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Scars that Teach

Emma Bean, Guest Writer

January 13, 2016

Filed under Columns

Broken. That is what I am, or was. Lashes cover my heart and mind. Deep marks that aren’t visible unless provoked. In certain situations involving other people, the anxiety and anticipation builds up; I start to cry from the str...

What They Don’t Know

Christine Zhu, Guest Writer

November 7, 2015

Filed under Columns

Blue, pink and ragged, a cloth doll lays on the ground. In the morning light, its threaded eyes seem almost gray. But I know. I know what lies behind the clouding dust motes. In 1999 I know that the ripped fabric of its b...


Griselda Maya, Reporter

November 3, 2015

Filed under Columns

Neat. That’s how I am. People are impressed at how clean my room is. However, if they would take apart my room, they would find “trash” everywhere. If they were to look under my bed, they would find a black box filled w...

Restroom Remodel Needed

Ekko Clish, Reporter

October 10, 2015

Filed under Columns, Opinion

McNeil High School is definitely not known for its beautiful, porcelain restrooms. Deep green stalls with gender-coded floor tiles: nude pink for females, nude pink and mint green for males. Fluorescent lights taper onto creamy...

The Great Parking Lot Escape

Brandon Roebuck, Reporter

September 24, 2015

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The first day of school was tiring as always. You’re exhausted, itching to get home, settle down, and chill out. You climb into your ride and lay your head back, dreaming of the shut-eye you can get now that the day is done. E...

Heels Distract in the School Environment

Heeyoung Sim, Opinions Editor

November 15, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The way you dress is a hugely personal choice, and the hallways of McNeil feature many eclectic styles. Step out during passing periods and you’ll see everything from beat-up combat boots to sequined tank-tops to collared pol...

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