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Together, Under Guns, With Liberty and Justice for None

Together, Under Guns, With Liberty and Justice for None

Erica Gillespie, News Editor

October 9, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Politics, Top Stories

San Bernardino. Charleston. Sandy Hook. Orlando. Twenty years ago, these names were just places. A California city. The South Carolina capital. An elementary school. Disney World. Four drastically different places separated by people, history, and geography that share one grotesque commonality. And...

DIWhy?

Iman Baber

October 9, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

I don’t know about you, but I’m a DIYer. I’m crazy about anything DIY. And there’s no end to the ideas all over the Internet. But I as I scroll through Pinterest, I can’t help but notice how repetitive everything seems. Rainbow slime? Seen that. Washi tape phone holders? Old! It seems now tha...

No B.S.? That’s B.S.

No B.S.? That’s B.S.

Mary Waugh, Staff Writer

October 6, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Health, Opinions

3 egg whites, 6 almonds, 4 cashews, 2 dates and no B.S. Unlike most nutrition bar brands, RXBars are not shy in hiding what they’re made of. RXBar’s most popular flavors include chocolate sea salt, mixed berry, chocolate peanut butter, and chocolate chip. The RXBars even come packaged for kids...

Better, Better, Better

Better, Better, Better

Iman Baber

September 26, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Health, Opinions

Stressed much? It’s probably due to competition. Everyday in classrooms it is a breakneck race between students to prove that they are the best. Because only one can succeed. Only one can make it. But are the effects of this being considered? Is competition good for us? Or is it only placing a damper on our potential?

Somewhere on the Political Continuum

Sophia Kriegel, Opinions Writer

September 14, 2017


Filed under As Seen in Print, Editorials, Opinions, Politics

“It’s best to know where you lie on most controversies, but it’s also important to remember you.”

Childhood: The Struggle is Real

Childhood: The Struggle is Real

Iman Baber

September 8, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

If the prospect of maintaining perfect grades, choosing a major, and deciding what to do with the rest of your life seems daunting, you’re not alone. My own heart rate instantly quickens and I get stressed out when I realize that I only have four more precious years before I will have to make a place fo...

The Quicksand of Creativity

The Quicksand of Creativity

Allison Alben, Copy Editor

August 31, 2017


Filed under Opinions

The first thing that registers in your adrenaline-fueled mind is the fact that your heart is thundering in your chest. Maybe next you’ll realize that your legs are throbbing, and you can’t possibly run for a second longer. But you do. Your surroundings blur around you; at this point, are you in a ju...

Girls in Boy Scouts?

Girls in Boy Scouts?

Skijler Hutson, Staff Writer

May 31, 2017


Filed under Opinions

It’s in the name -- Boy Scouts is for boys. It seems like that should end any dispute on coed membership, but that hasn’t stopped some girls from petitioning to join. Sydney Ireland lives in New York and has been petitioning for the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to accept girls. She was an unofficial...

The AP Struggle of a Sophomore

The AP Struggle of a Sophomore

Audrey Kim, Staff Writer

May 12, 2017


Filed under Opinions

   When I first took the AP Exam as a freshman, I had no idea what I was doing. Finishing the AP Exam this year as a sophomore, I still have no idea what I’m doing.    Going back a year to my fifteen-year-old self, the AP Biology exam was one of the worst three hours of my life. Not only w...

The AP Struggle of a Freshman

The AP Struggle of a Freshman

Allison Alben, Staff Writer

May 11, 2017


Filed under Opinions

    For two weeks every year, students can be found in every corner of campus with their nose in a Barron’s textbook studying for this or that AP test.   But there are some lucky freshmen, who do not yet realize just how much stress they’ll be in for. I am not one of those freshmen. As ...

Trumpocalypse: North Korea and Nuclear War

Trumpocalypse: North Korea and Nuclear War

Jong Hak Won, Column Editor

April 24, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Politics

    One moment, the North Korean ambassador to the United Nations said that he hoped the journalists at the press conference were having a good day.     The next moment, he openly threatened thermonuclear war against the United States.     While relations betw...

Asian Stereotypes in Media

Asian Stereotypes in Media

Hannah Kim, Staff Writer

April 21, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Politics, Race Matters

  Like most 9-year-olds, I was fiercely devoted to Disney Channel. Each day I came home from school, bursting with excitement to see what shows I could watch. Although I enjoyed my share of “Hannah Montana” and “Wizards of Waverly Place” episodes, I was always disappointed to see that there...

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