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First to the finish line and no reward

First to the finish line and no reward

Sage Cooley, Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 2, 2020

1987: the year that the cult classic film “Dirty Dancing” made its way to the big screen. But the fun had already begun, at least for the 60,000 teenagers who took the AP Calculus exam a few months earlier than the movie’s release. Fast forward to 2019 and that number has increased nearly eightfo...

We are not a virus

We are not a virus

Ashley Masingale, Photography Editor

February 27, 2020

Xenophobia: fear or hatred of foreigners, people from different cultures, or strangers. Racism and xenophobia have been rooted in American history since it was founded. Today, though loosened, these roots still exist. Events like 9/11, Donald Trump’s plans to “build the wall” and the Muslim ...

Subtracting celebrities from voice acting

Subtracting celebrities from voice acting

Tatyiana Davis, Opinions Editor and Co-Multimedia Editor

December 17, 2019

It’s no one’s guess that countless kids grew up with animation. Still, as adolescents, we often don’t see what truly lies behind the scenes. Tara Strong voicing Timmy Turner from The Fairly OddParents and Tom Kenny voicing Spongebob from Spongebob Squarepants are only a few examples of practiced voice acto...

Your horoscope means nothing

Your horoscope means nothing

Ashley Masingale, Photography Editor

December 10, 2019

When people ask me what my star sign is I’m hesitant because I’ve met people who have immediately judged me based on the fact that I’m an Aquarius. They tell me that “we’ll get along great,” or that they “don’t have many Aquarius friends.” It irks me when this happens because it ha...

Can we do it all?

Can we do it all?

Sage Cooley, Co-Editor-in-Chief

December 9, 2019

With all the demands of high school, everybody knows someone who seems to do it all: jobs, sports, extracurriculars, homework, testing, chores and social lives. Am I missing something? Probably.  Personally, I like to prioritize my schoolwork. I dedicate much of my time and energy to my classes, ...

Doing things the write way–even if it means going off the script

Doing things the write way–even if it means going off the script

Jasanee Killins, Staff Writer

December 2, 2019

Artists have Inktober and Sparkcon, musical maestros have SongFu and Album-A-Day and motion picture professionals have the 48 Hour Film Project and the Sundance Film Festival to anticipate. But what do writers, some of the world’s most complex set of creators, have to look forward to as a means to...

Dissecting the curious case of meme culture

Dissecting the curious case of meme culture

Tatyiana Davis, Multimedia Editor and Opinions Editor

November 14, 2019

The new comedic work by Millennials and Generation Z can be summarized as jokes told over photos or cartoons sometimes in poor taste. Whether it’s political or social, adopting such a humorous strategy to address an occurrence drives us to a discussion: the productivity of their satire. “Meme," coi...

You aren’t what you eat

You aren’t what you eat

Daijah DeForge, Staff Writer

November 6, 2019

As I scroll through my YouTube subscription box, I encounter various titles: “What I Eat in a Day to Lose Weight” or “Hacks to Look Skinnier” or “How to Get A Beach Body Fast.” There are tips and tricks on how to lose weight fast all across the internet. I’m constantly bombarded by people ...

Why can’t we let girls be girls?

Why can’t we let girls be girls?

Ashley Masingale, Photography Editor

October 28, 2019

Teenage girls are constantly under fire for nearly everything they think or do.  She thinks she’s pretty? She’s conceited. She thinks she’s ugly? She’s fishing for compliments. She follows trends? Basic. She wears makeup? Cares too much about her looks. Doesn’t? Cares too little. You can...

If you can see yourself in fiction, does that make you blind to identity politics?

If you can see yourself in fiction, does that make you blind to identity politics?

Jasanee Killins, Staff Writer

October 23, 2019

A flourishing renaissance of fresh, vibrant voices in the media has inspired many, including myself, to take part in its narrative. I’ve found myself in an era where the first Muslim hero of Marvel Comics will be getting her own show. Another where Captain America will be portrayed by a black man. Th...

Make money worth something

Make money worth something

Abigail Mosher, Co-Editor in Chief

October 7, 2019

Since the Industrial Revolution the United States of America has been in a nonstop cycle: buy, use, discard, repeat. This consumerism washing machine has drastically limited the way we value a dollar. As someone who lives below the poverty line, I have learned my fair share about where I ought to ...

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