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Tick Tick BOOM! My Labor Day Weekend

September 11, 2008

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A bonfire, BBQ, and a boat explosion. What do all three of these seemly random events have in common other than the fact that they all involve flames? Each occurred over my Labor Day weekend. Two hours into my annual tri...

My College Roadtrip Revisited

Elin Lantz

September 8, 2008

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Along with thick-lensed glasses-wearing nerds whose questions seem to never end and chubby young siblings who miserably stare at the ground for an hour, there I was on a college tour. I know, college tours are generally considered...

Spring blues

June 4, 2008

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Spring is supposed to be a time of happiness and excitement, full of summer preparation, but for me, spring is a nightmare. The intensity of finals looms over all my thoughts with the added stress of skip-a-final. Yes, stress....

My Nineties Nightmare

Elin Lantz

June 2, 2008

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Once you hit the final decades project for “APUSH” you may assume that your troubles are over, but in many ways they have just begun. Honestly, how can anyone spend 45 minutes demonstrating the basic feel of the 1990s when...

From Snuggles to Siegfried: One Student’s Animal Mishaps

Elin Lantz

May 27, 2008

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(Warning: if you read this article, do not think of me as an animal abuser. I am generally good-natured to my pets except for any guppies I buy, which I can promise are always dead within a fortnight.) My family’s first pet...

Follow me if you want to survive!

May 6, 2008

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Crying in the basement bathroom while huddling up with my equally frightened dog and pillows, a blanket and a little mint green colored weather radio has been a frequent habit of mine during the severe weather season. Wondering...

Um, is that needle supposed to go there?

May 1, 2008

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I rocked in my red metal folding chair as the young nurse absentmindedly asked me seemingly obvious questions that I really wasn’t paying attention to: “Did I serve in the army between the years of 1980 and 1996?  Was I an A...

Gasoline isn’t the cheapest or best-smelling perfume

April 30, 2008

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It was the moment I dreamed of forever. The day the thin slice of plastic with my squinty-eyed photo was handed to me, I felt cooler than ice.  That’s right, the satisfaction of knowing that I had my license months before any...

Government regulated sugerplum dreams

April 21, 2008

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Free candy you say? Why yes, I believe I will indulge if you don’t mind, just a few tasty morsels. Wait. How did I just get free candy? Perhaps the man had recently robbed a candy store and was trying to get rid of the...

The road to manhood starts with “The Ledge”

April 18, 2008

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As a kid of seven or eight nothing represented proving yourself as a man in the neighborhood more than jumping off of “the ledge.” “The ledge” was not a symbol for a greater cause or even a ledge itself; “the ledge”...

Praise be to Krishna spring break is over!

April 17, 2008

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This spring break I was jetting off to sunny Mexico for a week of relaxation on my first real spring break. I had gone on other spring break vacations before, but those were only to visit my grandparents in their retirement communities...

Delve into the world of fasciculation

April 16, 2008

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For the past few days my left arm, particularly the medial head of my triceps brachii, has annoyed me; it won’t stop twitching. At first the twitch was kind of fun, a silly distraction to alleviate the boredom of class. ...

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