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The ribbons we wore to honor the victims of 9/11 when I was in first grade.

Opinions: Politically Correct?: My blood thirst for patriotism

Casey Walker, Society Editor April 24, 2013

In seventh grade I decided not to say the Pledge of Allegiance in Mr. Mark McHale's first hour band class at Wildwood Middle School. I don't know what exactly possessed me that morning, it might have been...

A five-year-old Casey Walker enjoys the sunshine outside with no thoughts of missiles.

Opinions: Politically Correct?: Missiles and kindergarten

Casey Walker, Society Editor April 10, 2013

In kindergarten, I trusted that my sister would meet me after my class was dismissed and walk me down to Adventure Club, our after-school daycare. She was always there. I never had to sit alone and wait. In...

Opinions: Politically Correct?: The importance of being a fangirl

Opinions: Politically Correct?: The importance of being a fangirl

Casey Walker, Society Editor March 27, 2013

When my older sister was 13 she became obsessed; Kristin and her friend watched "Pirates of the Carribean" for the first time when it came out in 2003 and fell in love with a very young, English pirate......

Opinions: Politically Correct?: Driving Mr. Dante

Opinions: Politically Correct?: Driving Mr. Dante

Casey Walker, society editor March 6, 2013

I figured something out. My brain has a capacity to work much harder and much more violently. I just figured out this secret this year and ever since then my inspiration and ideas have heightened tenfold...

Me in my new adult home, the city of Chicago.

Opinions: Politcally Correct? Weird days, weird phase

Casey Walker, society editor February 19, 2013

Editor prepares for life beyond high school. There is a phrase that rattles the rickety bridge that connects between the time capsule of life so far--my room--nestled in the comforts of my parents'...

Opinions: Politically Correct?: YOLO…?

Casey Walker, Society Editor February 8, 2013

The phrase “YOLO” (you only live once) seems to be fizzing out. Even though the weird kiosks in the mall still sell neon shirts with YOLO in printed in black, I don't hear anyone using YOLO as justification...

Top five things for the week of 2/4/13

Top five things for the week of 2/4/13

Casey Walker, Society Editor February 4, 2013

1. The Ravens take the win: The Baltimore Ravens beat the San Francisco 49ers at the Super Bowl with a close final score of 34-31, Feb. 3. 2. A clear forecast: After the unexpected snowfall, Saturday,...

Opinions: Politically Correct?: Adventures in introversion

Opinions: Politically Correct?: Adventures in introversion

February 1, 2013

Every day when I arrive home from school I take a fat, quite nap. I rush up to my room barely saying “hi” to my parents and my four cats before I pass out. There is no time for “How was your day?”...

Top five things to know for the week of 1/22/13

Top five things to know for the week of 1/22/13

January 24, 2013

1. Scholarship forms are now available in the Guidance office: seniors going to college, university, or trade school may be eligible for scholarships. Stop by the Guidance office to pick up a form. 2....

Opinions: Politically Correct?: Has Phil gone mod?

Casey Walker, Society Editor January 11, 2013

In the late 60’s, the term “mod” was short for the term modern and referred to the style of dress that mirrored the British beat style of popular bands like The Kinks and The Who. My family shares...

Top five things to know for the week of 1/7/13

Casey Walker, Society Editor January 8, 2013

1. The Blues are back: The NHL lockout is officially over as of Sunday, Jan. 6. Even though over half of the 2012-2013 season was sacrificed during the lockout, it's now game time. 2. Scheduling window...

Opinions: Politically Correct?: Paper and pixels

Opinions: Politically Correct?: Paper and pixels

Casey Walker, Society Editor December 20, 2012

Since I can remember I’ve kept journals, from small notebooks filled with pink paper and Hello Kitty to the black leather Moleskin I own now. In 4th grade, my pink pages consisted of things I deemed...

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