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When it comes to contemporary athletics, no sport is on the come-up quite like hockey. Art by Sarbeth Wester

Hockey is the best sport in the country right now

Ricardo Perazzolo, Staff Writer February 15, 2024

Everyone who follows sports hears the old heads talking about how the sport was better back in their day. When I was little I watched Neymar and to this day I’ll defend just how good he is while my dad...

Make sure you are using your lunch loggia purchase wisely.

Top 5 Lunch Loggia Snacks

Kieran Cloutier, Staff Writer February 13, 2024

A picture that says a thousand words.

Top 5 ways to eat a potato

Dylan Kinder, Staff Writer February 2, 2024

Potatoes. They’re everywhere. Accepted by every religion, crucial in diets across the globe, and central to the lifestyle of people everywhere. Potatoes, taters as they’re lovingly called (in some...

This group of teens are looking for new members to join the initiative; if youre interested, you too can become a healthy teen.

Think about joining Healthy Teens today

Kavi Riedi, Staff Writer January 30, 2024

Healthy Teens is a local, nonprofit organization that's impacting the well-being of teens on a daily basis. The goal of this program is to provide teens with the knowledge and skills needed to make positive...

Psychology is an important facet in becoming a true scholar, so why do schools not offer this course?

Every school needs a psychology course

Milaan Smith, Associate Editor January 23, 2024

The brain. The most important organ in the body. It allows humans to think, feel, speak, and operate as complex, capable of incredible things. So why is a class focused on the study of the brain and human...

With the right nutrition youll feel more alive, which will allow you to have a more exciting life.

Why all schools should have a health & nutrition classes

Ariana "Ari" Chapman, Staff Writer January 16, 2024

In the United States alone, there are over 37.5 million people who have been diagnosed with some type of diabetes, and 41.9% of Americans are dealing with obesity. The average American eats 68 grams of...

The weight of the curriculum on students can be incredibly heavy. However, striking a balance is important.

Schools should prioritize wellness over curriculum

Sarah Black, Staff Writer January 9, 2024

The relentless pressure to succeed academically often takes precedence over a student’s emotional and mental health. While the pursuit of academic excellence is essential, it shouldn't come at the cost...

The sign pictured means I love you.  ASL is the native language for over half a million people in the US.

The importance of learning sign language

Ariana "Ari" Chapman, Staff Writer January 5, 2024

Growing up, I’ve always been an enthusiast of American Sign Language. As a child, I didn’t vocally communicate until I was five years old. I talked to my family, but to anyone outside of my home, I...

The cubbies on campus have become landmines.  Its time for the PDA to go.

The PDA is not okay

Sarah Black, Staff Writer November 27, 2023

Dear fellow upper schoolers: it isn’t Valentine's Day, but rumor has it that the upper school is beginning to look a bit like the set of a Hallmark rom-com. The buzz on campus is that couples are starting...

Scene from Moonlight Kingdom, one of Wes Andersons most beloved films.

Say yes to Wes (Anderson)

George Frano, Staff Writer November 13, 2023

Wes Anderson is a comedy, drama, and action film director known for movies like Fantastic Mr. Fox, Grand Budapest Hotel, and Asteroid City. His unique filming style, involving the use of planimetric composition,...

We cant settle for last place every year.

Step up, sophomores

Grace Baxendale, Staff Writer November 6, 2023

It was no shock that the sophomores ended up placing last during homecoming week this year. As a sophomore myself– it's not crazy to say that we were by far the least spirited class. Not many people...

Imagining Freddy Falcon with a piercing.  Art by Sarabeth Wester

The point of piercing

Grey Klein, Staff Writer October 27, 2023

The first time I got piercings, I only meant to get my ears pierced. However, when my friend who was piercing me showed me all her jewelry and the different piercings that were possible, I knew I wanted...

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