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Self service exploration

Self service exploration

Natalie Larimer, Online Sub Editor

August 26, 2014

My iPad has recently started downloading apps again, so I have decided to explore the Self Service Cart and see what weird apps I can find. First off, “Baby Steps!” For some reason, we have an app that teaches baby development in both French and English. This would come in handy for the Exploring...

What’s happening in Ferguson

What’s happening in Ferguson

Natalie Larimer, Online Sub-Editor

August 18, 2014

The city of Ferguson, Missouri has been turned upside down lately, starting with the actions Aug. 9. This was the day that unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot in the street by a police officer a total of six times. It was released on Aug. 17 that Brown was a suspect in a robbery of a convenienc...

iPad distribution fiasco and other upsetting things

iPad distribution fiasco and other upsetting things

Natalie Larimer, Staff Writer

August 12, 2014

Seniors were scheduled to get their iPads last night and it did not go as planned. First off, only a handful of us got iPads. Now, I’m not sure the exact reason why nothing was working, but I have a few things that added up to this mess. First off, how do people not know their Apple IDs? It’s just ...

Common idioms and origins

Common idioms and origins

Natalie Larimer, Staff Writer

August 6, 2014

I had a conversation the other day about the origin of “break a leg” and that got me thinking, why do we say the idioms we do? So I conducted some intensive research and this is what I found. Buckle up, you’re in for a crazy ride. Break a leg: Used to wish actors/actresses luck before a product...

Reaction to 2014-’15 preview letter

Reaction to 2014-’15 preview letter

Natalie Larimer, Staff Writer

July 29, 2014

We have all (hopefully) received a letter from our principal, Brent Riessen, about the upcoming school year. I would just like to share my reaction to it. In the first paragraph, they encourage us to follow them on Twitter (@JCSD_JHS), however, we don’t have access to Twitter on our iPads. They’...

Continuation of gendered rant

Continuation of gendered rant

Natalie Larimer, Staff Writer

July 22, 2014

A couple weeks ago I wrote a column about how gendering clothing is really dumb and pointless. I have found recently that I have more to add to this argument. I was shopping the other day at WalMart and found that they sell gendered earplugs. I could not find a difference in the earplugs despite the...