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On another wavelength

Junior Pooja Kannan records an episode of her podcast,
Sharika Khondaker, News Editor | December 22, 2020

A fresh listen Next track. The song you were listening to an hour ago starts playing once again. Next. This time, the song does not change. Spotify's free system only allows six skips and you have used...

Pity party

In light of a global pandemic, deciding whether or not to socially celebrate your birthday can be challenging.
Sophie Woodburn, Opinions Editor | December 17, 2020

Cookies in one hand and a present in the other, you arrive at your friend’s house. But something is wrong…you left your face mask at home. Now you have to begrudgingly break the news to your mom who...

Caffeine craze

Junior Charissa Thompson drinks coffee regularly, to maintain energy levels during the school year. She began relying on the beverage much more after entering high school.
Lukas Goodwin, Print Editor | December 9, 2020

As senior Izzy Pacheco entered her kitchen to brew herself a cup of coffee, she sighed: the coffee machine was broken. Abandoning the Keurig, Pacheco hopped in the car and drove to the nearest Starbucks...

Face it

Junior Abby Nicolas turns bullying and teasing into moments for education. Nicolas has a rare birth condition, resulting in at least 14 surgeries.
Zoey Young, Editor-in-Chief | December 2, 2020

Much of what we are taught through cartoons and books equates to one overarching message: looks do not matter, it’s what is on the inside that counts. Dr. Seuss’ Sneetches found peace on the beach,...

Too hot to handle

Too hot to handle
Chanson Cadet, Staff Reporter | November 25, 2020

Hot sauce is the Golden Fleece of the culinary world. It has the ability to transform any dish into divine excellence. People with a high spice tolerance understand the importance of the sauce, but with...

The perfect match

Twins may be similar in looks but they are very much their own person.
Julia Sumpter, Staff Reporter | November 18, 2020

When senior, identical twins Brooke and Haley White come home everyday, they both have individual conversations with their mom. After having her daily conversation with her twins, their mom tells them...

Small Talk: Big Deal

Though different students seem to have different opinions on small talk, everyone seems to agree the best way to go about it is talking about easy things both you and the other person have in common.
Gabriella Herrera | November 17, 2020

Two new partners sit next to each other in Physics. Having never spoken before, they sit in uncomfortable silence before one of them decides to break it. "... Nice weather we're having."  The dreaded...

Rolls right off the tongue

Sophomore Kathlynn Nguyen writes down notes from her Vietnamese language book. She attends a virtual language school every Saturday.
Sharika Khondaker, News Editor | November 12, 2020

Try forming a sentence without saying "the." It might be easy once, but a whole conversation without "the" is a little more difficult. Yet, in Mandarin, this is normal, and dialogue flows naturally for...

Community within Chaos

Senior Judd Brock-Edgar discusses his favorite streamer. He uses Discord to share clips with his friends virtually.
Bethany Barker, Staff Reporter | November 11, 2020

Roles, voice and text channels, moderation, and video game streaming: all perks of the instant messaging platform Discord. Discord, created by Hammer and Chisel Inc., was released in May of 2015 and has...

You are not alone

Julia Sumpter, Staff Writer | November 9, 2020

Mental health awareness has had an increased presence: through pamphlets, posters and 30-minute school lessons every week. Yet despite heightened attention, many still feel alone in their personal battles...

Find the solution

Between parabolas, polynomials and severely high expectations, Algebra II has time and time again proven to have significant problems, causing difficulties in learning important material and being successful in math.
Skyler Glenn, Assistant News Editor | November 9, 2020

You watch the timer on your virtual quiz. You go to the first question, only to realize you do not understand what it is asking. Trying to find any piece of knowledge to help you answer, you dig through...

Up in the air

Senior Julia Johnson leads the cheer on the sidelines.
Matthew Dearolph | November 9, 2020

With no summer tryouts due to COVID, the dance team started behind schedule. Usually, tryouts are in May, and the team practices throughout the summer to prepare for football season.  “With all of...

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