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Positives of the pandemic

Positives of the pandemic

Ria Parikh, Staff Writer

March 27, 2020

   Coronavirus. This word has been said so much in these past few weeks that not one person can go about their day without hearing about this tragic situation and what is coming out of it. With all this negative news swarming around us, it can be incredibly hard to maintain a positive mindset. While we sh...

Time Management

Time Management

Josh Moore, Accountant

March 13, 2020

   Every once and a while you get the perfect storm of homework. Three sheets of math, pages 237 to 245 in history, and a project for biology, all due on the same morning.     While there has been help like the Synnovation lab or Aves Bell, that feeling of stress and anxiety seems to always c...

A New Interest For Scary Movies

A New Interest For Scary Movies

Lindsay Ruskin, Staff Writer

March 11, 2020

   Trying something new can be scary at first, especially if it is a horror movie. About three weeks ago, I was hanging out with my friends, and we were not sure what to do.    We all sat down and decided to watch a scary movie, and I was a little shaken up. The following weekend came, and w...

Learning to love the most difficult person: yourself

Learning to love the most difficult person: yourself

Bhaavya Jha, Broadcast Editor

March 9, 2020

It has been exactly 178 days since I began on this journey, and now I want you to join me. It costs zero money, almost no time, and results in a much happier life. It is loving yourself.   “Like most people, I've made many and plenty mistakes in my life. I have many faults, and I have many mo...

The Implication of Meaning on Earth

The Implication of Meaning on Earth

Josh Moore, Accountant

March 3, 2020

   A critical philosophical motif that has been scoured throughout the onstage of human existence is life and the implication of its meaning. Though it holds no bearing on the ability or capacity to walk through our existence, the question has thoroughly perplexed the philosophical wits of humans fo...

Junior Year Reflections

Junior Year Reflections

Gaby Pereda, Staff Writer

February 20, 2020

High School is a period of significant personal growth. As we get older, we start to discover more about ourselves. We start maturing, and we start thinking of things in different ways. We grow in certain areas and we fall short in other areas. But most importantly, overtime we learn. I am not talking abou...

When does competition become toxic?

When does competition become toxic?

Josh Moore, Accountant

February 11, 2020

   With the high flying banners, bombastic school fight songs, and representative colors, it's easy to get mixed up with emotion every time your team jumps onto the field. But at what point does that heat of the moment turn into something more toxic than prideful.     Obviously there are situations where y...

Valentine’s Day thoughts from freshman

Valentine’s Day thoughts from freshman

Lindsay Ruskin, Staff Writer

February 10, 2020

   Valentine’s Day is a day to give chocolates, flowers, and other fun little gifts to the people you love most.    According to Good Housekeeping, “About 55% of Americans celebrate Valentine's Day and spend an estimated $19.6 billion a year, including more than $1.8 billion on candy alone,” and...

The horror of viruses

The horror of viruses

Bhaavya Jha, Broadcast Editor

February 6, 2020

Healthcare workers with masks, treating infected patients who are coughing and spreading that contagious disease to more people as time goes on, gruesome deaths filled with crying family members on the other side of quarantined regions, and the smell of popcorn.   That was just the description of a movie sce...

Regional Youth Leadership

Regional Youth Leadership

Aaditi Lele, Staff Writer

February 6, 2020

   One Thursday out of every month you won't find me in Calculus or English. I might be exploring local businesses, putting on a mock trial, or taking a tour of our regional economy. But one thing’s for sure: no session is the same and there’s always something new to learn. Wondering how I get t...

Phone notifications causing chaos

Phone notifications causing chaos

Charlotte Weiss, feature chief

February 4, 2020

  In the 21st century, it seems like there is a new technological invention everyday, or at least a big one every year. Whether it is a new iPhone or an Instagram update to make it even easier to communicate.    As the internet and tech world advances, it seems like we keep downloading apps to “...

Halfway there

Halfway there

Lindsay Ruskin, Staff Writer

January 28, 2020

   High school has not been what I expected.  People told me that friends change and classes get harder, but I didn’t really believe them.  I thought, “Maybe for them, but nothing will change for me.” Well, I was wrong.    Things have changed, and some of my friends have moved groups...

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