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Desire to eat Tide pods sweeps the internet

Bryjae Bembry and Gabriella Cafarelli

March 6, 2018

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Tide pods: laundry detergent or a yummy snack? Until a few weeks ago, this would be an easy, and seemingly odd, question to answer. Social media and memes have impacted the world in which we live. What originally started...

Steven Lecky inspires, motivates students

Kuba Alicki, Allison Dube, and Ani Zakarian

March 6, 2018

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From their first day walking into Steven Lecky’s class, most students at school can agree that Lecky has had a powerful impact on their learning and the school community. Through his charming personality, Lecky inspires his...

Marginalized groups deserve cultural credit

Richard Nakatsuka, Features Editor

March 6, 2018

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There’s something inherently insulting about something becoming “mainstream.” The fact is this: mainstream culture would not exist without minority and marginalized communities. Overwhelmingly, groups of people...

Student government still needs improvement

Dylan Drescher, Graphics Editor

March 6, 2018

Filed under Editorials, Features

The past few weeks have included some controversy surrounding class elections that I believe will be avoidable in the future. Let’s assume the purpose of student government is comparable to that of ‘real’ government. I...

Dermit McMillian, Aidan McMillian, and Victoria Higgs

March 6, 2018

Filed under Features, News

According to an analysis from the Washington Post, more than 150,000 high school, college, and elementary students have experienced a school shooting in America since Columbine in 1999. That’s 188 shootings, taking place...

Shoplifting negatively affects businesses

JACKIE PAWLAK, Staff Writer

March 9, 2017

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As an act that is commonly seen in movies, teenagers shoplifting seems almost stereotypical. Not only are teens the offenders, but they also commonly witness it at their part-time jobs. Shortly after Chad Pennington, a senior,...

Fake ID use limited among students

JENNA DICKES, Staff Writer

March 8, 2017

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When asked about opinions on fake IDs, many people have to step back and take a moment to actually think about it. Fake IDs are one of those things where you either have one or you do not, and everyone just minds their own business...

Driving laws often not followed

GABRIELLA CAFARELLI, Staff Writer

March 8, 2017

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In high school, it is a given that rules will be broken and disobeyed, but how far is too far? Upon reaching the age of sixteen, students learn to drive with parents, begin driver’s education, and get their permits. There are...

Why has vaping fallen from popularity?

TIFFANY BERRY, Staff Writer

March 8, 2017

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At first extremely trendy, accepted, and thought to be only for the kids who deemed the ‘popular’ status, vaping in teen culture has recently declined in both demand and popularity throughout the school. “There are ...

Jordan Perry makes waves as rapper “Siah”

RICHARD NAKATSUKA, Features Editor

March 8, 2017

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The urge to create is something inherent to the human experience. However, the full schedules and strain of schoolwork that most students face can end up preventing them from doing this. Despite this, senior Jordan Perry still finds the ...

Summer programs enhances student learning

Richard Nakatsuka, Features Editor

November 18, 2016

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The summer is usually a time off of school, when students can kick back and relax. Many take this time off of academic activities. However, that doesn’t mean that learning has to stop. When the summer comes around, it brings...

Pokémon Go’s popularity plummets

Pokémon Go’s popularity plummets

Jenna Dickes, Staff Writer

November 16, 2016

Filed under Features

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