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Why I’m a bird truther

Why I’m a bird truther

By Bee Bielak, Section Editor June 3, 2022

We have all been victims of mass surveillance. Walking through a park, a trip to the local pet store, even in your own home with the windows open and telephone wire in sight: they are always watching....

The process of trial and error with so many different medications brought on extreme frustration when I looked in the mirror and found nothing seemed to help my skin.

Learning to accept my skin

By Julia Liagre, Staff Reporter March 16, 2022

In fifth grade, when I first started getting pimples on my face, I looked around my classroom to see all of the other 24 young students with pure, smooth skin. I felt out of place. I felt like while everyone...

Carrying the weight: stress and pressure of midterm exams overwhelms students

Carrying the weight: stress and pressure of midterm exams overwhelms students

By Madi Lucido, Intern December 16, 2021

Midterm exams are a summative assessment measuring a students’ knowledge of previous materials and identifying subjects that need further development. The score received makes up 20% of a student's semester...

Wait out the fall or deck the halls?

Wait out the fall or deck the halls?

By Gabe Loper and Parker O’Neill November 18, 2021

Christmas music is great. There is no denying that not just Christmas, but the Christmas season is the best time of year. Christmas is my favorite holiday and winter is my favorite season. With all that,...

Leave the utter alone: switch to plant milk and stop drinking cow milk

Leave the utter alone: switch to plant milk and stop drinking cow milk

By Lauren Veitengruber, Intern October 22, 2021

Ever since I was young I can only recall having a gallon of 1% cow’s milk in my house. We consumed cow’s milk everyday in our cereal bowls as well as glasses of the milk on its own. It was all I was...

Woman’s world: how women are treated in a sports world full of men

Woman’s world: how women are treated in a sports world full of men

By Kaitlyn Barr, Staff Reporter April 16, 2021

Recently, 2021’s March Madness basketball tournament sparked a lot of debate about the inequities between women and men in sports. During the tournament, many female players came forward on social media...

 According to a study from the University of Saskatchewan, “Too much exposure to hydrogen peroxide could lead to respiratory, skin, and eye irritation.” These health effects can be avoided by using soap and water instead of disinfectants for COVID-19 sanitation.

Pros and cons of COVID-19 sanitation

By Sophia Dragich, Staff Reporter April 16, 2021

In the era of COVID-19, cleaning and sanitation have become much more intrinsic to our daily lives. Students across the district have been required to sanitize their desks, chairs and desk shields with...

My first makeup look of the challenge, I did the most voted-for look.

Making up my make-up

By Bella Yoakam, Staff Reporter March 22, 2021

I hated the idea of makeup my whole childhood, all I wanted to do was play in the dirt and hang out with my friends, until the seventh grade when I stole my mom’s mascara and my mother told me I was...

Say NO to the the N-word

Say NO to the the N-word

By Bella Yoakam, Intern February 26, 2021

Progress isn’t possible without discussion. Social issues that our country and the world face are not going to change overnight, but progress can be made one conversation at a time.  One issue in...

How cell phones have changed learning for high schoolers

How cell phones have changed learning for high schoolers

By Brandon Miller, Staff Reporter February 22, 2021

Cell phones are the subject of a lot of scrutiny when it comes to their effects on highschool students. It’s constantly been stated that cell phones are a distraction and a nuisance that do nothing but...

Skincare not only takes care of acne, it also takes care of the soul

Skincare not only takes care of acne, it also takes care of the soul

By Joleigh Jackson, Section Editor January 29, 2021

Although skin care involves a stigma of expensive masks and an arsenal of essential oils, this simply isn’t the reality. The process of skin care can be as simple as a bar of soap and some water, and...

Why 2021 is going to be great, according to astrology

Why 2021 is going to be great, according to astrology

By Sophia Dragich, Intern January 29, 2021

I think we’re all excited to be entering a new year. Afterall, 2020 was quite a show. From a worldwide pandemic to a reckoning with racial injustice, our nation has been through a lot over the past 12...

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