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EDITORIAL: Open discussions about mental health help us all

EDITORIAL: Open discussions about mental health help us all

June 17, 2019

It is hard to walk down the halls and not overhear students talk about their mental health with their friends, yet students are still reluctant to openly discuss it without making it a joke. The purpose of mental health awareness is to let people know they are not alone in their struggles. While wha...

Misconceptions can kill the defenseless

Misconceptions can kill the defenseless

Patrick Li, Staff Writer

June 16, 2019

Dozens of men, women and children lay in beds, their entire bodies smothered in large, oozing bumps. When colonists set foot in America, they spread the lethal smallpox virus to Native Americans. These are the symptoms of the viral infection smallpox. With the itches and blisters come the likeli...

Group work fails with no teamwork

Group work fails with no teamwork

Melissa Dai, Assistant News Editor

June 15, 2019

When we hear the term “group project” in class, we think of working together with a cooperative group to contribute to a final product where everyone learns and demonstrates their knowledge, right? Wrong.  When I hear it, I groan because I know that I’ll probably be doing most, if not all,...

Stop spreading rumors, instead tell your own stories

Stop spreading rumors, instead tell your own stories

Lindsey Stone, Staff Writer

June 14, 2019

“This guy threw up at the soccer game yesterday.” “I heard that so and so hooked up last night.” “She’s on her period; just ignore her.” “He’s gay.” Rumors like these have been spread numerous times this year and have caused pain or discomfort for students in our school. Wh...

Senior Reflection: Be patient, you’ll find your group

Senior Reflection: Be patient, you’ll find your group

Maria Tand, Photo Editor

June 13, 2019

Looking back to my freshman self I see someone who was content in the life she was living.  School was fine, home life was fine, everything was just simply fine. There was one thing, however, that I was lacking from the start of freshman year: I didn’t really have any close friends at school. No...

Senior Reflection: Find your passion, make your mark on the world

Senior Reflection: Find your passion, make your mark on the world

Mariam Ibrahimi, Assistant Online Editor

June 12, 2019

One of the most important things I’ve learned over the course of high school was to embrace my youth. I think it really hit me this year when I realized that I was closer to the age of twenty than I was to fifteen. We spend so much of our time trying to grow up, trying to prove that we are mature ...

Senior Reflection: The end of the beginning

Senior Reflection: The end of the beginning

Mia McAuliffe, Staff Writer

June 11, 2019

At the beginning of high school, we walked into the halls of this school as small naive freshman. Now, fours years later, I am happy, as many of you probably are, to say that we are finished with our high school years. Over the past couple weeks, my friends and I have been shuffling through old pict...

OPINION: Why I cheer

OPINION: Why I cheer

Abby Keene, Staff Writer

June 10, 2019

Mental Strength Cheerleading is a mental game and confidence is everything. My coaches say the phrase “fake it until you make it” so often that it is imprinted in my mind. That phrase has not only helped me in cheerleading, but in life. I do not always feel confident, but by remaining positive t...

Senior Reflection: Don’t you forget about me

Senior Reflection: Don’t you forget about me

Connor Lawless, Photo Editor

June 10, 2019

As we get increasingly closer to the next chapter of our lives, murmurs of wanting to “get out of this town” from seniors permeate the halls. Everybody is understandably excited to move on and leave the same old environment they’ve been in much of their lives. However, I don’t think their focus sho...

Senior Reflection: Everything evens out in the end

Senior Reflection: Everything evens out in the end

Elissa Gorman, Editor-in-Chief

June 9, 2019

At the culmination of these past four years, what memories do you hold onto the most?  It may be hours spent after school with a group of people you love, endless food runs and adventures or laughing with friends over a movie in your basement.  What it likely won’t be is the hours spent studying ...

Senior Reflection: How the heck can you expect the unexpected?

Senior Reflection: How the heck can you expect the unexpected?

Maggie Del Re, Editor-in-Chief

June 8, 2019

If you asked me, “what will your life be like when you graduate high school?” four years ago, my answer would have been wildly different than the reality that I’m living today. I was going to get perfect grades (forget that I can’t do math), make tons of new friends (nevermind that I’m gen...

OPINION: King James dethrones Jordan as greatest baller

OPINION: King James dethrones Jordan as greatest baller

Jonny Ratner, Photo Editor

June 7, 2019

Ever since Michael Jordan stepped onto an NBA court, he was considered the greatest NBA player of all time. However, that all changed when the Cleveland Cavaliers selected LeBron James with the first overall pick in the 2003 draft. It’s time that we recognize LeBron as the king of basketball and t...

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