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Child Prodigy

Being bad at a lot of things is getting to be a real problem in my life. It has gotten in the way of everything at which I once was good. Each term, poor performance swallows more and more of my life, and if I can’t stop this, then by Senior year, I’ll just be…

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CXXVI: The Inside Story

We’ve all seen them around, wowing teachers with their brilliance, looking exhausted yet still suave, and smiling in that special way that shows that they know they’ll make a difference in the world. They are the board members of The Phillipian, and I used to want to be one. Despite the fact that I’ve never…

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Man of Mystery

Those people who know me know that I’m a big fan of hypothetical questions. Maybe it’s because I’m stupid and like wasting my time, or maybe it’s because I’m stupid and I like wasting my time, but either way, I’m a huge fan of them. So this week I decided that I’d entertain myself with…

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Lethal Weapon

Being someone’s roommate is usually a good way to test a friendship. Simple, daily, seemingly obvious tasks like not placing your shoes directly in the doorway or remembering to close the door before your practice your “special exercises” often ruin a previous viable relationship. Chairs and computers become children in the Kramer v. Kramer of…

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Features Top 10: Uses for New Iraq

10. Fall ’04 Search and Rescue: Desert Style 9. Survivor-esque reality show featuring Elizabeth Taylor and 14 eligible Arab bachelors 8. Because of SARS outbreak, SYA China is replaced by SYA Iraq 7. History 100 establishes annual Iraqi field trip, in which freshmen get first-hand look at sand 6. Spring Break ’05: the Iraqi Riviera…

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