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Southpaw: What Next?

Southpaw: What Next?

Dreams for the future fill our minds from the time we enter preschool. Fantasies of potential colleges, professions and lives grip our thoughts throughout the years of primary and secondary school as we grow hope for prosperity, happiness and success in adulthood. However, these dreams may not be created of our own imagination. As teens […]

If

If

Somewhere there is a boy standing on a rainy playground at a cloudy sunset hanging onto a fistful of colorful balloons that stand out defiantly among the asphalt and gray-brown mulch land that he inhabits. As the rain wears rivulets into his skin and the stones around him, it occurs to him suddenly in the […]

Taboo

Taboo

There are chains that bind us, invisible cords stronger than the densest metal, to which only our minds are impervious. We think unmentionable thoughts, yet remain silent. The stories that follow aim to change that. They beg to open discourse on previously quieted topics, whether because of illegality, stigma or potential for conflict. We explored […]

Through the Looking Glass

Through the Looking Glass

As Alice stepped through the Looking Glass and into Wonderland, she entered a world that, while unique seemingly mirrored her own. But Alice quickly discovered there was more to this new world than what she could see from her living room. Similarly, there is more to our daily routines than what meets the eye. In […]

Dividing Lines

Dividing Lines

Some students are inherently smarter than others, and they know it. At least that’s the way the gifted program at RBHS appears to senior Emily Smith, who never tested for the Extending Educational Experiences program. EEE “separates people by intelligence levels,” Smith said. “It can be so exclusive it can affect [non-EEE students] in a […]

Lost

Lost

“Mostly it is loss which teaches us about the worth of things,” observed German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer. Noted for his pessimism, Schopenhauer, who died in 1860, believed we are unable to satisfy our wills and desires, ultimately leading to a painful existence. In effect, Schopenhauer believed we are all hopelessly lost. Philosophers have not always […]