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loving yourself is a rebellion

loving yourself is a rebellion

Emily Yoon, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

       If I could have the powers of any superhero, I’d choose Loki, the Norse god of mischief. As one of the most complex Marvel characters of all time, not only does Loki rock a leather ensemble and flashy golden horns, he can transform into anyone he wants, anytime he wants.     I ...

How Hallmark movies are a cinematic dystopia

How Hallmark movies are a cinematic dystopia

Emily Yoon, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

   My mother and I share many things in common. In addition to our love of seafood and our terrible eyesight, we both love making fun of badly-made films.     You can probably imagine how we’ve watched oodles of Hallmark Christmas movies over the years and mocked the awkward dialogue and id...

The Wellness Center Brings Zen to West Ranch

Vanessa McLaughlin, Staff Writer

December 10, 2019

At West Ranch, the Wellness Center is often recognized for its calming environment and dog therapy. Most students go to these events to have fun doing yoga and petting dogs, but little do students know that they strengthen students’ mindfulness, or the awareness of the world around them.  Creatin...

Munchies: I Reviewed Starbucks’ Holiday Drink Menu

Munchies: I Reviewed Starbucks’ Holiday Drink Menu

Jaeeun Park, Staff Writer

December 9, 2019

As a more spirited venture for Paw Print, I sacrificed my health to taste-test some new holiday drinks at Starbucks.   Peppermint Mocha: Aha, the Peppermint Mocha: the most basic of holiday drinks. Who hasn’t tried one of these in an attempt to be festive? For those that haven’t cons...

Shooting at Saugus High

Shooting at Saugus High

Jaeeun Park, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

This morning on Nov. 14, a 16-year-old male student opened fire around 7:30 a.m. on Saugus High School’s campus. Two victims were fatally shot and four were wounded. This includes the gunman, who attempted suicide by shooting himself in the head, which failed. He remains alive and is in a hospital for ...

Head in the Clouds II: A Review

Head in the Clouds II: A Review

Jaeeun Park and Minjun Kim

November 12, 2019

    On Oct. 11, 88rising, an Asian music collective, released its album “Head in the Clouds II”, mainly produced by Joji (George Miller) who rose to mainstream fame with his song “SLOW DANCING IN THE DARK.” “Head in the Clouds II” is a sequel to 88rising’s debut album “Head in the Clou...

Beto O’Rourke Ends 2020 Presidential Bid

Zach Singer, Staff Writer

November 10, 2019

Beto O’Rourke, gassed out of money and face-planting in DNC polls, abandoned his presidential campaign on Friday, Nov. 1 just hours before the Iowa Democratic event.    After a neck-and-neck Senate battle in a fight to turn Texas blue in 2018, O’Rourke’s mission ultimately failed a...

We The People

We The People

October 28, 2019

Since its foundation, the United States has been a beacon of opportunity for immigrants. Thousands from all around the world come to this country, often gambling for a better life. According to the 2018 Current Population Survey, approximately 89.4 million people, or 28 percent of the overall U.S. pop...

Words Fail: How “Dear Evan Hansen” shares a harmful message

Words Fail: How “Dear Evan Hansen” shares a harmful message

Emily Yoon, Staff Writer

October 22, 2019

  The Broadway musical “Dear Evan Hansen” boasts an iconic soundtrack and a cast full of talented musical theatre performers, not to mention the Tony award for best musical in 2017. Having quickly gained traction in the musical world with hits such as “Waving Through a Window” and “You Will Be ...

TruthFinder has Information on Everyone: Ethical or Not?

TruthFinder has Information on Everyone: Ethical or Not?

Reya Mehta, Staff Writer

October 4, 2019

   In today’s world, privacy has gone extinct. About 49 million Instagram influencers, celebrities and brands had their accounts breached on May 20. Their private contact information, including their location, email address and phone number, were exposed.     There have been so many data breaches ...

Thank You, Next: Why I’m not a Feminist

Thank You, Next: Why I’m not a Feminist

Jaeeun Park, Staff Writer

September 26, 2019

   This summer I visited a museum in bustling NYC and, after a few minutes of mindless wandering, ended up in their gift shop. There I saw some tastelessly designed merchandise that practically screamed about how amazing women were, and that we should fight for equal rights as men. After cringing a...

The Hallyu Wave is Drowning Me

The Hallyu Wave is Drowning Me

Jaeeun Park, Staff Writer

September 16, 2019

   I can clearly remember my childhood and the usual routine I would have after school. After finishing my homework, I would scramble up to my grandmother, lying next to her on our warm heated mat. I’d be intrigued by the cliche, dramatic plot of a rich, good-looking company heir’s tight-lipped m...

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