Thursday, April 8, 2010

Thursday, April 8, 2010
By Courtney Smith
What’s the deal with ...
“Immaculate congestion:” Basically everyone has experienced when traffic is backed up for miles then suddenly, every car returns to the typical high-paced speed without passing an accident, stalled car, or road construction. Can anyone explain why this happens?

Parents on Facebook: Why do you not only need to creep on your kids but also their friends? Get a hobby.

“Nice” voice: You know exactly what I’m talking about. Basically it is the voice that someone uses when talking to people that aren’t his or her friends. The voice is automatically happier, nicer, sweeter, and higher pitched than normal. This is often used when people want something and is usually frowned upon by all of society.

Pajamas: Since when was it OK to just roll out of bed and go to school wearing pajamas? Do you not have clothes?

School dietary substitutions: Are they really saving St. James High School from obesity? I’m sure the fatty foods are absorbed throughout the day and not gained from one chicken biscuit at break. Oh, and the diet drinks aren’t helping either. Maybe take a look at the lunch menu.

Crossing-the-line jokes: Just a few weeks ago, I witnessed a senior laughing and joking about a mentally disabled student at St. James. Really? That is not at all funny, to say the least, and isn’t it about time to get a few priorities straight?

Note: “What’s the deal?” should be noted and ignored, embraced and dismissed, laughed at and revered. Thanks.


  1. I agree with all your points this week. Keep up the good work.

  2. I hate the "nice" voice but at the same time I use it too. And pj's in school shows that there is such laziness that we cant take the time to get up in the morning and change in to actual clothes, not the ones we sleep in.

  3. Well done, Courtney's "Note" part was spot-on! I thought it was not only well articulated, but so true. If the "Whats the Deal" isn't a big deal then leave it alone, if you like it enjoy it.

  4. i totally agree with you. i think a lot of people especially senoirs need to grow up and start focusing on the important things. as well as wearing PJ's to school. there's no nap time in high school so why even consider it? as far as the school lunch goes, i have a question, since when are french fries considered to be our "healthy vegetable" ? yeah french fries are potatoes but after they add all the seasoning and crap that go into frying them they are just as bad as chips. and everyone knows the "nice" voice. but i think that you should piont out that it's always the person that no one likes that never get the hint...a bother really... anyway i think the article is great but try adding more examples. and when it comes to food, interview the lunch lady's. they can tell you all the crap they put in the food. it's defidently not humane what people call a "chicken" biscut. but great job!