

Veronika Dvorakova, Art Director/Columnist

March 22, 2015


Filed under A Dash of Sass, Opinion

Concealing the fact that some of my table manners resemble those of a caveman is a concern that is on the forefront of my mind whenever I eat in public. Especially when I'm on a date. It is unlikely that potential love interests would want to kiss the mouth that still has lingering bits of sauce...

Focusing on yourself during the college admissions process

Focusing on yourself during the college admissions process

Arianna Bayangos, Scot Scoop News Editor

March 16, 2015


Filed under Opinion

As college admissions decisions are being released throughout the month, along with that comes the same questions and conversations. It is inevitable of course; all the seniors who applied to four year universities have been waiting for a letter in the mail or an admissions decision on college portals...

The desire to fit in causes the loss of individuality

The desire to fit in causes the loss of individuality

Megan Tao, Scot Scoop Editor-in-Chief

March 16, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Stabs at Society, Top News

If your friends jump off a cliff, would you jump off the cliff too? The social desire to fit in is insatiable, especially among teens. In addition to the always lingering shadow of peer pressure and the fear of being judged for being different, the desire to fit in is also self induced because...

Five ingredients that will make you reevaluate your food choices

Five ingredients that will make you reevaluate your food choices

Veronika Dvorkova, Art Director/Columnist

March 9, 2015


Filed under A Dash of Sass, Opinion

Does a beaver's anal gland juice make you think of dessert? Is flame retardant a great way to quench thirst? Although it seems unlikely that those things could possibly be associated with standard food products, they are actually quite common. And they're just the tip of the yucky-ingredient-iceberg....

Why can’t we all just get along?

Why can’t we all just get along?

Jessica Adair, Staff Writer/Columnist

March 7, 2015


Filed under Opinion, The Way It Is

I remember the very first lesson I learned in kindergarten. It's a very simple concept to grasp, but it's also probably the most essential: be kind to one another. Yet, even though we are all almost adults, it seems that this lesson has escaped us. Girls are slut-shaming each other behind a computer...

Society needs to stop supporting gender inequality

Society needs to stop supporting gender inequality

Megan Tao, Scot Scoop Editor-in-Chief

February 27, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Stabs at Society, Top News

"I really want to help people, so I want to become a nurse," he said. "I want to keep our communities safe, so I want to be a police officer," she said. "Wait, you can't be a nurse that's a women's job and you can't be a police officer, you're not strong enough," said society. According to the...

Five beauty products disguised as food

Five beauty products disguised as food

Veronika Dvorakova, Art Director/Columnist

February 23, 2015


Filed under A Dash of Sass, Opinion

The next time that you accidentally smear some avocado on your face while eating a sandwich, you might as well just leave it there and call it a face mask. When it comes to food, we tend to aim it towards our mouths. It's a delicious way of obtaining nutrients, but applying food directly to external...

Rejection is a part of life

Rejection is a part of life

Jessica Adair, Staff Writer/Columnist

February 21, 2015


Filed under Opinion, The Way It Is

Today I got my first college rejection letter. Everything was going great; I had heard back from six schools and hadn't gotten rejected anywhere. But then I opened the email and read the five words no senior wants to see: "we regret to inform you." It wasn't my top school, but nevertheless when...

Why airports are evil

Why airports are evil

Jessica Adair, Staff Writer/Columnist

February 16, 2015


Filed under Opinion, The Way It Is

I have a beef with the airport. It's been going on for about five years now, and, in fact, if someone were to ask me what my least favorite place in the world is, my answer without hesitation would be the airport. Before I get into this topic, I first want to say that I am not trying to sound like...

The desire to never grow up only exists in Neverland

The desire to never grow up only exists in Neverland

Megan Tao, Scot Scoop Editor-in-Chief

February 14, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Stabs at Society

The story of Peter Pan and his everlasting childhood has lost its impact on children today. The idea of "never growing up" has lost its appeal as children forget to just enjoy their childhood. We're often asked throughout elementary school: what do you want to be when you grow up? I remember...

Spread the love this Valentine’s Day

Spread the love this Valentine’s Day

Hannah Young, Staff Writer

February 13, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Panoramic Perspectives

Has your Twitter feed been blown up with romantic memes yet? Can you smell the sweet scent of roses from the floral shop down the street? Are there chocolate stains on your pink sweater already? The undeniable truth dawns upon us: Valentine's Day is here. With it comes the whiny complains from desperate-for-a-relationship...

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