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Parental access to Canvas takes toll on students

Parental access to Canvas takes toll on students

Aaliyah Yan, Assistant Opinion Editor

February 14, 2019

The car ride home from school was once a sanctuary from the day’s toll. I would often shut away any thoughts of school while my mom and I would listen to music. Now that car ride is like a stressful interrogation where I'm bombarded with questions about my grades. I imagine I’m not the only one who e...

Phones create distractions for students in classroom setting

Phones create distractions for students in classroom setting

Annabella Ferraiuolo, Assistant A&E Editor

February 13, 2019

As class drags on, I glance around the room attempting not to fall asleep. I notice my classmates’ faces illuminated by their phone screens. My lecturing teacher ignores the students on their phones as if they don’t exist. As I struggle to pay attention, I begin to wonder, why should I pay atten...

Combating climate change: Earth’s condition can no longer stand as political, business issue

Combating climate change: Earth’s condition can no longer stand as political, business issue

Maria Tand, Photo Editor

February 12, 2019

The temperature is rising, oceans are overflowing and strange weather is plaguing the world. This is all due to the threat of climate change that has become even more apparent in the last few years, which is something we, as the humans who destroyed the planet, need to restore. In the beginning of...

Super Bowl LIII commentary: a nail-biting game despite low score

Super Bowl LIII commentary: a nail-biting game despite low score

Karthik Yalala, Staff Writers

February 11, 2019

  What a surprise, Boston has won another championship with the Patriots’ sixth Super Bowl win against the Los Angeles Rams. Aren’t we spoiled? Maybe, but it sure feels good. With both offenses loaded with talent, many predicted that this would be a high scoring game. However, I...

Women’s March: Why I march

Women’s March: Why I march

Mariam Ibrahimi, Assistant Online Editor

January 24, 2019

Through the presidential elections of 2016 and into his presidency, Donald Trump demeaned women, mocked people with disabilities, disrespected immigrants, claimed that Muslim Americans were linked to terrorism and was unaccepting of members of the LGBTQ+ community. That is not even the half of it. In the ...

The least wonderful time of the year: midterm studying tips

The least wonderful time of the year: midterm studying tips

Elissa Gorman, Editor-in-Chief

January 16, 2019

Welcome to 2019, and it is officially the least wonderful time of the year! Midterms are just around the corner, and if you listen closely enough, you can almost hear the sound of students crying in the background. ‘Tis the season, indeed. While I can't promise that these tips and tricks w...

How to make New Year’s resolutions stick

How to make New Year’s resolutions stick

Catherine Hayden, News Editor

January 9, 2019

How to actually follow through with your New Year’s resolution(s):   New Year’s resolutions differ depending on the person. They range from procrastinating less to exercising more to spending less time in front of a screen. However, despite some people thinking they are a waste of time since ...

Save the planet with your plate

Save the planet with your plate

Sharada Vishwanath, Assistant Opinion Editor

December 5, 2018

Not everyone can sympathize with a chicken. Even I, raised a vegetarian, admit that animal rights are not my top priority when it comes to my diet. In fact, the biggest reason why I'm a vegetarian is because I always have been. So being hesitant to change from eating meat your entire life to s...

Seek knowledge without academic pressure

Seek knowledge without academic pressure

Katrina Liu, Opinion Editor

December 4, 2018

At the age of seven, I remember being curious about so many different aspects of life. I wondered why the sky was blue. I wondered why people could cry when they were extremely happy and extremely sad. I constantly asked questions, almost to the point where my family got annoyed of me. Or I would make ...

Kavanaugh appointment reflects perils of partisan divide

Kavanaugh appointment reflects perils of partisan divide

Steven Moffa, Staff Writer

November 13, 2018

The appointment of Brett Kavanaugh was not a decision made in the best interests of the people, but rather a power play in the long-running, bipartisan turf war that has engulfed Washington in a mire of distrust and petty arguments. This battle for power, accelerated by the Trump administration, has e...

Why I’ve chosen to enlist

Why I’ve chosen to enlist

Tony Massaglia, Staff Writer

November 11, 2018

Good morning everyone. Like Allan said, I have recently enlisted in the United States Army. This decision I have made has lead to many questions as to why this is the path I have chosen to follow. To plead a proper response to this question, I can not give one simple answer, for there are many reason...

Why we observe Veterans Day and why I will serve

Why we observe Veterans Day and why I will serve

Allan Bramhill, Staff Writer

November 11, 2018

Good morning and thank you all for coming. The members of Operation Tomahawk and I have had the privilege of putting together this assembly in honor of Veterans Day this Sunday. I’ve been asked by many people what Operation Tomahawk does. Our goal is to help veterans and all other service members t...

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