Little Paper That Could
By Tammy Ashworth (June 16, 2003)
As I type this, my final article
as the editor-in-chief of Lasso Online, I can’t help but marvel
at the change and challenges that not only this student newspaper but we
as a community have faced and invariably met with equanimity during these
past several months.
Out the Window
By Kate O'Hara (May 22, 2003)
I was accepted to college early
in February under the rolling admissions policy at Butler University. I
have tried to keep my spirits up and my mind focused on school since then,
but recently, it’s been rather tough.
by a Young Mother
from Me, Don’t Have Sex’
By Diana Amaya (April 26, 2003)
On November 15, 2002, my whole life
changed. I became a teenage mother. I gave birth to Isaiah Eli Amaya. At
age 16 I decided to keep my baby, not knowing the responsibilities of a
Joys and Pain of 'True Love'
By Jordynn Fulton (April 23,
A crowd of teenage girls was huddled
around their friend who appeared to be in a great deal of pain. She called
my name as I rushed to the epicenter of the action. Her eyes were filled
with tears, her mascara ran in two sloppy, wet lines down her cheeks.
Portrait of a Struggling
By Kevin Robey (April 12, 2003)
Dizzy D opened his heavy eyes to
the soft sunlight slowly filling the dark corners of his room. He had no
idea where he was or where he had been last night, but as the rising California
sun slowly filled his room the blanks began to fill in.
for a Touching Friend
By KT Roberts (March 21, 2003)
My big sister had the unfortunate
and truly devastating experience of losing a very dear friend about two
TV: I’m not Watching
By Tony Clark (March 13, 2003)
I don’t really watch reality shows,
but I see enough commercials to know what they’re about, people who go
on a show and have their lives taped for 5 weeks.
Korea More a Threat than Iraq
By Dan Bray (March 13, 2002)
As you read this, a despotic dictator
has his armies poised near the border, ready to invade one of the United
State’s closest allies. This army, of over a million men, could within
hours reach the capital and start a war that would surely plunge the region
and the world into a period of chaos
Aged at 16
By Rabita Aziz (March 6, 2003)
Middle aged at 16? You’re probably
wondering: What is she talking about? But I think I have a point.
Playing in the Pit Orchestra
Out What’s Worth It Depends
HowYou Define What’s ‘Worth It’
By Andrea Genovese Soares (March
A month ago, someone was trying
to convince me that joining the Pit Orchestra for "Oklahoma!" brings with
it nearly no recognition, and is therefore not worth it.
is a War in My Head'
By Shannon McKittrick (January
There are a lot of times that I
wish I could be content with what I have instead of dwelling on what isn't
in my grasp.
Our Perceptions of What is Real’
By Alex Hahl (January 24, 2003)
"It is impossible to descend
twice into the same river" – Heraclitus
At some level, everything is changing.
The passage of time if nothing else, ensures that no single thing that
can be perceived is ever the same as it once was, simply because it is
older than it used to be.
Our Litigious Society
Paper Cuts May Occur
By Ben Carter (December 28, 2002)
Recently on the front page of the
newspaper, there was a laughable picture of monkeys (yes, monkeys)
walking along a wire in Japan. Reading the article accompanying the picture,
I could not help but laugh with each story of monkey-related incidents
Jenny Jones and Raymond Moses
Out Your Life
By Maria Lara (December 22, 2002)
Over the summer I remember flipping
through the channels of daytime television. I loved watching the talk shows,
especially Jenny Jones. So I was always really anxious to see what that
day’s topic was going to be
about the Small Things Is Not that Important’
By Kevin Robey (December 13,
I strongly dislike serious people.
They always have some place to go, and they’re always racing around. I
look around in amazement at how my fellow students become so absorbed in
extracurricular activities that they never have time to sit back and reflect
upon their lives.
Battling the SATs
SAT Dented My Application Like it Was a New Car, Now Unqualified'
By Paige Dorsey (December 13,
Throughout my life I have traveled
around the world, from my birth in Ecuador, to the Sahara Desert in Africa
and the medieval castles in Europe, I have seen much of what the world
has to offer.
On Being a Latina
Fond of My Flavorful Heritage’
By Ana Rogers (December 12, 2002)
Although we all try our hardest
to stay grounded, it’s hard not to admit you’re proud to be Latina. It’s
been a long and hard journey back from Spain several centuries ago, but
we have survived and prospered.
Discrimination Affects Teens
By Sara Kaplow (November 27,
I’m sure you know the scene: you
walk into a 7-11, and the eyes (and probably cameras) focus in on you.
Why, you ask?
Sex: The Abercrombie Effect
By Rabita Aziz (November 13,
Imagine if GNC, a health food store,
sold fatty, calorie-filled candy bars; or if Trader Joe’s decided to sell
cereal with aspartame and preservatives. Of course, these things
would contradict the very purpose of the store.
By Andrea Genovese Soares (November
It’s 8:30 p.m. The chances of finishing
your homework before midnight are very slim, and you know that you have
a tough English essay test tomorrow that you have to be awake for. Do you
sleep, or finish your homework and risk dozing off during your English
It’s Making Me Wait,
By Michael Miller (October 9,
Okay, we all know the story. It’s
late at night, and the major assignment is due tomorrow.
the 49.9% Factor
Don’t the ‘Reasons Why Not’ Sway Us More?
By Kate O’Hara (October 7, 2002)
Sex. It’s a common theme running
through every teenager’s mind, whether they’ll admit it or not. Its appeal
surrounds us everyday.
Your Back Some Slack
By Andrea Genovese Soares (October
According to the Consumer Product
Safety Commission, in the year 2000, about 13,000 children paid a visit
to ERs throughout the country due to backpack-related injuries, a grievance
that has increased 330% since 1996.
Thought I Had It All Figured Out
By Kristin Sommers (October 2,
Last year I was so sure I had it
figured out. Last October, around this time, I had gone to a huge college
fair at Fair Oaks Mall. It was massive, colleges from everywhere you could