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Adjusting Our Image

Adjusting Our Image

A journey of navigating stereotypes as an Indian American woman.
Anna Cardon, Reporter May 6, 2021

It’s something that creeps up on her, really. It’s always been there, the stereotypes, judgmental glances, the pressure to be different. To look different.   It’s everywhere.  Dolls...

In The Right Skin

In The Right Skin

A sophomore speaks out about his transition while navigating adolescence
Amber Gallacher, Reporter May 6, 2021

Coming out My girlfriend sat cuddled into my arm, face red and hands fidgeting. Her words shook more than she did. This was the first time she had built up the courage to ask me:  “Can you...

Surviving the Monsters

Surviving the Monsters

A Young Woman's Battle To Find Help After A Sexual Assault (TW SEXUAL VIOLENCE)
Maria Vargas, Copy Editor May 6, 2021

The parking lot was dimly lit, bathed in a yellow-tinted light, only a few minutes from her house. But she sat a lifetime away.  The low hum of her car engine played in the background and headlights...

Enlisted

Enlisted

Exploring a seniors decision to Enlist in the Air Force after graduation
Andre Dobson, Reporter April 28, 2021

When senior Shawn Le pictured his life after high school,  he didn’t see himself spending four more years in school. He wanted to help people and leave an impact. So he turned his attention to the military.  For...

Sushi: A Review

Sushi: A Review

Sushi During The Pandemic
Amariah Nielsen, Reporter March 22, 2021

I felt my stomach grumble as I walked into Kura Revolving Sushi Bar, greeted by the smell of raw fish and vinegar. I had not been here since before Covid-19, but I was anxious to get back to dining in...

All Grown Up

All Grown Up

The moments and experiences that made students who they are today
Amariah Nielsen, Reporter November 19, 2020

In a world that’s always changing, we often find ourselves dreaming of the possibility of who we could be in the future. But sometimes, plans change and we realize new dreams about ourselves. We reached...

Staying Afloat

Staying Afloat

A sophomore’s struggle with balancing anxiety, depression and the stress of high school all comes crashing down
Isabella Rodriguez, Reporter November 19, 2020

Editor's Note: The following story contains mentions of suicide. The content in this story may not be suitable for children younger than high school age. In no way is the intent of this story to promote...

Without You Guys

Without You Guys

Returning to campus doesn't mean a return to normal; in reality, it's far from it in the empty halls and quiet rooms.
Amariah Nielsen, Reporter October 16, 2020

I walk down the hallway, turning into the lunch room where I’m greeted by empty space. A void that used to be filled with teeming bodies, smiling faces and energy.   I always thought that we would...

Teachers in Quarantine

Teachers in Quarantine

Throughout the pandemic teachers stay home and face challenges with their health and family, but strive to see the positives in their situation.
Zoe Warren, Reporter October 15, 2020

Nervousness racks her body, her heartbeat hammers through her chest. Her eyes widen as she looks at the notification of her test results. After waiting a week for confirmation, she would finally be able...

Dark Truth Behind TikTok

Dark Truth Behind TikTok

How private is our data, really?
Amariah Nielsen, Reporter October 7, 2020

It’s after school and Neshini flops onto her bed as she scrolls through her phone. She clicks on the small icon on her phone and opens her TikTok account. Immediately her screen is filled with colorful...

At-home Hobbies

Several students picked up new (and sometimes unexpected) interests while at home this summer
Mihira Kandula and Zoe Warren October 2, 2020

My Eating Disorder Threw My World Upside-down

My Eating Disorder Threw My World Upside-down

It took hitting rock bottom for me to find myself again
Amber Gallacher, Reporter September 30, 2020

That Morning I stood in my room alone, the very place I was supposed to be safe. I stared at myself through the mirror for about 30 minutes. The lights in my room were purple and when they flashed to...

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