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HIPSTERS? By Abbie Hanawalt and Amy Borngrebe

Q: What is your definition of cool? Freshman Ben Seest: Someone who is loose, not uptight. Q: How do you feel about hipsters? Senior Eryn Gammonley: People think I’m a hipster… it’s hard to define. Q: Are you a hipster? Senior Austin Marshall: I was a hipster before it was cool.

DEFINING “COOL” By Topanga McBride

¹cool \’kül\ adj 1: moderately cold; lacking in warmth 2 a: marked by steady dispassionate calmness and self-control 5: facilitating or suggesting relief from heat 7 slang a: very good: EXCELLENT; also: ALL RIGHT 7 slang b: FASHIONABLE The word “cool” has fourteen entries in Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, Tenth Edition, including the few above. “Cool” can be used as a noun, an adjective, a verb, and an adverb. Teenagers’ everyday lives are plagued by one question, “What is cool?” In reality, “cool” has more definitions than the fourteen stated in the dictionary. “Cool” is defined by an individual, defined differently by a group of people, and defined differently again by a generation. The hardest part about defining “cool” is that the definition is always changing. You probably don’t wear the clothes you bought last year near as much today. What may have been “cool” yesterday isn’t today.



By Anna Schneeberger and Chandler Gould Our past century, defined in decades of three words or less.

Al Capone, Jazz, and radios


Mohandas Gandhi, fedoras, and microwaves

Madonna, Michael Jackson, and shoulder pads



Etched In Stone: 03-08-13 Issue  
Etched In Stone: 03-08-13 Issue  

Cover Story: --The Meaning of Cool Featuring: --Month In Review --Spring Break --New Music Plus: --St. Patty's Day --Sudoku and Word Search...