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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. Nam...

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 shor...

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 bee...

Victoria’s not-so-secret discrimination

Felicia Xiong, Staff Writer

December 6, 2019

“A Body for Every Body”. The phrase, which used to be “The Perfect Body”, is the slogan of popular womenswear company Victoria’s Secret. Ironically, the company has failed to represent “every body”. Victoria’s ...

Re-ACT-ing to the new ACT

Delano Lockhart, Staff Writer

December 6, 2019

Walking into the testing room, my palms sweating and slowly losing grip on my No. 2 pencils, I can feel all the practice I’ve done slipping away. All I can feel now is the stress, the pressure to get a 36.  The ACT leave...

Think globally, act locally

Shruti Chada, Staff Writer

November 22, 2019

Scrolling through Instagram feeds never fails to divert boredom, but now it’s buffeted by posts about climate change from child actor Aiden Gallagher from the Netflix show, The Umbrella Academy. In this day and age, celebrities have a degre...

Teaching the value of learning

Lucy Tu, Co-Editor-In-Chief

November 22, 2019

In my sophomore year, I joined TASSEL: Teaching and Sharing Skills to Enrich Lives,  an organization that focuses on utilizing English education to transform the lives of rural Cambodians. In the late 1900s, Cambodia suffered through...

Social media c*ns*rsh*p

Nate Hollenbeck, Staff Writer

September 24, 2019

George Washington once said, “If [our] freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led like sheep to the slaughter.”  In recent years, an increasing number of big tech companies have taken action to...

Setting sex-ed standards

Anjali Pullabhotla, Opinions Editor

September 24, 2019

From pictures of STDs to hearing an adult say ‘penis’, sex education has often been regarded as the hallmark of cringe-worthy high school experiences.  However, regardless of the stigma (and the awkwardness), sex education is neces...

Blue about bluejays

Isa Luzarraga, Entertainment Editor

June 6, 2019

The 10,000 spectators clad in shades of blue were dead silent. The only sounds were the squeaks of basketball sneakers on the polished hardwood of the CHI Health Center. Basketball teams Creighton and Seton Hall were tied with a...

No More Nike

Peyton Hainline, Sports Editor

April 26, 2019

In 2016 sports leagues and programs around the nation were turned upside when NFL quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, decided that instead of standing up for what he believed in, he was going to kneel down. Kaepernick aimed to call...

It’s no cakewalk

Lucy Tu, Co-Editor-in-Cheif

April 5, 2019

It’s 2:30 A.M., and I’m pouring over my chemistry textbook. Words are buzzing around my head, and I feel myself teeter on the brink of a breakdown. School has become the only in- gredient in my life. It’s like I...