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Welcome to adulthood, proceed with caution

Welcome to adulthood, proceed with caution

Jessica Adair, Staff Writer/Columnist

April 24, 2015

This past week I had my first overnight visit at a college and it was a shock to my system. Everyone always talks about what they think college is going to be like: staying up late, going to parties, having freedom to do whatever they want. And all of that is true. But as far as the whole freedom part,...

What journalism is really about

What journalism is really about

Jessica Adair, Staff Writer/Columnist

April 3, 2015

Since I've joined journalism I've always been asked the same question, "Why do journalists always try to be so controversial?" My answer, plain and simple, is, "We don't. It just happens." "If journalism is good, it is controversial by nature," said Julian Assange, Australian journalist and editor-in-chief...

Keep your colleges to yourself

Keep your colleges to yourself

Jessica Adair, Staff Writer/Columnist

March 25, 2015

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,...

Why can’t we all just get along?

Why can’t we all just get along?

Jessica Adair, Staff Writer/Columnist

March 7, 2015

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...

Rejection is a part of life

Rejection is a part of life

Jessica Adair, Staff Writer/Columnist

February 21, 2015

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

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...

Don’t judge my guilty pleasures

Don’t judge my guilty pleasures

Jessica Adair, Staff Writer/Columnist

February 6, 2015

"What's my guilty pleasure? The thing is, I never feel guilty about pleasures," said Tom Hiddleston. Everyone is secretly obsessed with something they are too ashamed to admit. For some people it might be gossip magazines or Justin Bieber, and for others it may be the Twilight Saga or Trivia Crack....

Don’t let senioritis ruin you

Don’t let senioritis ruin you

Jessica Adair, Staff Writer/Columnist

January 10, 2015

You know that you're a second-semester senior when you've already given up on the third day back to school. Yes, my name is Jessica Adair and I have senioritis. According to the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), symptoms include: laziness, an over-excessive wearing of...

Don’t take away our voice

Don’t take away our voice

Jessica Adair, Staff Writer/Columnist

December 5, 2014

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press," reads the First Amendment. Five St. Louis Rams players walked out of their tunnel with both hands in the air, demonstrating the "don't...

Put the phone down and join reality

Put the phone down and join reality

Jessica Adair, Staff Writer/Columnist

November 14, 2014

News flash: if you don't look at your phone for five minutes, the world isn't going to erupt into flames and the sky isn't going to fall. Everyday I am bombarded with people who are constantly glued to their phones and it has got to stop. I remember when I was in middle school and I had a friend who...

Teenagers: It’s time to act your age

Teenagers: It’s time to act your age

Jessica Adair, Staff Writer/Columnist

November 2, 2014

Say goodbye to the days when your teachers held your hand and gave you a homework pass when you had a rough night, because it's time to grow up. For many of us, this will be our last year in high school, and then it's off to the real world where there is nobody reminding us to do our laundry or to...

Procrastination is not your friend

Procrastination is not your friend

Jessica Adair, Staff Writer/Columnist

October 20, 2014

Procrastination is the silent-but-deadly monster that sneaks up on you when you least expect it. At first you're just watching some harmless TV, convincing yourself that it's only 3:00 p.m., and you have plenty of time to do all your homework. But then next thing you know, it's 12:00 a.m., and you...

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