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Lana Gorlinski

Entries by Lana Gorlinski

The Seven Stages of Post-Finals Grief

(0) Comments | Posted February 2, 2014 | 4:08 PM

The end of January meant a lot of things: the presidential address, the Super Bowl, the end of the first month of 2014. But for almost every high school student in America, none of those other things mattered because of what else happened, something so sinister that the mere mention...

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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

(1) Comments | Posted December 24, 2013 | 12:33 PM

As a natural result of growing up, some things become less fun than they used to be. Getting sick no longer means watching TV all day and your mom letting you drink Kool Aid, it means making up a metric ton of tests and projects. Going to school no longer...

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The Mad Dash

(7) Comments | Posted October 26, 2013 | 12:00 AM

I have this tendency to start looking for something and proceed to tear the entire room, throwing cushions and unstacking stacks and creating general mayhem. About halfway through this process I realize that I have completely forgotten what I was looking for. I then proceed to stand there sheepishly as...

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In Defense of the Uncertain

(2) Comments | Posted July 30, 2013 | 10:41 AM

As soon as you hit the milestone of high school, the rest of the world just assumes you have everything figured out. Suddenly every adult in existence follows almost any question (whether it's "How are you liking high school?" or "What would you like for dinner?") with one of the...

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Confessions of a Teenage Internet Addict

(2) Comments | Posted July 2, 2013 | 9:38 AM

I used to say I was addicted to the Internet as a joke, like how people would say they were addicted to shopping or the Food Network. I mean sure, I would spend most of my recreational time online, and I was willing to admit that I would often dive...

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