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High school friends, Marina and Jordan, share a laugh at their high school reunion when looking at an old yearbook from their junior year.

10 years later . . . and we are all back

May 14, 2013
Fast forward 10 years from now to your high school reunion, where will you be in life? Who will your friends be? Where will you be living?
Being 18 means more responsibility which, in return, comes with the potential of harsher consequences.Photo Credit: June Gabriel Santos

18: Is it all its cracked up to be?

May 7, 2013
Age can have a lot of different meanings to different people. Although, what does it really mean?
Springtime has always been my favorite of the four season due to the fact that it holds so much potential for the upcoming summer months.Photo Credit: Alex Nedelcu

Spring time

April 16, 2013
Springtime has always been my favorite of the four season due to the fact that it holds so much potential for the upcoming summer months.
As the year goes on, frustrations grows higher and patience becomes lost in the sea of schoolwork.Photo Credit: Jordan Sutton

Slowing, fading, frustrating

April 9, 2013
As the year goes on, frustrations grows higher and patience becomes lost in the sea of schoolwork.
Airplanes are a symbol of what an airport contains: bittersweet goodbyes and anxious hellos for both passengers and those waiting for them.Photo Credit: June Gabriel Santos

Bittersweet adventures of the airport experience

April 2, 2013
Ranging from happy to sad, airports are filled with thousands of stories on a daily basis. In the end, airports can be a bittersweet place.
Making eye contact with teachers, employers, and, for some, parents is important to establish a sense of communication and respect.Photo Credit: Jordan Sutton

Looking for respect

March 12, 2013
Making eye contact with teachers, employers, and, for some, parents is important to establish a sense of communication and respect.
Manicures and pedicures are loved by some more than others due to the way they make a person feel in the end.Photo Credit: Jordan Sutton

A little pampering

February 27, 2013
Manicures and pedicures are loved by some more than others due to the way they make a person feel in the end.
Trying to figure out which of your personal interests would be best to pursue in college can be a difficult decision.Photo Credit: Alex Nedelcu

Ending the college major debate

February 10, 2013
Trying to figure out which of your personal interests would be best to pursue in college can be a difficult decision.
Gossip just another learning experience

Gossip just another learning experience

February 5, 2013
Gossiping in the workplace or at school does nothing but cause unnecessary issues by demonstrating poor judgement and immaturity.
Every human being is a creature of habit in their own ways. But, our routines affect our day to day lives more than most people know.Photo Credit: Austin Jackson

Creature of habit

January 22, 2013
We are all creatures of habit. We stick to our day-to-day routines because that is what makes us feel at peace.
As we grow older, we begin to cherish the minute amount of time we have on this earth far more than when we were young.Photo Credit:

Essence of time

January 15, 2013
No one will ever fully understand the essence of time. Many people take their time on Earth for granted; we need to appreciate every moment.
Young children have been opened to the unpredictable world of social networking, but with this new technology comes internet safety lessons that need to be taught.Photo Credit: Jordan Sutton

The new tech age, not so sensible for young ones

January 1, 2013
The ages of individuals using social media has decreased, while the level of internet-safety education has not increased.