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How to solve a problem like Maria: The multiple ways to get over a breakup

Maria Scaptura, Blue ETC. Editor

March 2, 2011

I am proud to say that I have reached my third column. I know, I know, it isn’t much of an accomplishment but I’m quite satisfied with it. So for this installment, I’ve decided to write about the best ways to get over...

Summertime presents: Going into a New Year

Summer Claveau, Orange ETC. Editor

February 9, 2011

I was going to write a very insightful story about starting a new year; New Year’s resolutions, happy things to think about, etc.  How played out would that be though?   It did get me thinking, what am I going to change...

Dealing with the DMV

Sam Perlstein, Features Editor

February 9, 2011

It’s a rite of passage. Trying to weasel your way out is close to impossible. Trust me I’ve tried. Visiting the DMV is one of the many pleasures that one must endure in the process of getting behind the wheel for the first...

All we are saying, is give variety a chance

Summer Claveau & Nora Osei, Oracle Staff Writers

December 17, 2010

Almost every student at WS owns them, in fact, it seems like most students in Fairfax County own at least one of them. Three of the most infamous brands of our time: North Face, Vans, and Uggs. Here is a challenge for you:...

How to solve a problem like Maria: let it snow, let it snow, please let it snow

Maria Scaptura, ETC. Editor

December 17, 2010

Here comes another month of madness. For this column, I plan on advising you on the best ways to ensure the maximum amount of snow fall this winter. Now, I understand that some of you might be tired of snow after last years’...

The indie god of film

Kelly Carlin, Editor

November 29, 2010

Bill Murray, block fonts, and witty conversation with vocabulary the average fourth grader would not understand. This is the basic checklist for any film involving Wes Anderson. For hipster film buffs everywhere, Wes Anderson...

How to solve a problem like Maria: Entering the world of the monthly column

Maria Scaptura, Blue ETC. Editor

November 29, 2010

Proceed with caution. This will be the 1st installment of my monthly advice column, so be warned, the advice is extreme, to say the very least, and should not be taken seriously. I plan to address the random quandaries that are o...

Zombies vs. Vampires

Summer Claveau, Orange ETC. Editor

November 5, 2010

It disturbs me how Vampires are the sex symbol of our generation. It seems this crazy lust for creatures has taken over teeny-bopper fantasy. But thankfully it seems that “Twilight” has basically run its course. There is...

What’s your print on the World Wide Web? After you cease to exist, you can still leave a legacy on the Internet

Peter Simonsen, Staff Writer

November 5, 2010

Our generation is the first to be truly integrated into the digital age. While we are still far away from grasping our own mortality, there is a question that will soon be asked: what will happen to our online activities if...

Lollipop, lollipop, oh-lolli-lolli-lolli-lollipop: Haven’t you wondered how many licks it takes to get to the center?

Claire Merenda, Business Editor

November 5, 2010

468. That’s how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Pop. How did I come up with this number, you ask? It’s a long process. I’ve never been a huge fan of Tootsie Roll Pops. The fruit flavors are...

The ball-point bother

Sam Perlstein, Orange Features Editor

October 22, 2010

Either at the bottom of my backpack, or the bottom of my locker, those tricky black and blue pens just want to make my life miserable. I cannot count how many pens I have had disappear under my watch. Even in the middle of...

Summertime Presents: Nowhere to go, nothing to watch

Summer Claveau, Orange ETC. Editor

October 22, 2010

SOMETHING NEW! The people are dying for some quality entertainment here! I sincerely believe that TV has taken a turn for the worse. In fact most entertainment has, but I seem to be particularly picky about this topic. Personally, i...

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