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Piece of art by Evanthia Stirou showcasing a girl staring into the mirror confused about who she sees.

Who are you? Finding yourself in high school

Sanna Lexhed, Associate Editor October 4, 2021

“Who are you?” asked the person glaring back at me in the bathroom mirror. In my head, I knew the person was me. It was the same person who has been in the mirror my entire life. Nothing had changed....

Instagram shows only the mere highlights of our lives, not our reality.

Instagram is a highlight reel

Ansley Morris, Associate Editor September 15, 2021

What your followers see: A highly saturated, perfectly filtered photo of you, nonchalantly posed in front of a beautiful beach setting. The piercing blue waves are crashing on the beach, and the birds...

A family, loaded up with suitcases, are ready to head off on their family road trip.

How to survive a family trip

Sanna Lexhed, Associate Editor May 13, 2021

Ah, the end of the year, what a stressful, yet hopeful time. APs and regular exams are approaching, but you know what else is? Summertime. Woohoo! Summer is the ultimate reward for a student's year-long...

As the artist of this piece, Evanthia Stirou, puts it: your life is not a to-do list.

Living life as a means to an end

Caroline Gans, Associate Editor April 29, 2021

I have a note on my phone that lays out my plan for my life in the form of a bullet-point list. Each bullet point builds off the last, until the list finally culminates with “be happy.” The issue with...

Life in quarantine was hard, but theres finally some light at the end of the tunnel. Original artwork by Sarabeth Wester

Looking back on the year that changed everything

Caroline Gans, Associate Editor April 9, 2021

Coronavirus brought about its fair share of negative outcomes, but its few positive outcomes are too often overlooked. Of these, the most notable was surely the way quarantining forced people to slow down...

Neera Tanden’s confirmation was doomed by past Tweets coming back to haunt her.

Neera Tanden: How Tweets cost her career

Jackson Nealis, Staff Writer March 5, 2021

It seemed like Neera Tanden’s career was finally peaking. After years of wandering around in Democratic politics, working for think tanks and the Clinton family, her experience with the think tank Center...

Zendaya and John David Washington star in one of Netflixs latest hits, Malcolm and Marie.

Netflix’s ‘Malcolm and Marie’ proves love is not always a fairytale

Ansley Morris, Senior Writer March 1, 2021

In just about any romantic movie you watch on the silver screen, you'll see all the amazing parts of what it’s like to be in love. There are walks along the beach, an abundance of flowers and gifts,...

Recently, weve seen a resurgence of communal action. How much father will it take us?

Wallstreetbets and resurgence of communal action

Caroline Gans, Associate Editor February 22, 2021

It’s a tale as old as time: the beleaguered masses join forces to take down the injustices that they see in the world. It happened in the French Revolution, it happened with the BLM protests last year,...

Many students are up all night due to homework and busy schedules.

Are we getting enough sleep?

Lauren Schindler, Staff Writer February 18, 2021

Almost every teenager can agree that the most dreadful moment of the day is when they are awakened by the blaring sound of their alarm clock or phone in the morning. After hitting snooze a few times and...

Corona changed the lifestyles of everyone, whether it was at school, the store, and even the beach.

Ansley’s column: My relationship with 2020.

Ansley Morris, Senior Writer January 14, 2021

In the big picture, yes, 2020 wasn’t a shining star considering the worldly events that happened this year, and I definitely had my fair share of personal hiccups as well, but if I had to bring my 2020...

This art piece by freshman Sarabeth Wester depicts a girl struggling to think because of music consuming her mind.

Struggling with memorization? Here’s your answer.

Sanna Lexhed, Assosiate Editor January 14, 2021

A situation teens commonly find themselves in is being able to recite 20 Drake songs word for word with ease, yet struggling to memorize important math formulas. Why is this? Why are teens able to memorize...

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