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A Different Kind of Success Story

Lucy Tu, Co-Editor-In-Chief

May 24, 2020

My freshman self wouldn’t like the person I am today. Honestly, if she and I met, I don’t think I’d enjoy her company either. Although most details of my first day of high school are a blur, key memories stick out. Namely, the outfit I wore (my mom’s white shirt and salmon-colored American ...

Ending Senior Year

May 23, 2020

Closure. It’s something we all strive for; it helps us get to the acceptance stage as we cycle through the five stages of grief. Whether it’s closure in a relationship or a job, a little bit is all we need. It is also something that the class of 2020 can’t get as we finish out our high school li...

Cutting Calories During Quarantine

Zach Cutler, Staff Writer

May 23, 2020

The coronavirus has taken away many of the things I was looking forward to this year like spring sports and prom. I’ve adapted to life in quarantine pretty well, but what has been tough for me to adapt to is living a more lazy life. Like many people, I consider myself to be a pretty active person...

The Sports Purge

Zach Cutler, Staff Writer

April 25, 2020

Before practically everything closed, I knew the Coronavirus was serious, but I didn’t yet grasp the effects that it would have on the economy, my family, and sports.  It was a normal Wednesday night for me at youth group. We were all just hanging out, having a good time, until I got a bleacher ...

A Track That Takes Me Back

Molly Murch, Co-Editor-In-Chief

April 25, 2020

When I first played “Boys Will Be Boys” off of Dua Lipa’s latest album, I misinterpreted her brisk, foot-tapping intro as a sign that the track would be a typical song about female empowerment. While the song was nothing short of that, it was also so much more. A far too honest bridge, No, the ...

When Quarantine strikes seniors

Lucy Tu, Co-Editor-In-Chief

April 25, 2020

Two weeks before his daughter’s eighth birthday, Zhang Lijian was lying in an ICU bed, trying to send his wife a WeChat message.  Due to Zhang Lijian’s high-status job as a professor at a prestigious university, he’d been assigned a bed. Many of the patients at the local hospital in Wuhu, Ch...

Turning the Table on Taboos

Bridget Neville, Staff Writer

April 25, 2020

From giggle-infested lessons in health class to the district filter policy blocking the word, sex is a taboo topic in our day to day lives.  Americans pride themselves on their education system yet avoid an unavoidable part of life: sex education. Important, yet ignored. Dire, but disregarded. ...

Trading Trades for College

Sam Hoops, Staff Writer

April 20, 2020

With the Coronavirus drastically changing our present, many of us are thinking ahead to the future. For high school juniors and seniors, that includes the consideration of college against other alternatives. While there are plenty of other options in place of college, none are as useful as college ov...

Corona Gets its Lie

Nate Hollenbeck, Staff Writer

April 20, 2020

The pandemic sweeping through the U.S. and the world has left millions, hurt and upset. 11.9 billion in tax dollars go to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in America a year, and it appears that they have failed at both preventing the coronavirus and controlling it.  However, for the milli...

#MeToo: The Forgotten Victims

#MeToo: The Forgotten Victims

Morgan McCormack, Staff Writer

March 23, 2020

When one thinks of sexual abuse, the typical image that comes to mind is a man overpowering a woman, but in reality, women are the perpetrators of these assaults more often than one thinks. Federal agency data from 2017 show that 2.2% of all sexual assault cases involve female perpetrators, and 79.2...

Organized Anarchy

Zach Cutler, Staff Writer

March 23, 2020

Imagine walking through the streets of any major city and seeing a crowd of people blocking the road, shouting, and assaulting others. The protestors are wearing black from head to toe with bandannas and sunglasses—all while wielding a plethora of weapons, from baseball bats to metal clubs. This is An...

What the Dream Means to Me

Isa Luzarraga, Lifestyle Editor

March 23, 2020

From a young age, whether it be in school or through the words of our parents, the idea of the American dream becomes embedded in our perception of our country. For me, I was raised with the stories of my Cuban grandfather laboring on his Havana sugar cane farm, enriched with the Spanish culture of his...