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  • No School Sept. 29 - Professional Development Day

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Re-Envision your movie experience

Re-Envision your movie experience

Claire Lefton, A&E Chief

March 3, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The new movie theater down the road is more than it seems. Envision goes beyond the typical movie theater to create a friendly and sociable environment and experience to those who walk through its doors. Envision sets the mood before you even reach the doors with a patio space and walkway with a be...

‘Yes, we can’ get a new justice

‘Yes, we can’ get a new justice

Brooke Landrum, Print Editor-in-Chief

February 29, 2016


Filed under Opinion

In a given term, the president is in office for four years or 48 months or roughly 1,460 days. During this time the President has many duties to perform and tasks that he is in charge of. In order to be a good President, he or she must take care of these things. Seems like a no-brainer right? Upon...

Cultural appropriation or appreciation?

Cultural appropriation or appreciation?

Yasmine Guedira, Staff Writer

February 18, 2016


Filed under Opinion

In our modern day and time, much of our understanding for the outside world comes from the media, news outlets, and pop culture. So what happens when we are generally only exposed to the glorified versions of countries and fail to see the rest? This very dilemma resurfaced with the release of Coldplay's...

Counselors busy with scheduling

Counselors busy with scheduling

Alex Karev, Staff Writer

February 17, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The time of year has come for students to create their course outlines for next year. Although it can be a painful process for students, the counselors have it worse. Students have to come up with ideas of what they are going to take the next year, which can be a difficult and stressful process. Freshman...

Oscars so white, also not the point

Oscars so white, also not the point

Jenna Bao, Associate Editor

February 2, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Awards season- an annual recognition of art, red carpet best-dressed lists, and of course, racial controversy. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) released its 2016 Oscar nominations on Thurs. Jan. 14, spurring immediate backlash over the lack of diversity among the potential winners. For...

downGRADE

downGRADE

Yasmine Guedira, Staff Writer

February 1, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Let's take a quick trip down memory lane and glance back at our childhoods. Unrestricted curiosity ran rampant, and there were millions of questions to be asked. Every school day was a new adventure with new discoveries. Flash-forward to high school, students are drowning in work. Exhausted, overworked...

Cruzed or Trumped?

Cruzed or Trumped?

Harsimran Makkad, Web Editor-in-Chief

February 1, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

All across the internet, media, and news reports, there has been so much buzz about the upcoming Iowa caucuses (and yes, the nationwide primaries as well), especially with Republican candidates still dropping out of the race. So, who is going to come out on top on the Republican side? Donald Trump o...

To be politically correct

To be politically correct

Claire Lefton, A&E Chief

January 29, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Everyone from politicians to news pundits rants and raves about it. Some presidential candidates actively disparage it. The real question is... what is it? What is political correctness? Merriam-Webster defined “politically correct” as “agreeing with the idea that people should be careful to...

How supplements harm body

How supplements harm body

Hajime Minoguchi, Staff Writer

January 27, 2016


Filed under Opinion

People are constantly self- conscious about their health. To parallel this, Consumer Reports has stated that Americans spend an average of 33.9 billion dollars on dietary, vitamin, and herbal supplements. Supplements are thought to give health benefits or treat diseases, but this conception is inacc...

Saying thank you

Saying thank you

Brooke Landrum, Print Editor-in-Chief

January 21, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

As with any State of the Union address, there were many things to be taken away. Points were make about security and discrimination, poverty and foreign affairs. Of course these points are important and stuck with me, but there were a few other points I noticed throughout the speech. The way Vice President...

‘Then they came for me’

‘Then they came for me’

Adhiti Chundur, Beats Editor

January 19, 2016


Filed under Opinion

In response to the rise of Nazi  Germany, German pastor Martin Niemoller once said: “First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Trade Unionist.     The...

Moving forward

Moving forward

Brooke Landrum, Print Editor-in-Chief

January 19, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Going to the doctor is nerve wracking, especially when you know something is wrong. However, there are things you never want or expect to hear at the age of 15; including, ‘you’ll live with this for the rest of your life.’ When, my doctor told me this I felt as though my world was coming crashing...

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