Not Another Teen Cliché (That Ended Up Being Totally Not Cliché At All)
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The whole thing was malicious.
Chloe had been sitting at her lunch table with her friends enjoying one of the last high school meals they would have at that specific picnic table in Barden High’s courtyard.
“Look,” Alice Peterson sneered, pointing to one of their classmates sitting alone under a tree.
“It’s that Beca Mitchell girl,” one of Alice’s lackeys said with a grin.
Chloe shifted uncomfortably on her wooden bench spot. She glanced across at Aubrey who was silent throughout the conversation, despite her obvious discontent with the conversation and the girl in it.
“Shame,” Alice shook her head rhetorically, “some girls just can’t be as attractive as we can.”
It was conversations like those that made Chloe question why she ate lunch with those girls three of her four years of high school. Why she was friends with them and why she even put up with them a little bit.
“Bet even you can’t make her pretty,” a lackey noted, nodding at the girl across the way.
Alice sat and contemplated for a moment. “No,” she scoffs for a moment, “but I bet I know who could.”
“It became the middle finger I couldn’t raise in PR photographs. The mustache became my silent last word in the verbal battles I was losing with higher headquarters on rules, targets, and fighting the war.” – Robin Olds, Fighter Pilot: The Memoirs of Legendary Ace Robin Olds (p. 284)
Jack D. Fischer was selected in July 2009 as a member of the 20th NASA
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currently assigned as Flight Engineer for Expedition 51/52, which is
scheduled to launch in April 2017. Prior to becoming an astronaut, the
Colorado native graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado in
1996 with a Bachelor of Science in Astronautical Engineering. He went
on to receive a Master of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics from
the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1998. Col. Fischer
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Exploration branches of the Astronaut Office. He has been assigned to
the Expedition 51/52 crew scheduled to launch to the International Space
Station in April 2017.
The Mountain West will most likely fit into its comfortable spot as the #2 conference in the G5. An undefeated MWC team will get a hard look by the selection committee over a 12-1 AAC squad. Now let’s see if anybody can go 13-0.
Can Go 13-0: Boise State
In all likelihood only one Mountain West team is capable of pulling off an undefeated run, and they haven’t been close in a while. Boise will be likely be favored in every game they play, but can they avoid the slip-ups that have plagued them for the last couple of years?
Other Big Contenders: San Diego State, Colorado State
The two-time Mountain West champs return strong and should win the West with ease. Colorado State played brilliantly at the end of last year and could certainly make a deep run if they play at the same level.
The Upper-Middle Class: Wyoming, Air Force
Wyoming was a great story last year but they lose a lot of the guys that helped them win the division. Air Force remains a potent threat to take down any team in the conference.
The Middle Class: New Mexico, Utah State, Hawaii
New Mexico has been playing well for the past few seasons. Utah State has been slowly regressing but I don’t think it’ll continue. Hawaii is improving and in a bad West division just a little improvement will make them an easy #2 pick.
The Basement: Nevada, Fresno State, UNLV, San Jose State
Since these teams are all in the West one of them might put things together and go bowling. Though they all might just stink.