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Charged with senioritis

Charged with senioritis

Soumya Kurnool

April 10, 2013

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CAUTION: Grandma behind the wheel

CAUTION: Grandma behind the wheel

Soumya Kurnool

November 19, 2012

  You know you live a sad life when you have to wait in the Bus Circle until 5 p.m. for your parents to pick you up while all your friends simply zip off in their own cars to go home, to Chipotle and everywhere else it is that teens go. You also know you have a sad life when you don’t know squat about being behind the wheel (...

Grandpa Kurnool, where art thou?

Grandpa Kurnool, where art thou?

Soumya Kurnool

October 26, 2012

Relationships have never been of interest to me. On my list of priorities, I'd say they're just below scrubbing the toilet with a toothbrush. In fact some people have told me that I must be asexual due to my total lack of interest. I find the notion mildly disturbing. Almost as disturbing as the fact...

17, going on 71

17, going on 71

Soumya Kurnool

September 28, 2012

I'll fess up. I lied. Last year, I fooled you all with my column "No Country for Old Women." I told you all I was a grandma, that I was notoriously old-fashioned and was totally out of the loop of teenage experiences (which I would argue is still true). I then proceeded to write about my anti...

Welcome, young fountain hopper

Welcome, young fountain hopper

Soumya Kurnool

May 29, 2012

Writing about my old fashioned sensibilities in this column has come to the point where my parents (or my dad, anyhow) are genuinely afraid of how college will turn out for me. And now that I think about it, if I have issues with blaring pop music, half-naked people, vulgarity of any sort and what teenagers c...

Grandma’s day out

Grandma’s day out

Soumya Kurnool

April 11, 2012

When the idea of a four day field trip to New York City was posed to me, I had my qualms. Should I seize the day or just stay home? I opted for a day out. Too much time in Times Square New York proved to be my biggest nightmare, but nothing was worse than Times Square. It's a blaring, smok...

Out of touch with the iPod Touch

Out of touch with the iPod Touch

Soumya Kurnool

December 7, 2011

The hype these days is The Phone. The iPhone 4, 5, 6, 7, whatever. However, considering the fact that they cost an arm and a leg, I do not see anyone lending me one to tinker with anytime soon. So I opted for the iPod Touch — the wannabe iPhone. Let me take it one app at a time. Cro-Mag According to Apple, the line of "i" produ...