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‘…And that’s where babies come from’

‘…And that’s where babies come from’

Sania Chandrani, Staff Writer

February 5, 2013

"Where do babies come from?” I remember my younger brother asking one night at the dinner table. Needless to say, I almost choked on my pasta but kept eating and pretended not to have heard anything. Suddenly my plate seemed so very interesting; I stared at it as I sensed my parents glancing at one...

‘One day my prince will come’

Sania Chandrani, Staff Writer

February 5, 2013

“I can show you the world, shining, shimmering, splendid,” Aladdin sings to Princess Jasmine who is trapped in her castle waiting for her prince to whisk her away. From infancy, young children, particularly girls, face exposure to classic fairytales and fantasies. Cinderella, Snow White, Aladdin,...

From dress pants to sweat pants, just be yourself

Conor Flynn, Staff Writer

January 31, 2013

Walking through the crowded halls of Parkview, you inevitably notice the attire of your fellow students. The guy at his locker may be “bumming it” by wearing a pair of sweat pants and a hoodie, while the girl you keep awkwardly bumping in to is decked out in high heels and a sundress. At school,...

Modest is hottest

Caroline Williams, Staff Writer

January 31, 2013

  In high school it is inevitable for some girls to be inappropriately dressed; in the culture we live in, modesty is a “lame” alternative for fashion choices.  Girls: Less is not always the best. Being modest is not dressing the way your grandmother does, but is not dressing the way...

Keep your eyes on the prize

Eman Abdusemed, Staff Writer

January 31, 2013

Dedication. Webster defines it as: “being devoted to a task or purpose; having single-minded loyalty or integrity.” but what do Parkview students define dedication as? “To me dedication means that you would do anything to get what you want. You are willing to sacrifice your body and other activities...

Does school prepare students for the real world?

Khalia Thomas

November 16, 2012

            While sitting in class one day, it hits a student: high school years are coming to an end, growing up comes quicker everyday, and graduation is fast approaching. The anxious feeling that comes with the thought is soon replaced by that sinking feeling of not being ready to grow...

It is raining musical biss

Aleksandra Zayac, Opinion Editor

November 16, 2012

        It’s Raining Musical BlissThe weighty clouds have decided to unleash over Earth. Inside of buildings, people are chattering away, perhaps with music blasting. Would you like to be a part of it? In another place, the sun is shining through the windows while people work quietly on their ...

The rise and fall of the piano player

Yikan Ge, Staff Writer

November 16, 2012

Every now and then, a piece of technology slips through the cracks of history. Often they are marvelous and ingenious in their own ways, but like old soldiers these devices fade away regardless. Be it the mighty zeppelin, the pedaled sewing machine, the icebox, the arquebus, these fascinating inventions,...

Technology and evolution go hand in hand

Conor Flynn, Staff Writer

November 16, 2012

      Thousands of years ago, “technology” was considered a sharpened stick. Innovation was catching your dinner by throwing a rock at it and hoping for the best. Nowadays, however, technology is different.       Many items that we consider common would have seemed nothing short of spectacular...

Keep your eyes on the prize

Eman Abdusemed, Staff Writer

November 16, 2012

       Dedication. Webster defines it as: “being devoted to a task or purpose; having single-minded loyalty or integrity.” but what do Parkview students define dedication as?       “To me dedication means that you would do anything to get what you want. You are willing to sacrifice...

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