West Side Stories

All about Lifeguarding

June 10, 2011

A lifeguard. Sometimes called a life-saver. Defined as someone employed by a beach or pool to protect from the risk of drowning. These often silent figures hold one of the most coveted summer jobs available to teenagers. The shiny whistles, the perfect tan…it’s no wonder so many teens look forward to the golden age of sixteen, where they can not only drive but become a certified lifeguard. But...

Another Program to Cut

February 23, 2011

To commemorate the centennial birthday of Ronald Reagan, Sarah Palin was one of several speakers to speak at a banquet in California. Among other things, Palin complained the government is “spending too much” and “controlling too much”. She was presumably unaware of the irony within her statement, because capital punishment does both. The traditional conservative position on the subject of c...

Toyota Taking Heat

August 18, 2010

In January of 2010, Toyota sent out a massive recall on various models that date from 2005-2010. The vehicles involved with the recall include the 2009-2010 models of the RAV4, Corolla and Matrix as well as the 2010 Highlander, any 2007-2010 models of the Tundra and Camry, and any 2008-2010 models of the Sequoia. Customers claiming that loose floor mats caused jammed gas pedals demanded the first recall...

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