The Eagle Eye

Too cool for dream school

Too cool for dream school

Dessi Gomez, Staff Writer

April 9, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

In Nov. 2015, my family and I took a trip to Indiana and Illinois to look at Notre Dame and Northwestern University. My perspective on college changed drastically after seeing both of these schools.  I learned that dream schools are overrated. The glint of the Golden Dome caught my eye from a distance...

Grateful for graffiti

Grateful for graffiti

Dessi Gomez, Staff Writer

February 29, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Grateful for graffiti by Dessi Gomez on Exposure ...

Ditching for Disney

Ditching for Disney

Allison De La Bastida, Staff Writer

February 29, 2016


Filed under Opinion

I love getting dolled up for a dance just as much the next person, but that doesn't necessarily mean I want to spend the time and the money to get ready for every single school dance. I don’t have any boy to wrap my arms around or a tie to match my dress to, nor do I need one. Going with a ...

College hunt

College hunt

Alexa Hines, Web Editor-in-Chief

February 9, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Some people try to warn you that first semester senior year would be just as challenging with finding colleges and starting (and finishing) college applications, all while keeping up grades and having a social life. But no one, and I mean, no one prepared me for second semester senior year. This is...

Filling in the (pay) gap

Filling in the (pay) gap

Ivanna Rea, Staff Writer

January 5, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Why is it that a woman who shares the same exact educational background, same position at her job, and same amount of hours as a man, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, only earns 82 cents to a man's dollar? Not only is this a horrific statistic in itself, but it also says a lot about the...

RIP to my turkey

RIP to my turkey

Lauren Kesic, Marketing & Publicity Editor

December 4, 2015


Filed under Opinion

There’s no better meal than a plate topped with fresh veggies, creamy mashed potatoes, crunchy corn on the cob, flaky bread rolls and a few slices of warm roasted turkey. Just thinking about getting seconds puts me in a food coma for the rest of Thanksgiving break. Every Thanksgiving someone in...

Classic or cliché

Classic or cliché

Dessi Gomez, Staff Writer

November 3, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Shelves are crammed with record cases and walls are plastered in Polaroid pictures. Hipsters roll their eyes as they walk past the common store displays, scoffing at how mainstream these vintage treasures have become. But records and Polaroids are more than just trends. In fact, the revival of these...

I want paperback

I want paperback

Kristine Liao, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 28, 2015


Filed under Opinion

I push through the glass doors and enter a world of infinite stories. The bookshelves create the narrow streets I stroll down as I admire each unique city. This time it’s the city of Mystery and I can feel the hairs stand up on the back of my neck. I turn the corner and embrace the city of Ro...

Obsession with Dessen

Obsession with Dessen

Chloe Le, News & Sports Editor

September 26, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

This past summer, I was at Barnes and Nobles and I was browsing through the aisles when a book actually fell off the shelf and onto my foot. The book was called "Along for the Ride" and the cover had a teenage girl riding a bike. On the top of the cover, in big bold letters read: Sarah Dessen. For some...

Canada eh?

Canada eh?

Kiera Makowecki, Staff Writer

May 26, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Oh Canada! A place where it never stops snowing, everything is doused in maple syrup and Justin Bieber is worshipped as a god. Well…not exactly. I can say that my favorite part of being Canadian is hearing what other countries have to say about us. Some stereotypes are true but others are just...

Unsockcessful dress code

Unsockcessful dress code

Camille Manese, Staff Writer

May 26, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

I have over 70 pairs of socks and if I can't wear them during the school year and it's too hot to wear them in the summer, then when will I wear them? With my flip flops when I go to the beach?! No thank you! We should have the freedom to wear the socks we want and when we want because it’s such a minimal part of the uniform. Socks give us a way ...

Teachers behind the major

Teachers behind the major

Paige Schuck, Staff Writer

May 20, 2015


Filed under Opinion

My second grade teachers thought I had a reading impairment because I couldn't get through a short sentence in under a minute. They suggested to my parents that I should repeat second grade because they were afraid I'd fall behind my peers. In third grade I picked up a Magic Tree House book and read...