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What’s Poppin’ Jimbo?

What’s Poppin’ Jimbo?

Peter Quinn, Opinion Editor
May 15, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Food

The name “Jimbo’s Diner” sounds like one of those good ol', local places you go to grab a burger on a Friday night, which is exactly what we did. Instead of having that nostalgic diner feel, it was more of a  location that reeked of cigarettes with people playing Keno at 7:00 p.m.   Jack...

This Cat Obtained Immortality, and So Can You!

This Cat Obtained Immortality, and So Can You!

Peter Quinn, Opinion Editor
May 8, 2017
Filed under Column, Opinion, Showcase

Suppose you place a cat in a box with a device that will release a poisonous gas at a random moment, killing the cat (Theoretically, of course. No cats were harmed in the writing of this article). After some time passes, you open up the box. Now the question arises: is the cat dead or alive when you...

Newspaper Sucks

Newspaper Sucks

Peter Quinn, Opinion Editor
April 24, 2017
Filed under Column, Opinion, Showcase

Some may think that being allergic to something like pollen is odd, but not much is stranger than the fact that I am “allergic” to newspaper. The most ironic part is that I am part of newspaper, but luckily Skutt Catholic no longer has a physical copy, or I would be done for.   Now, I...

High School Science Students Versus “Flat Earthers”

High School Science Students Versus “Flat Earthers”

Peter Quinn, Opinion Editor
April 3, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

“Flat earthers", formally known as revisionists, have been a common laughing stock for anyone with a relative understanding of science. The AP Physics students of Skutt Catholic have taken it upon themselves to disassemble the revisionists’ ideologies. As a group of students who clearly know a thing...

A 4.0 GPA Doesn’t Mean Success

A 4.0 GPA Doesn’t Mean Success

Peter Quinn, Opinion Editor
March 27, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

All throughout our schooling careers, we are drilled with the idea that doing our best in school should be our most important priority, so it would seem counterintuitive to say that putting all your effort into school would not get you very far in life. Given that I am an 18-year-old high school student...

Jeopardizing Your Life Has Never Been So Relaxing

Jeopardizing Your Life Has Never Been So Relaxing

Peter Quinn, Opinion Editor
March 13, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Sports, Winter

It would seem odd for someone who lives in a state home to the Great Plains to have such a passion for an activity that involves a very steep and long incline, but I have loved skiing my entire life. I have been skiing for 14 years (ever since I was four), and it is an experience that I would highly...

How Something 39 Light Years Away is Relevant to Your Life

How Something 39 Light Years Away is Relevant to Your Life

Peter Quinn, Opinion Editor
February 27, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Unless you are someone, like myself, who loves science, the recent breakthroughs NASA has made could be something that you might brush off your shoulder since many believe that anything in space past the moon has no relevance to us. Contrary to this mindset, the discovery of the solar system ‘TRAPPIS...

Joe Bean: Lifeguard, Camp Counselor, and Coffee Shop Tycoon

Joe Bean: Lifeguard, Camp Counselor, and Coffee Shop Tycoon

Peter Quinn, Opinion Editor
January 23, 2017
Filed under Student Life, Student Spotlight

You may know of him from his notorious coffee shop, “Cup of Joe”, but there is far more to Joe Bean than his ability to make a mean cup of coffee. Not many students can say that they have lived in multiple countries, are bilingual, opened up their own coffee shop, and are also in a band. Bean has...

How Quantum Physics Can Get You Out of Your Math Test

How Quantum Physics Can Get You Out of Your Math Test

Peter Quinn, Opinion Editor
January 9, 2017
Filed under Column, Opinion, Showcase

At first thought, the idea of using one of the most complex fields of science to get you out of your much simpler tests probably sounds preposterous, but quantum physics has granted us with a beautiful concept known as the “observer effect.” Before you click off this article in fear of a long explanation...

Congratulations, You Lost

Congratulations, You Lost

Peter Quinn, Opinion Editor
December 12, 2016
Filed under Column, Opinion, Showcase

I'm not sure when the practice of awarding those who either lost or did absolutely nothing started, but it's ridiculous. Most first experienced participation awards as a way to sugar-coat losing to kids involved in kindergarten soccer. I hate to break it to you, but the real world isn't like YMCA basketball. The...

Stress is Nobody’s Fault but Your Own

Stress is Nobody’s Fault but Your Own

Peter Quinn, Opinion Editor
December 5, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

If you've ever eavesdropped on a high school conversation, chances are you've heard a distressed student complaining about their work and how stressed they are. Becoming overly stressed by any task assigned in school has become a popular trend among modern students. Aside from popular opinion, however,...

So This Is, Like, Actually So Annoying

So This Is, Like, Actually So Annoying

Peter Quinn, Opinion Editor
November 28, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Okay, like, actually the amount of times people ‘like’ is, like, seriously so annoying. Like, I don't know how people can, like, have normal conversations and, like, use “like” so much. So yeah, um, it's just, like, really annoying. As much I would like to type this entire article in that...

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