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Asim Adhikary, Staff Writer | September 27, 2021

Nowadays, there is an app for everything. If you ever wanted to learn a new language, go online shopping, or maybe even calculate the chances of that much-needed snow day, you guessed it, there's an app for it. These apps tend to make our lives easier and stress-free. For the Millard North volleyball team, that app is Neurofuel.  Here at Millard North, the volleyball team has begun implementing...

Olivia Torrez, In-Depth Editor | September 27, 2021

Olympic medalist Simone Biles backed out of the team and individual finals in gymnastics at Tokyo’s Olympics to focus on her mental health. Four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka decided against competing in the French Open, citing bouts of depression inhibiting her.  In this generation, athletes are taking their mental health more seriously-- prioritizing their health over their medals. Which...

Cooper Piercy, Staff Writer | September 27, 2021

Figures of speech are a constant part of our daily lives no matter who we are- hyperbole, or dramatic exaggeration, being one of the most commonly used. For the vast majority of people, phrases like, ‘the weight of the world on my shoulders,’ and ‘the whole world was watching’ are relegated to the status of obviously untrue hyperbole.  For a select few however,  that comically unrealistic...

Sidney Anderson, Opinions Editor | May 14, 2021

Convenience and consumption. Philosophers for centuries have argued that the hub of society is turned by these two main concepts. In a way, fast fashion is the meeting of convenience and consumption, style and affordability creating a desirable industry.  The retail world has become consumed by fast fashion in the past several years. Stores flaunt their current styles, donning their mannequins...

Bridget Neville, Front Page Editor | May 14, 2021

Wednesdays at Goodwill have become a favorite place for senior Mia Vander Zwaag. With recently restocked donation bins, she is excited about the opportunity that this shopping endeavor will bring.  “I remember the first time I went thrift shopping. I found a shirt for only 50 cents, and I was hooked,” Vander Zwaag said.  Thrifting is defined as going shopping at a thrift store, flea market,...

Aiden Lewald, Staff Writer | May 14, 2021

As spring rolls around, it is time for most teens to be putting away their winter clothes. Soon after, they’re pulling out their wallets, searching the web for trendy spring clothing, ready to achieve their yearly average of $2,150 spent on personal items.  Their go-to clothing websites are the ones with the cheapest, yet cutest clothing. As they scan the web, they come across stores like FashionNova,...

Sarah Shelton, Staff Writer | April 14, 2021

If you had to choose between being successful or making a meaningful piece of art, which  would you choose? For individuals in the film industry, they ask themselves this question everyday, whether to feed into an arguably flawed system of fame or make a meaningful and diverse piece of art.  Most recently, movie viewers and allies of the disabled community are signing a petition to rescind the...

Maddie Coffin, Staff Writer | April 14, 2021

Ah, the wonderful aura of movie night. People everywhere trying to get tickets, long lines for overpriced popcorn, and the serene hour and a half movie in a reclined seat. Except… movie nights look a bit different now. Microwave popcorn, a living room couch, and a newly released movie from HBO Max playing on the TV have become the new normal.  Movie theaters across the country are closed down...

Anna Pipinos, Lifestyle Editor | April 14, 2021

Although many of us once had the aspiration to become an actor or actress, only a few have continued to follow their dreams of being in the spotlight. Two of these rare individuals walk amongst us in our halls, seniors Cartney McGuigan and Wayne Hudson.  As the final days of their senior year continue to slowly tick away, McGuigan and Hudson have stayed hard at work, preparing themselves for the...

Morgan McCormack, News Editor | February 7, 2021

How did Mark Zuckerberg, build grossly popular websites and apps that just make us keep tapping and scrolling? The simple answer is through algorithms. People like Zuckerberg and Systrom used a system of instructions to create the fundamentals of their sites. However, that is only how they built the structure of the site, not popularity.  The beginnings of Google is a good example both of the use...