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[30 Apr 2013 | Comments Off on Well Hello There Mister Sarcasm | ]

By: Drew Sallinger Galaxy Staff
Sarcasm: “The use of irony to mock or convey contempt.” This thing that most people consider to be rude or disrespectful has been used in conversation for years. Sarcasm can be used in many ways, and be directed towards anything, whether it be politics, war, or even a burger and fries.  Sarcasm has engulfed our everyday language,  the phrases “yeah, right” and “big deal” are said mainly with a sarcastic overtone and are meant in a derogatory manner, Mrs Hansen a social studies teacher at North …

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[4 Nov 2011 | Comments Off on The Scariest Movies of October | ]

By Ethan Molifua
It’s dark and stormy.  Lightning flashes. Thunder cracks. The lights in the house flicker, then–go out. A tree scrapes against the window.  You are home – alone.  Suddenly, a door creaks in the distance.  Are you alone?  You go to check out the noise and…it’s just the cat coming through the pet door to get out of the rain.
This is the perfect beginning for a Halloween thriller.
The Gator Galaxy surveyed 100 students to fine out which classic horror movie they thought was the scariest: Halloween, Nightmare on Elm …

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[4 Nov 2011 | Comments Off on A Haunting History | ]

By Livia Tran
We know it as the holiday of dressing up in crazy costumes and going door-to-door to get treats. It’s an excuse to gorge on candy and even an excuse for adults to dress up as adult-sized Barneys. Trick-or-treating isn’t only for children, though. Teenagers still love trick-or-treating and the chance to dress up. After all, who doesn’t love free candy?
We know this candy-giving holiday as Halloween. However, there’s more to this holiday than Twix bars and Skittles.
Despite it’s demonic reputation, the word “Halloween” actually originated from the Catholic …

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[4 Nov 2011 | Comments Off on The Infamous Ghosts of Lincoln | ]

By Brooke Schwisow
Halloween night is a night full of treats and scares. While little kids go off and trick-or-treat in their neighborhoods, the older kids get stuck at home handing out the candy. What happened to Halloween being a time where it was fun to go out on Halloween night and become scared? Are you one of those students that likes to go through haunted houses? Did you know that Lincoln has supposedly “haunted” places located in the city? The screams and terror can be heard and felt when the …

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[17 Dec 2009 | Comments Off on Winter Wonderland | ]

The word “insanity” might have crossed your mind during those three days, while in winter wonderland wondering what had gone wrong. All of us wished for a snow day or two, but when three hit, it surprised us all. The last time there were more than two snow days in a row was in October 1997, when a freak snowstorm caused Lincoln Public Schools to cancel school for an entire week.
Thursday may have come as a surprise to many, but there are many factors in deciding if school should be …