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Dandelion Communitea Cafe offers unique taste

Ellie Bonk, Staff Reporter

February 18, 2014

The Dandelion Communitea Café is not what is usually found in the affluent Thornton Park neighborhood. Found in a safe neighborhood, this remodeled home turned café gives off a warm welcoming feeling that matches with its friendly variety of customers. Everyone at the café, customer or employee, has their own unique vibe. When walking in you are immediately greeted with impeccable customer service that lasts the entire visit. This café is unique to others because it...

No, Mom, don’t talk to me about Twitter

Winnie Meyer, Reviews Editor

February 18, 2014

It is a scary thing to have your 46-year old mother ask if you have seen Bat Dad’s most recent antics on Vine. There are just two appropriate reactions to this: One, send your mother to bed because she has fallen horribly ill. Two, find shelter because the zombie apocalypse has arrived. Finding parents who know just as much as their teenage counterparts is not uncommon anymore. The age of the technological savvy parent is here – and it sucks. It begins with email,...

Thanks for the love, Mom

Sophie Hill, Staff Reporter

February 18, 2014

Nothing had ever made me feel like more of a loser than opening the annual heart-shaped box of chocolates from my mom accompanied by a sticky note hastily inscribed with the words, ‘you’ll always be my valentine xoxo.’ It’s a yearly tradition, which at first started out as a cute way to get five-year-old-me happy on Hearts Day, but, has now turned into a pathetic excuse for me to eat my loneliness in the form of caramel-filled pockets of broken dreams. It’s the...

Quiet is not a crime

Adeline Davis, Backpage Editor

January 30, 2014

When did being quiet become socially unacceptable? Last time I checked, the loudmouths of the class are the ones who crack inappropriate jokes or get themselves into trouble. Yet, our society still views gregarious people as being more enjoyable and prosperous- when in fact, some of our most successful public figures qualify themselves as being introverted and shy; Steven Spielberg, J.K Rowling and Charles Schulz are just a few examples. Without these wonderfully introverted...

Snack Attack

Haley Gaeser, Lifestyles Editor

January 28, 2014

When I am in class and am trying to learn, there are multiple things that keep me from doing so. I could be exhausted, annoyed or sometimes I may just not be in the “school mood” but when I hear what seems to be a beaver gnawing on wood right next to my ear, the last thing I want to do is focus on school. The whole concept of eating in class has really changed from what it used to be. Students used to sneak in snacks and then when the teacher was not looking, they...

Sleepy Moon Café not worth the travel

Jessica Jeffers, Opinions Editor

December 9, 2013

After a long drive towards Winter Park you end up at an old strip mall, and nestled into the side of the building, a small chalkboard sign greets you with “Sleepy Moon Café” written in pink chalk, adding to the small business feel. Unlike other cafés, Sleepy Moon offers free coffee refills, giving it the perfect appeal for local students, and the friendly staff gives it a happy and chill feel. This and the artsy manner of the place are the things separating this...

Oblivious to the injured

Haley Gaeser, Lifestyles Editor

December 5, 2013

The injured. They are everywhere. Everywhere I look, there they are, and now, what is worse is that I have become one. Being injured is not fun. Students don’t care if you are injured, as they still feel the need to run into you wherever you go: the stairs, the hallway, the parking lot. You name it and it has occurred. Plus, whenever these hurt individuals need to use an elevator, there are uninjured students coming out of them. Just the other day I went to use...

Anonymous Ask.Fm has serious consequences

Adeline Davis, Back Page Editor

November 12, 2013

The typical bully used to be characterized as a hulking kid who pushed people around on playgrounds and stole lunch money. However, with the dawn of social media, bullies can no longer be pegged by their glares or threatening fists. Up until the creation of Ask.fm, bullies  attacked their victims face to face but had to be careful of Facebook usernames revealing their identities. Ask.fm quickly became a bully’s paradise when it added the anonymous button to the mix. As...

Students Rely on Teachers

Madison Garr, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2013

Imagine reading the stats of a baseball game three weeks after its already happened. The importance and relevance no longer applies. The same applies for teachers imputing students grades, they should be done promptly. To keep up with  grades students have Skyward, an online grade book accessible by students, teachers and parents. Teachers, however, play a big part in Skyward. They are responsible for imputing student’s grades, along with updating them weekly. At Hagerty...

Bathroom missteps

Haley Gaeser, Lifestyles Editor

November 6, 2013

When it comes to awkward moments in high school, walking into the wrong bathroom tops the list. There is already so much that teachers and administration expect students to do, and having to know which bathroom your gender goes in makes everyone’s lives even more stressful. When using the restroom, there are a few techniques to use to make sure you do not accidently make the fatal mistake of walking into the wrong one. The first is to stop and look. Never walk into...

Awkward moments on the stairs

Haley Gaeser, Lifestyles Editor

October 7, 2013

The stairs are the highways of the high school. It is the gateway into class and when travelling up them, some people just are not smart. Texting is important. I get it, because I like to text as well, but there is a time and a place to do so-the stairs not being one of them. Not only is texting addictive but it is treacherous as well, causing people to miss the steps or even fall into other people. It happens to everyone-whether they accidently trip or they tumble down...

Society Misconceptions

Adeline Davis, Back page Editor

October 3, 2013

Whenever I go to the mall, I dread walking past the Victoria’s Secret signs. Not only does it portray an unrealistic image of what girls really look like, but I start to feel bad that I’m not 5 foot 11 with perfect hair and a flawless body. However, when I stop to think about it, not many girls have this combination. Therefore, society’s supposed image of the “perfect” girl is flawed. Even though girls are often the ones who get ridiculed because of the way they...

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