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Knight Errant

The tragedy of the lost phone

Jen Deglmann

October 23, 2008

Filed under DIVERSIONS

I walked into class with my spidey sense tingling. It was like I knew my extra limb was missing, my jacket felt lighter, I felt disconnected from the world. Like I was never going to receive a text again. In disbelief (and...

James goes to the homecoming dance

Nathalie Lawyer, contributing writer

October 14, 2008

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Shivering, I wrapped my arm around my date and walked to the backyard, a perfect setting for our Homecoming group’s pictures. I arrived with a cautious smile—no one had ever met him. My friends and I immediately exchanged...

My seven seconds of success

Jasmine McFarlane

October 9, 2008

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It was sometime last week when I walked into my Journalism class to overhear a classmate's raspy quiet voice as it cracked with every other word she said. From that moment, I knew I had an obsession and a new life goal: losing...

My worst theater experience ever

Rose Conry

October 8, 2008

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One evening I ventured down to the Minnesota Garage Theater to see The Irresistible Rise of Big Daddy Ubu. I walked in expecting to experience several moments of laughter as I watched this comedy about gangs in Chicago, but instead...

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...

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