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May Our Voices Be Heard

Our constitutional right to speak our minds is what drives democracy in the United States
Amariah Nielsen, Reporter April 28, 2022

At school, you, the student, use your First Amendment right to freedom of speech every day, and in ways you might not be aware of. You can speak, form clubs and petition for change within your school district....

Crumbling Coutour

Crumbling Coutour

The fashion industry has had detrimental effects on our environment
Maddie Richardson, Reporter April 19, 2022
“What seemed to be an easy way to make products cheaper has become one of the biggest killers of Earth’s environment.”
The Natural Mask

The Natural Mask

Ayat Irfan, Reporter January 27, 2022

Scrolling through your TikTok for you page, Instagram feed, Pinterest homepage, all you see is flawless skin. Blemish-free, glass skin. Then you look in the mirror and wonder: Where is the representation?  For...

Swipe Right

Swipe Right

A look inside the ever changing world of new relationships
Maddie Richardson, Reporter January 27, 2022
"Not everyone is met with friendship on the other side of the screen."
Body Image

Body Image

A dive into the impact of social media and how we view ourselves.
Anna Cardon, Reporter January 27, 2022
“The standards of having the ‘perfect figure,’ the ‘perfect face,’ and just an overall ‘perfect person’ have been heightened immensely from social media and have affected many individuals, including myself." - Gabi Diaz
Entertainment Through A Screen

Entertainment Through A Screen

Entertainment has gone virtual, but will it stay this way?
Maddie Richardson, Reporter November 4, 2021

Trevor Noah turned in his suit for a hoodie and sweatpants, Jimmy Kimmel traded his extravagant studio for his living room, with his kids occasionally seen running around in the background. The way we...

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Written in the Stars

Astrology in the Age of Uncertainty
Vaishnavi Ayyagari, Reporter October 27, 2021

Has anyone ever said “you’re such a Scorpio!” But the second you hear it, you think “how can someone buy into this nonsense?” Guilty! Personally, I can’t take astrological predictions seriously...

The Cost of Expression

The Cost of Expression

A look into the inequalities behind school dress code policies
Ayat Irfan, Reporter May 6, 2021

Are these inseams too short? How wide are these tank top shoulders? Three fingers? Does this cover everything it’s supposed to? It’s too hot outside. Is this even allowed? These thoughts go...

Making A Man

Making A Man

A breakdown of traditional masculinity and why pursuing it can be damaging
Andre Dobson, Reporter May 4, 2021

When singer Harry Styles wore a dress for the cover of Vogue Magazine in December, fans raved and drooled. But political, pseudo-celebrity Twitter imploded.  “There is no society that can...

Under The Surface

How Femininity Means More Than Just Appearances
Amariah Nielsen, Reporter March 16, 2021

The word feminine may bring to mind long acrylic nails, floral-patterned dresses and perfectly coiled hair. But femininity has little to do with appearances. Women who work as surgeons, nurses, farmers,...

Running from the Truth

Running from the Truth

A closer look at the mental health of teens and why so many struggle yet aren't getting treated
Andre Dobson, Reporter December 19, 2020

“You’re an idiot” “You’re a failure.”  “You’ll never get into college at this rate.”  These were the thoughts that went through my head every night I sat down to do practice...

Who we are

Who we are

Young people are diverse and fiercely individualistic. But what truly defines the hearts and minds of Generation Z?
Sanjana Natarajan, Managing Editor November 19, 2020

Stubborn, naive, screen-obsessed zombies. Think back to the number of times you’ve been told that having an opinion makes you “difficult.” That envisioning a better future for our world makes you...

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