The Observer

Is Cheerleading a sport? One reporter’s quest to find out

By By Charles Cook, Staff Writer

November 30, 2010


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinions

Just to clarify readers, no I am not the “official” Observer columnist, though many characterize me with traits pertaining to those of a young Ben Gloger. Well this month, my “informal” column addresses an issue that has just come to my attention: according to a legal judge ruling in a court ...

Sitcoms’ humor falls short

By Kyle Edwards Sports Production Editor

May 6, 2010


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After a brutal day of studies and athletic practices, I, like most people, kick back and enjoy a routine TV dinner then turn on the TV and flip to channels such as NBC or ABC to watch a sitcom. My life is torture, not because of the stress of school, basketball practices or poor quality food, but because...

Texting causes carpal tunnel

By Meghna Balakumar Staff Writer

May 6, 2010


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Annie Levitz, a 16-yearold teen from Adlai Stevenson High School, was recently diagnosed with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome due to her avid text-messaging. Most teens today do not stop to think between one word texts, to ponder the fatal consequences of such a seemingly innocent addiction. What is CTS? The...

The Science Behind Dreams

By By Liz Chen, Circulation Manager

May 3, 2010


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The common dream consists of situations that aren’t actually happening, but that the brain still processes while you sleep. In most cases, it might seem strange to the dreamer that they would even have dreams in the first place. The dreamer recollects nothing that could have logically triggered the...

“The Last Song” Movie Review

By Claudia Shannon

May 3, 2010


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Online Exclusives

Normally, any sappy, clichéd, melodramatic teenage drama comes to mind when teenage rebellion, first love, and familial acceptance are wrapped into a two-hour long movie. While the film adaptation of Nicholas Sparks; newest best-selling novel, The Last Song, may fall into this category, it provides...

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