Month: February 2016

How to get the girl

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, now is the perfect time to pick up that girl you’ve been eyeing in the hallway. But these days getting the girl is easier said than done. Luckily for you, I’ve spent hours developing a virtually fail-proof plan to ensure that you get your date. If each step

Press pause on stress

We all experience stress at some point in our lives, such as the recent task of studying for our midterm exams. Stress is a six letter word, but its size belies its powerful effects. While stress may feel like it is the end of the world, we do have the ability to reduce it. There

The triangular theory of vove

It may be true that love makes the world go ‘round, but what exactly is love? Aside from being patient and kind and all that, it’s a chemical reaction of adrenaline, dopamine, and serotonin. But for most romantics, such a scientific definition isn’t good enough. For psychologist Robert Sternberg, the scientific and literary definitions didn’t

An Impossible Investigation: February

She gazed at an unmarred 103 Brickett, not quite believing what was in front of her. Mellie approached her old family home tentatively, as though stepping on the front porch a touch too harshly would lead to the house collapsing and, once again, burning. However, once she assured herself that buildings do not collapse at

Paper Heart (poem)

This paper heart cannot convey my feelings to you. It is frail and flimsy, and does not even resemble my heart (and even if it did, I wouldn’t literally give mine to you).   This box of chocolates cannot convey my feelings to you. It is loaded with sugars and fats, and will surely lead

Valentine’s poem

A leaf in the wind just out of reach, The distance ashore from a sandy beach, A child’s love, simple and tame, To them, nothing but a little game. But when you grow, Love will appear, So will passion, so will fear, Back to childhood, you want to go, But you can never make it

White Day

February 14th is a day to spoil your sweetheart with teddy bears, chocolate, and flowers. Either you love it or loathe it, and, depending on your relationship status, it could deplete your bank account.   In Japan on Valentine’s Day, it is traditional that women are the ones who spend money on chocolate for their

Intolerance for Intolerance

On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court upheld in a 5-4 decision that same-sex marriage is a fundamental right guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment in the landmark case of Obergefell v. Hodges. To some, this ruling marked the end of a long battle for LGBTQ rights in America. In a nation where celebrities like Ellen

Testing Schedule

Editorial: Conley’s testing program demands respect News flash! Unionville’s students are stressed. Caused by intense motivation to attend elite colleges and universities and social pressures to overachieve, students over the past decade have enrolled in more Honors and Advanced Placement courses and, in turn, increased their work and stress loads. Oftentimes, these course loads force