Laura Phillips ’19I got this tat the day I turned 18, mainly because it was the best rebellion my all-girls Catholic high school mind could fathom. My best friend and I, having the same birthday, met up at this mediocre shop in the center of Portland and told them to have at it. We gave them an idea of what we wanted, of course, but didn’t think about it long enough to have it truly mean anything.Fast forward to this past summer — I am living in a tent in the Sierra mountains, working maybe the worst job I will ever have, and, despite it all, growing in a way I never have before. This summer I learned about friendship and hardship and taking chances. This summer I learned about comfort and discomfort and the little things. This summer, I learned about love — of myself and of others — and the Sierras gave that to me.No, I did not know what this little mountain range on my wrist meant when I got it, but I sure do now.
I got this tattoo a week before graduation with my sister. We both got ours in the same place – left wrist. She got the state of Ohio and I got one of the moon. I was thinking about it for a while and I decided to do something simple, and I like the idea of the moon because, at the time, I was graduating high school, and my family was moving away – like, I was gonna have no friends where I came back to in the summer – but I realized that the moon is not averse to change, because it has to change, because of science and the tides and stuff. So I realized that we should not be averse to change and that we should welcome it, just as the moon does. ~ Stephanie Holstein, ’18
This post was written by John Foley ’15, a contributor to The Thrill.
For much of recorded history, a ferocious debate has raged around the art of concealing a hickey.
Conventional wisdom (which supported the invasion of Iraq, FYI) says that hickeys are unprofessional and unbecoming of adults. “Very common in high school,” says the internet.
Sure, hickeys can be fun in the heat of the moment when you lose yourself in the music at Selena Gomez’ birthday party, or “have a little too much fun” on Missy Elliot’s yacht (I am speaking abstractly here; Missy had to sell her yacht). But at some point, the party ends. They become a huge nuisance when your boss or professor won’t stop giving you weird looks and uncomfortable winks! Continue reading
Good morning! Here’s what you missed while you were out partying at the Delt Lodge.
The Lead Story: The NSA, in its wanton desire to know all, has devised methods of foiling most internet encryption, the Times reports. The story emanates from classified documents leaked to the press by Edward Snowden, former NSA contractor and Russia’s least favorite US expat. The NSA has partnered with major American companies to accomplish its goals, though some of those companies remain anonymous.
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