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Bellevue West senior expands athletic abilities

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February 6, 2014

There were times when she wanted to quit. The first time, Kate Liveringhouse was a gangly and uncoordinated seventh grader who was told she may not make the summer league basketball team. This was around the same time she met...

Nick’s five day beard is not “Dynasty” worthy: Weekly Resolutions

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February 6, 2014

This Weekly Resolution was a cake walk. I could go days without shaving, I could probably go weeks. I decided the resolve from shaving to get serious about my sacrifices. I wanted to start with something I know I could sacrifice...

Students debate whether the high-five or fist-bump is better

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January 22, 2014

Don’t leave me hanging Since the origin of man, people have used the high five to show gratitude. Nobody has ever been taught how to do a high-five; the high five is so natural and human that it is ingrained in our DNA. ...

Silence is not always golden: Weekly Resolutions

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November 21, 2013

Well, it’s safe to say this week’s sacrifice didn’t pan out. I thought going a day without talking would be easy. I mean think about it, you see kids in class never make a sound. Unfortunately, I’m not like any of those...

Young wrestlers excited about Olympic return

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October 30, 2013

Seven months after losing its place in the Olympics, wrestling has been reinstated in the 2020 games which will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Olympic wrestling is the biggest stage for a wrestler with dreams of being...

Week One App Review: Plants Vs. Zombies 2

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October 1, 2013

I was skeptical at first. The childish idea of playing a game, let alone a sequel, consisting of tossing cabbage at zombies to keep them from eating my brains was not a top priority for me. However, “Plants Vs. Zombies 2”...

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