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Truth about trash

Keirstin Harkleroad, Opinions Editor June 6, 2019

Forests are being chopped away, oceans are rising, and landfills are filling up. These human inflicted issues are taking a toll on the earth but not many recognize it. Companies continue to use palm oil,...

Nurture mother nature

Felicia Xiong, Staff Writer June 6, 2019

Twenty-seven-year-old Lauren Singer is not the average New Yorker. Over the past four years, all of the trash that she has produced  can fit into a 16 oz mason jar, while the average American produces...

Blue minds, blue times

Blue minds, blue times

Isa Luzarraga, Entertainment Editor April 6, 2019

Depression, generalized anxiety, bipolar disorder, psychotic disorder, all of these fit under the ginormous, blue umbrella that is mental illness. What do you feel when you hear this list? Confusion?...

Breaking down heartbreak

Kirsten Wandrey, Staff Writer February 18, 2019

Heartbreak. It’s a word many wish they weren’t familiar with, the hurt of losing someone so important that a physical pain manifests itself deep within your chest. Inevitably, you’ll have to...

Breaking free of chains

Lucy Tu, Co-Editor-in-Cheif December 9, 2018

It’s a warm Saturday morning, and you’re at the store picking up your weekly groceries. As you scan piles of crimson apples, you notice two figures in the corner of the aisle. A teenage girl fidgets...

Putting a stop to trafficking

Keirstin Harkleroad, Staff Writer December 9, 2018

It can happen at home, at school, or even with close friends. Movies romanticize this subject by portraying a dramatic, completely unexpected kidnapping when, in reality, parents can be the ones selling...

The last breath

The last breath

Lucy Tu, Co-Editor-in-Cheif October 26, 2018

It’s a quiet Sunday afternoon and Niki Losse is at home with her family when a loud bang startles her. When she goes upstairs to investigate, she finds her stepson, Kyle, on the bathroom floor, barely...

Jittery about juuling

Jittery about juuling

Molly Murch, In-Depth Editor October 26, 2018

It’s discreet enough to hide in your pocket for an extended “bathroom break”, about as eye-catching as a flash drive, and as quick as a puff of smoke. In the end though, it’s a quiet killer. It’s...

Vigilance on violence

Molly Murch, Staff Writer May 21, 2018

Following the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting, nationwide marches and walkouts sprouted up, and the heated debate on how to go about preventing school violence emerged in our dinner table talks and throughout...

Planting The Facts

Lucy Tu, Opinions Editor May 18, 2018

  The war of plant versus meat has recently marched over to the battleground of everyday discussion. With strong arguments on both sides, debates on the pros and cons of plant-based diets have...

“Bean” A Vegetarian

Aanya Agarwal, Staff Writer May 18, 2018

People become (and remain) vegetarians for a multitude of reasons: religion, concern for animal rights, or simply because that’s the way they’ve been raised. “I was raised vegetarian by my family...

Anti-Gun Activism

Anti-Gun Activism

Haley Elder, In-Depth Editor May 14, 2018

Six minutes. Seventeen lives lost. Seventeen other people injured. On Feb. 14, a shooting occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL. During these six minutes, 19-year-old Nikolas...

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