Oakleaf high school graduation 2022

The graduating class of 2020!

2017.06.15 16:55 Tornado9797 The graduating class of 2020!

Whether it's high school or beyond, join the others who celebrate their graduation in 2020!
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2019.04.18 07:27 Comrox Life After School

Discuss life after college, high school, university, etc., such as the social, emotional, career, and overall lifestyle transition and challenges after graduation.
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2022.04.03 15:39 Jolly_Gur6755 W`A`T`C`H High School Basketball Live @ High School Basketball 2022 Live On @!rEddIT

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2023.03.30 16:12 Achilles_343i Moving back to Florida after 16 years, need some serious help. [ Read with thick skin, open-mind, and experience]

This post might come off as abrasive to some, but I'm looking at this from a logical viewpoint.
So I'm 34 years old. Me and my s/o are going for a fresh start in Florida. We both used to live there in our youth. I've lived in Sebring, Kissimmee, and Davie; and those can be scratched right off my list instantly. I have nostalgia from these places, but not my cup of tea anymore.
This is my ideal city:
Well that's pretty much all I can think of at this point. I will add more prerequisites, if I think of any.
Thanks for reading, and I hope I can get some good recommendations.
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2023.03.30 16:12 Warm_blanket1103 CC transfer course requirements

Hi👋🏻 im currently a senior and considering the cc transfer route since I don’t really see myself at any of the schools I got in to. I’ll only have completed Algebra 2 Trig by graduation (due to some bad grades during covid and lack of class availability) and im planning on transferring into a cs or cog sci program. Will I be really behind in math at cc? Will I be able to finish all my math requirements before transferring? And finally, would it be possible to get any math classes out of the way during the summer before first year? Thanks.
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2023.03.30 16:12 mericide I feel like I botched this whole process.

So I think that I totally messed up in terms of taking advantage of student loan forgiveness options.
I paid my loans on time for about a decade. During COVID, I voluntarily continued to pay my student loans. When the White House announced student loan forgiveness, my loan amount was down to $2,500.
When the White House announced student loan forgiveness, I wanted to take advantage of the full $10,000; so I called Nelnet and asked for a refund of the money I paid during COVID. To my surprise, I got a check from the US Treasury for $7,500 within weeks. I told myself I would spend it, but I did.
I am a public high school teacher. However, my employer only allowed me to take 6 weeks of my own sick days as maternity leave. I decided to take a leave of absence for the rest of the school year because I can’t afford childcare for all three of my kids. So I’ve basically used that $7,500 to make up for the loss of income.
The main thing that I feel that I screwed up is that I didn’t apply for the public student loan forgiveness. I thought it would be easier to just apply for the Biden forgiveness since my loans were almost exactly $10,000. I know that I technically still can apply, but I don’t have 120 qualified payments under my belt.
So right now, my student loan payments are paused and I fee like a chump. I was on track to just pay these loan off the old-fashioned way, and I also missed a huge opportunity to have them forgiven.
I’m wondering if anyone knows of any other possible avenues for loan forgiveness for me—a public school employee? I might apply for the public loan forgiveness even though I don’t have enough qualified payments just to see what happens.
Any other ideas?
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2023.03.30 16:12 calolinalindas Part Time Swimming Coach (Eldoret High Schools)

About The Role Key responsibilities for the role include:
Work with the Dean of Residential Life to create a vision for the swimming program and invest stakeholders in the vision. Oversee the in-house and regional swimming relationships and ensure the school is scheduled for all competitions.
https://jobskenya.stalva.com/job/part-time-swimming-coach-eldoret-high-schools/
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2023.03.30 16:11 tsujigiri_2 Why isn't low-level programming appreciated much these days?

I got started in programming fairly young (doing web development and game development using Unity). I'm still a junior in high school but for the past year or so I've gotten super interested in low-level programming.
I've worked on several projects including writing a game engine from scratch in Rust, a few emulators I wrote for older game consoles in C, embedded system hacking, reverse engineering, and the like. Recently I've been working on writing an OS kernel in Rust (although it's still at an early stage). I also enjoy rewriting several hacking tools in C++ and Assembly.
However, the general consensus seems to be that doing things from scratch/reinventing the wheel is a waste of time and generally useless. But I personally really enjoy working on these projects as it really excites me, to the point where I can work countless hours without feeling tired. My goal is to have a broad understanding of how everything about computers work, from CPU/GPU architecture to designing large scale systems and everything in between.
My CS teacher told me that the pay is generally low in this subfield, but I find it incredibly fun and exciting to work on low level stuff. What are your thoughts on this?
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2023.03.30 16:10 Living_Measurement36 I love stealing players when I got a 12% chance to get them

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2023.03.30 16:09 Merryweatherey Orc Girl Goes To High School

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2023.03.30 16:08 DoubtContent4455 How does 5 year departure work?

So, on the 6th year after I graduated a specific school or after I leave academia altogether how does dental school admissions look that those classes? would they want me to retake them? As a system it doesn't really make sense, at least for me.
Finished early college in 2019, did undergrad for 3 years, my masters program is 2.
I have only a few core classes pre 2019, but I don't understand why any school would care especially if I'm growing on that knowledge.
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2023.03.30 16:07 haljackey 401/Highbury- get ready for a half decade of construction headaches

The project includes the following components:
Replacement of five structures:
• CNR Overhead (Site 19X-0371/B0)
• Pond Mills Road Overpass (Site 19X-0372/B0)
• Highbury Avenue Underpass (Site 19X-0373/B0)
• Tributary to Murray Drain Culvert (Site 19X-0650/C0)
• Elliot-Laidlaw Drain Culvert (Site 19X-0651/C0)
Improvements to the Highway 401 corridor, including:
• Resurfacing/reconstruction of 5.5 km of Highway 401 from 675 m east of Wellington Road easterly to 630 m west of Old Victoria Road
• Widening and grade raise of Highway 401 from the area of Pond Mills Overpass to the CNR Overhead to accommodate construction of the new Pond Mills Road Overpass and CNR Overhead
• Addition of continuous speed change lanes between the Highbury Avenue westbound on-ramp and the Exeter Road westbound off-ramp, and between the Wellington Road eastbound on-ramp and the Highbury Avenue eastbound off- ramp
• Replacement of the Highway 401 median barrier
• Replacement of the Highway 401 median storm sewer between Wellington Road and Highbury Avenue
• Construction of a storm water management facility along the south side of Highway 401 between Pond Mills Road and the London-Port Stanley Railway
• Rehabilitation/replacement of five non-structural culverts crossing Highway 401
• Installation of high mast lighting on Highway 401 between Wellington Road and Highbury Avenue
• Replacement of six overhead signs on Highway 401
• Drainage and roadside safety improvements (i.e., guiderail), as required.
Improvements to the Highway 401/Highbury Avenue Interchange, including:
• Reconstruction of the interchange ramps
• Reconstruction and widening of Highbury Avenue from the north limit of the interchange southerly to Wilton Grove Road
• Installation of three new overhead signs on Highbury Avenue
• Installation of high mast and conventional lighting at the interchange
• Replacement of traffic signals at the Highbury Avenue ramp intersections and on Highbury Avenue at the Flying J Travel Plaza
• Drainage and roadside safety improvements (i.e., guiderail), as required
Construction is anticipated to begin in 2023, subject to approvals, and will carry over for five years. It is anticipated that the improvements will be completed in 2027.
https://hwy401highbury.ca/resources/rpt_2022-3004_Hwy401Highbury_dcr_final_toMTO.pdf
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2023.03.30 16:07 92tilinfinityand Of the 8 teams that ESPN predicted had a chance to win the 2023 tournament, only UConn remains to keep their streak alive of ballparking the winner since the piece’s inception in 2016.

Of the 8 teams that ESPN predicted had a chance to win the 2023 tournament, only UConn remains to keep their streak alive of ballparking the winner since the piece’s inception in 2016.
The article was written pre-seeding.
Here is the write up on our other Final Four participants…
In the Near Misses category consisting of 25 teams (in alphabetical order, not ranking):
  1. Miami Hurricanes
Here's a pick that gives us serious pause. Miami is old and skilled and can make an opposing defense look completely overmatched. Notable grown man Norchad Omier constitutes a compelling argument for ignoring high school recruits and building through the transfer portal. There's no "but" coming here. Eight is just a really small number.
  1. San Diego State Aztecs
This is Brian Dutcher's strongest team since the Malachi Flynn days. SDSU is once again elite on defense, and the concern here is not that the Aztecs will live and die by the 3. The question is instead whether the Aztecs' offense will do so. San Diego State ranked No. 10 in an 11-team Mountain West for accuracy inside the arc in conference play.
In the No Clear Path consisting of the other 319 teams we have:
Florida Atlantic (with no write up)
And who were the other seven teams ESPN predicted could contend? Alabama (awful tourney from Miller sinks them), Houston (ran into the Miami buzzsaw), Kansas (trouble with athletic teams that can push it like Arkansas and Texas), Marquette (I don’t think ESPN could’ve predicted how bad Kolek plays), Purdue (I think they skipped the tournament alongside UVA), Tennessee and UCLA (probably the two closest shots surprisingly, even with being decimated by injuries).
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2023.03.30 16:07 IJustLandedHere Need help as a first time buyer in Boston, MA

Hi folks,
I am looking to buy a 3-unit property in Boston, MA. I am requesting your help in deciding, what parameters I should look for before making a decision. The property is built in 1910, is in a good school district, and costs around $1.5 million.
Here is my checklist:
  1. location (schools, parking, crime rate, restaurants, public transport etc)
  2. structural integrity
  3. roof
  4. solid windows/ doors
  5. ROI
  6. Cap rate
  7. occupancy rate
Here are some of my questions:
  1. What am I missing?
  2. How do I estimate the fair cost?
  3. Owing to the high-interest rates, how much downpayment should I make? I normally would do the minimum possible, but tempted to pay more to save on interest rates.
  4. How do I choose an agent? I worked with a few that are exceptionally bad.
  5. And I am also concerned about the age of the property. I just don't know when it will start seeing major problems.
Thanks for your help in advance.
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2023.03.30 16:07 tragiicallyy Managing 5 courses a term in STEM?

For those of y'all in STEM and are taking 5 classes a term, how do you manage your time? How good are you at gauging how busy you will be prior to the semester? Any tips? Does it get better (ish) in upper-year classes?
For context, I'm in my second year of biochem. In first year, I took 5 classes a term, but all my classes were online (including the labs), so I don't think that's really an accurate representation of what taking 5 classes a term is like. I got some classes I took in high school transferred as university credits, so I am taking 4 classes a term for second year without having to do an extra semester later on. I definitely think 4 classes a term is a lot more manageable, especially with all the lab components. Right now though, I'm taking 4 classes (3 of which have lab sections) and doing UROP and I feel pretty busy at best and overwhelmed and struggling to get through the week and worst. I know part of it is because of the labs (the fact that the labs take up so much time, but are only worth like 20% is awful) and the fact that I'm doing UROP at the same time, but it's making me worry about taking 5 classes a term again. I'm already doing co-op, so I really don't want to extend my undergrad longer than I already am.
I know lots of people take 5 classes a term and it's normal for them, so I was wondering if y'all had any advice to share. Tbh, I don't if I'm strong enough to take 5 classes again (lmao) so I'll prob take a class in the summer.
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2023.03.30 16:07 tragiicallyy Managing 5 courses a term in STEM?

For those of y'all in STEM and are taking 5 classes a term, how do you manage your time? How good are you at gauging how busy you will be prior to the semester? Any tips? Does it get better (ish) in upper-year classes?
For context, I'm in my second year of biochem. In first year, I took 5 classes a term, but all my classes were online (including the labs), so I don't think that's really an accurate representation of what taking 5 classes a term is like. I got some classes I took in high school transferred as university credits, so I am taking 4 classes a term for second year without having to do an extra semester later on. I definitely think 4 classes a term is a lot more manageable, especially with all the lab components. Right now though, I'm taking 4 classes (3 of which have lab sections) and doing UROP and I feel pretty busy at best and overwhelmed and struggling to get through the week and worst. I know part of it is because of the labs (the fact that the labs take up so much time, but are only worth like 20% is awful) and the fact that I'm doing UROP at the same time, but it's making me worry about taking 5 classes a term again. I'm already doing co-op, so I really don't want to extend my undergrad longer than I already am.
I know lots of people take 5 classes a term and it's normal for them, so I was wondering if y'all had any advice to share. Tbh, I don't if I'm strong enough to take 5 classes again (lmao) so I'll prob take a class in the summer.
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2023.03.30 16:06 Swaggysagesi6pths T.E.A commissioner and Corrupt Houston ISD takeover

In 2015 (Funded by Houston billionaire John Arnold and other “dark money fund” contributors) mike,a handful of lawyers and some businessmen helped create the group “support our public schools”. This group just so happened to be the same group that petitioned to turn Dallas ISD into a home-rule district(replacing their existing district structure with a home rule charter district) under a 1995 law that allows local residents to do so. Which was not successful.
In 2016, mike was was sworn in as Texas commissioner of education as one of Greg abbotts first acts as governor.
In July of 2018, former Enron trader, John Arnold, joined forces with San Francisco billionaire and Netflix CEO, Reed Hastings. They each pledged $100,000,000 to a new non-profit dedicated to selling the portfolio model of school governance. They call it City Fund. Gates and Dell have also contributed to City Fund.
The portfolio model promotes disruption as a virtue and posits no value for stable neighborhood schools. As schools are closed or reconstituted, the new schools are not democratically controlled. For example, the portfolio district in Denver, Colorado has 204 schools but 108 of them are no longer governed by the school board. They are governed either by private charter school companies or non-profit organizations.
Also in 2018, note that HISD refused to turn over control of 10 of its schools to a charter. (Which would have bought them a 2 year reprieve from any state sanctions)
In 2019, a year later, TEA pointed to Wheatley high school (which is now meeting standards) as a reason for their attempt at taking control over the district. In doing so, TEA would install state appointed managers. Those managers would hold immense power. They can control the budget, school closures, collaborations with charter networks, policies around curriculum and library books, as well as hiring or firing the superintendent, among other important decisions.
Fast forward to March 2023, as talks about charter vouchers throughout the district have already begun, TEA announces the takeover. Radical market theorists are attempting to reshape Texas education governance by instituting the portfolio district school model. It is a scheme promoted by the University of Washington based think tank, Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE). To advance this design, the accountability system and justifications for closing public schools is adopted from Rahm Emanuel’s Chicago Public Schools. This top down plan is being guided by Mike Morath Commissioner of the Texas Education Agency. Bigger Money is Driving the Portfolio School District Model.
Mike morath is a scam artist, attempting shakedown after shakedown. From city to city, it’s no wonder why abbott appointed him to the position that he did. It is obvious that morath wants to implement the portfolio district school model. I’ll say it again, Morath wants to turn HISD into a Portfolio school district. It’s also obvious that abbott supports his portfolio district business plan. He attempted a take over in Dallas while just being a trustee. I’m sure he’s been building his business plan since then, and sees HISD as the district to implement it on. With Abbott backing him and the Power of the TEA in his hands, Houston ISD just wasn’t as lucky as Dallas ISD.
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2023.03.30 16:05 infinitum3d I need help with staging a board game for Sell Sheet photos

Please help!
Note: I’m trying to follow Rule 5. I don’t want someone to do the work for me. I want to learn how to do it myself.
I’m a hobby board game designer and a publisher asked me for my Sell Sheet but I don’t know how to display the game to look its best.
What things need to be captured/displayed in photos of a game?
How does one achieve the best photos? I’m not necessarily talking about the quality of a print, just the layout of the subject material.
I know proper lighting and backdrop is important, but how should the game be staged/framed? Top down? Isometric? Side view?
What’s better? Close ups, or broad?
Multiple photos or one?
Artsy with an out of focus background but tight focus on a single component? Or just an informal snapshot of the Game with players smiling?
Obviously this varies somewhat from Game to Game depending on style, but are there any general/universal tips or concepts to consider?
Any and all help is appreciated! The only thing I know about staging is from high school art class sketching an apple and pear still-life and that was 30 years ago.
Thanks!
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2023.03.30 16:05 __Zoom123__ High level prospects playing today on ESPN, NBATV and FS1

2 big postseason high school tournaments going on today on national TV with many future lottery picks:
Geico Nationals Tournament:
The Throne Tournament:
And more
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2023.03.30 16:04 infinitum3d I need help with staging a board game for Sell Sheet photos

Please help!
Note: I’m trying to follow Rule 5. I don’t want someone to do the work for me. I want to learn how to do it myself.
I’m a hobby board game designer and a publisher asked me for my Sell Sheet but I don’t know how to display the game to look its best.
What things need to be captured/displayed in photos of a game?
How does one achieve the best photos? I’m not necessarily talking about the quality of a print, just the layout of the subject material.
I know proper lighting and backdrop is important, but how should the game be staged/framed? Top down? Isometric? Side view?
What’s better? Close ups, or broad?
Multiple photos or one?
Artsy with an out of focus background but tight focus on a single component? Or just an informal snapshot of the Game with players smiling?
Obviously this varies somewhat from Game to Game depending on style, but are there any general/universal tips or concepts to consider?
Any and all help is appreciated! The only thing I know about staging is from high school art class sketching an apple and pear still-life and that was 30 years ago.
Thanks!
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2023.03.30 16:04 Boorobford The problem with sexual prowess in American society is that it spreads to everything outside of sex.

Ever since I have lived in the US, I have noticed something about a man's sex appeal to women and his ability to get laid a lot. It doesn't just stop at the sex, if it did, then we would never have Asian Masculinity or subs like ours. The problem is that a man's ability to have sex with a number of women, attract them, and be seen as the kind of guy that can impacts the respect he gets in American society. This is why we talk about it as much as we do.
I used to notice that when women found a guy attractive, it was never just about their attraction to him and his sex appeal. It was about how they can get him ahead in life, how they can make sure he gets treated better than everyone else, and how they can get him special privileges in a given room or scene. No group does this more than suburban white girls towards suburban white guys or just women from that sorority/suburban background in general.
It is not just enough that they fuck him, if that was the case, we wouldn't give a shit.
No, he has to get that promotion before the hardworking Asian guy.
He has to get VIP at a club while all of the men of color are denied entry.
He has to be treated with nothing but respect but you can talk down to men of color all you want.
You might not give a shit that Lindsey is only fucking Brad but when Lindsey works at your company and is now trying to get Brad a job as a manager as well as a nice paying role that just opened up, it's a problem. When Lindsey is inviting Brad to the same venues you chill out and more than excusing his crap behavior, it's a problem. This is how it usually goes in American society.
It is all connected. Women in America do not just want to fuck certain men and be done with it, no, they want them to have more social privileges and if they can help it, more professional privileges than you. The Anna Lu fucking the stoner bartender that didn't finish high school would get him that management job at Google in a heartbeat over the Asian guy that went to Harvard if she had even a word in it.
Which is why we preach the importance of finding your groups fast and not associating with people from groups whose women are against dating and getting with men of your background.
The WASPy girl from LA is not just against dating Asian guys, she would also be against hiring one, getting one a high paying role, helping one get ahead in life, and the list goes on. Same can be said for her brothers, they would happily promote an incompetent guy of their own background over an Asian guy that knows what he is doing. In social situations, they will disrespect you and refuse to take you seriously at every turn.
This is why it is so important for you to find your tribe fast and only associate with them. Anyone from groups that are known to be unfriendly to you, make them prove themselves.
Make Lindsey from Long Island prove that she is a far cry from the Alt Righters that lived on her block.
Make Brad from Indiana prove that he is not the stereotypical Neo Nazi type.
When you have your own tribe and your own crew around you that you have formed because you have went for people from cultures whose women are open to Asian men (of all kinds), others will be less inclined to fuck with you.
When you have a couple of hot black girls by your arms, I promise you, Lindsey is being very careful in her actions.
When you have a couple of strong Latinas in your life, Lindsey knows she can't boldly get her loser fuckbuddy ahead.
Hell, even if you have a couple of cool white girls in your life that are familiar with the American way, Lindsey knows she can be labeled a Karen quick and her behavior will be called out.
So this is why we preach the importance of finding your allies and allying up fast!
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2023.03.30 16:04 Swaggysagesi6pths Mike Morath, TEA commissioner and corrupt shakedowns

In 2015 (Funded by Houston billionaire John Arnold and other “dark money fund” contributors) mike,a handful of lawyers and some businessmen helped create the group “support our public schools”. This group just so happened to be the same group that petitioned to turn Dallas ISD into a home-rule district(replacing their existing district structure with a home rule charter district) under a 1995 law that allows local residents to do so. Which was not successful.
In 2016, mike was was sworn in as Texas commissioner of education as one of Greg abbots first acts as governor.
In July of 2018, former Enron trader, John Arnold, joined forces with San Francisco billionaire and Netflix CEO, Reed Hastings. They each pledged $100,000,000 to a new non-profit dedicated to selling the portfolio model of school governance. They call it City Fund. Gates and Dell have also contributed to City Fund.
The portfolio model promotes disruption as a virtue and posits no value for stable neighborhood schools. As schools are closed or reconstituted, the new schools are not democratically controlled. For example, the portfolio district in Denver, Colorado has 204 schools but 108 of them are no longer governed by the school board. They are governed either by private charter school companies or non-profit organizations.
Also in 2018, note that HISD refused to turn over control of 10 of its schools to a charter. (Which would have bought them a 2 year reprieve from any state sanctions)
In 2019, a year later, TEA pointed to Wheatley high school (which is now meeting standards) as a reason for their attempt at taking control over the district. In doing so, TEA would install state appointed managers. Those managers would hold immense power. They can control the budget, school closures, collaborations with charter networks, policies around curriculum and library books, as well as hiring or firing the superintendent, among other important decisions.
Fast forward to March 2023, as talks about charter vouchers throughout the district have already begun, TEA announces the takeover. Radical market theorists are attempting to reshape Texas education governance by instituting the portfolio district school model. It is a scheme promoted by the University of Washington based think tank, Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE). To advance this design, the accountability system and justifications for closing public schools is adopted from Rahm Emanuel’s Chicago Public Schools. This top down plan is being guided by Mike Morath Commissioner of the Texas Education Agency. Bigger Money is Driving the Portfolio School District Model.
Mike morath is a scam artist, attempting shakedown after shakedown. From city to city, it’s no wonder why abbot appointed him to the position that he did. It is obvious that morath wants to implement the portfolio district school model. I’ll say it again, Morath wants to turn HISD into a Portfolio school district. He attempted a take over in Dallas while just being a trustee.I’m sure he’s been building his business plan since then, and sees HISD as the district to implement it on. Dallas ISD dodged a bullet, HISD wasn’t lucky enough.
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2023.03.30 16:03 KhoaFraelich 2023 PORSCHE MACAN T REVIEW: WINTER AS IN SUMMER, AN ATTRACTIVE ENTRY INTO PORSCHE WORLD

2023 PORSCHE MACAN T REVIEW: WINTER AS IN SUMMER, AN ATTRACTIVE ENTRY INTO PORSCHE WORLD

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THE ONLY DISAPPOINTMENT HAS TO DO WITH THE HORSES – IF THOSE 260 COULD JUST BE 300, SAY…

• Auto123 reviews the 2023 Porsche Macan T. Here's what you need to know.

• Fit, quality, dynamics and the driving experience are all beyond reproach, or just about.

The Porsche Macan compact SUV was updated last year. What didn’t change during that update is its fidelity to the Porsche brand’s sporty philosophy, this while the SUV offers more passenger and cargo space than the company’s legendary cars.

What's new for 2023?
Porsche has added a new version to its range. The Macan T (for Touring, not Turbo) is equipped with a Sport Chrono package that offers several driving modes as well as a hot start mode. Dark titanium 20-inch wheels add visual dynamics. Up front, the T's fascia is Agathe Grey, the same colour found on the contoured mirrors.

LED headlights are also standard and incorporate the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS), which includes adaptive LED headlights that automatically adjust according to driving conditions. It allows for effective illumination of the road without the risk of blinding other drivers. There are also features such as cornering lights and automatic high beam function. The goal is to improve visibility and driving safety by adapting the lighting according to driving conditions.

At the rear, the four tailpipes and a large black diffuser are immediately noticeable.

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The interior
Standard features include a 10.9-inch touchscreen, 10-speaker audio system and LED headlights. Overall, the standard equipment is limited, though. To get more, you have to open the big options catalog and start checking off items.

Our model had $10,900 worth of these options, including, among other things, heated front and rear seats, 20-inch wheels, a carbon elements for the interior, a dedicated fuel filler cap (at $190) and an adaptive suspension.

All that aside, the Macan is a beautiful, well-designed and well-built SUV. The quality of materials is impeccable and everything you touch is well-made. You're inside an exceptional environment and the materials, feel, comfort and soundproofing, even in this ‘lower-end’ Porsche, stand out from the competition.

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Strong points

Quality of materials
Layout of controls
Soundproofing on board

Weak points

List of options
Narrow seats

The exterior
No change here since the introduction of the new model in 2022. The model is racy and gives off a fairly ‘sporty vehicle’ vibe. The wheels, which are firmly planted at the ends of the car, contribute to the model's sporty and rugged character.

Our tester had a very nice Speed Yellow paint job available only by special order... at $13,050! That's not cheap, and you should know that Porsche offers a total of 59 colour choices at that price. If you want to be a little more conservative, you can opt for two free colours that are white and black or 8 metallic colors at $790 each.

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Strong points

Sporty character
Unique exterior design
Choice of colours

Weak points

Gaping mouth at the front
Backup camera located too low
Price of some colours!

Safety and Technology
As mentioned, the Porsche Macan is a sporty looking SUV, and that's the case inside as well. And as mentioned, the list of options is very long. So, despite the high price of the entry-level Macan, many options that are usually included in other brands' models are not included here.

So, while you get ParkAssist, cruise control, lane departure warning and hill descent control, that's more or less where it ends. For everything else, check out the options list!

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The drive
The T version of the Macan is powered by a 261-hp turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. If you're looking for performance, don't bother. The S model with a 375-hp V6 engine is more for you.

That said, the Macan T with the base engine is very fun to drive. It has all the makings of a sports car. The 8-way adjustable front sport seats made of durable sport-Tex fabric and leatherette upholstery are very comfortable and supportive for front passengers. In the rear, the bench seat is also comfortable, although it’s not very deep. Legroom in the back is also quite limited.

Behind the wheel, however, there are many ways to have fun. The 7-speed PDK gearbox is a marvel! With the help of all-wheel drive, it's impossible to miss on dry roads. The little knob that engages the Sport mode available in the "T" version gives a boost to the 'little' engine.

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We had the opportunity to drive through a storm that left nearly a foot of snow on the ground, and never have we felt as safe in such conditions as we did inside this Macan. With great tires, in this case Michelin Pilot, the car literally clings to the road.

We couldn't help but fiddle with the gas pedal to get the car going sideways several times on isolated roads where snowplows hadn't yet passed. There's no snow mode in the Macan, but the power is perfectly adequate on slippery roads.

Some of your questions about the 2023 Porsche Macan:

Which version of the Porsche Macan 2023 is recommended?
For us, if you want to drive a Porsche Macan, stay with the basic version and add the premium package to have at least the benches and the heated steering wheel. The rest is just accessorizing.

What is the fuel consumption of the Porsche Macan 2023?
Officially, the 4-cylinder Macan consumes 12.2L/10 km city and 10.2 highway. In our case, with winter temperatures and a snowstorm during our week of testing, we finished at 13.2L/100 km, which is frankly high for a 4-cylinder.

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The final word
The Macan T model we drove came in at $91,150, which is still a lot to ask for a Macan. The $65,000 base model is just as likely to meet your needs, if you’re set on driving a Porsche.

All the elements that make the brand what it is are in the Macan. Assembly quality, refinement and a dynamic driving experience are strong points of this SUV. The only disappointment has to do with the engine, more specifically its output. You may find that 260 hp a bit lacking, and you joy would be assured if only that number could be in the neighborhood of 300. That would have positioned the T variant as a very good value proposition, right between the entry-level Macan and the fiery S.

We like

Ride and handling
Exterior design
Interior design

We like less

Options
Fuel economy
Could use more horses

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The competition

Acura RDX
Alfa Romeo Stelvio
Audi Q5 / Q5 Sportback
BMW X3 / X4
Genesis GV70
Infiniti QX55
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
Lexus NX
Mercedes-Benz GLC / GLC Coupe
Volvo XC60

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2023.03.30 16:03 GlobeOpinion 'Harvard Square was never what it used to be'

By David Scharfenberg in Globe Ideas:
My father took me to Harvard Square quite a bit when I was a kid.
We’d browse at Wordsworth, flip through the CDs at Newbury Comics, and sit at a high top at 33 Dunster Street, where I’d order a Shirley Temple and a cheeseburger with fries.
I was too young to understand the square’s mystique but not too young to feel it: the Ivy League heft and, a couple of decades after Joan Baez debuted at Club 47, the tendrils of bohemia.
My dad was in his element there. I liked that.
Over the lunch, he’d tell me about the Richard Thompson album he’d just picked up. And we’d talk Red Sox and school and summer camp.
Then we’d make our way back to whatever beater he was driving at the moment and head home, a little happier than we’d arrived.
My dad died years ago. And as an adult, I haven’t spent as much time in Harvard Square. But a couple of weeks ago, I took my 14-year-old daughter and her friend across the Charles in search of some of the feeling I’d had as a kid.
We got a spot on Massachusetts Avenue, not far from where I used to park with my dad, and we started walking.
But I couldn’t help but think of how much the place had changed.
Wordsworth had closed years ago; 33 Dunster Street was a distant memory, too. And it only took my daughter a minute to pull out her phone, search for Starbucks, and take off with her friend.
I wanted to tell them, as they were disappearing down the sidewalk, that this wasn’t the experience they were supposed to be having. That the place had been corrupted, somehow.
That Harvard Square isn’t what is used to be.
But I stopped myself. Our outing had just begun. And I was partway through a new book that had me thinking differently about places like Harvard Square — and the ache I was feeling at that moment.
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2023.03.30 16:03 IndependentFlaky7236 I'm married but my dreams is about another man.

Me, a 28 y/o married woman with a 1 y/o daughter, keeps on dreaming about my first crush (Mr. C).
Mr. C was my first crush. He was classmate from pre-school up until I graduated from high school. Even though he was my first crush I never imagined myself to be his girlfriend because he seems so unattainable for me. His handsome, rich, talented, and smart and I'm just me. I never fell inlove with him and me liking him was just a simple admiration.
When my connection with my ex became rocky in 2018, I started experiencing dreams about him. Unexpectedly, Mr. C. appeared in my dream, sweeping me up by my feet. The majority of my dreams involving him are quite innocent and sweet. And each time I awoke from one of those dreams, I was filled with joy, contentment, and bliss. Yet after a while, I stop thinking about him.
I've been having dreams about him for the past five years. Four years ago, I could understand those dreams, but now that I'm married, they baffle me. Why am I having so many dreams about him? I have a romantic dream about him almost every month. And although I'm thrilled when I dream about him, I feel guilty when I wake up because it feels like I'm "emotionally" cheating. I am content with my marriage. Although I am happy with my life, why do I frequently dream about my first crush? Is there anyone else out there who has had this issue?
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