It’s good to be bad

By Christian Gallen

March 18 2015

Some people are so terrified that if they tried anything new then something as shameful as my band fail or backstroke incident could happen to them. The saddest thing I see in high schools is talented young people who are so afraid to fail that they don’t even try. Sometimes we compare our first attempts with people who have been practicing something for ages. What I have come to understand is that when you are a noob, you are not going to be as good as a pro. And that is OK.

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What I have learnt from zombies

By James Beck

March 12 2015

The world as we know it has ended. Civilization has collapsed and you are one of the few survivors tasked with continuing the human race. Bunkered down in a half-destroyed building which you have fortified with corrugated iron you begin to recall your life pre-apocalypse. Back to before everyone you knew was turned into flesh-eating walking corpses. Before the earth was reduced to a lawless wasteland and before you were a skateboarding samurai sheriff who delivered justice with your bionic laser cannon arm. These are the thoughts that keep me up at night and are the reason I practice Fruit Ninja with real fruit and a real sword.

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Not cool is the new cool

By Christian Gallen

March 4 2015

The longer I have been alive the more I have noticed how pointless it is to try and be cool. It’s not about the clothes; it’s the person wearing the clothes that makes them cool. If I busted my dad wearing a snap back, basketball singlet and rolled up chino’s I wouldn’t think my dad had “mad swag”. I would vomit in my mouth a little bit. Seriously, I mean the whole idea of trying really hard to be cool is really not cool.

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