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Congratulations, the internet says youve got cardiac arrest

Congratulations, the internet says you’ve got “cardiac arrest”

Jaeeun Park, Opinions Editor November 30, 2021

   Self diagnosis: I feel like we've all done it before. You wake up feeling under-the-weather, with an ominous aching in your bones and a crick in your neck. Gingerly, you type in these symptoms into...

West Ranch Wellness Center: Working to Reduce the Stigma and Improve Students Mental Health

West Ranch Wellness Center: Working to Reduce the Stigma and Improve Student’s Mental Health

Tashvi Ratnani and Krish Singh November 8, 2021

Mental health plays a huge role in academic and physical performance, and not taking a break every so often may have unintended consequences. As the CDC states on their website, “Mental health is important...

On cultural dysphoria, its roots, and the effect it has on our world

On cultural dysphoria, its roots, and the effect it has on our world

Noor Baber, Copy Editor November 5, 2021

Cultural dysphoria: the term describes an uncertainty that a person feels about where they fit in terms of cultural categories. I had originally heard of the word while doing research about immigrants...

Whats wrong with scream queens?

What’s wrong with scream queens?

Desiree Perez November 5, 2021

   Classic horror films made a comeback this spooky season. People head to the movie theaters for limited-time reruns or cozying up at home, watching the scary movies available for streaming.   ...

An analysis of the recent hate towards Asian-Americans, and the impact it has on our community

An analysis of the recent hate towards Asian-Americans, and the impact it has on our community

Jaeeun Park, Opinions Editor May 21, 2021

Preface:     It seems that every time I check the news, there is a new innocent Asian victim of hate crimes. It sickens me that people target the elderly, the vulnerable in their pursuit of twisted...

How it Started vs. How its Going

How it Started vs. How it’s Going

Alice Xie, Staff Writer May 14, 2021

I’ve had friends tell me how great high school is. How I will learn more than I’ve ever known. How the friends I make will be lifelong. How I’ll grow to be the best I can be. And most importantly,...

Body Goals

Body Goals

How should we be talking about our bodies?
Emily Yoon, A&E Editor March 13, 2021

  Content warning: weight loss, eating disorders  I’ve been struggling to write this editorial for weeks. Ideas appear to me in a variety of elusive forms: sometimes a critique on diet and fitness...

Zoom in Review

A retrospective about online learning
Ricky Rojas and Jessica Son March 6, 2021
With the spring semester in session and students working hard in classes, it is hard to imagine a time before online learning.
America Moving Forward

America Moving Forward

Iman Baber February 17, 2021

   There has been one constant in my household over the entirety of quarantine: the drone of the news playing from the TV; all morning, all afternoon, all evening, until we practically have the cycle...

Letter to 2025

Letter to 2025

Jasmine Wongphatarakul, Alice Xie, and Katie Luo February 9, 2021

Dear 2025,    It’s me, 2020. I’m a little embarrassed because of last year. Actually, to say I’m embarrassed would be an understatement — I am ashamed. A lot of people are mad at me, posting...

Standardized testing in quarantine: how the closure of testing centers affects students.

Standardized testing in quarantine: how the closure of testing centers affects students.

Ricky Rojas and Brandon Kim December 14, 2020
“[Last year’s] AP exam was more of a marathon than a FRQ. There were way too many questions for the time limit so it was up to the students to see how many questions they could answer." -Mr. Burrill, AP Calculus Teacher
Happiness is only one click away.

Happiness is only one click away.

Jaeeun Park, Opinions Editor December 14, 2020

It is December 2020, and about nine months have passed since I began life within my bubble consisting of the kitchen and the living room couch. The only node that connects me to the outside world is the...

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