By Savannah Perry, Clarion Staff All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven is a gut-wrenching novel hitting on a topic that plagues teenage society: suicide. Focusing on the lives of a high school boy and girl, Jennifer Niven portrays the struggle of those who are plagued with thoughts of self destruction and the inner workings of the teenage mindset through the power of love and … Continue reading The Cold Hand Around the Neck of Teenage Survival
By Savannah Perry, Clarion staff What is it about needle on skin that draws teenagers to mark up their bodies with everlasting images or declarations of love? Is it an overdrive of rebellion? Is it a way to stick out from the crowd and distinguish yourself from others when finding your place in society? Is it a stupid last minute decision that will leave you with … Continue reading Tats for Teens
By: Savannah Perry, Clarion staff It is a time honored practice, an expectation of sorts for teenagers as they reach their prime. Urged on by the engaging Nickolas Sparks films and the frilly love stories blanketing Barnes and Noble like a safety blanket, teenage love is a time honored tradition that has been supported by generations, each reminiscing over their epic summer romance or their … Continue reading Teenage Love: Fact or Fiction?
The Need to Know Department By Savannah Perry, Clarion Staff In February, an extra day will be added at the end of the month which means the 2nd month of 2016 will have twenty nine days instead of the common twenty eight. This makes it a leap year, otherwise known as an intercalary or bissextile year when an extra day is added to the calendar to keep … Continue reading Leaping Into the New Year
By Savannah Perry and Maya Vargas, Clarion Staff As high-schoolers, we have reached that awkward age where we want to go out and receive the candy we have been provided since childhood but are also held back by our impending age and the impression that candy is only given to younger ones. Who’s to say you are too old to adorn the costume of your favorite character? … Continue reading Trick or Treat: Too old or never old enough?